Art Classes & Workshops

with Danielle Folkerts | The Travelling Artisan


Create. Educate. Celebrate.

“Welcome! I’m Danielle! I strive to create engaging, educational and simply fun art classes. I hope to instill creative confidence and an open opportunity for you to explore and experiment with art. You don’t have to be an artist to kick back and create. I am happy to provide you with whatever support you need at your own level. When attending my classes, I don’t want you to simply go home with a new piece of art, I want you to go home buzzing with inspiration and a sense of potential. All you need to do is show up with enthusiasm, and the rest in taken care of. Through creating a comfortable and upbeat learning environment, supporting local businesses, and sharing my own skills and experience as a practicing artist and art educator, I hope to provide you with a unique creative and community experience!

I put my heart and soul into these classes and I appreciate all of the ongoing support. I am happy to organize and tailor an art class or workshop that fits your needs and interests. I provide a number of public art workshops, as well as private group parties for all ages. I love variety, and am always open to all mediums, venues, groups and collaborations! Are you interested in taking a class or working with me? Send me an email! I am your creative resource. Please expect to budget for materials and A Professional Artist fee.” – Danielle Folkerts 

Upcoming Classes:


February 14, 2017: Valentine’s Paint Date, 7pm-9pm, The Kingston Collective, Kingston, Ontario

Are you looking for a fun and unique night out with your partner or best friend on Valentine’s Day? You are officially invited to join artist and instructor, Danielle Folkerts – The Travelling Artisan, for a creative evening of acrylic painting at The Kingston Collective’s brand new workshop space!

Enjoy light refreshments, sweet treats, and tasty appetizers by Kingston’s own Panchancho’s Bakery, as we paint the night away! Step-by-step you will be guided through creating your very own Kingston inspired work of art. Danielle will equip you with the skills, guidance, and ultimate freedom to make you painting your very own. You won’t want to miss this incredible event!

All refreshments, appetizers, desserts, painting supplies, and a key image are provided. Simply bring your enthusiam and an apron (optional)! The class starts at 7pm sharp – so please come a few minutes early to settle in, and enjoy our cozy new space!

Not a painter? You don’t have to be! Beginners, and all skill levels are welcome!
Please note, this event is not limited to couples. Single, or is your spouse out of town?Want to bring your best friend, your sister, your mom, your husband, your daughter?
Please join us for a wonderful evening!

Seats are limited! Register to book your spot(s).
First come, first serve. Tickets are non refundable.
Tickets are $55.00 per person or $110.00 per couple.
To register please email
Key Image: Kingston Scene (photo’s coming soon)


April 6, 2017 Thursday: Modern Watercolours, 6pm-9pm, The Kingston Collective, Ontario

Book before March 31st – $55.00 per person + tax.
Book after March 31st – $60.00 per person + tax.
To register email

Have you been dambling in watercolours, or thinking about trying it??

Join artist and instructor Danielle Folkerts / The Travelling Artisan for a fun and enlightening evening of painting! This watercolour class offers practical theory and techniques with plenty of hands on instruction and creative self-exploration. Discover and learn a variety of creative skills to build a solid foundation to work from.

The Modern Watercolours course is perfect to beginners, or those who want to refresh their watercolour skills. Watercolour painting has incredible and unexpected surprises, and is truly a unique form of painting. We will dive in and discuss all of the required materials needed, including different brands, where to shop, essential techniques, brush applications and more. Finish the class off with a walk-through painting, and you will be well on your way!

All materials are provided for you, including refreshments. Enjoy our brand new workshop studio at The Kingston Collective!

Seats are limited, register in advance.
All tickets are final sale.
Please feel free to bring any photo’s or source material for inspiration!
Email for questions + registration. 


“And while the paths and outcomes of creative living will vary wildly from person to person, I can guarantee you this: A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner – continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you – is a fine art, in and of itself. Because creative living is where Big Magic will always abide” (Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic, p.12)