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Winter 2019 Brochure


Adult Classes

AW 19-9 - AW19-9 - Spontaneous Skies

Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2019 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to paint expressive skies with a spontaneous and painterly approach.

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AW19-10 - AW19-10 - Crash Course in Drawing Extended

Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2019 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Crash course extended is for those who wish to continue to develop drawing skills.

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AW19-5 - AW19-5 - Open Studio

Jan 22 - Feb 26, 2019 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join artist & instructor Sandra Iafrate in this fun and encouraging environment where you can create new work while receiving direction in technique and composition.

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Adult Workshops

WW19-3 - WW19-3 - Loose but Controlled Watercolour

Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this workshop, the artist/instructor, James E. Pay, will be exploring the principles of design and composition, perspective, and depth perception.

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WW19-4 - WW19-4 - Creating Texture in Abstract Painting

Feb 2 - Feb 3, 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

We will be using a variety of materials to create distinctive textures using abstract art as our vehicle.

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WW19-5 - WW19-5 - Shadows are Not black!

Feb 9 - Feb 10, 2019 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Learn about the surprising amount of light in shade and how to use colour in the shadow areas of your paintings.

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Children & Youth Classes

YW19-3 - YW19-3 - Afternoon Art Adventures

Jan 19 - Mar 2, 2019 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.

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Adult Classes

AW19-1 - AW19-1 Artists’ Studio

Jan 13 - Feb 24, 2019 Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Artists will meet to work on artworks in any medium. Bring your works in progress or ideas for a new composition and the guidance of a professional artist will enable you to develop your piece further through one-on-one feedback. The chance for peer review will strengthen your visual communication and provide group support.

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AW19-2 - AW19-2 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques

Jan 14 - Feb 25, 2019 Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to use the pottery wheel to create cups and bowls and try different hand-building techniques to explore different forms

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AW19-4 - AW19-4 - Anatomy for Life Drawing

Jan 14 - Feb 25, 2019 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn about bones and muscles and how the body moves from an artist and former human anatomy researcher.

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AW19-7 - AW19-7 - Painting for Beginners & Absolute Beginners

Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2019 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.

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Adult Drop-In

AW19-13 - Members' Drop-In Studio (Winter 2019)

Jan 15 - Feb 26, 2019 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 to work alongside other Pumphouse members. Space is limited.

Fee: $2 suggested donation/per participant

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