I am Lorraine Thomson- a visual artist, painter, Certified Zentangle Teacher, and teacher of creative processes who helps adults with getting in touch with their creative side. In our high tech, digital world where everything and everyone seem to be going at faster rates all the time, it’s my mission to help people reconnect to or find their creative side, slow down, listen to their inner musings and allow expression of this so they can find better balance, and create more expression, art, beauty and joy in their lives.

I have a unique background of training in art, facilitation, creative processes and health care so I provide guided, supportive encouragement, and skills to create the artwork or a personalized creative expression which I have found to be helpful in dealing with life’s stressors. Whether working with visual meditation and focused pattern drawing with Zentangle; connecting with emotions and feelings doing non-dominant hand journaling, drawing and painting in the workshops; facilitating others published processes like in the Artist’s Way group or other types of classes and workshops, I love to encourage people to find their own connection to the creativity.  For me, it is critical that I continue to create- it helps my emotional state and helps me process things going on in my life whether good, bad or indifferent. I enjoy drawing, painting, doing mixed media and creating in whatever way I can.

Now Available

The Book On Transformation

Signed copies available from me directly or unsigned through Amazon 


All in-person classes are $50 and include a kit of supplies as well as the instruction. (unless otherwise noted)

Let's Face It portrait practice x6weeks, starts April 11

Tuesday mornings 9:30am -12:30pm x 6 weeks -starting April 11

These sessions are for the artist who likes to paint portraits, or who’d like to try their hand at working from a live model.

Each 3 hour session has a clothed model, to paint/draw in your favourite medium.

Easels and tables are provided, or bring your own setup. You provide the medium and supplies you wish to work with.

There will be no instruction, but a critique (if desired) will be part of each session.

The workshop is under the talented guidance of Lois Covington Fuchs and Kit Cutting

**FYI the studio space is up stairs so unfortunately not fully accessible:30

Intro. to Zentangle

Sat. April 1, 10am-12 pm
In this 2 hour class students will earn the all the basics, the process and “Zen” of Zentangle (the visual meditation) and create a paper tile while learning several tangles. You will be provided an Intro kit of supplies for you to keep and start on your Zentangle journey.

Zentangle Moonlight Garden

Sat, Apr 1

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
We will be doing a garden scene with botanical looking tangles on round or square black paper (original black Zendalas) with Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight pens. For the brightest and luminescent colour, the moonlight ones are specific for black paper. This will include a full black paper Zentangle kit but you will need to purchase Sakura Moonlight Gelly roll pens (I have sets available for $25) or you can purchase elsewhere. Not all Gell pens work on black paper

Tangled Easter Eggs

Sun, Apr 2

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

We will be tangling on artificial Easter Eggs. Learn some new tangles and how to work on eggs. Supplies provided

painting dripping poppies

Non Dominant Hand Workshops


photo of acrylic paints, brushes and tools

Acrylic Painting

purchase Zentangle® Supplies

Now you can purchase your Zentangle® supplies right here. Have them shipped to you before a class or we can arrange a no contact pickup/delievery