Upcoming

Adult Classes

AW1 - Open Studio - All Levels

Jan 17 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Jan 24 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Jan 31 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Feb 7 (9:00 AM - 12:00 AM), Feb 14 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Feb 21

The Open Studio invites the artist to work in any medium, on projects of their own choosing. The instructor gives one-on-one directions, exercises in perception, composition and visual communication.

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AW2 - Contemporary Mixed Media - All Levels

Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31, Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 27 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Go beyond simply painting on canvas! Learn to effectively add different mediums to your work by applying layers, working with water or oil-based paints or mediums, adhering paper and found objects. Emphasis is placed on sustainability of work, a basic guidelines for contemporary and abstract composition.

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AW4 - Painting Dramatic Light in Oil - All Levels

Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2017 Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The course invites students of all levels (with some painting experience) to learn how to paint dramatic lighting in oil...

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AW5 - Vibrant Scenes in Acrylic - All Levels

Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2017 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to paint with a limited palette and make your paintings pop. Lessons will focus on colour mixing to create a myriad of colours and how to create a strong impact at the focal point.

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AW6 - Painting for Beginners & Absolute Beginners - Beginners

Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2017 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 (acrylic & watercolour)...

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AW7 - Designing and Painting a (good) Composition - Beginners+

Jan 19 - Mar 2, 2017 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 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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AW8 - Beyond Beginners Painting - Beginner - Intermediate

Jan 19 - Mar 2, 2017 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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AW10 - Watercolours - All Levels

Jan 20 - Mar 3, 2017 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This watercolour class welcomes beginners as well as students with prior watercolour painting experience to work alongside professional artist, Win Henstock to learn from her loose, impressionistic style.

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AW9 - "I Can't Draw" Oh, yes you can! - Beginners

Jan 20 - Mar 3, 2017 Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor David Antscherl will guide you through a variety of exercises to help you gain confidence in drawing what is in front of you...

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AW3 - Intro to Enameling - All Levels

Jan 24 - Feb 28, 2017 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this introductory class, you will be creating unique jewellery pieces made with copper and enamels...

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Adult Drop-In

DW1 - Bone to Body Figure Drawing - All Levels

Jan 17 - Mar 14, 2017 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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DW2 - Members' Drawing & Painting Studio - All Levels

Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2017 Tuesdays 12:00 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

WW1 - Colour Theory & Practice - All Levels

Jan 21 (9:00 AM - 3:00 AM), Jan 22 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 2017

How do I make the colours in my paintings 'pop'? How do I avoid colours looking flat, washed out or even unrealistic?....

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WW2 - Challenge Yourself! - All Levels

Jan 28 - Jan 29, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This 2-day workshop will help to kick your painting skills into high-gear! A variety of exercises will be used to challenge what you think you see, how you think you should paint, and the stifling obsession with perfection...

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WW3 - Needle Felting - All Levels

Sun Feb 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basics of needle-felting by creating a few finished projects...

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WW4 - Group of Seven, Differently - All Levels

Feb 6 - Feb 13, 2017 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop is designed for those who would like to develop self-expressive painting techniques and an original way of seeing...

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WW5 - Tuscan Landscape - All Levels

Feb 11 - Feb 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sandra brings her painting experience from Tuscany to this workshop! With her guidance create a beautiful and atmospheric landscape of Tuscany while learning the steps to drawing on canvas, under-painting, colour mixing and composition...

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WW6 - Watercolour Florals - All Levels

Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Paint watercolour flowers bringing out the delicate shapes of petals with soft and hard edges working from positives to negatives. Reference photos will be provided.

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WW7 - Ceramic Vase - All Levels

Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a new family heirloom! Use your imagination and artistic talents to paint a fun and functional design onto a bisque vase with low fire underglazes...

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WW8 - Jewellery Design and Beading - All Levels

Sat Mar 4, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Make your own jewellery in this workshop that introduces you to the basic elements of design, colour, texture and shape.

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Children & Youth Classes

YW3 - After-School Art & Artists - Ages 9-12

Jan 23 - Mar 6, 2017 Mondays 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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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YW4 - After-School Art Studio - Ages 13-17

Jan 26 - Mar 2, 2017 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our after-school art studio challenges teens to build on principles and elements of design while working under the guidance of a professional artist-educator. Projects will focus on developing strong drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting skills that will be applied to finished artworks...

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YW1 - Morning Mini-Masters - Ages 5 - 8

Jan 28 - Mar 4, 2017 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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YW2 - Afternoon Art Adventures - Ages 9-12

Jan 28 - Mar 4, 2017 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. Lessons will work on composition and the principles and elements of design...

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Family Drop-In

DW3 - Family Friendly Art Studio - All Ages

Jan 29 - Mar 26, 2017 Sundays 1:00 PM - 3:00 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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