Adult Courses

We offer a variety of adult courses in various mediums. If you wish to register, you can do so online by clicking on the course title or by giving us a call at 705-742-3221. We also take registrations in person if you would like to drop by and explore our studios.

To see the classes offered on each specific day, please click on the tab of your preference.

Fall Term: Acrylics I (Monday Mornings)

Acrylics I/ II (Monday Mornings) with Stephen Snider
Monday 9:00 - 12:00 pm
There will be no classes Oct 1 & on Thanksgiving, October 8 2018
This course is for beginners or for beginners with a little experience and need a refresher course.
Each week we will paint a simple scene, instructor will demonstrate as we go and everyone will have lots of time to paint.

 See link below for Course outline and Material List (Materials not included in course)

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Fall Term: Acrylics I (Monday Afternoons)

Acrylics I/ II (Monday Afternoons) with Stephen Snider
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
There will be no classes on Oct 1 & Thanksgiving, October 8 2018
This course is for beginners or for beginners with a little experience and need a refresher course.
Each week we will paint a simple scene, instructor will demonstrate as we go and everyone will have lots of time to paint.

 See link below for Course outline and Material List (Materials not included in course)

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Fall Term: Expressive Acrylic Painting (Monday Evening)

Expressive Acrylic Painting with Megan Ward
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

No Classes on Thanksgiving, Oct 8, 2018.

Learn the art of expressive painting and rethink the process of creating art. Let you creativity guide you.  Follow your instinct and explore different mediums while enjoying this unique process.

See link below for course outline and material list

Click link for course outline: Expressive Arts Outline

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Fall Term: Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting with Megan Ward
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

No Classes during Thanksgiving, Oct 8, 2018.

This course guides beginner- and intermediate-level painters in skill-building and learning practical portraiture techniques. Students may work with either oils or acrylics and will receive instruction specific to the medium of choice. By tackling multiple projects, students will gain an understanding of how to select and create good reference photos, as well as experience in translating their images onto canvas. We’ll also explore modes of expression through colour, composition, and paint application. For those who have never used oil paints before, acrylics are the recommended option. Class discussion and demos will be supplemented with handouts.

See link below for course outline and material list, (Materials are not included in registration fees)

Portrait Painting Outline and Material List

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Intermediate Oil Painting II (Tuesday Afternoon)

Intermediate Oil Painting II (Tuesday Afternoons)
with Jenni Johnston
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The intermediate oil painter will expand their knowledge form the beginner course in, health and safety, colour theory, techniques, composition, and develop observation skills. Each student receives plenty of one-on-one guidance.

See link below for course outline and material list

Outline to follow Shortly

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 14

Fall Term: Acrylic Landscape Painting I/II (Tuesday Evenings)

Paul Nabuurs
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$295, members $265.50
 This beginner acrylic class will introduce the true beginner to the essentials in painting with acrylics. Develop you skills with different mediums, colour theory, composition, and new painting techniques. Each student will easy into this process with step by step guidance, with the final outcome being plenty of one-on-one instruction as you chose and paint your own imagery.
 Click link below for Course Outline and Materials List

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Illustrative Watercolour II/III (Tuesday Evenings)

Illustrative Watercolour II/III (Tuesday Evenings) with Dwayne James
Tuesday 6-9 pm

Have you ever wanted to create hyper-detailed, illustrative watercolours that enhance or even warp reality? It’s surprisingly easy, especially if you can take advantage of science and technology in the planning stages.

In this ten week course, you will be guided through the planning and production of an illustrative, photo-realistic watercolour painting that is based on your own choice of subjects. You will be encouraged to use your imagination and create a finished image that is based on a real subject, but changes it in unique ways that couldn’t be captured with conventional photography.

Most of you have been taught to paint what you see; this course will teach you to paint what you want to see.

See link below for course outline and material list (Materials are not included in course fee)

Illustrative Watercolour Outline and Material List to follow

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Hyper Realism - Oil Painting

Hyper Realism - Oil Painting (Wednesday Evenings)
with Alex Bierk

There will be no class on Halloween Oct 31, 2018

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

Follow Alex Bierk, a dynamic young artist, explore monochromatic oil painting. Learn a specific process to successfully create hyper realistic works of art. Students will use a small grid to allow individuals to carefully observe the intimate details of the subject matter. Working solely in black and white, individuals will paint a complex painting. The focus will be on the detail however these techniques can be translated to rendering a subject in any medium. The class will be augmented by demonstrations and discussion.

Join us Wednesday evening to create these masterful paintings. This process is very detailed, but highly successful.

It is mandatory that all new students attend the first week as canvases will be given out and prep work for painting will be given, and students will have a tour of Alex's Studio. Please come with a pencil and ruler first week.

Material Fee - $70
(for Canvas, photo shoot and printing) Students still need to purchase brushes and paints

Please register by September 17th to allow time for material preparation.

See link below for course outline and material list

Outline to follow

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Watercolour I (Wednesday Morning)

Watercolour I (Wednesday Morning) with Sharon Taylor
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

This course offers a complete introduction to painting with transparent watercolours, from painting wet on wet through glazing and calligraphy. Introduction to composition, colour theory and brushwork will be part of each lesson as we explore a variety of subject matter. You will be introduced to new techniques through demonstrations, and you will have plenty of time to paint during class.

See link below for course outline and material list

Watercolour I course outline and Material List- Sharon Taylor

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Watercolour Painting II (Wed Aft)

Watercolour Painting II with Sharon Taylor
Wednesday 1 pm - 4 pm

If you are looking for more instruction and experience in watercolour painting but don't feel ready for the advanced class this is the venue for you. We will take up where we left off from the Beginners class but with more emphasis on composition, working from life and from photos.  This will give you the opportunity to paint landscapes as you gain more experience handling watercolours. Sharon will demonstrate new techniques, the principles of good composition, how to work from a still life set up, cropping photos and developing thumbnail sketches.

See link below for course outline and material list

Watercolour II - Sharon Taylor

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Fall Term: Watercolour I/II (Thursday Evening)

Watercolour I/II (Thursday Evening) with Debra Bannister
Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

This course offers a complete introduction to painting with transparent watercolours, from painting wet on wet through glazing. Introduction to composition, colour theory and brushwork will be part of each lesson as we explore a variety of subject matter. You will be introduced to new techniques through demonstrations, and you will have plenty of time to paint during class.

Click here for course outline and material list:

Watercolour I II Course Outline and Material List to follow

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 29, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Drawing with Ink (Wed Aft)

Daniel Crawford

Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

$197, members $177

This course is intended to be an introduction to the drawing process with ink, including an examination of observation techniques and an exploration of different drawing materials and the skills needed to work with the medium. By the end of this course you will have a working understanding of various types ways to work with ink to create unique creations.

See link below for course outline

Outline to follow

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$197.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Fall Term: Drawing II

Drawing II

with Daniel Crawford
Thursdays 1-4 pm

Intermediate Drawing is the second phase in the drawing curriculum.  It is designed for the student who has already grasped basic drawing techniques and skills in Drawing I.  This course addresses a variety of topics of interest to the intermediate artist including:

  • Furthering skills and techniques learnt in Introductory drawing;
  • An introduction to drawing from life Learning how to use drawing as a form of artistic expression;
  • Discussion and projects based on various techniques and the styles of artists (contemporary and historical)

Please see link below for Course outline and material list:

Drawing II Outline

I = Beginner

II = Intermediate

III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Drawing I (Thurs evening)

Daniel Crawford

Thursdays 6-9 p.m.

If you can write you can draw. This course is intended to be an introduction to the drawing process, including an examination of observation techniques and an exploration of different drawing materials and the skills needed to work with them. By the end of this course you will have a working understanding of various types of drawing.

See link below for course outline

Drawing I Outline

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Scratchboard I

Lisa Martini-Dunk

Sundays 1:00 - 4:00pm

$295, members $265.50 + $65 material kit fee

There will be no class on Thanksgiving weekend Oct 7 2018.

This course is designed to teach Scratchboard for a beginner and intermediate student. Develop an understanding of the medium and an ability to create unique artwork. An emphasis will be placed on the content of the images created as well as skill in mastering techniques. Through out the course there will an exploration in the many usage of line to create an image.

See link below for Course outline and material list

Scratchboard Course Outline

I = Beginner

II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Pottery I/II (Monday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Monday Evenings) With David Baker

Mondays 6-9 p.m.

There will be no Class on Thanksgiving Oct 8, 2018

The Art Schools pottery department is one of the finest in Ontario with Shimpo  wheels, beautiful glazes, on-site firing, and  instruction from professional potters. At the beginner and intermediate level, students will receive instruction in all aspects of wheel work, how glazes work, how to apply them, and how to develop effective brushwork with slips and oxides.

See link below for course outline

Pottery I/II Outline- David Baker

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Pottery I/II (Tuesday Afternoons)

Pottery I/II (Tuesday Afternoons)
With Karen Hjort-Jensen

Tuesdays 1-4 p.m.

The Art Schools pottery department is one of the finest in Ontario with Shimpo  wheels, beautiful glazes, on-site firing, and  instruction from professional potters. At the beginner and intermediate level, students will receive instruction in all aspects of wheel work, how glazes work, how to apply them, and how to develop effective brushwork with slips and oxides.

(Plus the cost of clay $35.00 per bag. This includes the glazing and firing process)

See link below for course outline

Pottery I/II Outline- Karen Hjort-Jensen

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Fall Term: Pottery I/II (Tuesday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Tuesday Evenings) With David Baker

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

The Art Schools pottery department is one of the finest in Ontario with Shimpo  wheels, beautiful glazes, on-site firing, and  instruction from professional potters. At the beginner and intermediate level, students will receive instruction in all aspects of wheel work, how glazes work, how to apply them, and how to develop effective brushwork with slips and oxides.

See link below for course outline

Pottery I/II Outline- David Baker

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Pottery I/II (Thursday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Thursday Evenings) With David Baker

Thursdays 6-9 p.m.

The Art Schools pottery department is one of the finest in Ontario with Shimpo  wheels, beautiful glazes, on-site firing, and  instruction from professional potters. At the beginner and intermediate level, students will receive instruction in all aspects of wheel work, how glazes work, how to apply them, and how to develop effective brushwork with slips and oxides.

See link below for course outline

Pottery I/II Outline- David Baker

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

No events available...

Fall Term: Jewellery II/III Open Studio (Tuesday Evenings)

Jewellery II
With Sandy MacFarlane

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

There will no classes Oct 9, 2018

This class is intended for students that have a good understanding of the basic jewellery skills and wish to expand their skill set, while continuing to work on their own creative projects. You will be able to explore techniques such as roller printing, fold forming, inlay, surface decoration, and will have access to the studio equipment such as torches, rolling mill, flex-shafts, polisher, etc. Instruction/coaching will be provided on an individual basis to address the skills needed to realize students own designs.

See link below for course outline and material list

Jewellery II&III/Open Studio - Sandy MacFarlane

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$285.00

Date: September 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Fused Glass

Susan Taylor Stevenson
Thursdays 6-9pm

Material fee $75.00/term

This course in glass fusing will be suitable for the beginner and for those with some experience in fusing and slumping. Students will learn the process of working with glass in a kiln and will learn the basics of operating a glass kiln. Colour and layering techniques will be explored as well. Each student will have an opportunity to complete a variety of projects, such as a set  of coasters, a small plate and decorative pieces. There will be time for experimentation and development of each student's creative colour and design ideas as well.

See link below for course outline

Fused Glass I course outline

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Jewellery Bootcamp for Beginners

Jewellery Bootcamp for Beginners with Sandy MacFarlane (3 sessions)

Sundays 12-4 p.m.

Material fee $35

Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 21

This course offers an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills in jewellery-making using basic tools and materials. You will explore metal working techniques with three progressive projects. On completion of the three session, there will be an opportunity to join the Intermediate Jewellery class on Tuesday Evenings 6-9 p.m. (6 sessions @$180)

All tools will be provided by the school.

Additional metals will be available for purchase from the instructor, including sterling silver.

See link below for Course Outline

Jewellery Bootcamp for Beginners Outline

 

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$140.00

Date: September 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Expressive Acrylic Painting (Monday Evening)

Expressive Acrylic Painting with Megan Ward
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

No Classes on Thanksgiving, Oct 8, 2018.

Learn the art of expressive painting and rethink the process of creating art. Let you creativity guide you.  Follow your instinct and explore different mediums while enjoying this unique process.

See link below for course outline and material list

Click link for course outline: Expressive Arts Outline

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 13

Fall Term: Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting with Megan Ward
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

No Classes during Thanksgiving, Oct 8, 2018.

This course guides beginner- and intermediate-level painters in skill-building and learning practical portraiture techniques. Students may work with either oils or acrylics and will receive instruction specific to the medium of choice. By tackling multiple projects, students will gain an understanding of how to select and create good reference photos, as well as experience in translating their images onto canvas. We’ll also explore modes of expression through colour, composition, and paint application. For those who have never used oil paints before, acrylics are the recommended option. Class discussion and demos will be supplemented with handouts.

See link below for course outline and material list, (Materials are not included in registration fees)

Portrait Painting Outline and Material List

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 24, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Drawing with Ink (Wed Aft)

Daniel Crawford

Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

$197, members $177

This course is intended to be an introduction to the drawing process with ink, including an examination of observation techniques and an exploration of different drawing materials and the skills needed to work with the medium. By the end of this course you will have a working understanding of various types ways to work with ink to create unique creations.

See link below for course outline

Outline to follow

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$197.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 11

Fall Term: Fused Glass

Susan Taylor Stevenson
Thursdays 6-9pm

Material fee $75.00/term

This course in glass fusing will be suitable for the beginner and for those with some experience in fusing and slumping. Students will learn the process of working with glass in a kiln and will learn the basics of operating a glass kiln. Colour and layering techniques will be explored as well. Each student will have an opportunity to complete a variety of projects, such as a set  of coasters, a small plate and decorative pieces. There will be time for experimentation and development of each student's creative colour and design ideas as well.

See link below for course outline

Fused Glass I course outline

I = Beginner
II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Scratchboard I

Lisa Martini-Dunk

Sundays 1:00 - 4:00pm

$295, members $265.50 + $65 material kit fee

There will be no class on Thanksgiving weekend Oct 7 2018.

This course is designed to teach Scratchboard for a beginner and intermediate student. Develop an understanding of the medium and an ability to create unique artwork. An emphasis will be placed on the content of the images created as well as skill in mastering techniques. Through out the course there will an exploration in the many usage of line to create an image.

See link below for Course outline and material list

Scratchboard Course Outline

I = Beginner

II = Intermediate
III = Advanced

Help us fill the classes! Get a friend to sign up and receive 10% off, 15% off for the second, 20% off the third for the current term. We want to thank you for helping us spread the word. This discount can not be combined with another offer.

Price: C$295.00

Date: September 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

No events available...