11116-120 Street, Edmonton
(780) 455-7983
8882, 170th Street NW
West Edmonton Mall
(780) 442-2205
10032 81 Avenue NW, Edmonton
(780) 432-0240
Photography Workshop
sponsored by Picture This framing & gallery


In 1982, Rocco Macri began Macri Photography in Edmonton, Alberta. Macri Photography is now located on a beautiful acreage minutes east of Edmonton.

His full-range of photography includes: architecture, aerial photography, food and dining, concerts, extravagant nature photographs, portraits, and precise commercial, Industry, and business photographs.

Rocco Macri’s photography has garnered him numerous awards.


  • Master of Photography Award “Professional Photographers of Canada Association”.
  • Awards include: Fashion, Pictorial, Floral, Animal (Wild and Domestic), Experimental, Illustration, Industrial, Fine Art and Portrait
  • Trophy winner for Commercial Photographer of the year “Alberta Professional Photographers Association”
  • 2013 Pixoto members voted two of Rocco Macri’s images as top 20% in the Landscape category.
    • NOTE: Pixoto is a unique stock photography company with more than 100,000 members worldwide. Over 1.5 million photos have been ranked by 75 million votes.
  • 2001 Fuji Professional Portrait Outstanding Achievement
  • 1998 Professional Photographers of Canada Loan Collection Travel Image
  • 1995 Kodak Professional Gallery Award for Architecture
  • 1995 Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) NOTE: Few photographers achieve this degree in the course of their career.
    • NOTE: The MPA is bestowed by the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC).
      It is based on both the work produced and a dedication to the improvement of the photography industry as a whole.
  • 1995 Alberta Professional Photographers Association (APPA) Commercial Photographer of the Year

Date: September 16, 2017
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Lunch provided

Place: Picture This! framing & gallery
959 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park, AB

Course fee: $350

Early registration: $297

What students can expect:

  • 6 hours of classroom and practical instruction (includes a one on one to set up your camera)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Small group size, limited to12 participants
  • Reference cards for various subject camera settings
  • Perspective (depth and distance), position, framing, lighting and focus.
  • Choosing the best ISO for the situation

Equipment required by students for the class:

  • A DSLR camera would be best
  • A variety of lenses from wide angle to telephoto if you have them
  • External flash (preferably with bounce capability)
  • Tripod

Burano, Venice, Italy

Supermoon – High Level

Refinery Tornado

Professional Artist Workshop
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Terry Isaac Artist PhotoArtist Terry Isaac is a native north westerner. He used to live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon between the Cascade Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean and now resides in Penticton area of BC Canada. Naturally the topic of his paintings are the wildlife and landscapes of the western United States and Canada.

Isaac received a formal art education and believes his best training has come from fieldwork and from studying the work of favorite wildlife artists. He taught art at the secondary level in public school for 8 years before turning to painting full-time and has now been a professional artist for nearly 25 years.

Isaac has shown art in many important exhibitions including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s prestigious annual “Birds in Art” a total of 14 times. Additional creative endeavors include commissions to paint the 1991 New York duck stamp and to create fourteen waterfowl drawing for the Audubon Bird handbooks. He was commissioned by Walt Disney to paint the main character for a children’s movie. His paintings are included in: Painting Birds Step-by-Step, The Best of Wildlife Art, and his own book Painting the Drama of Wildlife Step-by-Step (North Light Books). He was published by Mill Pond Press, Venice Florida for almost 20 years
and is now a self published artist. He has won numerous honors as the 1998 Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show Artist of the Year and also 1998 Florida Wildlife and Western Art Expo Artist of the Year. The source of his inspiration is often as near as his own backyard, where he delights in watching the birds that have been the subject of many of his paintings, saying, “To be a good artist, you need to be a good observer.

Date: September 23 – 24, 2017
Sat & Sun, 930 am – 5 pm

Place: Picture This! framing & gallery
959 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park, AB

Medium: Acrylic

Course fee: $545

Early registration: $497

Bugle Boy

Rufous & Lilies

Outstanding In His Field

Sitting Bear

Stone Carving Workshop
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Vance Theoret - Artist PhotoVance Theoret is a man of few words, as are many who work with stone. But when he does get talking it takes little time to feel his passion for the stone that he works with! And of how he communicates with the stone in a manner hard to put into words but nonetheless very tangible. Theoret is of Mohawk/Metis descent and connects with each stone, allowing its ancient memory to speak to him. Using this first impression of what the stone has revealed, he applies a ‘direct carve’ approach, letting the design emerge. This rough image is then refined into a clean, solid sculpture, with precise, yet minimal, detail. “I let the stone tell me what it wants to be. The results are far more exciting than if I forced my ideas on my material.” While Vance’s work portrays the physical presence of the stone, it also evokes a wide range of emotions – from humor to a sense of tenderness shared between mother and baby – and seems to touch you on a very primal level. The pieces that Theoret carves seem to not only have a life of their own but this method also showcases the real star of the show.The stone itself!

Working in alabasters, soapstone’s, slate, chlorite and Kissi stone for 25 years, Theoret carves a large selection of different wild animals as the subject matter for his work – but the bear has always and continues to be his favorite. “Bears are like big kids that never really grow up. So I can get away with portraying a lot of human qualities in them. I like to explore the more playful, curious aspects of bears.”

Vance Theoret’s work ranges from small pieces for gifts to larger sculptures for private and corporate collections. His pieces can be found as far away as Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Taiwan and Japan

Date: September 30 & October 1, 2017
Sat & Sun, 930 am – 5 pm

Place: Picture This! framing & gallery
959 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park, AB

Medium: Soapstone

Course fee: $445

Early registration: $397

More info by phone:
780-467-3038 or 1-800-528-4278
or email at

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Professional Artist Workshop
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Andrew Kiss Artist PhotoConstantly evolving, Andrew’s style seems to change each year. His pallet is never the same but his style is always recognizable. His paintings are set apart from other artists through his incredible use of light. People marvel at his ability to showcase rocks under a flowing stream, the warmth depicted in the rays of light through the trees, and the delicate blades of grass lining a never ending path. With such talent Andrew is able to transfer his vision of the landscape to a blank canvas applying more color and expression than seen by the naked eye.

Andrew considers himself extremely fortunate to be able to thrive in the constantly changing art world. Never changing his realistic style or subject material over the years has shown how dedicated he is to his work and his love of landscape. Preservation of our world and the beauty that surrounds us is what this artist wants to convey with every brushstroke. To be able to evoke one’s memory of a hike, family camping trip, or special place visited is the vision that Andrew has with his work. He hopes each painting will be a window to our precious world and a reminder that we should never take it for granted. The opportunity he has been given to make a living and convey an important message at the same time is what drives him to the next canvas. This is what makes his work unique and has enabled him to stand the test of time.

Date: October 14 – 15, 2017
Sat & Sun, 10 am – 3 pm

Place: Picture This! framing & gallery
959 Ordze Rd, Sherwood Park, AB

Medium: Oils

Course fee: $497

Early registration: $475

Alpine Garden

A New Season

House Sparrow

Cameron Lake Morning

Professional Artist Workshop
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Nature dominates the canvases of John Seerey-Lester. Because he prefers to paint only those subjects which he has seen firsthand, he travels the world extensively to study wildlife in its natural habitat. It is this essential research that gives Seerey-Lester’s work the atmosphere and authenticity that set his paintings apart and make them so eloquently vital.

A resident of Florida’s West Coast, Seerey-Lester was born in Manchester, England, and studied art at Salford Technical College in Lancashire, England. He worked in the fields of advertising and publishing before becoming a professional artist, and in 1980, after his first trip to East Africa, Seerey-Lester found his passion for wildlife. It was then that he decided to paint images of the natural world, and two years later, he moved to the United States. His reputation and popularity on this continent soared as collectors and critics alike recognized his outstanding artistic talent.

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Crayons, colored pencils, and paints have always been in her hands, even as a child. As her enthusiasm of oil painting grew, her desire to learn and study intensified. In 1990 Suzie took her first art class. Since then she has continued to sharpen her skills and expand her knowledge through several internationally acclaimed wildlife artists. As a diving instructor, Suzie traveled around the world to teach diving. While working for the CIA, she taught CIA agents, Secret Service Agents, US Marshals, FBI Agents and other law enforcement personnel how to dive. Traveling gave Suzie the opportunity to see extraordinary creatures up close, which she has captured in her paints. Suzie has also traveled world wide to Paint, including the rainforest in Guatemala, Alaska and Africa. Suzie has now expanded her artwork to include aquatic mammals, African birds and mammals, and figurative work.

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Workshop completed

Thank you to the participants!

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Cougar Study

Ice Fishing
by John Seerey-Lester

Sheltered Cove
by Suzie Seerey-Lester

Tanganika Twilight
by John Seerey-Lester

Perfect Pink
by Suzie Seerey-Lester

Professional Artist Workshop
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Andrew Kiss Artist PhotoJonn Einerssen has studied light as his life’s work since he started to paint at the age of 21.The allure of wide open spaces-where the imagination can wander as far as the eye can see-has been the dominant inspiration for Jonn’s golden prairie landscapes and sunlit seascapes; the subjects and style he has become known for. ”Art is not a product of decoration, but a window into some place you have been, or want to go. Rather than limiting your space within the confines of a frame, art should expand your view,” says Einerssen.

Both privately and self-taught, Einerssen has followed a successful, adventurous career as a self-sustaining artist for over three decades, painting and exhibiting across the continent. Jonn spent many years on the west coast and living in The Rockies while establishing a fine arts career. He eventually settled in Kelowna, where his studio and gallery are currently located. Einerssen finds inspiration in his years as a boy living on the prairies; he paints what he remembers seeing on the horizon of his childhood like the grain elevator. His pioneer spirit is kept alive because Jonn is compelled to document his experiences in his ever-popular prairie landscape paintings.

In recent years Einerssen’s work has evolved in a more impressionistic direction: dramatic cloud formations, less detail, more blended shapes, and the always present angular light. He jokes that his evolving style is “not about his eyesight worsening, but because he is painting more of what he feels, than what he sees.” Einerssen also adds that “what you see with your eyes doesn’t always capture what you feel. When I paint, I am adding the emotion back in.” Einerssen conducts workshops throughout the year, passing on this disciplined approach to aspiring artists while demonstrating his masterful style and technique.

Workshop completed

Thank you to the participants!

More info by phone:
780-467-3038 or 1-800-528-4278
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Building Storm

Emeralds and Ice

Scarlet Eve

Golden Cove

Professional Artist Workshop
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Murray Phillips Artist PhotoMurray Phillips has been painting for more than 35 years, most of his life has been lived in the halls of academia where he holds graduate degrees in Theology and Cultural Anthropology. For over 20 years, he has taught in a variety of colleges and universities. His interests are many, including classical guitar and sailing; but an abiding love has been his desire to paint. The artist has a strong desire to express the spiritual in his paintings.

Murray has a strong desire to express the spiritual in his paintings. The focus of his work is often nostalgic scenes of old houses or buildings. “When people pass away there is a loss in the universe – those memories and insights embodied in those people are gone forever. I try to recapture in some small way those losses. Painting my Dad’s schoolhouse that he attended as a child was very satisfying work for me. It reminds me repeatedly of his perception of the world, and how valuable and influential that was in my life.”

Murray’s paintings also reflect his love for nature. “I feel most at home in the wilderness. I have several studios, but my favorites are my sailboat or my VW van, which enable me to transport my studio to the painting site.”

Workshop completed.
Thank you to the participants.

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780-467-3038 or 1-800-528-4278
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Late Summer Pond

The Old School Home

Winter Sentinels

Misty Morning in Wells Grey

Professional Artist Workshop
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Andrew Kiss Artist PhotoGuy Combes was born in Kenya in 1971, the son of artist Simon Combes. After studying in Kenya for several years he moved to the United Kingdom to continue his education. While in school he developed an interest in visual art. He studied at art college in Cheltenham, then at the Inchbald School of Design.

After a short stint as a consultant, Guy diverted his attentions to the catering and licensing trade while painting commissions and design work. Guy is now based in Kenya, where he manages tourist lodges and continues to paint commissions and works for exhibition. In November 2006 he began a program as artist-in-residence at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, New Jersey.

His current interests are the history and culture of the Swahili coast of Africa and the diverse wildlife of Kenya. Throughout 2006 Guy visited Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and the United States and will include observations from these trips in his portfolio.

Workshop completed
Thank you to the participants

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Big Daddy

Titan I

Leopard Lounge

Ancestral Oasis