Adult Workshops and Courses

Adult Courses

Fall Term: Acrylics I (Monday Afternoons)

Acrylics I (Monday Afternoons) with Stephen Snider
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
There will be no classes on Thanksgiving
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: September 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Expressive Arts Painting (Monday Evening)

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

No Classes on Thanksgiving

Learn the art of expressive painting and rethink the process of creating art. Let you creativity guide you.  Follow your instinct and explore different mediums while enjoying this unique process.

See link below for course outline and material list

Course outline to follow shortly

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 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

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: 7

Fall Term: Watercolour I (Monday Evenings)

Watercolour I (Monday Evenings) with Stephen Snider

Monday 6:00-9:00pm

No Classes on Thanksgiving

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: September 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Fall Term: Intermediate Oil Painting II (Tuesday Afternoon)

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

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

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$295.00

Date: September 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Pottery I/II (Tuesday Evenings)

Pottery I/II (Tuesday Evenings) With David Baker

Tuesdays 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

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: 8

Fall Term: Acrylic Landscape Painting I (Tuesday Evenings)

Paul Nabuurs
Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 pm
$295, members $265.50
 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

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 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Acrylics: Mediums & Methods (Wednesday Afternoon)

Acrylics: Mediums & Methods (Wednesday 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 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 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

Fall 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.

-(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: September 26, 2017

Available Spaces: 9

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

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

Wednesday 6-9 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 September 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: 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: 11

Fall 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 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: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 13

Fall Term: Pottery: Handbuilding with Clay

Pottery: Handbuilding with Clay

With Kristin Drummond

Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.

$295, members $265.50 + $35 bag of clay

Learn to create a variety of forms using simple tools.  We will explore both functional and sculptural pieces formed using basic methods, then adding to or altering them to become the desired final result.
See link below for course outline

Hand Building 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$295.00

Date: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Pottery: Surface Decoration

Pottery: Surface Decoration With Kristin Drummond

Wednesdays 9-12 p.m.

$295, members $265.50 + $35 bag of clay

Go beyond simple glazing.  Explore a range of techniques to create ceramic pieces with unique finishes.  From alternative approaches of applying glaze, to enhancing visual and tactile interest with texture, this course will introduce you to new ways to complete your pottery.
See link below for course 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$295.00

Date: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

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

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: 12

Fall Term: Jewellery I/II (Wednesday Evenings)

Jewellery  I with Sandy MacFarlane

Wednesday 6-9 p.m.

Beginners: 10 weeks - $295, members $265.50 + $60 Starter Kit

Intermediates: 7 weeks (starting Oct 18) - $206.50, members $186

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/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$206.50

Date: September 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Drawing II

Drawing II

with Daniel Crawford
Thursdays 1-4 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)

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: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

Fall Term: Oil Painting I (Thursday Afternoon)

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

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: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

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 (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

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 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Scratchboard I

Lisa Martini-Dunk

Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00pm

$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: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 12

Fall Term: Fused Glass

Susan Taylor Stevenson
Thursdays 6-9pm

One class will be made up throughout the course. Date to be discussed in class.

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

See link below for course outline

Fused Glass 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$295.00

Date: September 28, 2017

Available Spaces: 10

Fall Term: Photography I (Wednesday Evenings)

Photography I
With Bill Lockington

Wednesday 6-9pm

at LLF Lawyers

332 Aylmer St. N. Peterborough

8 weeks: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

Includes 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.

 

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 4, 2017

Available Spaces: 10


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