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“It is with great sorrow that I will miss my best friend and art collector, Rose Rubinoff who died on May 22nd.  She was a great supporter of my work and travels; and she looked forward to my tales of adventure”.


I will be teaching two workshops during Port Colborne’s inaugural Artsweek in August, “Plein Air Painting” & “Colour Theory”.  For information about them go to the following links:



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The School of Ideas Quarterly Newsletter
January, February, March 2015

This will not be the last of the Thank you’s I wish to convey to those who helped meon my journey to Newfoundland this past
summer. And if I forget to name you, please contact me and I will profoundly apologize for not acknowledging you. I wish to hugely
thank Rose Rubinoff in London, Ontario who has been one of my greatest supporters. Also, thank you to Rebecca at Nigh’s Chocolate
Shop for presenting me a shopping bag full of chocolates and other delectable sweets to supply me with energy throughout my two month adventure. Thank you Dean for looking after my lawn. Thank you Stacey for your generous nature. Forgive me if I again forgot to mention your name. Contact Me!

Well, again here I am, another winter, working in my studio. Because I heat with wood, and the big wood stove is in the main room
downstairs, I moved my drafting table downstairs from my studio with the art supplies that I will need. I have been painting little paintings of ornamental figures, inanimate objects that I like to look at. I often visit second hand shops in search of objects that catch my interest. I will notify everyone through my website ( http://www.lindahankin.com) when I plan to show the new work. I also ordered two
large wood panels to start two new paintings.

to read the rest of the newsletter download a PDF of it at https://app.box.com/s/clzpz9iypb5pyon27fu9dbqztdanzr6q

Gallery and studio visits by appointment.
Please call 905-382-6513
Paintings found in the newsletter are available for purchase from the School of Ideas
Published Quarterly by the School of Ideas
7378 Durliat Road, R.R.#4
Welland, Ontario, L3B 5N7

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Well, on June 22nd, I left Netherby, Ontario for the summer to go to the Burin Peninsula located in the south of Newfoundland. My car was packed with camping equipment, pots and pans, food, coffee, tea, clothes, art supplies, maps, gps, first aid, Cole, my Standard Poodle and his blankets, his food, his torn stuffed toys and pet carrier. The pet carrier was needed for the ferry. Not knowing how my dog would “enjoy” the trip, he did very, very well! He proved to be a great companion and traveller. First, we went to visit my Sister Susan and her husband, Brian and their new dog Daisy in Shrewsbury, Mass. Two days later, I headed for Maine and then over to New Brunswick and finally to North Syd-ney, Nova Scotia, camping along the way. We were rained out most nights but managed to stay dry once in the tent, mud and all. I waited in between rain clouds to operate my propane stove and made my much desired tea and in the morning much needed coffee. I know I could have looked for a coffee shop and easily buy breakfast or any meal for that matter. But, once settled in a camping site, I did not wish to move anywhere else. This gave me time to do a little mini reorganizing in the car and trunk. I might have left with every-thing in place, but as soon as I took out the tent, the propane stove and searched for some food for dinner and organized Cole’s dinner, the trunk didn’t look anything like what I started out with. To tell you the truth, I froze during most nights because I left my cozy sleeping bag at home because it could not fit into the car. More on the sleeping bag later. When we got to the port in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, we waited in line to set sail for Argentia.  Find out more about my trip in the upcoming Autumn Newsletter.  Download a copy from the widget at the bottom of the right hand sidebar or read it online at Autumn 2014 Newsletter

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Click the ‘spring newsletter 2014 link below to read an online copy of my latest newsletter.

Spring newsletter 2014

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I am giving mixed media classes titled Heart & Soul at the Burlington Art Centre
Sundays, February 9 through March 2, 2014, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The student will experiment with various art materials and methods to identify why you are attracted to certain colours and shapes in two and three dimensional creations.
This course will surprisingly reveal personal history from the past and present with unexpected results. You will be creating subliminal and automatic responses to traditional and non-traditional art making through ideas and mixed medium.

Fee: $125

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Go to the link to read my latest newsletter online or download a printable PDF of the Autumn Newsletter from the Box.Net widget in the right hand side bar.

Autumn Newsletter 2013 Vol. 3, Issue 1

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I would again like to thank the Edwin Mellen Press
for the artists in residence grant that allowed me to
paint in Wales for 3 weeks in the fall of 2012.
Enjoy the results!

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