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)
Please Note: This class is full but we do keep a waiting list. If you are interested in attending this class, then please let us know and we will contact you if a space becomes available. Call us at 739-7623 or email <email@example.com>
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
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
Introduction to Watercolours (Spring)
Date: May 3 – June 7
Time: 6 Wednesdays, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: April White
Watercolours are a medium with potential for both gentleness and vibrancy and so have a great expressive capacity for any artist, but like anything they take practice to master. Working from still life and selected images, this class will teach you how to prepare your paper, plan your image, and apply the paint to achieve a variety of palettes, tonal values, and textures. Whether you are interested in figurative, abstract, landscape, or more contemporary designs, this class will provide a great technical foundation for you to progress with this medium. Leave with a small series of paintings that will make great references as you move forward. A great class to take with a friend!
Fee: $186 (includes HST, supplies extra)
(Supply list soon to be announced)
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
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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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.
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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
Date: June 3 – 24
Times: 4 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Wallace Ryan
Take your creative vibes outside! Get outdoors and soak up the oncoming summer while drawing some of the many beautiful natural features of our city. Some classes will meet at Anna Templeton Centre and arrange out from there, and others will have you meeting in a variety of areas around town, including Signal Hill, the battery, and Bannerman Park. Indoor venues for rainy days include the spectacular views from the Craft Council Gallery and The Rooms. Bring your favourite pencils, add colour with conte and pastels, and learn from masterful drawer Wallace Ryan how to capture the light, colour, and texture of the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Fee: $128 (includes HST, supplies extra)
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Art History Part II: Rococo to Contemporary
Date: dates TBA
Time: 8 weeks, 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)
Interested in this class? Let us know by calling 739-7623 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org