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. No class Oct 11 and Nov 8.

Instructor: Homa Eftekhar (Ghafarzadeh)

Fri Sep 27-Dec 13 9:30am-12:30pm
239063 $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 homaeftekhar.ca. No class Oct 11 and Nov 8.

Instructor: Homa Eftekhar (Ghafarzadeh)

Fri Sep 27-Dec 13 2:00-5:00pm
239064 $227/10 sess
Activity Room

Art and Design ABC

Whether your interest is in website design, ceramics, painting, drawing, photography or animation, knowing the
alphabet and grammar of art and design is a must. Learn and explore how to use your creativity with greater understanding of elements and principles of art and design. Expand your visual literacy through projects given in class and based on drawing, collage and acrylic painting techniques and references from art history. Suitable for all levels. All supplies provided; dress for a mess! Drop in $45, space permitting. No class Oct 14.

Instructor: Lena Savic

Mon Sep 30-Oct 28 6:15-9:00pm
238331 $150/4 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Art Fit

“Art washes the soul from the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso. We all have an innate ability to express ourselves visually. Like studying a new language, learning creative problem solving and techniques in art projects at any skill level will boost brain plasticity, create new memory circuits and improve overall cognitive vitality. Focusing on technical, creative and expressive means provides us with the meditative time that is essential to stress relief. In this course you will sample different techniques of drawing and painting-pencil, pastels, acrylic and tempera. Material and tools provided and included in the course fee. Drop in $45, space permitting.

Instructor: Lena Savic

Mon Nov 18-Dec 9 6:15-9:00pm
238332 $150/4 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Colour Mixing Bootcamp

Frustrated trying to capture that colour? This workshop can help. You’ll learn basic fundamentals of colour mixing, plus lots of tips and tricks. You’ll take home a simple colour wheel to remember concepts, and greater confidence when you paint. We’ll work in either watercolours or acrylic paints. Paint will be supplied, but please note the other materials you need to bring. Material list is included on the receipt notes.

Instructor: Lori Sokoluk

Sun Sep 29 1:00-4:30pm
239707 $60/1 sess
Activity Room

Building Blocks and Stepping Stones – NEW!

Building Blocks and Stepping Stones is an art game that Jeanne Krabbendam developed. It is a fun, experimental, crazy, hands-on, learning game for everyone, based on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. While creating a painting, participants are getting assignments that will change their way of working and looking at their own and others work. Students will have fun and in the meantime they will be introduced to implementing the ideas of elements and principles in art pieces. Join us, get your hands dirty, experience this and go home with new ideas and the beautiful box with the game, so you can keep playing with your family and friends! No painting experience necessary. All use of tools and materials are included in the workshop fee.

Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam

Sat Nov 2 1:00-4:00pm
239703 $130/1 sess
Multipurpose Room

Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it GLOW!

During the dark days of the year we want to light up our artwork! Ever wondered how the old masters were able to get their pieces glowing? How some artists are able to catch the light in their artwork? Come and join Jeanne for a hands-on afternoon of glazing, washing, dry brushing, burnishing, scumbling and other old techniques to make a new and glowing piece of art. You will love to master these classic techniques and learn to use them in your artwork and see how to apply iridescents and interference paints. From now on you will think: how did I ever paint without? All use of tools and materials are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam

Sat Dec 7 12:00-5:00pm
239704 $90/1 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 Oct 17-Oct 24 6:15-9:45pm
239056 $120/2 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Elements of Composition

This two day composition course touches on the way an artwork gets put together. The choices that the artist has in placing shapes, lines and colour in their art work. We will speak about the difference in horizontal, vertical and oblique art pieces, explain the ‘Golden Edge’ and how to lead the viewer’s eye into your art work. Working on an abstract landscape piece, the participants will come home with a piece of art of their own compositional choices. A great base for anybody who paints or draws! All materials and use of tools are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Jeanne Krabbendam

Sat Nov 23 & Sun Nov 24 1:30-5:00pm
239702 $100/2 sess
Multipurpose Room

Mixed Media: Experiment with Transfers and Texture – NEW!

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

Wed Sep 11-Sep 18 6:15-9:15pm
239037 $105/2 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

Fantastic Acrylics and Abstract Painting – NEW!

Three afternoons playing with acrylic paints and learning how to start, create exciting layers and finish a piece of abstract art. You will be introduced to ways of creating a design for your piece, textures, dry brushing, lifting and glazing. Come and join me for a three-week course in the most beautiful art room in Vancouver, right at Coal Harbour, with views of the water, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains! A worry free course: all use of tools and materials included in the course fee. Sorry, no drop-ins permitted.

Instructor: Sandra Bowen

Wed Nov 6-Nov 20 6:15-9:45pm
239038 $165/3 sess
Arts and Crafts Room

 

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