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Upcoming

Adult Classes

AF18-14 - Open Studio with Wayne Corlis

Sep 30 - Nov 4, 2018 Sundays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Artists meet to work 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. Peer review will strengthen your visual communication & provide group support.

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AF18-15 - Introduction to Pastels

Oct 10 - Nov 14, 2018 Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pastels are a great way to segue your drawing skills to creating paintings. This forgiving medium allows you to adjust compositions easily and work in lustrous colour. We'll review good drawing skills and techniques and then use both hard and soft pastels to create beautiful and captivating pastel paintings.

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AF18-16 - Oil Painting with Linda Hankin

Oct 15 - Nov 19, 2018 Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The fundamentals of using oil and its primers, grounds, surfaces, mediums, formulas, underpaintings, colour wheel, grey scale, in order to create your ideas.

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AF18-18 - Discover Your Inner Art-trepreneur! Series 1 - The Art-trepreneur Within

Nov 5 - Nov 26, 2018 Mondays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Series 1: Discover how the arts and business work together, and the entrepreneurial spirit within your artistic practice. Gain an understanding of how you can use these themes, focused on product, market and costing to approach your artistic offerings, your audience and your goals.

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Adult Workshops

WF18-6 - Harbour and Boat Scene

Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The program will focus on participants learning to paint boats accurately. If painting water puzzles you, this program will assist you. We will also focus on colour mixing with a limited palette. As always, James will emphasize depth perception and perspective using values, line and colour.

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WF18-8 - From Photo to Oil Painting

Oct 20 - Oct 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Learn a systemic approach to working from a photograph. You'll be guided from scaled drawing to underpainting to a full colour 12x15 oil painting.

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WF18-9 - Painting 101!

Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Are you brand new to painting? Do you think you can't paint but would love to learn how? Perhaps you need a little help getting started? This workshop is meant to introduce those brand new to painting to the basics in a comfortable and supportive environment.

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WF18-10 - Fall Skies and Water of Northern Ontario

Nov 10 - Nov 11, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

A look at the changing Fall skies in the near north and how they create and effect water in landscapes paintings. Capturing the authentic look of the autumn sky and translating the colours and feeling to the water. Learn how to layering and apply glazing to create beautiful ambiance in your finished work.

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WF18-11 - Nature's Holiday Beauty

Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Create your own outdoor holiday front door décor in this workshop led by the creative design team from Van Noort Florists! 

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WF18-7 - Needle Felting

Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Needle felting is a wonderful craft, the wool inspires creativity. Learn the basics of needle-felting by creating a few finished projects including wool brooch or a few Christmas ornaments.

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Current

Adult Classes

AF18-2 - Open Studio with Susan Wintrop

Sep 18 - Nov 20, 2018 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artists can work in any medium, on projects of their own choosing. Instructor Susan Wintrop gives one-on-one directions, exercises in perception , composition and visual communication.

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AF18-3 - Acrylic Pouring

Sep 18 - Nov 6, 2018 Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

In this class we will begin with basic pours using non archival materials (deco paint and a glue formula as a medium) and progress over the weeks to archival pours using Liqutex /GAC and professional grade paints.

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AF18-6 - Vibrant Paintings

Sep 19 - Nov 7, 2018 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to paint with a limited palette. You can use watercolour oil or acrylic. All levels accepted. Win will demo at the beginning of class.

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AF18-7 - Pottery Open Studio

Sep 19 - Oct 31, 2018 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us in the pottery studio to create projects of your choosing using wheel throwing or handbuilding techniques. Beginners are welcome and will have lots of guidance in any techniques. Intermediates can further their creativity and exploration in the medium.

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AF18-10 - Crash Course Drawing

Sep 20 - Oct 25, 2018 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Whether interested in a refresher or drawing for the first time the course will provide you with the foundations you need in the language of drawing. Learning to see in terms of lines, shapes and value is an essential skill required to translate the 3 dimensional world to a two dimensional surface. This is a good foundation for later painting and mixed media courses. A variety of drawing tools and media will be explored.

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AF18-9 - Views and Hues Part 2

Sep 20 - Oct 25, 2018 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you took the Views & Hues Part 1 Class with Lenore in Spring 2017, we'll be progressing from there. Working in acrylics, you'll review choosing colours for dynamic paintings, choosing interesting design formats and moving on to more complex artworks that have all the mystery and interest of well-executed abstract landscapes or realistic still life renderings.

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AF18-12 - Watercolours for All

Sep 21 - Nov 9, 2018 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will work on a number of subjects one of which will be a sunflower painting and the other a winter landscape. Flowers are one of the most natural of subjects for watercolour painting. We will use numerous techniques to create a vibrant flower painting. Instructor will give step by step demonstrations. Subject matter provided.

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Adult Workshops

WF18-3 - Felting – Merino Wool Shawl

Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In this hands-on workshop the students learn to create their own gorgeous shawl from the finest Italian merino wool. We will be combining various colours and learn how to to shape the wool strands into designs.

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