Upcoming

Adult Classes

AF1 - Tuesday Open Studio - All Levels

Sep 19 - Nov 21, 2017 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this self-directed Open Studio instructor Susan Wintrop gives one-on-one directions, exercises in perception, composition and visual communication to take your work to the next level.

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AF3 - Painting for Beginners & Absolute Beginners - Beginners

Sep 19 - Nov 21, 2017 Tuesdays 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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AF4 - Drawing for Beginners - Beginners

Sep 20 - Nov 22, 2017 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create works in different drawing media with a strong emphasis on technique and composition from strong observational drawings. Learn the vocabulary and techniques...

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AF5 - Fall Plein Air Painting - All Levels

Sep 20 - Oct 18, 2017 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to paint in the plein-air style 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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AF2 - Thursday Open Studio - All Levels

Sep 21 - Nov 23, 2017 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this self-directed Open Studio instructor Susan Wintrop gives one-on-one directions, exercises in perception, composition and visual communication to take your work to the next level.

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AF6 - Landscapes in Oil - Intermediate

Sep 21 - Nov 23, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to capture water with brush strokes or a palette knife, and to paint shadows, reflections, and sun on water to create depth in landscape and convey mood with colour...

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AF7 - Watercolours - All Levels

Sep 22 - Nov 24, 2017 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Improve your skills in this exciting and challenging medium. You will work on a number of subjects including a still life painting. Learn to use numerous techniques...

NO CLASS October 27, 2017

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AF8 - Artists' Studio - Intermediate-Advanced

Sep 24 - Oct 22, 2017 Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In this course artists meet to work on artworks in any medium. Bring your works in progress or ideas for a new composition...

NO CLASS October 8, 2017

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AF10 - Painting Fast & Fearless - Beginner+

Sep 25 - Nov 20, 2017 Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to use your favourite colours, brushes and other tools to create larger abstract artworks with greater confidence with the help of instructor demos...

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AF11 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques - Afternoon - Beginner

Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2017 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to use the pottery wheel and try various hand-building techniques to create 5 unique pieces in this introductory course...

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AF12 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques - Evening - Beginner

Sep 28 - Nov 16, 2017 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Learn to use the pottery wheel and try various hand-building techniques to create 5 unique pieces in this introductory course...

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AF13 - Anatomy for Life Drawing - All Levels

Oct 2 - Nov 20, 2017 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 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...

NO CLASS October 9 & 30, 2017

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AF14 - Painting from Photographs - All Levels

Oct 25 - Nov 22, 2017 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this course, instructor Win Henstock will teach you how to make paintings of your photographs pop in her loose impressionistic style through the use of a limited palette...

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AF15 - Knitting for Beginners - Beginner

Nov 3 - Nov 24, 2017 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Knitting is a wonderful past time enjoyed by generations. Learn basic stitches to create a scarf, hat or baby blanket for yourself or as a gift!

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AF9 - November Artists' Studio - Intermediate-Advanced

Nov 5 - Nov 26, 2017 Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In this course artists meet to work on artworks in any medium. Bring your works in progress or ideas for a new composition...

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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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DF1 - Members' Drawing & Painting Studio - All Levels

Sep 19 - Nov 21, 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

WF1 - Painting Water - All Levels

Sep 23 - Sep 24, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Bodies of water are much more than just fields of blue but it can be tricky to make them look anything other than "flat." This workshop will take your water from flat to fabulous and full of life...

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WF2 - Colour Mixing without Fear - All Levels

Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do you try to mix colour only to end up with mud? Instructor David Antscherl will teach you how east it is to match any colour your want quickly and without wasting paint!

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WF3 - Fused Glass Ornaments - All Levels

Sat Oct 7, 2017 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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WF4 - Introduction to Weaving - Beginner

Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2017 Fridays 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

From wall hanging tapestries to beautiful woven rugs, weaving is where it is at. Weaving is a relaxing way to unwind from your day. In this workshop, you will produce a finished wall hanging using natural materials and weaving techniques...

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WF5a - Oh Canada! Contemporary Canadian Art History: Lecture #1 - All Levels

Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This lecture series will explore the changes in Canadian visual art after the Group of Seven as Canadian artists begin to explore identity and place in the world...

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WF6 - Loose and Lively Brushwork - All Levels

Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Looking to be a looser more painterly painter? Well, this workshop is for you! Instructor Julie Ponesse will demonstrate her process for creating energy, movement, and freshness in her paintings...

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WF5b - Oh Canada! Contemporary Canadian Art History: Lecture #2 - All Levels

Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This lecture series will explore the changes in Canadian visual art after the Group of Seven as Canadian artists begin to explore identity and place in the world...

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WF7 - Introduction to Stained Glass - Beginner

Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this one day workshop you will create a finished stained glass ornament...

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WF5c - Oh Canada! Contemporary Canadian Art History: Lecture #3 - All Levels

Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This lecture series will explore the changes in Canadian visual art after the Group of Seven as Canadian artists begin to explore identity and place in the world...

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WF8 - Introduction to Cold Wax & Oil - Beginner+

Nov 11 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM), Nov 12 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) 2017

Using cold wax medium and odourless oil paint colours you'll explore methods of building up abstract layers. New ways to create colour, pattern and texture using a variety of tools and techniques...

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WF9 - Holiday Urn Planter - All Levels

Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Create your own outdoor holiday planter in this workshop led by the creative design team from Van Noort Florists.

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WF10 - Paverpol Garden Angel Sculpture - All Levels

Nov 18 (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM), Nov 19 (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM) 2017

Join certified Paverpol instructor Tamara Plugers to create a beautiful sculpture for your garden that can be enjoyed in any season for many years...

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Children & Youth Camps

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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Children & Youth Classes

YF3 - After-School Art Studio - Ages 12-17

Oct 18 - Nov 22, 2017 Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Students will be introduced to a variety of artistic styles and techniques by exploring art historical periods by examining artists. Projects will focus on developing strong drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting skills that will be applied to finished artworks. The session will conclude with a mini-exhibition of student's work.

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YF1 - Morning Mini-Masters - Ages 5 - 8

Oct 21 - Nov 25, 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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YF2 - Afternoon Art Adventures - Ages 9-12

Oct 21 - Nov 25, 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

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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DF2 - Family Friendly Drop-In Art Studio - All ages with parental supervision

Sep 24 - Nov 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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