The New Kevin Dodds Art Gallery and Studio


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1101 Bank Street, near Sunnyside in Ottawa

Monday to Sunday, from 11 am to 6 pm

613 -286-8512 (Kevin) or 613-695-6900 ( Gallery)

This bright new gallery near the Glebe showcases Kevin’s work as well as the artwork of over 20  very talented local  artists:

Marie Arsenault, Heather Bale,  Roland Bast,  Malcolm Cowell, Bev Durand, Erika Farkas, Rick Gagne,  Sheena Kalmakova, Christiane Kingsley, Michelle Lecourtois,Florence Marquis, Mariana Mikhayhyan, Susie Mouroukas, Michael Murka,  Robert Murrell, Rashmi Rekha, Luminita Serbanescu, Sawsan Shorbajee, Katrin Smith, Graham Spaull, Donna Wiegand and Kevin Dodds.




Reproductions of Kevin’s work also available at the following:

International Art Licensing



July “Acrylic Pouring” Workshop at the Kevin Dodds Gallery


Date: Saturday, July 23rd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         TIME: 10 am to 3 pm
LOCATION: Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio, 1101 Bank St.
COST: $125 + hst…materials included
INSTRUCTORS: Kevin Dodds and Rashmi Rekha                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TO REGISTER: Contact Kevin at 613-286-8512

This will be a really fun class!  Learn how to use fairly new acrylic products on the market such as Pouring Medium and the very thin and fluid “High Flo” paints.

It will explore ways of using the new high flo acrylics as well as other types of acrylics in conjunction with various acrylic mediums, but especially the pouring medium. Students will learn how to create different effects in the pouring medium and will produce up to a couple of contemporary looking paintings. All materials will be provided and two instructors will ensure a lot of personal attention.


 Celebrating Canada Day in Style at the Kevin Dodds Gallery

FullSizeRender                                Kevin and two famous former figure skaters from the Ice Capades, Ellen McLean and Stephan Klovan, wish you a Happy Canada Day from the Kevin Dodds Gallery at 1101 Bank St.


Workshop for Kids: Paint the Universe with Sheena Kalmakova

Paint the Universe Workshop Poster

Instructor: Sheena Kalmakova
When: Sunday July 17th, 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery & Studio1101 Bank St, Ottawa
Fee: $40 All materials will be provided. Students will take home 2 finished pieces.

Workshop Description:
Come journey through space and explore the universe in this two-hour workshop for kids. Learn how to paint galaxies,
starscapes and the night sky with artist, Sheena Kalmakova. All skill levels welcome.

Sheena Kalmakova is a local artist and has a degree in Art Education. She has taught in the public school system and in
the community, and works with all ages and skill levels.
Space is limited, so please email Sheena at  skalmakova@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Level 2 Workshop

Vitrail, Prisme & Moon Level 2 Workshop

Instructor:  Sheena Kalmakova
When:  Wednesday July 27th, 6:00-9:00 pm
& Thursday July 28th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Location:  Kevin Dodds Gallery & Studio
1101 Bank St, Ottawa
Fee: $75. Most materials included. Students take home 3 finished pieces.

This workshop is designed as a follow-up class to the Mixed Media by Pébéo Workshop. ( See below)

Workshop Description

Let’s take it to the next level! In the first workshop, Mixed Media by Pébéo, you were introduced to the unique properties of the Vitrail, Prisme,
and Moon paints. In this evening workshop, we will focus-in on these paints and learn to further manipulate their
properties. Over the two classes, we will explore newtechniques, and add many more tips and tricks to your tool belt. Through the creation of three very different pieces, you will learn how these paints can produce an infinite number
of possibilities for your mixed media work.

Supplies required:
Students are asked to bring a selection of Vitrail, Prisme, and Moon paints (minimum 4 colours of each). All other
materials will be provided.

Supplies provided:

– Gel medium
– Modeling Paste
– Cerne Relief
– Lightening Medium
– Glitter Medium
– 16 x 20 canvases (3 per student)
– Plastic droppers
– Palette knives
– Paintbrushes
– Latex-free gloves

Space is limited. Please email Sheena at skalmakova@gmail.com to reserve your spot.


Mixed Media by Pébéo Workshop

Mixed Media Workshop Poster July 2016

Instructor: Sheena Kalmakova
When: Saturday July 9th, 1:00-4:00 pm
& Sunday July 10th, 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery & Studio
1101 Bank St, Ottawa
Fee: $95 All materials will be provided. Students will take home 3 finished pieces.

This workshop is perfect for beginners and for those who have experience in mixed media and are curious about the Pébéo line of products.

Workshop Description

This workshop will open your eyes to new mixed media techniques, as well as introduce you to paints and mediums that are truly unique to Pébéo.

Pébéo’s Fantasy Paints, are oil-based alkyd colours* that self-manipulate to give a variety of effects, such as honeycomb and hammered finishes. In this workshop, we will work with the entire Mixed Media by Pébéo program lines, including a variety of texture and effect mediums, and resins.

Interested in resins and adding the ‘glass look’ to your work, but not sure how to do it? This workshop will demystify the process by introducing you
to the different types of resin and their various applications, as well as show you techniques and tips for successful results.

We will also explore the many effects possible by combining resins, other texture mediums, and the incredibly fascinating Moon, Prisme, and Vitrail paints. Discover the infinite possibilities of creation and learn how to incorporate these products into your own mixed mediawork.

**These oil-based paints are suspended in solvent.
If you have sensitivities to solvents, please contact me with any questions you may have.

Day One:
The class begins on Saturday, with an introduction to the range of exciting products that Pébéo has available for mixed
media artists. The attendees will prepare surfaces with acrylic paints, texture mediums, mirror effect leaf, and
collage that will be left overnight to dry for the next day.

Day Two:
On Sunday, we will explore the spectacular properties of the self-manipulating oil-based alkyd Fantasy Paints, relief making
resin, and the glass-effect of the pouring resin. Each attendee will finish with a set of three completed projects.
Artwork will be left to dry overnight, and can be picked-up the following day.

**Students are asked to bring materials for collage, such as photos, decorative paper, and/or small objects such as feathers, beads, or trinkets.

Space is limited. Please email Sheena at skalmakova@gmail.com to reserve your spot.



DATE: Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26
TIME: 1 pm to 3 or 4 pm
LOCATION: Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio, 1101 Bank St.
COST: $50 per day + hst…all materials included

Puppet making class for children or adults, or even for parent and child together ( cost for 1 student only). Each student will produce one or two puppets.
TO REGISTER: Phone Kevin at 613 -286-8512

June “ABSTRACTION” WORKSHOP- Just a few spots left

Register soon!


DATE: Saturday, June 18th
TIME: 10 am to 3 pm
LOCATION: Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio, 1101 Bank St.
COST: $125 + hst…materials included
INSTRUCTORS: Kevin Dodds and Rashmi Rekhaabstractclasskd2

This will be a really fun class! It will cover techniques in creating a dynamic abstract painting. Artists will paint on a deep 18″x 24″ gallery wrapped canvas. We will use an array of acrylic mediums and colours to create a completed abstract painting. Cost is based on the material costs to create your masterpieces. Bring some brushes if you can.abstractclasskd1

TO REGISTER: Contact Kevin at 613-286-8512


 Helen Golding: Special Art Exhibit at the Kevin Dodds Gallery, May 2016


Come and view these incredibly beautiful paintings by Helen Golding. For info, contact the gallery at 613-695-6900.


“ABSTRACTION” – Art Workshop at the Kevin Dodds Gallery

Date:                                      Saturday, June 18, from 10 am to 3 pm
Location:                             Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio – 1101 Bank St. at Sunnyside

Description:                       Learn Kevin Dodds’ techniques to paint water and its various aspects: reflections, ripples, small waves.

Cost:                                       $125 + HST – includes all supplies except brushes:canvas,  acrylic paints, medium.

Instructors:                        Kevin Dodds and Rashmi Rekha


To register or for more information: Contact Kevin at 613-286-8512


Roy Brash: Special Art Exhibition at the Kevin Dodds Gallery


April 25 to May 8, 2016

The Kevin Dodds Gallery is very pleased to announce the two week special art show by Roy Brash, a Canadian contemporary visual artist. A native of Pembroke, Ontario, he now resides in Ottawa where he has a studio. Here are some photos to give you an idea of the beauty and the breadth of Roy’s art.
You can view Roy’s work at the Kevin Dodds Gallery, 1101 Bank St. every day between now and May 2,  from 11 am to 6 pm .




Margaret Ferraro Art Workshop

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Introduction to Pastel Sat. April 9 and Sun. April 10, 10-4
at Kevin Dodds Art Gallery, 1101 Bank St. (near Sunnyside) Ottawa
for more information, contact Margaret at
margferraro@xplornet.ca or 613 839-5241



This workshop presents a brief history of mask making and the practical building of a plaster mask. The objective is to introduce a new medium, to plan, prepare and complete a final finished decorative mask.          Maximum number of participants 10.

Preparation and background

  1. This is an introductory mask making class for beginners and/or more advanced artists.
  2. There will be two 5 – hour sessions (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  3. Specialist materials will be provided

Session One: Intro, demonstration, planning, prepping and making the mask. Exploring ideas and materials for development of the mask.

 Materials: Plaster strip, scissors, water containers.

 You will be asked to bring along a pencil and paper for planning and developing ideas

  • An apron to protect your clothing, the work can be messy
  • Any reference or inspirational material

Session Two: Developing the mask through paint and/or mixed media

Materials: Gesso, Acrylic paints, mixed media

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One-Day April Workshop with Kevin Dodds

Painting Elements of Nature- rocks, trees, grass etc.

Take your landscape paintings to a higher level!

Date: Saturday, April 16

Time: from 10 am to 3 pm  with a short break for lunch

Location:  Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio – 1101 Bank St., near Sunnyside, Ottawa2-trees_kd-workshop

Cost: $100 + HST– All  supplies except brushes will be supplied: 2 canvases, oil paint ( or acrylic if you prefer, but mention this when you register).


This is a one day workshop with internationally known artist Kevin Dodds.  It will cover how to paint birch trees, pine trees, textured rocks, grass and even weathered barn wood. Kevin will be working in oil, but you can use acrylics if you prefer.  Participants will be provided with two canvases and instead of rushing to complete one full painting, the class will produce several  vignettes in order to really concentrate on how to paint these various natural elements.

Register soon since space is limited.

For information or to register:  Contact Kevin at 613-286-8512



April Workshop with Rashmi Rekha  and Kevin Dodds at the Kevin Dodds Gallery
Impressionist Style Ottawa Tulips in Acrylic

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: from 10 am to 3pm
Location: Kevin Dodds Gallery and Studio – 1101 Bank St., near Sunnyside, Ottawa
Cost: $100 + HST– All supplies except brushes will be supplied


This is a one day workshop with well-known Ottawa painters Rashmi Rekha and Kevin Dodds.
– Learn how to paint an impressionistic tulip painting with or without a background, creating beautiful colourful loose effects in acrylic paint.
Learn to express yourself freely with impressionism.
Learn how a ‘cacophony’ of colour, carefully balanced, gives excitement and originality. It’s not about creating ‘real’ but being adventurous in your form.

You can choose your level as per the photos: very loose, more details and a little background,, a much more detailed background.

Just in time for springtime, paint colourful tulips along the Rideau Canal.
Register soon since space is limited.

For information or to register: Contact Kevin at 613-286-8512