Adult (18 and older)

Register for courses online, by phone 613-580-ARTS (2787) or in person at Guest Services inside the Shenkman Arts Centre. Program information is subject to change. For more course options click ‘Français’ at the top of the page.

Acting


*New* Musical for Adults! (English)

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*2 term class* January 8 to June 9, 2018.

With an emphasis on play, physicality, character and emotion, be prepared to learn as you have fun! Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are needed for this class. This is an excellent way to keep those brain cells young!

This class ends with a stage production in the Shenkman Arts Centre’s Richcraft Theatre.

Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
1 Term: January 8 to March 10 Thursdays: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm 20 years and older $205
Both terms: January 8 to June 9 Thursdays: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm 20 years and older $400
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Acting for the Mature Theatre Lover

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This course in Acting is for students who would like to learn about acting in a fun environment. Learn how to lift a script off the page and bringing it to life on the stage! You will overcome your inhibitions of performing in front of others, learn the basics of becoming a character in a play, hone the acting chops which you may have already developed years ago, and rehearse scenes for performance onstage in front of a gentle audience. You’re never too old to become a star!

Prerequisites: A wish for Adventure! No other experience or training is required! *10-week sessions.
Date Time Age Fee
January 8 to March 10 Wednesdays: 11 am to 1 pm 20 years and older $255
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Cooking


A Taste of Greece (English)

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Make delicious Greek dishes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Sit with your classmates to enjoy the meal you've prepared.

Menu*

Trio of Meze:
Feta with tomatoes & olives
Lamb meatballs
Pressed yogurt tzatziki
Greek lentil salad with feta
Moussaka
Yogurt chocolate mousse

Menu subject to change depending on availability of ingredients.
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 Monday: 6:30 to 9:30 pm 19 and older $50.50 1121090
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Dance


Argentine Tango (English)

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Embrace Argentina’s signature dance, the Salon Style Tango. Discover the 8-count basico (basic step), walking, forward ochos, back ochos and molinete (windmill) and playful ganchos (hooks). Find excitement, passion and drama with Tango!
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 11 to March 1 Thursdays: 9 pm to 10 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111648
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Ballroom - Level 1 (English)

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Ballroom is the perfect exercise for your mind and body. Move to the rhythm as you learn the foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, triple swing and merengue. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 11 to March 1 Thursdays: 7 pm to 8 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111638
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Ballroom - Level 2 (English)

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Broaden your skills in ballroom. New footwork and timing are introduced as you become familiar with the rumba and the samba. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 11 to March 1 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111642
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Ballroom - Level 3 (English)

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Further develop your foundation, learn new moves and perfect technique as you advance in Level three. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 11 to March 1 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111647
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Belly Dance - Level 1 (English)

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Explore fluidity, grace, and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 8 to March 5 Mondays: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111603
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Bollywood Dance - Level 1 (English)

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Learn to move to the Bollywood beat; a modern East Indian style of dance that will have your hips moving. Discover basic hip, leg and upper body choreography while you experience the wonders of middle-eastern glamour.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 8 to March 5 Mondays: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111597
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Jazz - Level 1 (English)

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Basics of jazz dance will improve your co-ordination, strength, and flexibility through dance combinations set to popular music.
Dat Time Age Fee Code
January 10 to February 28 Wednesdays: 7 pm to 8:30 pm 19 and older $134 1111632
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Tap Dance - Level 1 (English)

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Basics of tap dance through enjoyable dance combinations and simple choreography. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step. Keep on tapping!
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 9 to February 27 Tuesdays: 7 pm to 8 pm 19 and older $89.50 1111628

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Drawing


Introduction to Drawing: with Mixed Media! - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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Unlock the magic of drawing! The course will focus on sound drawing techniques using a variety of dry media, applied individually and in combination. Trusted drawing methods will be explained, demonstrated and applied. There will be a focus on individual progression and group encouragement, with individual coaching being provided based on students' needs and goals. Each session focuses on a different reference subject for inspiration. Beginners are welcome as are those wishing to extend their creativity. (Two live models included).

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to April 4 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $270 W18S001
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Drawing Today - All Levels (Bilingual)

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Explore traditional and contemporary methods of drawings using an array of materials to create various artworks that expand the imagination, and what it means to be creative. You will learn to work with charcoal, pencil, pens, brush & ink, and foundations in perspective, mark making, smudging, and rendering.

Instructor: Brendan A. de Montigny
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to April 4 Wednesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $285 W18S002
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Object Drawing: All About Still Life - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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This course is a hands-on introduction to drawing in which technique, the importance of process in art, and generating and interpreting creative ideas will be explored. Through various assignments students will learn to employ pencil drawing and will explore amongst others, line quality, tonal development (light and shadow), proportion, form, perspective, and composition. The students will also be exposed to the language and terminology specific to the visual arts and use these as they develop their critical faculties. Beginners and artists with experience are welcome!

No class on March 13 (March Break week).

Instructor: Krasimir Kolev
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $270 W18S003
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Figure Drawing: Mastering the Human Figure - Intermediate/Advanced

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In this 8-session course, students will familiarize themselves with the 3D structure of the human figure starting with skeleton studies and followed by 6 sessions of figure drawing combined with sketching. The model poses will progressively become more challenging throughout the sessions. Academic drawing and sketching are fundamental for the development of a successful drawing technique and an excellent way of gaining hand control over the line and honing fine motor skills. Eye training and the ability to catch movement, proportions, and composition all at once will be practiced through the sketching exercises. This is a great course for students wanting to work on longer poses with models, and looking for one-on-one feedback. Prerequisite: This course is adapted for students with drawing experience. (Note: This course allows you to draw in a sitting position. It doesn’t require you to stand for long periods of time.) (6 models)

No class on March 15 (March Break week).

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 25 to March 22 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $270 W18S004
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Music


Guitar - Level 1 

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Strengthen guitar skills while learning basic chords, strumming, picking and tuning. Recognize different strumming patterns and shuffle accompaniment. Bring your own guitar.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 13 to March 10 Saturdays: 10 am to 11 am 19 and older $152 1111677
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Guitar - Level 2

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Once you have the basics through Guitar Level 1 or equivalent, you're ready for more advanced music.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 13 to March 10 Saturdays: 1 pm to 2 pm 19 and older $152 1111685
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Painting


Drawing & Painting: One Step at a Time - Introduction (English)

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You want to learn to draw and paint at your own pace, with step by step instructions, from a knowledgeable instructor, and in a fun and relax environment? The ‘Drawing and Painting: One Step at a Time’ course will provide you with practical exercises to learn to draw and paint in a gradual way. Techniques and subjects will also evolve throughout the classes, from easy shapes and lines, to more complex 3D objects and environments in colour. The purpose of the course is to help you gain confidence in your abilities and creativity. This course can be taken more than one time; exercises and subject themes will vary from a season to another.

No classes: Family Day (February 19), March Break week (March 12).

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 15 to March 26 Mondays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $235 W18S010A
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Paint Application 101: Part II - All Levels (English)

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Ever wanted to learn how to apply paint beautifully, use colour thoughtfully, and layer paint appropriately? Using both classical and contemporary references, such as landscape, still-life, and abstraction, this course aims at teaching the basics of painting and composing. All skill levels welcome. (Acrylic or oil painting) Can be taken alone, or continued from the previous session.

No class on March 15 (March Break week).

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 18 to April 5 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $255 W18S010B
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Loosen-Up & Explore: Painting With Acrylic - All Levels (English)

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Through a series of targeted exercises, you will learn to paint with confidence, using vibrant colours, expressive brushwork, and multiple layers of paint. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished artist, you will learn how to translate your ideas into exciting and endless colour possibilities. The course will stimulate, inspire, and open the door to the journey with acrylic paint. You will focus on painting decorative motives, landscapes, still lives and modern abstract designs, exploring composition, colour, and simplification of the subject matter. You will also learn the fundamentals right from the start, to create dramatic, attractive, and strong paintings while developing your personal style! All levels are welcome.

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: Anna Krak-Kepka
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to April 4 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $275 W18S010C
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Landscape Painting: Oil Or Acrylic - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Want to learn to paint, or are you stuck in a rut? This course is designed for both beginners as well as students with experience. We will explore simplifying a photograph through various options: the use of a limited palette, different sizes of canvas, how to feel and observe nature. We will also be working on spontaneity, seeing light, turning a dull photo into an exciting painting. There is so much to explore in art that returning students will be constantly challenged and new students at the intro/inter level will find that there is lots to try and learn. The instructor will demonstrate starting, working through problems, and finishing off paintings. Individual attention to each student is ongoing in each class, as well as a full class gentle critique and ways to improve each artist’s paintings as we progress.

No classes: Family Day (Feb 19), March Break week (Mar 12).

Instructor: Patricia Savoie
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 15 to March 26 Mondays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $225 W18S012A
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Landscape Painting: Winter - All levels (English)

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If you want to develop your abilities in painting, this is the course for you! This landscape painting course will be about winter scenery and about how to paint “white” with many shades of colour. We will look at some Canadian painters such as impressionist James Wilson Morrice, the Group of Seven, and William Kurelek. Using watercolour, pencil, and acrylics, we will paint the snow covered pine trees of Canada, and the sun drenched palm trees found in Cuba during the winter season. People and buildings will also be integrated to our landscapes. No prior painting experience necessary.

Instructor: Valerie Ryan
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to March 20 Tuesdays: 7 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $225 W18S012B
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Drawing and Painting Portraits: The Clothed Figure - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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This course will explore creating vivid portraits and figures in dry media and paint. The course will include sound drawing techniques and painting using a variety of media, applied individually and in combination. There will be a focus on observation and sound technique and structure, along with exploring portraits, clothes, and drapery as a means of expression. Individual coaching will be provided, based on each student's needs and goals. The sessions will involve live models and include demonstrations of the instructor's techniques. This course welcomes new and returning students. (5 models included)

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to April 4 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $300 W18S014
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Abstract and Contemporary Painting: Part II - All Levels (English)

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Learn paint application techniques and composition while exploring personal expression through the visceral world of abstract and contemporary art. Students will be shown how colour and texture can mirror emotion, as well as gain an understanding of modern and contemporary art. All skill levels welcome. Can be taken alone, or continued from the previous session.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 18 to April 5 Thursdays: 7 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $230 W18S015A
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Contemporary Painting with Acrylic: Abstract & Expression - All Levels (English)

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Discover how to simplify and extract the essential information from a reference photo or from your imagination to create an abstracted version of the scene. Experiment and play your way to produce beautiful, expressive, and contemporary work. Playful exploration with acrylic paint as well as the use of other tools and materials will help in the creative process and help you unleash your creative instincts. Emphasis will be on composition, originality, choice of colour palette, and values as you will stretch the bounders of your artistic confidence and imagination. You will be encouraged to approach your work spontaneously, without fear. All levels are welcome.

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: Anna Krak-Kepka
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to April 4 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $275 W18S015B
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Painting from the Masters - Intermediate (English)

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A fun course to learn tips and tricks of the master painters. We will explore various brushstrokes and palettes to create your own masterpiece. You will learn about artists’ struggles and how to paint in a variety of styles which will help improve your own painting style.

Prerequisite: an introduction to drawing and painting class, as you will start right from the beginning of the course to paint from a famous painting. You already need to be comfortable painting by yourself. All mediums accepted (oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, pastels, etc). This course is open to new as well as returning students.

Mondays: no classes Family Day (February 19) and March Break week (March 12).
Thursdays: no classes March Break week (March 15).

Instructor: Lindy Nadarajah
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 15 to March 26 Mondays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $225 W18S015D
January 18 to April 5 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $225 W18S015E
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Intro to Palette Knife: Part II - All Levels (English)

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Want to add a little texture to your art? Ready to throw down your brush, try something new, and above all, have some fun? Join us in exploring abstraction, landscapes, and portraits through the visceral technique of palette knife painting. Students will learn how to lay down a foundation, sculpt, blend, layer, and move paint using palette knives, while learning the basics of painting such as colour theory and composition. All skill levels welcome. Can be taken alone, or continued from the previous session.

No class on March 13 (March Break week).

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $255 W18S015C
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Watercolour Unleashed - All levels (English)

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Get ready to discover new and fresh techniques of watercolour which promise expressive and exciting results! The instructor will show how to unleash watercolour and achieve a loose, painterly quality in work while painting a variety of subjects, from the many faces of the winter season, to expressive florals, rocks, trees, water, houses, people, architecture, etc. There will be one session with a live model as well. Some watercolour experience is preferable. (One model.)

No class on March 13 (March Break week).

Instructor: Dhanashri Bapat
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $275 W18S018A
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Watercolour Painting Can Be Enjoyed by All - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Whether you have a little experience or none, this course is designed for you. Offering many demonstrations and hands-on practice, we will use flowers, still life, and painting reproductions to touch on a variety of watercolour techniques giving you an excellent introduction to enjoying this medium. From learning how to apply watercolour to capture the beauty of a flower with just a few strokes, to using careful drawing and a controlled brush, you will discover how to produce the rich, coloured surfaces, and light washed scenes so typical of beautiful watercolours.

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Tuesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $295 W18S018B
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Photography


The Art of Photography - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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Explore the fundamentals of photography while learning composition, lighting and techniques for various genres including portraits, still life, and outdoor photography. Managing and editing your files will also be discussed. Instruction can benefit traditional point and shoot cameras but is best suited to DSLR cameras. (Includes one live model). Bring your own digital camera and lenses as well as a USB key.

Instructor: Vanessa Dewson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 18 to March 29 Thursdays: 7 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $230 W18S090
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Pottery


Parent and Me (Bilingual)

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A wonderful way to share some special time in this activity with your child or grandchild. Adults will make their own project. 12 persons per class.

Cost is per person and includes materials.

Instructor: Sébastien Lewis
(February 18 and 25 Victoria Rodgers to substitute)
Date Time Age Fee Code
 January 28 to March 11  Sundays: 12:30 pm to 2 pm 4 years and older $155 PARENTME.201B
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Adult Handbuilding

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In this six week hand building course, students will learn the pinch, coil and slab techniques to create pieces such as:
• up to 4 matching soup bowls, constructed from paper templates
• slab pitcher
• 2 press formed plates
• coiled vessel
Glazing and finishing will also be covered. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite.

Instructor: Sébastien Lewis
Date Time Age Fee Code
 January 3 to February 7  Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $227 HANDBUILD.201
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Wheel Level 1 (6 weeks)

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This course is an introductory wheel course. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required.

Instructor: Sébastien Lewis
Date Time Age Fee Code
 January 2 to February 6 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $227 WHEEL.201
 January 5 to February 9 Fridays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $227 WHEEL.202
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Wheel 1 (in-depth)

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This course is an in-depth introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 7 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Upwards of 6-8 pieces can be made during the course. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required.

Instructor: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
 January 25 to March 8  Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.204
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1

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This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered with a more in depth program for the returning student. Materials included.

Instructor: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 27 to March 10 Saturdays: 10 am to noon 12 and older $225 TEENADULT.201
January 27 to March 10 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3 pm 12 and older $225 TEENADULT.202
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1.5

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This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, plates, sets, teapots and closed-in forms. Some materials included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide.

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** Please note Feb 11 there is no instruction, studio time will be offered.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 28 to March 11 Sundays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 14 and older $227 WHEEL105.201
January 3 to February 7 Sundays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 14 and older $227 WHEEL105.202
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Wheel Level 2/3 (7 weeks)


GPS Wheel Level 1.5 This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills and exploring surface decoration. Some materials included. Prerequisite Level 1.5.

Instructor: Isaac Fouchard
Date Time Age Fee Code
 January 25 to March 8  Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $265 WHEEL203.202
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One Night on the Wheel

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Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks.
Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay.

Instructor: Sébastian Lewis
All materials included.

Date Time Age Fee Code
January 6 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 51 WHEELNIGHT.201
January 11 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 51 WHEELNIGHT.203
January 18 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 51 WHEELNIGHT.205
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Emoji Box Workshop

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Come and create your very own hand built pottery Emoji Box!

Each participant will design 1 emoji box using clay slabs during this 1.5 hour workshop. The participant will complete the box by painting it with under-glaze. Our technicians will take care of firing your emoji box in our kilns. The boxes will be ready 2 weeks after the workshop for you to pick up.

Instructor: Katherine King

Date Time Age Fee Code
January 6 Saturday: 10 am to 11:30 am 14 and older $ 51 WORKSHOP.205
January 13 Saturday: 10 am to 11:30 14 and older $ 51 WORKSHOP.207
January 20 Saturday: 10 am to 11:30 am 14 and older $ 51 WORKSHOP.209
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Valentine Wheel Workshop

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2 participants for 1 price can come and create together.

Come and spend your Valentine’s Day with us! You and your partner will enjoy two hours of discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will each learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks.

Instructors: Katherine King and Marika Atfield

Open to the first 6 couples (12 participants in total)***When registering use one name only so you are only charged once.

Date Time Age Fee Code
February 11 Sunday: 10 am to noon 16 and older $ 100 WORKSHOP.212
February 11 Sunday: 1 pm to 3 pm 16 and older $ 100 WORKSHOP.214
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Printmaking


Printmaking: The Simplicity and Beauty Of Linocuts - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Printmaking is to many the medium of choice and a wonderful discovery for those who have not yet tried it. These courses are to give you a taste of this enticing art form. As you will discover, it’s so exciting when you take your first print off the press. We will use linoleum as the primary material to produce black and white prints and learn a variety of methods to incorporate colour. Not only is this medium relatively inexpensive it is also a form of printing that you can easily do at home. Come and join us, you will not be disappointed! Some materials are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 18 to April 5 Thursdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $305 W18S040
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Beyond Linocut - Intermediate (English)

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Artists gravitate to different printmaking processes because they express different elements of art. This print class introduces students to intaglio and planographic printmaking techniques including drypoint on plexiglass, collograph, and polyester plate lithography. Expanding their repertoire of printmaking techniques, artists will continue to explore of their own imagery through the versatility of print.

Use of soya based inks mainly, which clean up with soap and water. Basic tools and materials are provided. Bring visual source material, ie: drawings or photos, as inspiration and think about what you might want to achieve.

No class on March 13 (March Break week).

Instructor: Deidre Hierlihy
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $290 W18S041
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Sculpture


Clay Modelling II: Full Body - All Levels (Bilingual)

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This course is the second stage of learning techniques and methods of clay modelling. It includes working with live models and using full body armatures with supports. Good habits of observation concerning anatomy and analysis of form will be emphasized. No previous sculpture experience necessary. Nine (9) live models invited (included in price).

No class on March 13 (March Break week).

Instructor: Rosemary Breault-Landry
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 23 to April 3 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $340 W18S060
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Sculpture: Clay & Wax - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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In this course we will discover the broad range of approaches to clay and wax sculpture. Students will learn the modeling in the round and a relief. A wide variety of exercises and projects will be introduced to explore and understand clay and wax, as well as the sculptural elements of composition and balance. Students will also have the opportunity to work on an independent project. This will be a fun and dynamic course that will provide a forum for discussion and exploration of clay sculpture, and its possibilities. (Students wanting to work on independent projects are welcome. Students looking to work in other synthetic clays, please talk to the instructor.)

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to April 4 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $300 W18S061
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Sculpture: Open Studio with Instructor - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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This course will give students the opportunity to work in clay, wax, plasticine, wire, etc. with the assistance, feedback and directions of an instructor. The instructor will work one-on-one with students in the area they wish to work in, whether it is to achieve a project that they have in mind or to look for instruction to learn or improve their skills. This will be a fun and dynamic course that will provide a forum for discussion and exploration of sculptural practices. Enthusiastic beginners are welcome and will be shown the basics to get started.

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to April 4 Wednesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $300 W18S062
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Fruit Carving: 2D & 3D Sculpture in Fruit! (Bilingual)

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Welcome to the most delicious sculpting course! In this course, you will learn to transform all kinds of fruits into 2D and 3D artworks that will impress everyone. You will learn to master all of the delicate maneuvers and angles that the knife needs to make, and the way it must be held to execute varied designs. The techniques learned will also help you create unique gifts for special occasions (birthdays, Mothers Day, etc.). Let’s create sculptures that will both be amazingly beautiful and appetizing!

No class on March 15 (March Break week).

Instructor: Krasimir Kolev
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 25 to April 5 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $300 W18S063
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Woodcarving: Developing Creative Ideas - All levels (Bilingual)

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This course allows students to develop drawing, wood carving skills, and some elements of assemblage. The emphasis will be on giving each student a chance to develop in a direction which is suitable for their own abilities and more personal and creative ideas. The course will cover traditional and contemporary wood sculpture practices, basic cutting techniques, treatment of wood surfaces, wood coloring, 2D and 3D carving techniques. Step by step assistance and simple projects will be provided to beginners, and students with some experience will be encouraged to work on their personal projects with the instructor’s guidance.

Note: A basic set of chisels will be available to borrow from the School.

No class on March 15 (March Break week).

Instructor: Krasimir Kolev
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 25 to April 5 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $320 W18S064
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Relief Woodcarving - Introduction (Bilingual)

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Learn step by step the art of relief carving. This course for beginners is designed to explore the foundations of gouges manipulation and all of the various approaches to relief carving. The course will be hands on from the start with demonstrations and application. Students will also learn about the selection of projects, perspective, and use of clay models. Tools and materials will be provided.

Instructor: André Breau
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 20 to February 24 Saturdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $225 W18S065
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Special Interest


Alternative Embroidery and Textile Arts - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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This class will explore alternative uses of sewing and embroidery. Using techniques such as contour drawing with thread, embroidery stitches, and object mounting, students may create compositions on hand made paper, photographs, canvas, clothing, and more. Participants will also experiment with the transparency and texture of paper, as well as mixed media projects involving paint and appliqué. Anyone who enjoys hand sewing, contour drawing, collage or investigating new materials will enjoy this course.

No class on March 14 (March Break week).

Instructor: Jenny McMaster
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to April 4 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $265 W18S070
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Workshops


Painting James Wilson Morrice - All Levels (English)

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Learn how to make quick painted sketches and how to make paint flow with different mediums for fluid drawing/painting movement on hardboard panels. This is a perfect technique for small studio spaces or for plein-air painting. You will learn how Canadian painter James Wilson Morrice, Singer Sargent, Whistler, Bonnard, and Vuillard used this method for intimate painting gems and as studies to larger works. Pencil and oil (no solvent); acrylic; watercolour, pastel. All levels.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 27 and 28 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 W18SWS01
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Painting Abstractions: Canadians and Colour! - All Levels (English)

SAC-OSA-W18SWS02-Painting-AbstractionsColour is the emotional songbird in painting. For mid-century Canadian artists such as Jack Bush, the Painters Eleven, and Les Plasticiens, it playfully and light-heartedly evokes an experience of pure unqualified beauty and joy. This two-day workshop explores the visual language of emotion, feeling, sensory experience, and the evocation of mood in paint. You will use harmonic and dynamic combinations of pure colour and the phenomenon of colour interaction’s changing effects for mood and expression in ‘The Happiness Project’. Oil paint (no solvent) or acrylic. All levels.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 24 and 25 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 W18SWS02
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Drawing Faces - All Levels (English)

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Learn to draw the face from close observation of the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth in detail. Learn the structure of these distinguishing anatomical features and how to gauge proportion, placing them accurately within the face. Emphasis will be on the face’s power to express the personality through shading. All levels. (2 models present all day long on both days)

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 24 and 25 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $275 W18SWS03
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Wet-Felting: 3D Vessel - Introduction (English)

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Work through winter blahs by learning how to design and make simple but beautiful felted bowls of various shapes, colours, and sizes.

Note: Instructor will provide roving, resists, embellishments, and tools. A $20 materials fee will be charged, payable to the instructor.

Instructor: Janet H. Tulloch
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 3 Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $120 W18SWS04
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Precious Metal Clay Boot Camp I: Ring, Pendant & Charm - Introduction (English)

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This full-day intensive class is packed with technical and practical information. The projects cover a wide range of techniques that will allow you to start working in PMC right away! This course introduces the basics of jewelry making using PMC (Precious Metal Clay). Topics include principles of design, properties of PMC, basic tools and basic tool creation, PMC carving, make and use of molds and stamps, firing, finishing and polishing.

Students should complete three finished pieces:
- PMC ring with stone setting
- PMC relief earrings
- PMC leaf charm

All materials included. All technical and project information provided.
Just bring your lunch and your inspiration!

To see samples of the projects, visit www.cynosure-jewelry.com.

Instructor: Shannon Kennedy (Cynosure Jewelry Studio)
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 24 and 25 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $240 W18SWS09
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Rings with Stones - Introduction (English)

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If you would like to make rings set with stones then this course is for you! First, you will start off with basic skills in silver jewelry making, including sawing, soldering, and stone setting. Students will make a ring set with a cabochon and a ring set with a faceted stone. Supplies will be sold in class for additional projects, time permitting.

Instructor: Karl Schutt
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 18 to March 11 Sundays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $225 W18SWS08
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Saturday Life Drawing Open Workshop - Independent (Bilingual)

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This class is an excellent opportunity to practice life drawing! This winter, the Life Drawing Open Workshop will be offered on 4 Saturdays. A male or female model will be invited each session. Models will be following a preset number of short and long poses. (Drop-in sessions also available. $20/session or $70 for 4 sessions.)

January 20, February 3,10, and 17.

No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 20, February 3,10, and 17 Saturdays: 10 am to 1 pm 18 years and older $70 W18SOW01
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Open Studio - All Levels (Bilingual)

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On Fridays, we are opening one of our studios especially for our member artists in search of a communal space to work. During this open studio time (no instructor), we invite you to come in and use the studio to work, find some inspiration and a sense of community. Enjoy a dynamic session and meet other passionate artists. All are welcome! ($18/session or $90 for 12 sessions.)

No class on March 16 (March Break week) and on March 30 (Good Friday).

No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 19 to April 6 Fridays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $90 W18SOW02
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Open Print Studio - Independent (Bilingual)

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On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, our printing press is available for the artists with experience in printmaking. During this open studio time (no instructor), we invite you to use the printing press to work, find some inspiration and a sense of community. Enjoy a dynamic session while meeting other printmakers. Some experience with printmaking and with the use of a printing press is required.

Studio not available: Family Day (February 19); March Break (March 12, March 14 and March 16).

No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 15 to March 26 Mondays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $100 W18SOW03
January 24 to April 4 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 W18SOW04
January 19 to April 6 Fridays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 W18SOW05
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Draw Your Croissant! - All Levels (English)

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Have fun sketching and painting familiar, but also delicious items: pastries, cookies, croissants, and other edible elements of your choice! A diversity of materials will be shared with the participants, from watercolours, markers, colour pencils, different types of papers, etc. Students will be invited to draw and paint the items using different styles to be discussed in class (realistic, impressionist-like, free-handed, and inspired by famous artists like Mary Pratt, the Dutch masters, etc.). Lots of demonstrations will be executed by the instructor to better explain the techniques. Let’s use these few hours of your Saturday to be creative while having fun!

Tea, coffee, and sweet treats are served, to keep your creativity warmed up!

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 10 Saturday: 1:30 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $40 W18SWS10
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Take Better Digital Pictures - Introduction (Bilingual)

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This workshop will help you get more comfortable with your camera and learn ways to create amazing pictures. We will cover the functions that are found on all cameras such as auto mode, the different programs modes, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, menu items, and much more. Bring your own digital camera (DSLR or point & shoot).

Instructor: Vanessa Dewson
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 3 Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $130 W18SWS07
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Beginning Printmaking - Introduction (English)

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The beauty of line, the wonder of pattern, the dynamics of colour, the subtly of form. Artists gravitate to different printmaking processes because they express different elements of art. This print class introduces students to relief (linocut), intaglio (drypoint), and planographic (polyester plate lithography) techniques, enabling them to explore their own imagery through the versatility of print. Use of soya based inks, which clean up with soap and water.

Basic tools and materials are provided. Bring visual source material, ie: drawings or photos, as inspiration and think about what you might want to achieve.

Instructor: Deidre Hierlihy
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 17 and 18 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $180 W18SWS05
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Intro to Woodcarving - Introduction (Bilingual)

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This workshop is to initiate the students to the various forms of woodcarving through theory, display, and demonstration. Woodcarving such as carving in the round, relief carving, chip carving, and caricature carving will be covered. Topics such as the theory of trees, wood selection for carving, gluing, and clamping of wood, all of the tooling, and many other additional aides required will be discussed to fully understand what is required to perform various types of woodcarving. This will be an highly informative workshop, ideal for anyone seeking to learn to carve. Note: For a hands on experience of woodcarving, look at the 6-session course titled Relief Woodcarving.

Instructor: André Breau
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 13 Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 18 years and older $50 W18SWS06
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