Winter 2019 Adult Programs
We have classes for adults who have always wanted to learn to draw or paint and those who enjoy being creative and want to try something new. Programs start the week of January 7, 2019. All classes are either 5 weeks or 9 weeks for the Winter Session. Materials are not included in course fees unless otherwise stated. A downloadable materials for each class is available.
Monday classes are not held on Family Day, February 18, 2019.
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, January 7-March 4 (9 weeks).
Intermediate: Mondays, 1:00-3:00, January 7-March 4 (9 weeks).
Taught by Brad Weatherburn and Vivian East
$283.50 HST extra.
Includes all materials.
*No class on Family Day, February 18th.
Students will continue to develop techniques for painting realistically with a focus on colour theory and composition. Subject matter will begin with still life and then students will work from photographs. Some previous painting experience is recommended but not mandatory.
Taught by Vivian East.
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00, January 8-March 5 $283.50- HST extra. Materials not included.
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.
Taught by Erin Vernon.
Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm, January 10-March 7 (9 weeks). $283.50-HST extra. Materials not included.
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
January 10-March 7 (9 weeks) $306 - HST Extra
January 10-February 7 (5 weeks) $180 - HST Extra
February 14-March 7 (4 weeks) $144 - HST Extra
Intermediate - Wednesdays, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm
January 9-March 6 (9 weeks) $432 - HST Extra
January 9-February 6 (5 weeks) $250 - HST Extra February 13-March 6 (4 weeks) $200 - 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.
January 9-March 6 (9 weeks) $283.50 - HST extra.
January 9-February 6 (5 weeks) $165 - HST extra.
February 13-March 6 (4 weeks) $132 - 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.
Fridays, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. January 11-March 8
$283.50 HST extra.
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.