Current

Adult Classes

AS1 - Painting Inspired by Impressionism 8 wks - All Levels

May 3 - Jun 21, 2016 Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to paint like the Impressionists. A class for both beginners and the more seasoned painter interested in exploring this style.

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AS5 - Painting for Beginners and Absolute Beginners 8 wks - Beginners

May 4 - Jun 22, 2016 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course serves as an introduction to painting for those who are interested in exploring water-based painting media.

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AS9 - Beyond Beginners Painting 7 wks - Beginner - Intermediate

May 5 - Jun 23, 2016 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course is for students with some acrylic and watercolour painting experience but need a refresher on the basics and need encouragement to explore new techniques...

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AS2 - Open Studio 8 wks - All Levels

May 10 - Jun 28, 2016 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Open Studio invites the artist to work in any medium, on projects of their own choosing.

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AS8 - Oil Painting Refresher 7 wks - Beginners+

May 12 - Jun 30, 2016 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This 7 week class will focus on your particular way of painting while adding several more techniques to your painting vocabulary.

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AS10 - Plein-Air Painting 7 wks - All Levels

May 12 - Jun 30, 2016 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to paint in the plein-air (open air) style (weather permitting) and in-studio painting from plein-air studies and/or photographs. A class for students of all levels interested in painting outdoors at various locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake...

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AS12 - Watercolours 6 wks - All Levels

May 13 - Jun 24, 2016 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This class is for all levels. Learn to improve your skills in this exciting and challenging medium...

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Adult Drop-In

AD2 - Bone to Body Figure Drawing - All Levels

Mar 15 - Jun 14, 2016 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Draw from a live model in an informal workshop atmosphere...

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AD1 - Members' Drawing & Painting Studio - All Levels

Apr 4 - Jun 20, 2016 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Members are invited to draw or paint in our informal, drop-in studio. Bring your own materials and works in progress...

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Adult Workshops

W10 - Heron Sculpture - All Levels

May 28 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, May 30 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 2016

Learn to create a life-size heron sculpture that can be enjoyed in your garden all year round! This workshop will be taught by certified Paverpol instructor and practicing artist, Tamara Plugers who will guide participants to work with this unique fabric hardening medium.
Bring an old, white 100% cotton T-shirt, aluminum foil, scissors, tape + additional materials fee.

Additional $75 materials fee payable to the instructor

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Children & Youth Classes

YS2 - Morning Mini-Masters 8 wks - Ages 5 - 8

Apr 9 - Jun 4, 2016 Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Get creative and messy while learning how to paint, sculpt, draw and more! Our Saturday morning art classes encourage experimentation with a variety of art supplies and tools...

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YS3 - Afternoon Art Adventures 8 wks - Ages 9 - 12

Apr 9 - Jun 4, 2016 Saturdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our afternoon art classes review some of the basic art-making skills and then builds upon those to focus on developing drawing, painting and sculpting techniques...

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YS4 - After School Art & Artists 8 wks - Ages 9 - 12

Apr 11 - Jun 6, 2016 Mondays 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

NEW start date: April 11th!
In this after-school class, a professional artist and instructor will introduce students to a variety of artistic styles and techniques by exploring art historical periods and examining selected artists...

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Family Drop-In

AD3 - Family Friendly Art Studio - All Ages

Apr 24 - Aug 28, 2016 Sundays 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Drop in to our Family Friendly Art Studio, on select Sundays to make your own artwork. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to explore art and get creative...

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Upcoming

Adult Classes

SU2 - Plein-Air Painting - All Levels

Jul 7 - Aug 18, 2016 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join plein-air artist Win Henstock over three or six outdoor painting sessions throughout July & August...

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SU1 - Moonlight Scene - Beginners+

Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In this “art camp” students will work on daily exercises to trust their innate judgement in choosing compositional elements to create a unique painting with an emphasis on moonlight...

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SU3 - Designing and Painting a (good) Composition - Beginners+

Aug 8 - Aug 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

When you have an idea for a painting how much visual information is enough for a good composition, what is the optimum arrangement, then how do you paint it to make it truly your own?..

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Adult Drop-In

AD2 - Bone to Body Figure Drawing - All Levels

Jun 21 - Aug 30, 2016 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Draw from a live model in an informal workshop atmosphere...

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AD1 - Members' Drawing & Painting Studio - All Levels

Jul 11 - Aug 29, 2016 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Members are invited to draw or paint in our informal, drop-in studio. Bring your own materials and works in progress...

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Adult Workshops

W11 - Floral Pastels - All Levels

Mon Jun 6, 2016 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create vibrant and colourful or soft and subtle “paintings” of flowers using soft (chalk) pastels...

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SW1A - Art History Lecture Series - So What Happened after Impressionism: Early 20th Century Western Art (Cubism to Abstraction) - All Levels

Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This series of lectures will focus on artists of the early 20th century, influenced by the changes in technology, patronage and approaches to art made by the Impressionists, and began to further explore and experiment..

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SW1B - Art History Lecture Series - So What Happened after Impressionism: Early 20th Century Western Art (Expressionism to Abstract Expressionism) - All Levels

Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This series of lectures will focus on artists of the early 20th century, influenced by the changes in technology, patronage and approaches to art made by the Impressionists, and began to further explore and experiment...

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SW2 - Outdoor Yoga & Zentangles - Beginners+

Jul 4, Jul 6 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your day off with an hour of yoga, overlooking the waterfront followed by an hour session of meditative drawing...

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SW1C - Art History Lecture Series - So What Happened after Impressionism: Early 20th Century Western Art (Symbolists to Surrealism) - All Levels

Mon Jul 4, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This series of lectures will focus on artists of the early 20th century, influenced by the changes in technology, patronage and approaches to art made by the Impressionists, and began to further explore and experiment...

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SW3 - Introduction to Soap-Making - All Levels

Sat Jul 9, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This demonstration will teach you how to create a base soap batch, the milling process, and how essential oils are used to create your own customized quality soap...

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SW4 - Fresh and Expressive Florals and Gardens - All Levels

Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2016

We will paint the garden and florals in full bloom with colour and light during this 2 day workshop...

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SW5 - Lighter/Darker: Warmer/Cooler: Brighter/Greyer! - All Levels

Sat Aug 6, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Students will learn how to mix paint to capture the dramatic differences between colours that are light/dark, warm/cool and bright/grey...

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SW6 - “Home is Where the Heart Is”: Painting Homes & Buildings - All Levels

Aug 13 - Aug 14, 2016

In this workshop, you will learn how to sketch a home from a photograph (or from life), focusing on perspective, proportion, and detail simplification, and employ the techniques of acrylic painting to capture the ‘essence’ of a building...

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SW7 - Yoga & Mandala - Beginners+

Aug 15, Aug 17 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your day off with an hour of yoga, overlooking the waterfront followed by an hour session of meditative drawing...

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SW8 - Introduction to Scratchboard - All Levels

Aug 15 - Aug 22, 2016 Mondays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Over the course of two evenings, learn how to use scratchboard tools and materials properly through exercises in shading patterns and textures...

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SW9 - Yoga & Colouring - Beginners+

Aug 29, Aug 31 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your day off with an hour of yoga, overlooking the waterfront followed by an hour session of meditative drawing...

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Children & Youth Camps

Summer Art Camps - Ages 5-12

Download our summer art camp and workshop flyer here. See individual listings for more details

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YS1A - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Jul 4 - Jul 8, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a half-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun...

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YS1B - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a half-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun...

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YS1C - Summer Art Camp Full Day - Ages 5-12

Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a full-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun...

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YS1D - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Aug 8 - Aug 12, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a half-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun...

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YS1E - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a half-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun...

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YS1F - Summer Art Camp Full Day - Ages 5-12

Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sign up for a full-day camp week to make art, make new friends and have fun...

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Children & Youth Workshops

YS2A - Summer Youth Art Workshops - Photography Workshop @ NOTL Library - Ages 12+

Jul 7 - Jul 28, 2016 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Youth will capture and manipulate images using a tablet, phone or digital camera and then use photographs to create a finished artwork in this 4-week Photography Workshop...

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YS2B - Summer Youth Art Workshop - Digital Art - Ages 12+

Sat Jul 9, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Creating Art on Phone or Tablet Workshop...

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YS2C - Summer Youth Art Workshops - Pottery - Ages 12+

Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

These workshops focus on a specialized project that introduces youth to professional art supplies and equipment to create finished artworks in our studio...

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YS2D - Summer Youth Art Workshops - Cartooning & Graphic Novels Workshop - Ages 9+

Aug 4 - Aug 25, 2016 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

These workshops focus on a specialized project that introduces youth to professional art supplies and equipment to create finished artworks in our studio...

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YS2E - Summer Youth Art Workshops - Painting with a Palette Knife - Ages 9+

Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

These workshops focus on a specialized project that introduces youth to professional art supplies and equipment to create finished artworks in our studio...

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YS2F - Summer Youth Art Workshops - Printmaking - Ages 12+

Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

These workshops focus on a specialized project that introduces youth to professional art supplies and equipment to create finished artworks in our studio...

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