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Modern Markers Workshop: The Raven

Do more with your alcohol or water soluble markers!

Modern Markers Workshop: The Raven

Teen & Adult Workshop:

Date: Saturday July 15, 2017

Time: 10am-2:30pm


Markers aren't just for kids anymore. Explore the unique and versatile medium of transparent, permanent markers. Discover how to effectively layer markers for a bold and distinctive look. 

Join Ashley Gaboury in creating a mysterious, mischievous raven; a symbol of creation and truth. Discover the versatility of artist quality markers (alcohol or water soluble). Explore their blending and mark-making potential. How to  make colour pop and create captivating darks effectively will be the main focus of this distinctive workshop.

All experience levels welcome, and remember: markers aren’t just for kids anymore!

Art Instructor Bio - Ashley Gaboury

Even before graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts in 2003 at The University of Lethbridge, Ashley Gaboury worked as an instructor at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Over the past fifteen years, she established herself as a 2-dimensional art instructor, while simultaneously developing as a professional artist. She exudes enthusiasm and passion about drawing and is continually pushing boundaries within her artwork. She creates in a myriad of mediums including watercolour pencils, alcohol-based markers, and acrylics.

The bulk of her work has spiritual undertones, often playing with the dualism of light and dark, and the dichotomy of good and evil.

For the past few years her artwork has evolved to reflect the dramatic impact humans have had on our surroundings, specifically, the domestication of Canis Lupus (wolves) into Canis Lupus Familiars (dogs). In order to better understand the instinctive behaviour patterns of dogs and wolves, she began a comprehensive study and collaboration with The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary in Cochrane, Alberta. She creates drawings using watercolour pencil on canvas, with the intention of capturing their instinctual nature, curiosity, and stoicism. She sells fine art prints to raise funds and awareness for the sanctuary.

Ashley Gaboury - Artist Website

Supply List (Download PDF)

  • Pencils HB and 3B
  • White watercolor pencil or soft colored pencil
  • Fine black pen - Micron 03
  • Sharpener and eraser
  • Marker paper pad -  9” x 12” -  Strathmore Kids Pad preferred

Artist Quality Markers (Colors listed are Copic Sketch markers with the Super Brush nib)

  • Brick White E40 or Warm Gray or W0
  • Stratospheric Blue B69 or Ultramarine B29
  • Deep Reddish Blue BV17
  • Special Black 110 or Black 100
  • Pale Blue Gray B60 or Pale Lavender BV31
  • Aubergine V99
  • Dark Red R89 or Cardinal R59
  • Strong Red R46
  • Ice Ocean BG72 


  • White gel pen - Uniball Signo preferred
  • Any supplementary colours you’d like to use.


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