Adult Workshops

We offer a variety of adult workshops 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 workshops offered for each medium, please click on the tab of your preference.

Encaustic Workshop

Encaustic Workshop with Victoria Wallace
Oct 21, 10-4 pm
$90, members $81 + $40 material fee

Encaustic is the Greco-Roman practice of painting with pigmented melted beeswax. These comprehensive encaustic workshops will give participants an understanding of the encaustic medium, from the classical to the experimental. Artists, from emerging to professional, will find these workshops an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabularies with wax.

 $40 material fee which includes encaustic medium, beeswax, encaustic pigments, 3 specially gesso’d for encaustic 10” x 10” boards for each artist to work on in the class, plus the use of the artist-instructor’s brushes, tools and equipment. Students bring their own notepads for taking notes.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by October 17, 2017.

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$90.00

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Intro to Fluid Acrylics

Intro to Fluid Acrylics with Sharon Taylor

Oct 22, 10-4 pm

$90, members $81 + $15 material fee

Come enjoy a day of learning a new way to paint with acrylics. Allow paint to be paint, as you see the colours interact with each other all while loosely painting a realistic image. This process is sure to excite you as you see your painting come to life with ease. All supplies will be provided.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by October 18, 2017.

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$90.00

Date: October 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Scratchboard Greeting Cards

Scratchboard Greeting Cards with Lisa Martini-Dunk
Nov 5, 12-4 pm
$60, members $54 + $16 material kit

Interested in send out your own personalized Greeting Cards made by you! This short workshop will allow you to learn simple techniques of Scratch Boards while creating a fun thoughtful card for you to share with your friends and family this holiday season.

Scratchboards are a board that has been compressed with clay and black ink and has a printmaking quality result. Learn about the history of Scratchboards. There will be a discussion on line, texture, light, shadow and colour. Printing options are listed below if you wish for us to take your image and get it multiplied.

Cards will be ready just in time for the Holiday Season. Come join this workshop and make your Christmas giving extra special this year.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, November 1, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: November 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Watercolour Batik

Watercolour Batik with Sharon Taylor

November 12, 10-4 p.m.

$90, members $81 + $15 material fee

If you are interested in Watercolour, this workshop is for you. Learn a new technique that will allow your watercolour images to take on a Batik look. This step by step process will guide you through combining layers of wax and watercolour to create a unique image. All materials are included, though if you do have your own watercolour colours that you would like to use please bring them along.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by November 8, 2017.

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$90.00

Date: November 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Acrylic Painting with Chromatic Black: Giorgio Morandi

Acrylic Painting with Chromatic Black: Giorgio Morandi

Victoria Wallace

Nov 18, 10-4 p.m.

$90, members $81, + $15 material fee

Come learn how to paint with chromatic black. This is a great colour theory workshop. Create a piece of artwork in the style of Giorgio Morandi. His simple still life subjects are an excellent way to learn about mixing colours and how to create subtle tones in your painting.

 

Giorgio Morandi (July 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings are noted for their tonal subtlety in depicting apparently simple subjects, which were limited mainly to vases, bottles, bowls, flowers and landscapes. In this workshop you will create still life paintings using his signature chromatic black palette, based loosely on your own interpretations of several of his still life paintings with acrylic paints and mediums.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by November 14, 2017.

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$90.00

Date: November 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Op Art Project: Victor Vasarey

Op Art Project: Victor Vasarey

Victoria Wallace

December 2, 12-4 pm

$60, members $54 + $20 material fee

Magic Cube Workshop

(French/Hungarian, 1906–1997) ... Victor Vasarley, was a Hungarian-French artist credited with having created the Op Art movement. Vasarely experimented with textural effects, perspective, shadow and light. Learn about and try one of his techniques. In this workshop, you will learn about his magic cube method and create simple optical illusions of depth with the use of light, shadow and colour with acrylic paints and mediums.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, Nov 29, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: December 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Scratchboard Greeting Cards

Scratchboard Greeting Cards with Lisa Martini-Dunk
Nov 5, 12-4 pm
$60, members $54 + $16 material kit

Interested in send out your own personalized Greeting Cards made by you! This short workshop will allow you to learn simple techniques of Scratch Boards while creating a fun thoughtful card for you to share with your friends and family this holiday season.

Scratchboards are a board that has been compressed with clay and black ink and has a printmaking quality result. Learn about the history of Scratchboards. There will be a discussion on line, texture, light, shadow and colour. Printing options are listed below if you wish for us to take your image and get it multiplied.

Cards will be ready just in time for the Holiday Season. Come join this workshop and make your Christmas giving extra special this year.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, November 1, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: November 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Pottery: Handbuilt Textured Platters

Pottery: Handbuilt Textured Platters with David Baker
Nov 5, 12-2 pm + Nov 12, 12-2 pm
$75, members $67.50 (includes clay)

Ever wanted your own personalized Platter or wish to make one for someone special, or give as a gift? This two day workshop will allow you to learn slab forming techniques to create a unique medium sized platter. Perfect for a gift giving or to enjoy your own kitchen. No experience is necessary. Individuals will be able to make 1 or 2  platters. Day two will be glazing your pieces.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, November 1, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$75.00

Date: November 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

Pottery: Christmas Ornaments

Pottery: Christmas Ornaments with David Baker

Nov 19 + Nov 26, 10-12 noon

$75, members $67.50, clay and firing included

Enjoy a few hours in our pottery studio while making your own one of a kind xmas ornaments. Be creative this Holiday season, adore your tree with your own creations or gift them to someone special. Day 1 will be creating your ornaments, while Day 2 you will be glazing them.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for firing after the workshop. Individuals will be called once items are ready for pick up.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by November 15, 2017.

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$75.00

Date: November 19, 2017

Available Spaces: 8

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Fused Glass Pendants

Fused Glass Pendants with Susan Taylor-Stevenson
Oct 21, 10-2 pm
$60, members $54 plus material fee $30

Create two lovely pendants  for yourself or to give as gifts. The use of dichroic and iridescent glass in design work will be explored which give a stunning look to the pendants. In addition, participants will be introduced to the basics of working with glass as a medium and to the fundamentals of running a glass kiln. This workshop welcomes those new to glass and those with some experience.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, Oct 11, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Fused Glass Pendants

Fused Glass Pendants with Susan Taylor-Stevenson
Oct 21, 10-2 pm
$60, members $54 plus material fee $30

Create two lovely pendants  for yourself or to give as gifts. The use of dichroic and iridescent glass in design work will be explored which give a stunning look to the pendants. In addition, participants will be introduced to the basics of working with glass as a medium and to the fundamentals of running a glass kiln. This workshop welcomes those new to glass and those with some experience.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, Oct 11, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Encaustic Workshop

Encaustic Workshop with Victoria Wallace
Oct 21, 10-4 pm
$90, members $81 + $40 material fee

Encaustic is the Greco-Roman practice of painting with pigmented melted beeswax. These comprehensive encaustic workshops will give participants an understanding of the encaustic medium, from the classical to the experimental. Artists, from emerging to professional, will find these workshops an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabularies with wax.

 $40 material fee which includes encaustic medium, beeswax, encaustic pigments, 3 specially gesso’d for encaustic 10” x 10” boards for each artist to work on in the class, plus the use of the artist-instructor’s brushes, tools and equipment. Students bring their own notepads for taking notes.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by October 17, 2017.

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$90.00

Date: October 21, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Fused Glass Bowls

Fused Glass Bowls with Susan Taylor-Stevenson
Oct 22, 10-2 pm, Oct 29, 10-12
$90, members $81 plus material fee $30

Participants in this workshop will be creating two small bowls of their own design and colour choice. Basic glass cutting techniques, glass design considerations and the fundamentals of working with  projects in a kiln will also be introduced. Those new to glass, and those with some experience will find this workshop both informative and fun.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, Oct 18 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$90.00

Date: October 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments

Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments with Susan Taylor-Stevenson
Nov 4, 10-2 pm
$60, members $54 plus material fee $30

Participants in this workshop will be creating 2-3  small decorations of their own design and colour choice. Basic glass cutting techniques, glass design considerations and the fundamentals of working with  projects in a kiln will also be introduced. Those new to glass, and those with some experience will find this workshop both informative and fun.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, Oct 25 2016.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: November 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 7

Scratchboard Greeting Cards

Scratchboard Greeting Cards with Lisa Martini-Dunk
Nov 5, 12-4 pm
$60, members $54 + $16 material kit

Interested in send out your own personalized Greeting Cards made by you! This short workshop will allow you to learn simple techniques of Scratch Boards while creating a fun thoughtful card for you to share with your friends and family this holiday season.

Scratchboards are a board that has been compressed with clay and black ink and has a printmaking quality result. Learn about the history of Scratchboards. There will be a discussion on line, texture, light, shadow and colour. Printing options are listed below if you wish for us to take your image and get it multiplied.

Cards will be ready just in time for the Holiday Season. Come join this workshop and make your Christmas giving extra special this year.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by, November 1, 2017.

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 cannot be combined with another offer.

Price: C$60.00

Date: November 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Watercolour Batik

Watercolour Batik with Sharon Taylor

November 12, 10-4 p.m.

$90, members $81 + $15 material fee

If you are interested in Watercolour, this workshop is for you. Learn a new technique that will allow your watercolour images to take on a Batik look. This step by step process will guide you through combining layers of wax and watercolour to create a unique image. All materials are included, though if you do have your own watercolour colours that you would like to use please bring them along.

Early Registration is required to ensure enrolment. Low enrolment may lead to workshop being cancelled. Please register by November 8, 2017.

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$90.00

Date: November 12, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

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