Classes In The Spark of Life Studio


 Adult Classes in the Studio, Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons available. This student, interested in portraiture of her grandchildren, explored the use of acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvas. Many techniques and media are demonstrated in the studio. 



Children's Classes Monday to Friday, after school. Weekend Workshops Available. This class was inspired by Marc Chagall's painting. We can paint our dreams, and use colour and form to express our emotions !



Youth Classes, Monday to Friday and Evenings. Weekend Workshops available. Students explored the work of Monet, and were encouraged to study light in the natural world. This student painted water lilies, capturing light and movement on canvas.



This student, making preliminary sketches,explored conté, graphite, charcoal and ink on paper. Drawing and mark making in sketchbooks produces strong final works on canvas. 


The Studio Classes 


Marion Krahn teaches day and evening classes in her home studio. Acrylic painting and art theory for beginner and intermediate students are the focus of her teaching practice. While exploring the visual world through paint, the student is introduced to the use of mediums, mark-making tools and brushes, photo imagery and many mixed media techniques. 


 This on-going series facilitates the student's art practice through demonstration, individual instruction, and support while students are painting at the easel and tables. The studio has natural light, and an open atmosphere. Students are encouraged to keep a sketchbook. The focus - developing an art practice meaningful to the individual.  Within each class- a demonstration and exploration of techniques, during which time there is use of studio paints, brushes and tools.  Students will use the class time to incorporate learned techniques, and develop thier own art path.  Students will be introduced to : Impressionism, Abstract and Abstract Expressionism and  contemporary artists and ideas.   Class sizes are small, with individual attention.   A great lending Art Library is available also. The Studio is centrally located in Kelowna, BC, in a character house overlooking Mill Creek. Please call 250.763.2248 or inquire through the site for information to visit the studio , materials needed, and to arrange your class time. 


Prerequisites: All Levels Welcome


Special Instructions: Classes are on-going,  you may sign up by calling or emailing


Fee : 40.00 for two hour sessions. Students may book two to four hour classes. Please visit the Workshops page for more information.


Group Shows are held yearly.