Classes and Workshops

York Art Studio : School of Art and Portfolio Preparation

In these Art classes students will gain an understanding on how to use colour, understand colour schemes as well as building on the fundamental art concepts of value, depth, composition and the elements and principals of art.

In Person Classes at my home studio in Markham / Unionville / Richmond Hill area, small classes, w/ individual attention.

Learn essentials of painting using Acrylic / Oil / Watercolor / Mixed Media/ Collage/ Cold wax, texture gels. Flexible times. 

Plein Air Painting all through Summer and Fall. Small groups. Instructional.

Please contact me directly for the above classes. You can register through the following website:

I teach Toronto District School Boards Programs Mondays and Wednesday Learn4Life Programs. 
  • Oil and Acrylic Beginner and Intermediate
  • Landscape Painting


I participated in a painting class with a few friends with Pamela Dey. I thoroughly enjoyed the session; Pamela's instruction and guidance was excellent and she provided individual attention as needed. This was my first experience painting and I was able to create my own piece of art. The home studio is well set up and has all of the supplies needed for the painting class. Thank you Pamela for a great session; I look forward to coming back in the future. Catie D. 2024.

I have had a wonderful time at Pamela's plein air: she is a very gentle artist and very good teacher. I have learnt so many things and really loved my artwork. I will be definitely booking more Pamela's events and really looking forward to more opportunities to paint together. Galina, 2024

I really enjoyed my Plein Air class with Pamela. She’s not only a beautiful artist but she’s a skilled teacher. She takes the time to explain things well and in way that is clear and easily understood. I look forward to taking more classes with her. Sara K, 2024 

"I wanted to learn to be confident in plein air painting and to get my feet wet with oils. Pamela helped me with  both. She showed me step by step how to paint what I see as well how to paint safely and comfortably.  She is friendly  but professional.  I highly recommend her as an art instructor. " All the best! Denise G. 2024

Very enjoyable class. The teacher did a very good job of balancing the students' wide range of abilities. Pace of the class was good. Energy of the teacher was high as she circulated throughout the class offerrung encouragement and instruction. I definately feel like the class and teacher opened a door into painting for me to explore. Thanks..Matt G, Winter 2023

Pamela is a knowledgable instructor, who is able to impart her knowledge to students in a way that is meaningful and practical. She clearly cares a lot about art and about getting students to understand how to apply the techniques and principles of how to create great paintings. I enjoyed this, my second course with her, and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. Carol G, 2023

Pamela, our instructor, was very patient, friendly, kind and knowledgeable. I learned some new painting techniques and insights which I now use in my painting. The lesson plan, I felt, was well structured and organized.
Thanks Pamela.   Monique W. 2023

Hi Pamela, I really appreciate how you dive into both the hands-on painting techniques and the theory and tips behind them. It's super helpful. Plus, your willingness to offer extra help and check in with everyone to see if we're doing okay makes a huge difference. That's exactly why I've decided to sign up for your class again this Winter. I'm looking forward to learning more from you! Cheers, Boris. 2023

Very informative and interesting, good use of handouts, video, internet. Gives each student attention, Yes, would definitely recommend to other art enthusiasts. Dennis B. 2023