Programs

Upcoming

Adult Classes

AP1a - Artists' Studio Session A - All Levels

Mar 18 - Apr 22, 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...

NO CLASS April 1

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AP2 - GeoLogica: Abstract Formations in Mixed Media - Beginner+

Mar 19 - Apr 30, 2018 Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Create layered mixed media masterpieces that echo the conversations of geological formations in an abstract ways...

NO CLASS April 2

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AP3a - Tuesday Open Studio Session A - All Levels

Mar 20 - Apr 24, 2018 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artists can work in any medium on projects of their own choosing. This program is self-directed and doesn't focus on technique but rather on ways to take your work to the next level...

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AP4 - So you want to paint flowers? - Beginner+

Mar 20 - Apr 24, 2018 Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course will offer a variety of approaches to plants and flowers, looking at colour mixing, composition, as well as the use of a variety of acrylic mediums for various effects from loose washes to thicker impasto and glazes.

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AP7 - Impressionist Painting - All Levels

Mar 21 - Apr 25, 2018 Wednesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to paint in a limited palette and create contrast at a focal point in Win's signature loose, impressionistic style.

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AP5a - Pottery Techniqies Level 2 Afternoon - Intermediate

Mar 22 - May 3, 2018 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This class is for students with pottery experience or who have completed Introduction to Pottery...

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AP6 - Introduction to Pottery Techniques Spring - Beginner

Mar 22 - May 3, 2018 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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AP8a - Thursday Open Studio Session A - All Levels

Mar 22 - Apr 26, 2018 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artists can work in any medium on projects of their own choosing.This program is self-directed and doesn't focus on technique but rather ways to take your work to the next level.

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AP9 - Oil Painting - All Levels

Mar 22 - May 10, 2018 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course invites students to learn various oil painting techniques using a palette knife. Learn how to create texture, mood, reflections, rocks and more...

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AP11a - Watercolours: Weathered Door Scene - All Levels

Mar 23 - Apr 27, 2018 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Using numerous techniques you will learn how to create cracks, delicate shadows and weathered features creating a finished piece that is realistic and exciting...

NO CLASS March 30

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AP12 - Anatomy for Life Drawing - Intermediate

Apr 9 - May 14, 2018 Mondays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

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AP10 - Heart & Soul Spring - All Levels

Apr 27 - Jun 22, 2018 Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Working in mixed media, artist and instructor Linda Hankin will help you to discover your own personal style through experimentation...

NO CLASS June 8

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AP1b - Artists' Studio Session B - All Levels

Apr 29 - Jun 10, 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...

NO CLASS May 13 & May 20

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AP3b - Tuesday Open Studio Session B - All Levels

May 1 - Jun 19, 2018 Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artists can work in any medium on projects of their own choosing.This program is self-directed and doesn't focus on technique but rather ways to take your work to the next level

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AP15 - Plein-Air Painting - All Levels

May 2 - May 30, 2018 Wednesdays 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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AP8b - Thursday Open Studio Session B - All Levels

May 3 - Jun 21, 2018 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artists can work in any medium, on projects of their own choosing. This program is self-directed and doesn't focus on technique but rather on ways to take your work to the next level.

NO CLASS June 7

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AP11b - Watercolours: Vibrant Landscape with Stormy Sky - All Levels

May 4 - Jun 22, 2018 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Use numerous techniques to capture a vibrant pattern of light and shadow in a stormy sky while also learning how to mix vibrant and exciting greens to compliment the sky...

NO CLASS June 8

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AP14 - Pottery Open Studio - All Levels

May 10 - Jun 21, 2018 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This open studio allows you to develop your skills on both wheel throwing and hand-building methods with the guidance of artist and instructor Kayla Benner...

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AP5b - Pottery Techniques Level 2 Evening - Intermediate

May 10 - Jun 21, 2018 Thursdays 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This class is for students with pottery experience or who have completed Introduction to Pottery.

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Adult Workshops

WW9 - Painting the Night - Intermediate - Advanced

Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will explore painting nocturnal scenes, ranging from dusk and twilight to night...

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WW10 - Loose but Controlled Watercolour - All Levels

Sat Mar 3, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this one day workshop, artist and instructor James E. Pay will guide you through painting a house with spring foliage and rocks in watercolour...

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WP1 - Perspective in Painting - Intermediate

Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will focus on both linear and atmospheric perspective in painting, with one day devoted to each. We will focus on how to achieve a sense of perspective in architectural and landscape painting.

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WP2 - Contemplative Photography - All Levels

Sun Apr 8, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Slow the pace for a relaxing time of attuned view-finding through the camera lens. You’ll practice the fundamentals of framing, shadow and light, following colour and reflections through the languages of photography and mindful seeing...

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WP3 - Painting Water - All Levels

Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2018 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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WP4a - Art History: The Medieval World - Age of Pilgrimages, Crusades & Chivalry Lecture #1 - All Levels

Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This lecture will cover the emergence of the medieval world in Europe. We will look at the emergence of the Christian faith; the development of the feudal society as expressed in the Romanesque Churches, architectural sculptures and the illuminated manuscripts of this solemn and significant period in history...

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WP5 - Acrylic Pouring Techniques - Beginner - Intermediate

Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 Saturdays 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this workshop, you will be experimenting & learning to mix paints for various pouring techniques. We will discuss and demonstrate the order of colours in a pour...

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WP4b - Art History: The Medieval World - Age of Pilgrimages, Crusades & Chivalry Lecture #2 - All Levels

Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This lecture will explore the transformation in theology of the faith from solemnity of monasticism and agrarian culture to the movement of people to towns as expressed I the Art and Architecture of the Gothic period.

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WP6 - Paint, Paper, Canvas, Brushes - All Levels

Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This handy workshop will help you to discover or review brushes, and supports for all media. Including brush care tips, an overview of a wide variety of supports...

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WP7 - Nuno Felting - Beginner

Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Create a beautiful merino wool shawl with embellishments using nuno felting techniques...

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WP8 - Watercolour Forest Scene - All Levels

Sat May 12, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this workshop, we will explore light, shadows, mixed colours, values, gradation and contrast...

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WP9 - Interiors - Advanced

May 26 - May 27, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to create dynamic interior compositions full of life, energy, intimacy, and movement...

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WP10 - Flower Painting - All Levels

Sat Jun 2, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

In this workshop you will learn the steps to drawing and painting local flowers and gardens: drawing, underpainting, colour mixing, brush stroke technique and composition. This workshop includes a demonstration with a description of the basics understanding of the flower and how to put colour to canvas followed by studio time for students to create their own work...

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WP11 - Artisanal Bath Products Spring - All Levels

Sun Jun 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn the basics of soap making. Instructor Lisa McBay will teach the importance of each ingredient demonstrating a batch from start to finish. You will also use the same ingredients in soap to make other natural bath products...

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WP12 - Macrame - Beginner

Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn the basic knots and techniques to create your own macrame wall hanging...

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WP13 - Relief Printing & Design - Beginners+

Jun 23 - Jun 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

This course will introduce you to the possibilities of creating repeated images of a design as well as the steps involved in designing and producing a series of prints...

Additional $20 materials fee payable to the instructor

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Current

Adult Classes

AW1 - Winter Artists' Studio - Intermediate-Advanced

Jan 14 - Feb 25, 2018 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 and the guidance of a professional artist will enable you to develop your piece further through one-on-one feedback...

No class February 18

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AW2 - Winterscapes - All Levels

Jan 15 - Feb 26, 2018 Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Students are welcome to work in any medium in this class that will explore interesting ways to render winter landscapes!...

No class February 19

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AW3 - Pottery Techniques - Morning - Beginner-Intermediate

Jan 15 - Mar 5, 2018 Mondays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn basic pottery techniques with instructor Kayla Benner using both wheel throwing and hand-building methods...

No Class February 19

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AW4 - Pottery Techniques - Afternoon - Beginner - Intermediate

Jan 15 - Mar 5, 2018 Mondays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn basic pottery techniques with instructor Kayla Benner using both wheel throwing and hand-building methods...

No Class February 19

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AW6 - Beyond Beginners - Beginners+

Jan 16 - Feb 27, 2018 Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This course is for students who have had some introductory experience in acrylic painting and are looking to take the next step...

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AW7 - Vibrant Paintings in Watercolour, Oil & Acrylic - All Levels

Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2018 Thursdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Artist and instructor Win Henstock will teach you how to paint with impact in her loose impressionistic style, with emphasis on the focal point and composition...

No class February 22

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AW8 - Drawing Still Life - All Levels

Jan 18 - Mar 1, 2018 Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Artist and instructor Anne Reimer will guide you through the fundamental steps of learning to draw and shade as you explore different objects for still life painting...

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AW9 - Heart & Soul - All Levels

Jan 19 - Feb 23, 2018 Fridays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Working in mixed media, artist and instructor Linda Hankin will help you to discover your own personal style through experimentation...

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