2017 lecture schedule

This page will list only my lectures open to the public.

2017 will be the best year yet - Please join us!

I am delighted to be offering another wonderful 
series of 8 lectures at 
Campbell House Museum this 
October & November.


News Flash!!!

Our next series of lectures will be:

Picasso & Beyond: Art of the 20th Century
After a close look at Picasso and Matisse we will go on to discuss Surrealism, the New York Schools, the European Schools and the British Schools, including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and David  Hockney. We will discuss the rise of women painters, the Harlem Renaissance and much more. 

The series will start on October 11, that's a Wednesday, and run for 8 weeks. 
It will be from 1 to 3, in the Campbell House Ball Room.

I taught this course at UofT many times. It is jam packed with interesting artists and world events.

As most of you know, there will be no more drop-ins. 
You must pay in full, for the entire course,at least 2 weeks in advance. 
The cost for the 8 lectures will be $250.00

I'll post a more detailed description in a week or so.
Please feel free to e-mail me for registration considerations.

January-February - 2017 

@ Campbell House

The Dutch Golden Age

The Dutch Golden Age is probably the most thrilling period of art creation after the Renaissance. A time of discovery lasting the duration of the 17th century & referred to by historians as The Dutch Miracle, during this century the Netherlands metamorphosed from downtrodden possession of the Holy Roman Empire to a world maritime & economic power. In this series, as well as discussing the masterworks, we will consider various aspects of the Dutch character and society that can be learned by analyzing these narrative works. Some of the artists we will consider will be: Vermeer, Jan Steen, Rembrandt, Gerrit Dou, Metsu, de Hooch, Maes, Potter, Fabritius, Ruysdael, Hobbema, Frans Hals & Judith Leyster.

I'm in the process of adding the weekly lecture details. 
Please be patient. 

January 19
Vermeer: Tranquility amidst chaos - And you think your family is dysfunctional! The amount of wonderful and slightly scandalous new research on Vermeer’s family life will be revealed. This first lecture will be about Vermeer alone, but he will be included in many other talks along the way. There’s a lot to discuss.

January 26
The Family - Jan Steen is one of the most delightfully amusing artists to have ever cracked a joke on canvas. His myriad family vignettes and love scenes are chock full of allegory and visual depictions of traditional Dutch wisdom, making him eternally an artist of interest.


February 2 - Rembrandt


February 9
The Doctor’s Visit – From what does the maiden suffer? A Wandering Womb, A Thirsty Womb, Lovesickness, Green Sickness, Hysteria, or Uterine Fury….Hmmm...we’ll look into it. This is one of the most frequent and fabulous subjects of the Dutch Golden Age.


February 16 - One’s Christian Duty


February 23
The Letter – The development of letter writing manuals, and later, the penny post, gave middle and upper class women a certain delectable sense of freedom that was new to them. Providing you enjoyed the collusion of your domestic servant, you could have an innocent, though titillating relationship through the post with a man other than your husband. This became a favourite subject for some of the finest artists of the Dutch Golden Age.

Woman Writing a Letter 
Gerard Terborch


March 2 - The Dutch Landscape



March 9 - Roust Abouts - Frans Hals, Judith Leyster 


Starts Thursday, January 19, 1 to 3
Through Thursday, March 9. 
An 8 lecture series

$30/ lecture - adult ($200/series of 8 lectures)
$15/lecture - youth under 26years with I.D. 

@ Campbell House Museum
160 Queen Street West
Right at the Osgoode Subway Station 

@ St Mike's

The Doctor is In

Saturday Workshop
10:00 to 3:00
February 26, 2017

May - 2017  

@ St Mike's

Post Impressionism 

5 week course
10:30 to 12:30
Starts May 17,  2017

Is your work at a stand-still? Perhaps you're in a bit of an artistic rut? All artists, whether professional or amateur, trained or autodidact, need advice and constructive criticism to keep them moving along the road to creativity and self-expression. Suzanne offers in-house critiques to individual artists or small groups of artists.

Cost $250 per session (approx. 2 hrs)
Please e-mail suzannetevlin@sympatico.ca to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

Super cool Tevlin Talks Art T-shirts for my art pals....
To order your Tevlin Talks Art T-shirt just send me an e-mail. 
Available in medium or large, they cost $40 each.
They are very, very nice.....as elegant as a T-shirt can be


These excellent reproductions of my own paintings are perfect for thank you notes, invitations, even birthday greetings. All cards are 5" X 7", have a pristine interior - you add the greeting - and come with a white envelope. To order, just e-mail me. You can pick them up at my studio, or I can mail them to you.

The "Crow Iconica" series of 5 cards.
The cost for each "Crow Iconica" package of 5 cards is $25.00 + postage.

Crow Iconica, variety pack of 5, $25.00

The "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)"series has 4 cards.
The cost for a "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)" pack of 4 art cards is $20.00 + postage.

Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows), variety pack of 4, $20.00

"The Darwin Series" contains 5 cards.
The cost for each "Darwin Series" package of 5 cards is $25.00 + postage. 


"The Weather Series" contains 4 cards.
The cost for  each "Weather Series" pack of 4 art cards is $20.00 + postage