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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Art in the Afternoons: Drawing & Watercolour (Winter)

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


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

: 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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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 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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