Adult Workshops and Courses

Adult Courses

Spring Term: Portrait Painting

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

No Classes during Victoria Day Weekend - May 21, 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$195.00

Date: April 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Spring Term: Pottery Memberships

Spring Term: Pottery Membership

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.

There is no access to the studio during Victoria Day Weekend.

$80 Per Term
Gold Pottery Membership: $65 + One workshop
Elite Pottery Membership: $60 + 6 week Pottery course.

Please sign and bring in contract before commencing membership.

Pottery Membership Contract

Price: C$80.00

Date: April 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 23

Spring Term: Printmaking Engraving

with Lisa Martini Dunk

Monday, 6-9 p.m.

$195, members $175.50 + $40 material fee

No Classes during Victoria Day (May 21)

This course is designed as a basic intro to printmaking techniques and the art of intaglio 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.

Printmaking - Engraving

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$195.00

Date: April 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Spring Term: Oil Painting II (Tuesday Afternoon)

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

The intermediate oil painter will develop their skills on 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.

Click here for course outline and material list: Oil Painting II Outline

Outline 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$195.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

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

Jewellery II/III
With Sandy MacFarlane

Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.

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$195.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Spring Term: Pottery I &II (Tuesday Evenings)

Pottery I &II (Tuesday Evenings)
With David Baker

Tuesday 6-9 p.m.

This course concentrates on fundamental skills for designing your own work and problem solving. It is designed to help potters who already have potting experience to advance in both technique and creativity. Class discussion, demonstrations and individual instruction will develop established skills, and take you to the next level.

(Plus the cost of clay - $35 per bag. Includes glazing and firing process)

Click here for Course outline: Pottery I/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$195.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Spring 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.

Click here for course outline: Pottery I / II Outline

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$195.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Spring 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

 

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$195.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Spring Term: Acrylic Landscapes I (Tuesday Evenings)

Paul Nabuurs
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$195, members $175.50
 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
See Course material list below

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$195.00

Date: May 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Spring Term: Printmaking Relief

with Lisa Martini Dunk

Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

$195, members $175.50 + $40 material fee

This course is designed as a basic intro to printmaking techniques and the art of 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 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.

Printmaking - Relief

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$195.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

Spring Term: Watercolour Painting II/III

Watercolour Painting II/III with Sharon Taylor
Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 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.

Clink here for course outline and material list: Watercolour Painting II/III

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$195.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 2

Spring Term: Watercolour I/II (Wednesday Morning)

Watercolour I/II (Wednesday Morning) with Sharon Taylor
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

 

Click here for course outline and material list: Watercolour I/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$195.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 12

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

John Climenhage

Wednesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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 I 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$195.00

Date: May 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Spring Term: Drawing II

Drawing II

with Daniel Crawford
Thursdays 1:00-4:00 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);

See link below for course outline and materials list.

Course outline 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$195.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

Spring Term: Fused Glass I

Susan Taylor Stevenson
Thursdays 6-9pm

$195, members $175.50; + material fee $60

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, and decorative pieces. There will be time for experimentation and development of each student's creative colour and design ideas as well.

Click here for course outline: Fused Glass 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$195.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

Spring 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

Click Here for Course Outline : Pottery I/II Outline

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$195.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

Spring 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

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$195.00

Date: May 3, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Spring Term: Fused Glass I

Susan Taylor Stevenson
Fridays 9-12 noon

$195, members $175.50; + material fee $60

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, and decorative pieces. There will be time for experimentation and development of each student's creative colour and design ideas as well.

Click here for course outline: Fused Glass 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$195.00

Date: May 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Spring Term: Scratchboard I/II

with Lisa Martini Dunk

Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

$195, members $175.50 + $40 material 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 art, using Scratchboard. 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.

Scratchboard 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$195.00

Date: May 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

Spring Term: Pottery I &II (Monday Evenings)

Pottery I &II (Monday Evenings)
With David Baker

Monday 6-9 p.m.

Class will start May 7th

There will be no class May 21, 2018 for Victoria Day.

This course concentrates on fundamental skills for designing your own work and problem solving. It is designed to help potters who already have potting experience to advance in both technique and creativity. Class discussion, demonstrations and individual instruction will develop established skills, and take you to the next level.

(Plus the cost of clay - $35 per bag. Includes glazing and firing process)

Click Here for Course outline: Pottery I/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$195.00

Date: May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Spring Term: Acrylics I /II (Monday Afternoons)

Acrylics I/II (Monday Afternoons) with Stephen Snider
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Class will start May 7th
There will be no classes during Victoria Day Weekend (May 21)
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

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$195.00

Date: May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Spring Term: Acrylics I/II (Monday Mornings)

Acrylics I/II (Monday Mornings) with Stephen Snider
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Class will start May 7th.
There will be no classes during Victoria Day Weekend (May 21)
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

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$195.00

Date: May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 4

Spring Term: Expressive Acrylic Painting (Monday Evening)

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

Class will start May 7

No Classes during Victoria Day Weekend (May 21)

This course encourages beginner- and intermediate-level students to broaden their methods of expression through acrylic and mixed media techniques. Each painting session is a new opportunity to become immersed in the creative process. The combination of guided exercises and open-ended projects supports students in building skills and in trying out new approaches to art-making."

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

Expressive Acrylic Painting - Megan Ward Spring 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$195.00

Date: May 7, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

Spring Term: Hyper Realism Portraits (Wednesday Evening)

Hyper Realism Portraits (Wednesday Evenings)
with Alex Bierk

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

Class will start May 9

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.

First class will visit Alex Bierk’s personal studio in Downtown Peterborough. Class will meet at Art School for Photo shoot for portraits, then visit Alex's Studio which is walking distance away. Please bring pencil and long ruler to first class.

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.

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

Click here for course outline and material list: Hyper Realism 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$195.00

Date: May 9, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Spring Term: Oil Painting I (Thursday Afternoon)

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

Class will start May 10

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 (materials are not included in course fee)

Oil Painting I Spring - Jenni

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$195.00

Date: May 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 5


Adult Workshops

Adult Workshops

Fused Glass: Garden Birds

Fused Glass: Garden Birds
May 26, 10-1 pm
$45, members $40.50 + $40 material fee

Create your own fused glass garden birds to help add colour to your garden this spring and summer.   Our fused glass project will give you stunning artwork for your outdoor environment. 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, May 22, 2018.

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$45.00

Date: May 26, 2018

Available Spaces: 8