Students will learn to draw what they see in correct proportions and then bring their drawing to life through the use of shading and perspective. A variety of drawing materials will be used including graphite, charcoal, conte, pastel and pen and ink.
Beginner: Mondays, 1:00-3:00, October 1 - December 10 (10 weeks). Intermediate: Mondays, 1:00-3:00, October 1 - December 10 (10 weeks).
Taught by Vivian East and Brad Weatherburn.
$335.00, HST extra. Includes all materials.
*No class on Thanksgiving, Monday October 8.
BEGINNER ACRYLIC PAINTING
Acrylic paint is one of the most versatile, exciting and forgiving mediums for artists from beginners to professionals. Because of its fast drying time it is a great way to create satisfying works of art.
Learn the basic and fundamental techniques for painting with acrylics. Through a variety of projects, this course introduces students to paint application methods, brushwork and colour theory for successful compositions. Some simple drawing will be done but no previous experience is necessary.
Taught by Taylor Shanahan.
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00, October 2-December 4 (10 weeks) $315 - HST extra
This course introduces the beginning oil painter to the properties of oil paint and techniques for creating successful works of art. Using solvent-free mediums and cleaners, students will learn basic colour theory and mixing, how to apply paint with different tools, how to render light and shadow and how to add depth and detail to their work. Projects will progress from simple exercises to more personalized compositions of the students choice.
Some simple drawing will be done but no previous experience is necessary. Materials are not provided and need to be brought to the first class. The Materials List is available for download below.
After learning the basics of handling clay, participants will choose to focus on making functional ceramics or sculptural work. You will have the opportunity to learn the potters wheel for creating bowls, vases and bottles or develop your hand at making figurative and artistic work in clay. Classes are small enough for participants to get individualized instruction.
Pieces will be fired in our kiln and then various finishing methods will be explored. Taught by Brad Weatherburn.
Beginner - Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm October 4 - December 6 (10 weeks) $340 - HST Extra October 4 - November 1 (5 weeks) $180 - HST Extra November 8 - December 6 (5 weeks) $180 - HST Extra
Intermediate - Wednesdays, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm October 3 - December 5 (10 weeks) $480 - HST Extra October 3 - October 31 (5 weeks) $250 - HST Extra November 7 - December 5 (5 weeks) $250 - HST Extra
All materials (clay, glazes) and firings included.
Students will be introduced to watercolour painting by exploring a variety of techniques. Lessons will focus on colour theory, brushwork and composition. Materials List. Taught by Erin Vernon.
October 3 - December 5 (10 weeks) $315 - HST extra. October 3 - October 31 (5 weeks) $165 - HST extra. November 7 - December 5 (5 weeks) $165 - HST extra.
Have fun and de-stress through ‘experiential learning’ exploring colour and design through a new lens with contemporary artist and mentor Catherine Shea.
Using unexpected tools and learning new techniques, students create three different abstract pieces from an array of themes – pointillism, ‘hard-edge’ geometrics, texturing and layering. Students will also learn new methods of colour-mixing a colour-contrasting using Catherine’s signature ‘intuitive colour prediction’ methodology.
No previous experience is necessary to successfully create colourful works of art.
All Levels: Fridays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, October 5 - December 7
$315 HST extra.
UNINSTRUCTED FIGURE DRAWING
Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00. $10 per week, basic materials provided. We will provide the model, who varies from week to week, an easel, charcoal, and newsprint. Participants are encouraged to bring other art materials of their choice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group mailing list and reserve your spot.