Adult Art Classes

 
 

Watercolour Painting with Homa (Intermediate and Advanced)

This course is for intermediate and advanced levels. The focus is on advanced composition and theory of colour. Homa will help you to hone your individual voice in art, through creative and unusual approaches in watercolour painting. Various schools of thought in painting will be covered too. Art supplies list is available at the front
desk. Drop-in $27, space permitting. See homaeftekhar.ca.

Instructor: Homa Eftekhar (Ghafarzadeh)

Fri Jan 10-Mar 13 9:30am-12:30pm
256825 $227/10 sess
Activity Room

Watercolour Painting with Homa

All levels welcome. In a friendly and relaxing atmosphere, Homa will show you fundamental methods of watercolour to build on. A variety of creative techniques will be shown. Colour theory and composition will be discussed. Individual attention will be given to develop your creativity and personal expressions. Art supplies list is available at the front desk. Drop-in $27, space permitting. See www.homaeftekhar.net.

Instructor: Homa Eftekhar (Ghafarzadeh)

Fri Jan 10-Mar 13 2:00-5:00pm
256826 $227/10 sess
Activity Room

What a Relief! NEW

A workshop filled with a range of different texture techniques. You will work on your own artwork while the instructor will introduce you to using plasters, gels, papers, fabrics, scrafitto, intaglio, grattage, etc. to create exciting surfaces. During this workshop you will get an introduction to visual and tactile textures. No painting experience required. All materials and use of tools are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam
Sat Jan 25 1:30-5:00pm
257837 $110/1 sess

Multipurpose Room

Something Old NEW!

Different techniques to add a layer of aging to your art pieces. In the workshop we will cover rust, patina, copper, crackle and more. You will get instruction and hands-on time to try these exciting techniques that create a rich and interesting layer to your artwork. No previous painting experience necessary for this cool workshop. All materials and use of tools are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam

Sat Feb 8 1:30-5:00pm
257854 $110/1 sess
Multipurpose Room

Gels, Mediums and Faux Encaustics NEW!

You may have seen some interesting art works in galleries around and wondered how artists achieved certain ‘looks’ on their artwork. In this workshop we will go over the different finishing products that you will find in the art supply stores. You will get an idea of what product will create which effect on your art pieces. From resin like sheen to soft and misty look of encaustics. The workshop offers a range of different products to watch and try out. Some painting experience is great. All materials and use of tools are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam

Sat Mar 21 1:30-4:30pm
257855 $90/1 sess
Multipurpose Room

Drawing and Sketching for Beginners NEW!

Learn and improve your drawing skill and technique such as still lifes, landscapes, animals, portraits and many more. The drawing demonstrations will be provided with a new subject in every session, and each time, the class will be fun and joyful to complete a beautiful drawing. All drawing materials are included. Drop-in $25, space permitting.

Instructor: Philip Tsang

Wed Jan 8-Feb 12 6:30-8:30pm
259449 $120/6 sess
Wed Feb 19-Mar 25 6:30-8:30pm
259450 $120/6 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Mixed Media: Experiment with Transfers and Texture

You are looking for new impulse to your art practice? This workshop, spread over two afternoons, will focus on different image transfer techniques and how you can work them into your art projects, together with texture ideas that will help you build the surface of your art pieces. We will work with papers, cheese cloth, spackle, modelling paste and gel mediums, making use of regular palette knives and brushes and more unusual application tools and materials. Come have fun and explore new ideas for your mixed media art work! All use of tools and materials included in the course fee. Sorry, no drop-ins permitted.

Instructor: Sandra Bowen
Thu Feb 13-Feb 20 2:00-5:00pm
256679 $105/2 sess
Multipurpose Room

Exciting Collages

An intensive workshop in which participants learn to build a collage painting with different materials and tools while keeping the ‘glow’ in their art work. This workshop is for everyone who wants to learn about the steps in the collage process. The instructor will guide the participants through hands-on and technical advice in making an exciting piece of art in two afternoons! We will work with: acrylics/liquid acrylics, gels and mediums, collage material such as magazines, photographs, artefacts, stamping, stencilling, glazing, lifting and more. All use of tools and materials are included in the course fee. Sorry, no drop-ins permitted.

Instructor: Sandra Bowen

Thu Jan 16-Jan 23 2:00-5:30pm
256675 $120/2 sess
Multipurpose Room

 

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