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Stained Glass Introduction (Winter)

Additional class added!

Date: March 25 – 24
Time:   Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Brian Drover

Stained glass is an eye-catching way to express yourself, and make beautiful gifts for friends or decor for your home. In this hands-on workshop Brian will teach you the basics as you craft a flat piece of stained glass to hang as a decoration or sun-catcher.

Participants are welcome to bring their own glass supplies, tools, and  projects, but this is not required. All tools and materials will be provided. This class is limited to eight participants.

Fee:  $168 (includes HST, supplies are extra)

 

Price: $168.00

Introduction to Acrylics (Spring)

Dates: new class added! April 11 – May 9
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Vaandering

An excellent opportunity to learn the skills of acrylic painting. It is truly incredible what can be accomplished with this medium – from thick impasto to spectacularly complex layers…but you must begin somewhere! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of paint application and colour theory as you work from images and still life to create a small series of paintings. You’ll get the basics of perspective, proportion, and development of form. Expert painter and accomplished art educator Gerald Vaandering brings expertise from his practice to guide you through the foundations and into more complicated work. No experience necessary.  A great class to take with a friend!

$168 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Art Supplies for the Intro to Acrylics class


Price: $168.00

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It Begins With Drawing (Spring)

Date: April 26 – June 14
Time: 8 Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

Drawing is the foundation of visual arts and this introductory class will teach you the basics.  This class is perfect for those with a general love and interest in sketching or drawing, those who wish to improve their technical skills, or those who just want to give it a try.  Class instruction will focus on experimentation with different drawing materials and mediums, including pencil, graphite, charcoal, and India ink. Technical exercises such as gesture, still life, portraiture, form and shading exercises, and contour drawing will create a great base for progression into more advanced and refined techniques. No experience necessary.

Fee: $195 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: IntroDrawing-SupplyList-2017

Price: $195.00

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Art in the Afternoons: Drawing & Watercolour (Winter)

Date: January 19 – February 16
Time:
5 Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

or:

Date: March 2 – March 30
Time:
5 Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:30 pm


Instructor
: April White

Designed to help you have fun and relax on a Thursday afternoon, this class will focus on developing basic drawing skills and then shifting these into a small series of watercolour paintings. Drawing is an important foundation for all other activities, and April will introduce some of the basics including contour drawing, form, shape, and pattern. With that in your pocket, you will learn a variety of simple watercolour techniques and apply them in some exercises and small pieces. For those with little to no experience, this is an excellent way to unwind and explore these artistic media. A great class to take with a friend, and a perfect precursor to many of our other art classes.

“As someone with zero art experience, I found the class challenging at times but very accessible. April is very positive and encouraging, and she made the entire experience fun. I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the entire experience. I highly recommend her class to anyone who has never tried an art class before.” from a recent participant in April’s Art In the Afternoon class

$140 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: AfternoonWatercolourDrawing-SupplyList-2017

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Price: $140.00

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Embroidery Study Programme Part 5: Stumpwork

The Hand Embroidery Programme is a five course intensive, each course taking 30 hours to complete with the addition of homework assignments and written components.

Date: new dates!!  March 13 – May 29, 2017 with no classes on April 17 and May 22
Time: 10 Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Susan Furneaux

Part 5
Stumpwork
Advanced Level

Popular in 17th Century Britain, Stumpwork was comprised of embroidered figures, insects, and animals to portray biblical tales or stories from court. Combining many techniques, Stumpwork is a challenging form of needlework; its historic purpose was to showcase the skill of the embroiderer. Students will sample a number of padding, lace, and figure making techniques. Students will complete a small figurative portrait.

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Fee: $190 

Are you ready to take your stitching to the next level? This five part programme of study will immerse the student in the ancient art of embellishing cloth with stitches.  Each part will explore the technical approaches to a specific embroidery technique, as well as, outline steps necessary to bring individuality in design and stitch application.  The Hand Embroidery Programme is perfect for those who have a strong interest in creating fine craft, haute couture, costuming, historical textiles as well as conservation and restoration practices.

While it is not required to take each course in sequence; it is recommended.  Strong skills and foundation techniques learned in Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for Parts 3 – 5. Taking the each Course in succession will lead to a greater understanding of embroidery design and process.

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement from the Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design upon successful completion of all Parts.

Click Here for the full details of the Hand Embroidery Programme.

Price: $190.00

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Oil Painting (Spring)

Date: April 27 – June 15
Time: 8 Thursdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Instructor: Greg Bennett

In this class with artist/instructor Greg Bennett you’ll learn the basics of oil painting, a medium renowned for the richness of its’ colours and its’ versatility of applications. Instruction will cover how to get started and safely work with oil paints, how to mix the paint, brush care, application methods, and colour theory.  Students will work from photos and still life to complete their own  oil paintings.

Please note, this class is limited to only 10 participants to ensure that everyone has as much individual time with the instructor as needed.

Fee: $190 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Oil Painting – Intro, supplies list

Price: $190.00

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Introduction to Art History Part II: Rococo to Contemporary

Date: new dates! March 29 – May 17
Time: 8 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Victoria Scott, PhD

Introduction to Art History is designed to familiarize students with important works of art and architecture in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from fourteenth-century up until yesterday. Throughout the course we will connect works of art to significant social, political, and intellectual developments, but the materiality of the artwork – the building, fresco, painting, sculpture photograph, performance, video or installation under discussion – will always be our central focus.

These courses do not have to be taken in consecutive order! The information taught in each course is independent of the other.

FALL 2016 – Part I of this course took us from the Renaissance to the Baroque period (from the fifteenth up to the beginning of the eighteenth century), underscoring the importance of debate and dialogue between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The instructor encouraged you to think, not just about how the artworks were made, but also why they were made.

WINTER 2017 – Part II will begin with Rococo and advance right though to contemporary art today. Focusing on art and architecture from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, students will come away with a broad overview of the major artists, themes, and movements. At the end of Part I and II, students will be familiar with over 250 of the world’s masterpieces.

Fee: $188 (includes HST)

 

Price: $188.00

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Introduction to Silk Painting (Winter)

Date: new dates! February 28 – March 21
Time: 4 Tuesdays, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Instructor: Inga Strause-Godejord

Details: This class will teach you everything you need to know to begin silk painting! Create delicate and dynamic patterns of colour and texture on your silks and leave with a scarf or necktie, and a small frameable landscape-based silk painting. In the first class you will learn the basic approaches to silk painting, including painting on dry and damp silks and how to create textures. Explore your dye palette and create a small, frame-able landscape-based sample. In the following two classes you will create a vibrant silk scarf, then learn finishing techniques and how to set your dyes. Unlike some types of dye, those provided in this class can be set with a regular household iron, making this a much easier and safer method for these techniques. Leave with a small piece of silk art and scarf perfect for Spring wear or to give as a gorgeous gift!

Fee: $158 (includes HST and supplies)

Samples of Inga’s silk painting work:

Price: $158.00

Continuing Acrylics (Winter)

Dates: February 28 – March 28
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Gerald Vaandering

An acrylic painting class for individuals with some previous experience working with acrylics, or who have taken a previous class.  Continuing acrylics is an opportunity to explore, develop, and refine your painting technique. Expert art educator Gerald Vaandering will deliver focused instruction on developing texture, atmospheric perspective, form, shade, and colour theory. Participants will be challenged at their level of skill throughout the completion of a small series of paintings.

Fee: $168 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $168.00

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Watercolour: Beyond the Basics (Winter)

Date: March 2 – March 30
Time: 5 Thursdays, 7:00- 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

An opportunity for individuals with some water colour experience, who have taken previous water colour classes, to explore, develop and refine their technique. Participants will work from still life, reference images, and their imaginations. Layering and mixing of colour, successful composition, and surface treatment techniques will be explored. Artist/instructor April White will challenge individuals at their level of skill as participants complete a small series of water colour paintings.

Fee: $155 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supplies: IntroWatercolour-SupplyList-2017

Price: $155.00

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Stained Glass Introduction

Date: March 4 – 5
Time:   Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor:  Brian Drover

Stained glass is an eye-catching way to express yourself, and make beautiful gifts for friends or decor for your home. In this hands-on workshop Brian will teach you the basics as you craft a flat piece of stained glass to hang as a decoration or sun-catcher.

Participants are welcome to bring their own glass supplies, tools, and  projects, but this is not required. All tools and materials will be provided. This class is limited to eight participants.

Fee:  $168 (includes HST , supplies are extra)

 

Price: $168.00

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Graphic Novels: An Introduction

Date: March 13 – April 17
Time: 5 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

Comic and illustration veteran Wallace Ryan will use his expertise in graphic novel layout, illustration, and figure drawing to help you create your own graphic novel. You will learn how to create and write the narrative and develop characters as well as how to achieve perfect lines, weight, and proportion in your graphic novel illustrations. Your imagination is the limit! Whether you want to create a superhero epic or illustrate the tale of your parents growing up, all projects are welcomed and encouraged! All skill levels welcome.

Fee: $140 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Graphic Novels

Price: $140.00

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Introduction to Printmaking

Date: April 1-2
Time: Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Anita Singh
In this workshop participants will learn a variety of printmaking techniques including monotrace, collagraph and relief. Participants will experiment and gain hands-on experience with artist Anita Singh creating a series of their own original printworks. Students will learn techniques for carving, creating relief plates using foam and easycut. We will also explore Monotype and Monotrace (drawing and painterly) and collagraph prints, made by building up a ‘plate’ using a collage-like process, learn how to ink your ‘plate’ and print by pressing and rubbing using your hand, a wooden spoon and an etching press.
No previous experience required. Price includes materials and tax.
Fee: $125 (includes HST and supplies)

Price: $125.00

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