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.

Winter Term: Acrylics I (Monday Afternoons)

Acrylics I (Monday Afternoons) with Stephen Snider
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
There will be no classes during March Break
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

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Winter Term: Intermediate Intuitive Painting (Monday Afternoon)

Intermediate Intuitive Painting with Brianna Gosselin
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

No Classes during March Break

Expand your knowledge of the art of intuitive painting and exploring the process of creating rather then only being concerned with the finished product.
 We will learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of making art and focusing on the business end. As a group we will create a body of work and prepare for a group art show that will take place in one of the downtown cafes/businesses. Students will walk away with the knowledge and skills that are required to prepare for a show, hanging, promotion and how to host a reception.

Please note this course is not for beginners.

Required Materials:

- Acrylic Paint: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White and a variety of any colors that speak to you, they can be vibrant, bold, or neutral. It is important to select colors you find inviting.


- Brushes: Foam brushes (mod podge ones-these can be purchased at the dollar store) and a variety of brushes you prefer to use.

- A Spray Bottle for Water

- A variety of mark making tools you find interesting: sticks, hair clips, stamps, corks, string, stencils, comb, etc.

- Canvases. We will be working on at least two paintings at a time. It is recommended to work with canvases 18x20 or larger.
- A small notebook or journal. We will be exploring how to record daily findings that are inspirational to us and help us organize our thoughts. These art journals/notebooks are personal and you will not be required to show them to the class if you do not wish to.

There is always the option of using the schools supplies for an additional $35. This doesn't include canvases. You must purchase your own canvas please.

See link below for course outline and material list

Intuitive Painting- Brianna Gosselin

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Intuitive Painting (Monday Evening)

Intuitive Painting with Brianna Gosselin
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

No Classes during March Break

Learn the art of intuitive painting and exploring the process of creating rather then only being concerned with the finished product.
 We will be exploring how to approach the canvas, paint application, mark making, texture choice, warm vs cool colors, color theory and layering. Learn to listen to your intuition and trust in the creative process, discover what emerges between each layer of paint and bring out what comes naturally.

Required Materials:

- Acrylic Paint: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White and a variety of any colors that speak to you, they can be vibrant, bold, or neutral. It is important to select colors you find inviting.


- Brushes: Foam brushes (mod podge ones-these can be purchased at the dollar store) and a variety of brushes you prefer to use.

- A Spray Bottle for Water

- A variety of mark making tools you find interesting: sticks, hair clips, stamps, corks, string, stencils, comb, etc.

- Canvases. We will be working on at least two paintings at a time. It is recommended to work with canvases 18x20 or larger.
- A small notebook or journal. We will be exploring how to record daily findings that are inspirational to us and help us organize our thoughts. These art journals/notebooks are personal and you will not be required to show them to the class if you do not wish to.

There is always the option of using the schools supplies for an additional $35. This doesn't include canvases. You must purchase your own canvas please.

See link below for course outline and material list

Intuitive Painting- Brianna Gosselin

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Winter Term: Watercolour I (Monday Evenings)

Watercolour I (Monday Evenings) with Stephen Snider

Monday 6:00-9:00pm

No Classes during March Break

This course offers a complete introduction to painting with transparent watercolours, from painting wet on wet through to glazing. Introduction to composition, colour theory and brushwork will be part of each lesson as we explore a variety of subject matter. Each class will also introduce 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

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Winter Term: Intermediate Oil Painting II (Tuesday Afternoon)

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

No Classes during March Break

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

Oil Painting II 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: January 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Winter Term: Acrylic Landscape Painting I (Tuesday Evenings)

Paul Nabuurs
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$285, members $256.50

No Classes:  during March Break

 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: January 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Winter Term: Acrylics: An Expose of Acrylic Mediums, Methods and Artistic Voice (Tuesday Afternoon)

Acrylics: An Expose of Acrylic Mediums, Methods and Artistic Voice (Tuesday Afternoons)
with Victoria Wallace
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

 

$295, members $265.50, plus $40 material fee

Discover the techniques of professional acrylic artists and your unique artistic voice through the examination of the vast array of acrylic mediums and paints available today. This course is designed to familiarize the artist with the incredibly diverse artistic applications of acrylic mediums, making the creative process second nature. Work with mixed media and acrylic skins, transparencies, glazes & washes, dry media ground, the use of stencils, incising, immediate transfer onto rigid substrates, 21st century grisaille, interference acrylics and discover how to utilize textured acrylic mediums. Instruction is suitable for beginner to professional artists.

Kit includes: all paints and mediums, two 10” x 10” gesso’d boards per class.

Students must bring their own canvasses, panels, brushes, rags, water containers, and notepad for taking notes.

acrylics-mediums-methods-and-artistic-voice 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: January 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Winter Term: Hyper Realism Portraits - Oil Painting (Wednesday Evening)

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

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

No Classes During March Break

Portraits are highly valued in the History of Art, Jan Vermeer, Ingres and Chuck Close, have all explored the motif of portraiture. It is a great skill to learn. Follow Alex Bierk, a dynamic young artist, explore the motif of the portraits. 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. Working solely in black and white, individuals will paint a complex 18” x 24” portrait. The focus will be on the portrait 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 portraits. This process is very detailed, but highly successful. You will be working all term on the one portrait.

 

It is mandatory that all new students attend the first week as photographs will be taken for self portraits, canvases will be given out and prep work for painting will be given, and students will have a tour of Alex's Studio.

Material Fee - $60
(for Canvas, photo shoot and printing) Students still need to purchase brushes and paints

Please register by September 19th to allow time for material preparation.

See link below for course outline and material list

Hyper Realism Portraits Outline
Enrolment limited to 12 students

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: February 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Winter Term: Watercolour I (Wednesday Morning)

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

No Classes during March Break

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.

Material List:
1 sheet of Arches 140 lb Watercolour Paper (22 x 30)
1 brush at least a # 10 round (#12 or 14 even better) and /or a 1 inch flat should spring back when wet
A palette something to put your paints in …should have a large mixing area / areas and a lid.
Paints Primary colours- red, yellow and blue to start.
Alizarin Crimson or Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
New Gamboge (Yellow) or some other yellow hue
Burnt Sienna is also essential.
1 masking tape
HB pencil
Sketch book
12” ruler
Paper towel
*Eventually you will need masking fluid
If you are unsure about buying supplies you can use The Art School's Materials for $35 per term. See payment options.

See link below for course outline and material list

Watercolour I- 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: February 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Winter Term: Watercolour Painting II

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

No Classes during March Break

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: February 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 0

Winter Term: Oil Painting I/II (Wednesday Evening)

John Climenhage

Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

No Classes during March Break

 

The beginner oil painter will learn all there is to know about painting with oil: brushes, paints and mediums, health and safety, colour theory, techniques, composition, and develop observation skills. Each student receives plenty of one-on-one guidance.

Intermediate students can choose to follow the course curriculum, or explore their own imagery at any point.

See Link below for Course outline and Materials list.

Oil Painting 1 Course 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: February 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Winter Term: Oil Painting I (Thursday Afternoon)

Oil Painting I (Thursday Afternoons)
with Jenni Johnston
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No Classes during March Break

 

The beginner oil painter will learn all there is to know about painting with oil: brushes, paints and mediums, 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

Oil Painting 1 - Jenni Johnston

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Winter Term: Open Studio (Drawing and Painting II/III)

No Instructor

Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

$100, members $90

$50, (Already taking a 10 week course this term)

No Classes: During March Break (March 16th)

Come create in a positive environment amongst other artists.
Open studio is designed for artists wishing to create in an inspiring atmosphere with other artists. This is a great opportunity to connect with artists in the community, receive positive feedback on your work and recharge your creativity.

$100 per term
$200 for year (two 10 week terms, one 6 week term)

$50 If you are already taking a 10 week course this term

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$50.00

Date: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Winter Term: Drawing I ( Thursday Mornings)

Winter Term: Drawing I with Daniel Crawford
Thursdays 9-12pm

No Classes during March Break

Anyone can learn how to draw. It is the most fundamental and useful skill. It is the point of departure for most artistic pursuits. Hone your technical and perceptual skills in one of our beginner or Intermediate 10 week Drawing courses. Work from life and photographs learning about composition, value and mark making.

See link below for course outline and material list

Drawing I 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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Winter Term: Drawing II

Drawing II

with Daniel Crawford
Thursdays 1-4 pm

No Classes during March Break

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 2

Winter Term: Drawing I (Thurs evening)

Daniel Crawford

Thursdays 6-9 p.m.

 

Class cancelled for March Break

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

Winter Term: Scratchboard I

Lisa Martini-Dunk

Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00pm

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

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Open Studio (Drawing and Painting II/III)

No Instructor

Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

$100, members $90

$50, (Already taking a 10 week course this term)

No Classes: During March Break (March 16th)

Come create in a positive environment amongst other artists.
Open studio is designed for artists wishing to create in an inspiring atmosphere with other artists. This is a great opportunity to connect with artists in the community, receive positive feedback on your work and recharge your creativity.

$100 per term
$200 for year (two 10 week terms, one 6 week term)

$50 If you are already taking a 10 week course this term

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$50.00

Date: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Winter Term: Pottery I/II (Monday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Monday Evenings) With David Baker

Mondays 6-9 p.m.

No Classes during March Break

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 4

Winter Term: Pottery Memberships

Students who have taken a pottery course can use our facilities to create their own pottery pieces. Access to the studio is Tuesday-Friday from 10-5, and when evening classes are running. There is no access to the pottery studio during scheduled pottery classes.

$110 Per Term
Gold Pottery Membership: $90 + One workshop
Elite Pottery Membership: $85 + 10 week Pottery course.

Please sign and bring in contract before commencing membership.

Pottery Membership Contract

Price: C$85.00

Date: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 26

Winter Term: Pottery I/II (Tuesday Afternoons)

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

Tuesdays 1-4 p.m.

No Classes during March Break

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: January 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Pottery I/II (Tuesday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Tuesday Evenings) With David Baker

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

No Classes during March Break

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: January 31, 2017

Available Spaces: 1

Winter Term: Pottery I/II (Thursday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Thursday Evenings) With David Baker

Thursdays 6-9 p.m.

No Classes during March Break

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

Winter Term: Family Pottery (Saturday Afternoons)

Jillian Marshall

Saturdays 1-3pm 

4 weeks (Feb 4-25)

$110/person, members $99 (includes clay, glazing, and firing)

 

No Classes Easter Weekend

This creative course focuses on the experimentation and expression of individuality through pottery. Students will be able to feel the magic of throwing their own pots, as well as learning hand building techniques and sculpture. All materials used are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

(includes clay, glazing and firing).

See link for Class outline:

Family Pottery Outline

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$110.00

Date: February 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Jewellery II (Tuesday Evenings)

Jewellery II
With Val Davidson

8 weeks - Feb 21- April 18

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

There will be no class during March Break - March 14

 

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 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: February 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Winter Term: Jewellery I (Wednesday Evenings)

Jewellery  I with Val Davidson

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

8 weeks (Feb 22- April 19)

There will be no class March 15 due to March Break

 

This course offers an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills in jewellery-making using basic tools and materials. You will explore metal working techniques such as piercing, filing, forming, cold connections, soldering, and polishing.

StarterTool Kit:

A starter kit of basic tools and samples of base metals must be purchased before the first lesson (first-time students only). The cost of this kit is $60 (including tax, see payment options) and includes the following items:
Jewellers’ saw frame
Jewellers’ saw blades ( x 12)
Wooden bench pin & bench clamp
Sanding sticks
Polishing stick
Sand paper samples - various grits
Sample metals:
copper/brass/nickel
sheet/wire/tubing

Other items recommended to bring to class:
• Needle files
• Flat file
• ½ round file
• Pliers - round-nose, flat-nose, chain-nose
• Wire snips
• Tweezers - fine tip, cross-locking
• Hammers - ball peen, cross peen, riveting, rawhide or delron
• Paper towel or old towel/rag
• Paint sticks
• Sharpie fine point permanent marker
• Notebook
• 6” ruler
• Optivisor (if needed)

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

See link below for course outline

Jewellery 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$235.00

Date: February 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

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Winter Term: Scratchboard I

Lisa Martini-Dunk

Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00pm

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

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Intermediate Intuitive Painting (Monday Afternoon)

Intermediate Intuitive Painting with Brianna Gosselin
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

No Classes during March Break

Expand your knowledge of the art of intuitive painting and exploring the process of creating rather then only being concerned with the finished product.
 We will learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of making art and focusing on the business end. As a group we will create a body of work and prepare for a group art show that will take place in one of the downtown cafes/businesses. Students will walk away with the knowledge and skills that are required to prepare for a show, hanging, promotion and how to host a reception.

Please note this course is not for beginners.

Required Materials:

- Acrylic Paint: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White and a variety of any colors that speak to you, they can be vibrant, bold, or neutral. It is important to select colors you find inviting.


- Brushes: Foam brushes (mod podge ones-these can be purchased at the dollar store) and a variety of brushes you prefer to use.

- A Spray Bottle for Water

- A variety of mark making tools you find interesting: sticks, hair clips, stamps, corks, string, stencils, comb, etc.

- Canvases. We will be working on at least two paintings at a time. It is recommended to work with canvases 18x20 or larger.
- A small notebook or journal. We will be exploring how to record daily findings that are inspirational to us and help us organize our thoughts. These art journals/notebooks are personal and you will not be required to show them to the class if you do not wish to.

There is always the option of using the schools supplies for an additional $35. This doesn't include canvases. You must purchase your own canvas please.

See link below for course outline and material list

Intuitive Painting- Brianna Gosselin

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Intuitive Painting (Monday Evening)

Intuitive Painting with Brianna Gosselin
Monday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

No Classes during March Break

Learn the art of intuitive painting and exploring the process of creating rather then only being concerned with the finished product.
 We will be exploring how to approach the canvas, paint application, mark making, texture choice, warm vs cool colors, color theory and layering. Learn to listen to your intuition and trust in the creative process, discover what emerges between each layer of paint and bring out what comes naturally.

Required Materials:

- Acrylic Paint: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White and a variety of any colors that speak to you, they can be vibrant, bold, or neutral. It is important to select colors you find inviting.


- Brushes: Foam brushes (mod podge ones-these can be purchased at the dollar store) and a variety of brushes you prefer to use.

- A Spray Bottle for Water

- A variety of mark making tools you find interesting: sticks, hair clips, stamps, corks, string, stencils, comb, etc.

- Canvases. We will be working on at least two paintings at a time. It is recommended to work with canvases 18x20 or larger.
- A small notebook or journal. We will be exploring how to record daily findings that are inspirational to us and help us organize our thoughts. These art journals/notebooks are personal and you will not be required to show them to the class if you do not wish to.

There is always the option of using the schools supplies for an additional $35. This doesn't include canvases. You must purchase your own canvas please.

See link below for course outline and material list

Intuitive Painting- Brianna Gosselin

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: January 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Winter Term: Scratchboard I

Lisa Martini-Dunk

Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00pm

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

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: February 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

Winter Term: Jewellery II (Tuesday Evenings)

Jewellery II
With Val Davidson

8 weeks - Feb 21- April 18

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

There will be no class during March Break - March 14

 

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 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: February 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Winter Term: Jewellery I (Wednesday Evenings)

Jewellery  I with Val Davidson

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

8 weeks (Feb 22- April 19)

There will be no class March 15 due to March Break

 

This course offers an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills in jewellery-making using basic tools and materials. You will explore metal working techniques such as piercing, filing, forming, cold connections, soldering, and polishing.

StarterTool Kit:

A starter kit of basic tools and samples of base metals must be purchased before the first lesson (first-time students only). The cost of this kit is $60 (including tax, see payment options) and includes the following items:
Jewellers’ saw frame
Jewellers’ saw blades ( x 12)
Wooden bench pin & bench clamp
Sanding sticks
Polishing stick
Sand paper samples - various grits
Sample metals:
copper/brass/nickel
sheet/wire/tubing

Other items recommended to bring to class:
• Needle files
• Flat file
• ½ round file
• Pliers - round-nose, flat-nose, chain-nose
• Wire snips
• Tweezers - fine tip, cross-locking
• Hammers - ball peen, cross peen, riveting, rawhide or delron
• Paper towel or old towel/rag
• Paint sticks
• Sharpie fine point permanent marker
• Notebook
• 6” ruler
• Optivisor (if needed)

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

See link below for course outline

Jewellery 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$235.00

Date: February 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

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