Upcoming

Adult Classes

AF1 - Anatomy for Life Drawing - All Levels

Sep 19 - Nov 14, 2016 Mondays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Life drawing is challenging: even more so if you don’t know what you are seeing. We will study the body, each class focusing on one area at a time...

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AF2 - Open Studio - All Levels

Sep 20 - Nov 22, 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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AF3 - Painting Inspired by Impressionism - All Levels

Sep 20 - Nov 22, 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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AF4 - Intro to Enameling - All Levels

Sep 20 - Oct 25, 2016 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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AF7 - (Not just) Under-painting - Beginners +

Sep 22 - Nov 24, 2016 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What colour choices ‘lie beneath’ successful paintings and how do they affect the finished work? In this class, two compositions will be under-painted and then completed over the 10 weeks...

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AF8 - Drawing for Painting - All Levels

Sep 22 - Nov 24, 2016 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this course students will develop basic drawing techniques and approaches that will create underlying structure for painting in either watercolour or acrylic...

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AF9 - Plein-Air Painting - All Levels

Sep 22 - Oct 27, 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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AF11 - Watercolours - All Levels

Sep 23 - Nov 25, 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. We will work on a number of subjects one of which will be a fall or winter landscape using numerous techniques. Wet into wet to create lost and found edges, glazing and dry brush techniques...

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AF5 - Oil Painting with Palette Knife - All Levels

Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2016 Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course invites students of all levels to learn various oil painting techniques using a palette knife. We will be working on fall landscapes and learning how to create texture, mood, reflections, rocks and more...

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AF6 - Painting for Beginners & Absolute Beginners - Beginners

Sep 28 - Nov 16, 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 (acrylic & watercolour)...

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AF10 - Painting Vibrant Scenes in Acrylic - All Levels

Nov 3 - Nov 24, 2016 Thursdays 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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Adult Drop-In

DF1 - Bone to Body Figure Drawing - All Levels

Sep 6 - Dec 13, 2016 Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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DF2 - Members' Drawing & Painting Studio - All Levels

Sep 20 - Nov 22, 2016 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

WF14 - Holiday Floral Arragement - All Levels

Details coming soon.

WF7 - Painting on Silk

Details coming soon.

Art in the Vineyard

Sep 12 (9:30 AM - 3:00 PM), Sep 13 (9:30 AM - 2:30 PM) 2016

We are excited to annnounce an awesome new partnership with Grape Escape Wine Tours to introduce a Two Day Art Class & Wine Adventure!!!

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WF1 - Fluid Acrylics: The Review - Experienced

Sep 24 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM), Sep 25 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) 2016

Refresh your knowledge and experience with fluid acrylic colours on their own and in combination with other acrylic mediums...

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WF2 - Pottery Wall Art - All Levels

Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop participants will explore the technique of soft slab hand building to create their own unique wall art...

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WF3 - Vision Board - All Levels

Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this workshop, students will learn about vision boards and how they can be a useful tool to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal...

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WF4 - Faux Encaustic - All Levels

Oct 15 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM), Oct 16 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) 2016

Want to create the look of encaustic paintings without the use of hot wax and heat tools? You can!...

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WF5A - Art & Passion: Art History Lecture Series - All Levels

Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

These lectures will focus on Art and Passion throughout history starting with the Counter Reformation, followed by Romanticism and ending with Modern Art. Sign up for one lecture or all three!...

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WF6 - Painting 911! - All Levels

Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Is your painting in critical condition? Tempted just to give up and put it out of its misery? Before you consider it a lost cause, bring your work to this one-day workshop where we will discuss some common painting challenges and work one-one-one to make a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, and get your painting off the critical list...

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WF5B - Art & Passion: Art History Lecture Series - All Levels

Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

These lectures will focus on Art and Passion throughout history starting with the Counter Reformation, followed by Romanticism and ending with Modern Art. Sign up for one lecture or all three!...

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WF5C - Art & Passion: Art History Lecture Series - All Levels

Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

These lectures will focus on Art and Passion throughout history starting with the Counter Reformation, followed by Romanticism and ending with Modern Art. Sign up for one lecture or all three!...

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WF8 - Introduction to Soap-Making - All Levels

Sat Nov 5, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the basics of soap making using all natural vegetable based ingredients..

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WF9 - Photography: Lecture & Lessons from Old Masters - All Levels

Nov 5 - Nov 6, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will introduce amateur photographers to compositional concepts such as chiaroscuro, overlapping and contrast used by painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer for centuries and how to apply them to photography...

Additional $5 materials fee, payable to the instructor.

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WF10 - Freedom of Expression in Abstract Composition - All Levels

Nov 7 - Nov 14, 2016 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Abstract Art uses a visual language of shapes, forms, lines and colours to interpret a subject-matter, without necessarily providing the viewer with a recognizable visual reference point...

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WF11 - Stencils - Making Your Unique Mark - All Levels

Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Stenciling is an effective and easy way of adding interesting pattern and symbols to your paintings. Using simple tools, a few pattern ideas for inspiration and your own imagination, you will create a stencil that you can use again and again...

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WF12 - Holiday Greeting Card Calligraphy - All Levels

Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The art of beautiful writing is an admirable skill. You will learn how to scribe a greeting using this ancient art form and include it in your holiday giving...

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WF13 - Heron Sculpture - All Levels

Nov 19 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM), Nov 21 (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!...

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WF15 - Zentangles - All Levels

Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop focuses on the easy to learn, fun, relaxing and meditative art form known as Zentangle...

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WF16 - Fused Glass - All Levels

Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create your own fused-glass pieces under the guidance of professional artist Joe Speck in this half-day workshop. Learn about the glass fusing process including how to cut, arrange and glue glass pieces in preparation for firing...

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Children & Youth Classes

YF3 - After-School Art & Artists - fall 2016 - Ages 9-12

Oct 17 - Nov 21, 2016 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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YF1 - Morning Mini-Masters - fall 2016 - Ages 5 - 8

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 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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YF2 - Afternoon Art Adventures - fall 2016 - Ages 9-12

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 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. Lessons will work on composition and the principles and elements of design...

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Children & Youth Workshops

YF4 - Cartooning and Graphic Novels - fall 2016 - Ages 12 +

Oct 6 - Oct 27, 2016 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join comic book professional, Mike Gagnon who has worked for Marvel and Dark Horse for an introduction to the basic concepts of cartooning and sequential art...

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YF5 - After-School Art Studio - fall 2016 - Ages 13-17

Nov 3 - Nov 24, 2016 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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Family Drop-In

DF3B - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun Sep 25, 2016 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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DF3C - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun Oct 30, 2016 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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DF3D - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun Nov 27, 2016 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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