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: 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: 5

Fall Term: Watercolour I (Wednesday Morning)

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

Start Date: Oct 3rd

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: October 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Fall Term: Watercolour Painting II (Wed Aft)

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

Start Date: Oct 3rd

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: October 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

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Fall Term: Photography I (Wednesday Evenings)

Photography I
With Bill Lockington

Wednesday 6-9pm

at LLF Lawyers

332 Aylmer St. N. Peterborough

8 weeks: Sept 26, Oct 3, 10,24, Nov 7, 14, 28 & Dec 5th

$60 Manual

This course is designed to capture the joys of photography – to create interesting images that combine the sensibility or feelings of a photographic eye with technique and tools of photography equipment - to distinguish between superior and mediocre images and to better understand the harmony of artistic elements, compositions, light and exposure, with the capabilities of film, the camera, lenses and accessories.

The course will be comprised of eight weekly 3-hour sessions, two of which will be ‘travel shots’ to events or places to do on-site photography.

This is a progressive course, from an understanding of the basic principals of photography to equipment, artistic elements, travel tips, technique, subject, people, landscape, presentation and preservation.

Digital Images will be used extensively to illustrate technique, composition, and exposure.

During the teaching sessions, students will be required to do a photographic project each week and present five images at the following lesson for evaluation and learning. Photos can be brought in on CD or card reader or memory stick/data traveller devices.

Photography 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$235.00

Date: September 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 0