Markham Group of Artists


The Markham Group of Artists has been a vibrant community of artists in the Markham area since 1981. The group includes artists from beginners to professionals, working in a variety of media and styles. Learn all about us

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April 2018 Members' Day Meeting with Azade Pirazimian

April 4, 2018 Markham Village Library, 10 a.m. till noon.


For as long as she can remember, Azadeh has been fascinated by the different forms of art, either visual arts or drama. While studying Graphic Design  in high school in Iran, Azadeh Pirazimian received many acting awards and continued with visual arts, receiving a B.A. in Painting, followed by an M.A. in Visual Communication after which she started her career as an art lecturer in university for six years.

In 2015 Azadeh moved to Canada and  participated  in a course in Essential Illustration in OCAD University. At  the same time, she engaged with Vibe Arts For Children and Youth as an established  artist. Later in 2016 she joined the Mural Career Development  Certificate  Program and worked with Mural Routes Organisation as part of  their creative mural team. She also worked with Blinc Studios as  a muralist to create several murals in Toronto.

In 2017 Azadeh joined the Canadian  Center for Language and Cultural Studies (CCLCS) as an student to gain drama experience in English while working  as a visual arts instructor in the RosettaSchool Of Visual Art.

For this presentation, Azadeh would like first to present briefly her journey working as an artist. Then she will show some of her recent works and explain the process by which the works were shaped. She will ask members to do a little doodling and sketching based on her technique.

If you would like to participate by doodling and sketching based on her technique, please bring a clipboard and a fine liner or pigment liner to use at your seat.




Membership for 2017-2018

The new season of the Markham Group of Artists promises to be filled with exciting opportunities, with more Members' Days than ever before, and an impressive lineup of workshops.  There will be plenty of opportunities to engage with other eager artists through lectures, demonstrations, critiques, murals projects, figure drawing, and, of course, shows.

If you have never been a member of the Markham Group of Artists, read about all the benefits of membership here. For further information, please contact Rose Lin or  Sally D'Mello

Don't delay. The fee for the new season(2017-2018) is $80. Special offer for January to May (2018)is $40


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2018 Workshops






March 22

Margaret Roseman: Acrylic Landscapes


$55 Members


$60 Non Members 

 April 25

Portraiture with Joan Holben

$55 Members


$60 Non Members


Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Markham Group of Artists recognizes the support of The Ontario Trillium Foundation.  Our group is very honoured to be awarded a grant which will assist us with many initiatives. Stay tuned for more details.


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