Programs

Summer Programs Brochure 2017

Upcoming

Adult Classes

SU3 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques Summer - Beginner

Jul 6 - Aug 24, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to use the pottery wheel to create cups and bowls and try different handbuilding techniques to explore different forms. You will be introduced to several methods of decoration and will learn to glaze your own work.
NO CLASS AUGUST 3, 2017 .

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SU4 - Exploring Abstract Painting - Beginner+

Jul 7 - Jul 28, 2017 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ready for an "art-venture" in moving from representational painting to uniquely creative renderings? Then this class is for you...

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SU5 - Open Studio Adult Summer Art Camp July - All Levels

Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join instructor Susan Wintrop in an engaging week filled with exercises focussing on colour identification, paint mixing, composition, underpainting and brush work resulting in a finished painting...

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SU1 - Plein-Air Painting - All Levels

Jul 13 - Jul 27, 2017 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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SU7 - Expressive Landscapes Adult Summer Art Camp - All Levels

Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

n this week-long camp, artist Julie Ponesse will guide you through her process of creating a successful landscape painting, both in and out of the studio...

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SU6 - Open Studio Adult Summer Art Camp August - All Levels

Aug 8 - Aug 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join instructor Susan Wintrop in an engaging week filled with exercises focussing on colour identification, paint mixing, composition, underpainting and brush work resulting in a finished painting....

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SU2 - Plein-Air Painting - All Levels

Aug 10 - Aug 24, 2017 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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Adult Drop-In

AD1 - Bone to Body Figure Drawing - All Levels

Bone to Body Figure Drawing has been cancelled by mutual consent of the interested parties. The Pumphouse is reviewing the life drawing options and will bring a program forward once a new format has been established.

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Adult Workshops

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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WS9b - Aboriginal Canadian Art History - All Levels

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

The Aboriginal peoples of Canada have existed for thousands of years. The works and styles they have created are varied and complex, reflecting the culture, climate and geography...

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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

Join us for a fabulous experience of plein air painting in the beautiful setting of one of Niagara on the Lakes stunning vineyards with Win Henstock.

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WS9c - Aboriginal Canadian Art History - All Levels

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

The Aboriginal peoples of Canada have existed for thousands of years. The works and styles they have created are varied and complex, reflecting the culture, climate and geography...

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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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SW1 - Colour Bootcamp - All Levels

Jul 15 - Jul 16, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will use a combination of demonstration and (lots of!) exercises to help you to see and mix colour...

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SW2 - Introduction to Stained Glass - Beginner

Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this one day workshop you will create a finished stained glass sun catcher inspired by Niagara-on-the-Lake's vineyards...

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SW3 - Simple Bookbinding & Decorated Pages - All Levels

Jul 22 - Jul 23, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Want to create an interesting book filled with uniquely decorated pages?...

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SW4 - Are you in your Right Mind? - All Levels

Jul 29 - Jul 30, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to get unstuck and see anew! Join instructor Hether Klesh in exploring Neuro-Diversity through drawing exercises, and how and why the left side of the brain can interfere with your art...

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Children & Youth Camps

YS1a - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017 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 Full Day - Ages 5-12

Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017 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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YS1c - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017 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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YS1d - Summer Art Camp Full Day - Ages 5-12

Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2017 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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YS1e - Summer Art Camp Half Day - Ages 5-12

Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017 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 21 - Aug 25, 2017 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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Family Drop-In

DS4c - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun May 28, 2017 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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DS4d - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun Jun 25, 2017 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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AD2a - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun Jul 30, 2017 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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AD2b - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sun Aug 27, 2017 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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Current

Adult Classes

AS8 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques Spring - 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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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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AS14 - Views & Hues - All Levels

May 11 - Jun 29, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The natural world can reveal new, unexpected compositions that blend representational and abstract approaches. Experiment with a variety of techniques to seek out and play with unique shapes and motifs....
NO CLASS MAY 25 or JUNE 8

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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 Drop-In

DS2 - Members' Drawing & Painting Studio - All Levels

Mar 28 - Jun 13, 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

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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