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: Hyper Realism Portraits - Oil Painting (Wednesday Morning)

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

Wednesday 9:30 am -12:30 p.m.

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 Sept 18th 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: September 27, 2017

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.

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: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

Fall Term: Watercolour Painting II

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 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

Fall 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)

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$100.00

Date: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 14

Fall Term: Pottery I/II (Monday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Monday Evenings) With David Baker

Mondays 6-9 p.m.

No Classes on Thanksgiving

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, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

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Fall Term: Printmaking I

Printmaking I with Lisa Martini Dunk
Wednesday 6-9 pm

$295, members $265.50 + $105 material fee

This course is designed as a basic intro to printmaking techniques and the art of intaglio printing and relief printing. There will be an exploration of both black and white and colour reduction  printing. The course goals are to develop an understanding of the medium and an ability to create art using printmaking and intaglio processes in a non toxic way. An emphasis will be placed on the content of the images created as well as skill in mastering techniques.

See link below for course outline and material list

printmaking 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, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

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