Winter 2019 Classes

WINTER 2019 ADULT CLASSES

Family Clay Session

Date: December 29, 2018

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Family Clay Session

 An opportunity for parents, grandparents, guardians and young people (ages 6+) to share in some creative time. You will learn to shape an object (mug, bowl, etc.) out of clay and decorate it with coloured slips.The cost of the program includes all m

Adult Studio Drop-in: Fine Arts

Start date: January 7, 2019 - End date: April 1, 2019

Time: 1 PM to 9 PM

Adult Studio Drop-in: Fine Arts

 For adults who need a studio space to work in – drop by and work on your own independent projects. The on-site facilitator will show you how to use the equipment and will monitor room capacity. Register in advance or on arrival.

Painting the Canadian Landscape

Start date: January 8, 2019 - End date: March 19, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Painting the Canadian Landscape

Proudly paint in the manner of some of our favourite Canadian artists by taking inspiration from their techniques, ideas, and stories. We will discuss historical and contemporary paintings as reference and plenty of support and guidance will be avail

Foundations of Painting and Drawing Tuesday Evening

Start date: January 8, 2019 - End date: March 19, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Foundations of Painting and Drawing Tuesday Evening

 If you’ve always longed to paint but don’t know where to start, this gentle introduction to basic art skills is for you. See a dramatic improvement in inpainting and creative skills while you study historical and contemporary paintings.

Foundations of Painting and Drawing Tuesday Morning

Start date: January 8, 2019 - End date: March 19, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Foundations of Painting and Drawing Tuesday Morning

 If you’ve always longed to paint but don’t know where to start, this gentle introduction to basic art skills is for you. See a dramatic improvement in painting and creative skills while you study historical and contemporary paintings as a reference.

Creating Ceramic Sculpture

Start date: January 8, 2019 - End date: March 19, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Creating Ceramic Sculpture

Master the techniques behind clay sculpting! In this class, students will learn how to hand sculpt clay using a variety of techniques including slab forming, carving, imprinting, modeling, and mold making. No previous experience is necessary.

Painting From Your Photos

Start date: January 9, 2019 - End date: March 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Painting From Your Photos

Bring your favourite photos; landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, pets etc and use them as sources of inspiration for your own work of art. Students can choose size and medium and will work at their own pace.  All levels are welcome.

Adult Studio Drop-in: Pottery

Start date: January 9, 2019 - End date: March 27, 2019

Time: 1 PM to 9 PM

Adult Studio Drop-in: Pottery

 For adults who need a studio space to work in – drop by and work on your own independent projects. The on-site facilitator will show you how to use the equipment and will monitor room capacity. Register in advance or on arrival.

Fun and Functional Pottery

Start date: January 10, 2019 - End date: March 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Fun and Functional Pottery

 Explore many ways to create functional pieces for your home and garden using hand-building and the wheel. All levels welcome as each student will develop their own pieces with individual guidance and demos from the hand-building

Creative Samplings

Start date: January 10, 2019 - End date: March 21, 2019

Time: 1:30 to 4:30 PM

Creative Samplings

Exercise your creativity and try your hand at ten unique projects over ten weeks in ten traditional art disciplines. Students will explore painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking. For the absolute beginner or the curious discipline-centric

Paint Big

Start date: January 10, 2019 - End date: March 21, 2019

Time: 1 to 4 PM

Paint Big

 A course designed to help those students who want to loosen up, explore, and take some new risks with paint. By using a variety of tools on large canvases or paper or whatever the surface choice may be, students can play and feel less intimidated.

Foundations of Painting and Drawing Thursday Morning

Start date: January 10, 2019 - End date: March 21, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Foundations of Painting and Drawing Thursday Morning

 If you’ve always longed to paint but don’t know where to start, this gentle introduction to basic art skills is for you. See a dramatic improvement in painting and creative skills while you study historical and contemporary paintings.

Beginners Throwing on the Wheel

Start date: January 12, 2019 - End date: March 16, 2019

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Beginners Throwing on the Wheel

Sat Jan 12 – March 16   Time: 1 – 4 pm No prior experience required! The focus of this class will be learning to control the clay so it is perfectly centered for successful pots. We will also cover posture at the wheel, clay prep and basic glazing techniques for our finished pieces. Join us for fun afternoons; an opportunity for

Using Your Camera in Manual Mode

Start date: January 14, 2019 - End date: February 25, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Using Your Camera in Manual Mode

 Mon Jan 14 – Feb 25 (no class Feb18)   Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm  A great introduction for the amateur photographer who owns a DSLR/Mirrorless camera (with interchangeable lenses) and who currently uses the camera in Automatic Mode. You will understand which manual mode features to use to gain more control of the image making process.  Instructor: Edward Eastman Powered by Eventbrite

Finding Your Personal Photographic Style

Start date: January 16, 2019 - End date: February 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Finding Your Personal Photographic Style

 This course will appeal to amateur photographers with some experience who use a DSLR/Mirrorless camera and image processing software (Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.).

Build a Bowl – Friday January 18

Spend an evening on the potter’s wheel and learn to build your very own bowl – no experience required!

Needle Felting a Red Fox

Sun January 20   Time: 1 – 4pm Finesse your needle felting skills in this single session workshop. Instructor Cathy Disbrow will teach students to create their own adorable miniature red fox! An additional materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at the class for all required materials.  Instructor: Cathy Disbrow Powered by Eventbrite

Rug Hooking Hit and Miss

Start date: January 20, 2019 - End date: February 10, 2019

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Rug Hooking Hit and Miss

Sun Jan 20 – Feb 10   Time: 1 – 4 pm Hit & Miss is a design technique which uses leftover scraps of material to create something new. Beginner and advanced rug hookers will make an 8” round spring themed trivet using the Hit and Miss technique and learn the finishing technique of “whipping”. An additional $30 material fee is payable

Glaze Mixing Basics

Start date: January 21, 2019 - End date: March 4, 2019

Time: 7 to 10 PM

Glaze Mixing Basics

 Mon Jan 21 – Mar 4 (no class Feb 18)      Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm This course is designed for those with some experience in clay and are looking to expand their skills by learning to make their own glazes. This workshop will cover how to mix a cone 6 gloss glaze or satin glaze by understanding the materials used and

Friends and Couples Clay Date – Friday January 25

 Looking for something different to do with your friends or on date night?   Enjoy a night of creativity and fun while you learn to shape an object (mug, bowl, etc.) out of clay!

Bold Blooms

Start date: January 27, 2019 - End date: March 3, 2019

Time: NOON to 3 PM

Bold Blooms

 Sun Jan 27 – Mar 3 (no class Feb 17)   Time: 12 – 3 pm  This course is designed to develop skills in flower painting at an intermediate level. Students will practice a painterly style similar to realism and celebrate the characteristics of paint through obvious brushwork and texture. Brushstrokes made up of loosely mixed paint will give your painting dimension

Weaving Basics and Beyond

Start date: January 29, 2019 - End date: April 9, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Weaving Basics and Beyond

Using the floor looms in the Textile Studio, students will create their own cloth.

An Introduction to Printmaking

Start date: January 31, 2019 - End date: February 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

An Introduction to Printmaking

Through in-class demonstrations and hands-on experience, each student will produce a small edition of prints ready for framing or to incorporate into other art forms.

Sip and Paint Social

Date: February 1, 2019

Time: 7 to 9:30 PM

Sip and Paint Social

Uncork your creativity with a painting class that includes an evening of light hearted socializing. Follow the host (an artist/instructor) through an entertaining demonstration and recreate a selected painting.

Needle Felting a Hedgehog

Learn basic needle felting techniques from artist / instructor Cathy Disbrow while you create your own hedgehog.

Build a Bowl – Friday February 15

Spend an evening on the potter’s wheel and learn to build your very own bowl – no experience required!

Glass Painting for Gifts

Date: February 16, 2019

Time: 1 - 3:30 PM

Glass Painting for Gifts

Saturday, February 16   Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Learn basic brush stroke techniques and the free style of floral painting to decorate your own pair of wine glasses! Cost of the class includes all required materials including two glasses.  Instructor: Susan Fu Powered by Eventbrite

Introduction to Woodburning

Start date: February 24, 2019 - End date: March 3, 2019

Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

Introduction to Woodburning

Sun Feb 24 & Mar 3   Time: 10 am – 5 pm  Learn the basic elements of wood burning including equipment selection, wood preparation, pattern transfer, and burning techniques in two days. Students will create their own welcome sign.  Instructor: Keith Kirkham Powered by Eventbrite

Needle Felting a Sheep

Start date: February 24, 2019 - End date: March 3, 2019

Time: 1 - 3:30 PM

Needle Felting a Sheep

Master the art of needle felting with artist / instructor Cathy Disbrow and turn wool fluff into an adorable miniature sheep.

Friends and Couples Clay Date – Friday March 1

Looking for something different to do with your friends or on date night?   Enjoy a night of creativity and fun while you learn to shape an object (mug, bowl, etc.) out of clay and decorate it with coloured slips.

Pyrography (Woodburning) 2

Start date: March 10, 2019 - End date: March 17, 2019

Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

Pyrography (Woodburning) 2

 Expanding on skills learned in the beginner course, students will learn to wood burn a complex picture in two days.

Encaustic Painting Techniques: The Whole Ball of Wax

Start date: March 24, 2019 - End date: March 31, 2019

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Encaustic Painting Techniques: The Whole Ball of Wax

 Learn the ancient technique of painting with melted beeswax and resin!

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