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One Part Creativity,
Two Parts Magic!

Love letters to Leonardo - Mixed Media, by Penny Maday Ciochetti © 2021

Located in Nanaimo, BC, Island Girl Art Studio offers fine art courses for the curious newbie to the emerging professional artist.

With an emphasis on creativity and freedom of expression, Penny Maday Ciochetti guides students through Drawing, Watercolour, Acrylics and more. 

Now Taking Registration
for Fall Classes and Workshops.

Upcoming Courses and Workshops


Introduction to Drawing

September 9th 

Take your drawing from zero to HERO!

Emily Carr and

the West Coast


October 2nd

Let's paint the wild west coast landscape inspired by Emily's lifelong dedication to Vancouver Island!

Georgia O'Keefe

Floral's with Acrylics


September 26th

Come and paint large-scale macro florals inspired by Georgia!

Wild World of Watercolour:



October 5th

The best way to get your feet wet in the world of watercolour!

Mini Journals with

Janice Hofman

September 18th

Using a single sheet of paper, we will make a little journal!

Wild World of Watercolour:



October 5th

You've learned to walk now it's time to run!