Current

Adult Classes

AW1 - Open Studio - All Levels

Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2017 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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 - Feb 28, 2017 Tuesdays 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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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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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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Children & Youth Classes

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...

NO CLASS APRIL 15 & MAY 20

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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...

NO CLASS APRIL 15 & MAY 20

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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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Upcoming

Adult Classes

AS1 - Open Studio - All Levels

Mar 7 - Apr 18, 2017 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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AS2 - Open Studio - All Levels

Mar 9 - Apr 20, 2017 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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AS3 - Playing with Pastels - Beginner+

Mar 22 - Apr 19, 2017 Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come learn how to work with chalk pastels in a fun and relaxed setting...

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AS4 - Drawing for Painting - All Levels

Mar 23 - Apr 20, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this class, students will learn about various types of drawing at a beginning level. From guided observational drawing techniques, students will create works in different drawing media with a strong emphasis on technique and composition....

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AS5 - Beyond Beginner Tune Up - Beginner+

Mar 23 - Apr 20, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

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AS7 - Open Studio 5 weeks - All Levels

Apr 25 - May 23, 2017 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join this local artist in this fun and encouraging environment while you work on your inspired art project...

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AS8 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques - Beginner

May 1 - Jun 19, 2017 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join instructor Kayla Benner in this introduction to pottery!...

NO CLASS MAY 22, 2017

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AS9 - Oil Painting - All Levels

May 2 - Jun 13, 2017 Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join artist Anne Reimer as you paint spring and summer landscapes with both palette knives and brushes...

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AS10 - Creative Mixed Media - Beginner+

May 3 - Jun 14, 2017 Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Unearth preferred colour combinations and use interesting patterns and textures in 2D and 3D to achieve complex and imaginative works with instructor Lenore Walker...

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AS11 - Let's Paint - All Levels

May 4 - Jun 29, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this class you will experiment with various painting techniques, mediums and tools...

NO CLASS MAY 25 OR JUNE 8

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AS12 - The Art of the Portrait - Advanced

May 5 - Jun 30, 2017 Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A seven week course to explore the world of portraiture. This course will look at portraiture past and present in Western art, considerations when planning a portrait, methods for 'capturing' a sitter and achieving more than a likeness...

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AS13 - Plein-Air Painting - All Levels

May 12 - Jun 30, 2017 Fridays 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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Adult Programs

AS6 - Painting with a Limited Palette - All levels

Mar 24 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Mar 31 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Apr 7 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM), Apr 21 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) 2017

Learn to paint from a limited palette and make your paintings pop from Win Henstock in her loose impressionistic style....

NO CLASS APRIL 14, 2017

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Adult Workshops

WW2 - Challenge Yourself! - All Levels

Feb 25 - Feb 26, 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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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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WS1 - Felting – Merino Wool Shawl - All Levels

Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Felting with natural fibres is a wonderful expression of creativity and a rare skill. In this hands-on workshop you will learn to create your own gorgeous shawl from the finest Italian merino wool...

Additional $30 materials fee, payable to the instructor.

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WS2a - Early Canadian Art History - All Levels

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details coming soon!

WS3 - Using the 5 Universal Shapes - All levels

Sat Apr 1, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Explore the five universal shapes with Lenore Walker. In this creative and informative workshop you’ll play with the symbolism of the five universal shapes that span time and are seen in numerous art forms cross culturally...

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WS2b - Early Canadian Art History - All Levels

Mon Apr 3, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details coming soon!

WS4 - Loose Landscapes - All Levels

Apr 8 - Apr 9, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This 2-day workshop will guide you through Julie Ponesse’s method for creating a loose, impressionistic landscape from start to finish, focusing on capturing the essence of a scene rather than its detail...

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WS5 - Pottery - All Levels

Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Using handbuilding techniques, create a pitcher with instructor Kayla Benner. This workshop will teach fundamental methods of handbuilding...

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WS6 - The Flower & The Garden - All Levels

Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Along with instructor Sandra Iafrate, you will paint the garden and florals in full bloom with colour and light during this 1 day workshop...

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WS2c - Early Canadian Art History - All Levels

Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details coming soon!

WS7 - Homemade Bath Products - All Levels

Sat May 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The program teaches the basics of soap making using traditional methods and natural ingredients. History of soap making will be discussed. Instructor Lisa McBay will teach the importance and property of each ingredient and how it is used in the recipe demonstrating a batch from start to finish...

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WS8 - Zentangles: Beginner to Advanced - All Levels

Mon May 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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WS9 - Flowers & Floralscapes - All Levels

Sun May 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Flowers have long captured artists’ imaginations. This 1-day workshop will walk you step-by-step through Julie Ponesse’s process of painting flowers...

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WS9a - Aboriginal Canadian Art History - All Levels

Mon Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Details coming soon!

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WS9b - Aboriginal Canadian Art History - All Levels

Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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WS10 - Painting Niagara's Architectural Past - Advanced

Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The depth of Niagara’s history is evident in its historic buildings. This workshop will guide you through the creation of a successful architectural painting from start to finish...

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WS12 - Art in the Vineyard - All Levels

Jun 19 - Jun 20, 2017 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Details coming soon!

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WS9c - Aboriginal Canadian Art History - All Levels

Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Details coming soon!

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WS11 - Flying Bird Paverpol Sculpture - All Levels

Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join certified Paverpol instructor Tamara Plugers to create a graceful bird to "fly" in your garden with this unique fabric hardening medium...

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Children & Youth Camps

YS1 - March Break Art Camp - Ages 5-12

Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join our March Break Art Camp to give children the chance to get creative! Pre-registration required.

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Children & Youth Classes

YS2 - Morning Mini-Masters - Ages 5 - 8

Apr 1 - Jun 3, 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...

NO CLASS APRIL 15 & MAY 20

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YS3 - Afternoon Art Adventures - Ages 9-12

Apr 1 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM), Apr 8 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM), Apr 22 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM), Apr 29 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM), May 6 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM), May 13 (1:00

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...

NO CLASS APRIL 15 & MAY 20

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

Apr 3 - Jun 5, 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...

NO CLASS APRIL 17 or MAY 22

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YS5 - After School Art Studio 6 Weeks - Ages 13 - 17

Apr 6 - May 11, 2017 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The After-School Art Studio program for youth aged 13-17 is designed to complement skills taught in the classroom and to further develop visual art techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking while relating them to visual examples in our gallery and from art history. The classes and workshops offered at the Pumphouse immerse the students in gallery and studio settings, surrounding them with professional artwork, art supplies and equipment through qualified instruction...

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Children & Youth Workshops

YS6 - Mother's Day Fairy Planter Workshop - Ages 5+ with an Adult Present

Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Create a magical fairy garden with the floral designers from Van Noort Florists. Celebrate Mother’s Day early by working together to create a unique planter...

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