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Art in the Afternoons: Drawing & Watercolour (Fall)

Date: September 21 – November 9
Time: 8 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

$145 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Price: $145.00

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The Rug Hooker’s Workshop Series (Fall)

Date: October 15 – November 19
Time: 6 Sundays, 2:30 – 5:30 pm or 10 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Catherine McCausland

Register for selected classes, or the whole series for a discount!

For anyone who has completed the introductory workshop, or has some rug hooking experience, this workshop series is a great way to work through a project from “idea” to completion while improving your overall rug hooking skills.  Each class includes a featured lesson with sampler pattern and general hooking time.

Full Series: $190 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 1: Get a Pattern
Sunday, October 15, 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Bring an idea and we’ll develop a pattern or choose from available designs. You will learn a simple photo-to-pattern method, choose border options, and transfer your design onto burlap.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 2: Pick Your Colours
Sunday, October 22, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Pick colours that compliment each and the right texture of yarns or fabrics for your piece. Make your pattern stand out! Exploration of Memory Mats and then general hooking time.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 3: Hooking Effects
Sunday, October 29, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Get guidance on bringing your design to life: to outline or not, variations on outline styles, direction of hooking techniques, and using these tools to create movement and variety in your piece.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 4: Details, Shadows & Highlights
Sunday, November 5, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Learn a super-simple three-shade method to create shadows and highlights. Practice a variety of stitch sizes to create fine detail in your work.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 5: Texture Effects
Sunday, November 12, 2:30 – 5:30 pm
Create fascinating and unusual textures that make your mat really unique. Explore unusual material choices and play with pile (stitch height and distance). These techniques make your mat a joy to both look at and touch.
$46 (includes HST & supplies)

Class 6: Finishing Off
Sunday, November 19, 10 am – 4 pm (with a lunch break) extended set-up day
Get a professional finish to your mat. Complete the finishing touches, correct any mistakes, clean up and press. You will learn about colour adjustment and clarification, turning and hanging options. Catherine will go over a variety of uses for rug hooked pieces.
$87 (includes HST & supplies)

Notes:
– 9″ x 12″ designs available.
– Fabric provided but students should be prepared to bring additional fabric for larger designs.
– Please bring your own scissors, hooks, and cutters.

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Price: from $46.00

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Introduction to Acrylics (Fall)

Dates: October 24 – Nov 28 (no class October 31)
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Instructor: Darren Whalen

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. 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

To see samples of Darren’s artwork click here


Price: $168.00

Graphic Novels: An Introduction

Date: October 30 – November 27
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: $125 (includes HST, supplies extra)

Supply list: Graphic Novels

Price: $125.00

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Watercolour: Beyond the Basics (Fall)

Date: November 7 – December 12
Time: 5 Tuesdays, 7:00- 9:30 pm
Instructor: April White

If you have watercoloured before and want to a develop your skills then this is the class for you. This class offers an encouraging atmosphere to continue to explore watercolour as a medium, refine your technique, and find your style. 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. April White will spend time with each individual, helping them grow from their current skill level, as well as help students work towards an independent practice.

Fee: $155 (includes HST, supplies extra)

 

Price: $155.00

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Introduction to Art History Part II: Rococo to Contemporary

Date: date not yet set, gathering interest
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 annatempletoncentre@gmail.com

Price: $188.00

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