Simon Jenson's - Cobourg through the eyes of the artist 

Cobourg is a town known for its 19th century homes, churches and store-fronts, its unique downtown and the beautiful Victoria Park. It is a tourist magnet for those hoping to enjoy the charm and pace of small-town Ontario.

Join local artist and instructor Simon Jensen to see the town through the artist’s eyes. We will begin by meeting at the Bandshell in Victoria Park. We will then proceed to walk about the park and town as participants stop at various locales to draw or paint. Simon will then visit with each artist during the day to assist or offer suggestions.

Class size will be limited to 12 participants


July 21 (Rain date, July 28)

August 18(Rain date, August 25)

Time: 10:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $65.00

Note:  These workshops are not suitable for beginners.  Previous experience with perspective would be advantageous.

Material Lists


For Drawing:


 Sketchbook at least 10” x 14”or larger

 HB, 2H and 2B pencil


 Ruler or straight edge

 Drawing stump (optional)

 Pencil sharpener and/or sandpaper

 Drawing Board to support paper or sketchbook. Some drawing boards may be available for those without.

 Camp stool or blanket to sit on while drawing.

 Camera or phone to photograph for future reference

 Bulldog clips


For Painting:

 Pencils for preliminary sketching (optional)


 Paints, preferable water-based. Full-colour or monochrome sketches are both acceptable. Bring your favorite       colours or basic primary colours and any other colours you think you would like.

 Brushes appropriate for type of paint

 Rags, paper towel

 Water and containers for clean and dirty.

 Easel (optional)

 Camp stool (optional if standing while painting)

 Paint surface, depending on medium used

 Sponges for texturizing (optional)

 Bulldog clips to secure paint surface in a breeze

 Camera or phone to photograph for future reference


General Supply suggestions



 Bug spray



 Umbrella for sun or rain

 Parking is free in the lot behind town hall or off Covert Street until August 31. Metered parking is available around Victoria Park, using the pay-and-display meters nearby.

Friendly Reminder: Due to staff sensitivities to fragrances, please refrain from wearing perfume to class. Thanks! 


Tel: 905-372-1313


Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm

Sat: 10am - 4pm



- Art Supplies

- Classes and Workshops

- Custom Framing

- Plaquing

- Canvas Stretching

- Custom Canvas Printing


264 Division Street

Cobourg, Ontario

K9A 3R1

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