Adult Classes

Upcoming Class Offerings! 

THE WRITER’S WAY 
Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15 PM
(6-WEEK SESSIONS) $155 Including HST

Have you always wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to begin? Or do you have that story written but don’t know what’s next? Well, this course is for you! This 6-week course will take a deep dive into the often-challenging process of writing a book. This writing program is designed for adults who have a passion, or new interest, for reading and writing and wish to take that enthusiasm and bring it to the page. You will learn step-by-step from the beginning of the writing process to the end with the help needed to craft stories that will keep your readers engaged.

Topics we will cover—the writer’s toolbox, story types, parts of a novel, how to write a winning beginning, show & tell, point of view, writer’s block, planning and goal setting, culture in creative writing, and some genre-specific “rules.” We will also briefly touch on the business of publishing, the great debate: self-publishing vs traditional publishing. Whether you are already a seasoned writer or brand new to the craft, this course promises to take writers on an exciting literary journey.

WATERCOLOUR (18+)
Saturdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM
(6-WEEK SESSION)
$240 Including HST (*Includes use of all materials)

In this class you will learn the basics of one of the most enduring art forms in our culture: watercolour painting. It is the easiest way of expressing yourself through art and has a long history of teaching great painters their first lessons in subjects ranging from proper technique to design principals. This class will take you through many steps of learning to paint with watercolour, while having fun at the same time.

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PREVIOUS Classes:

TUESDAYS 7:30-9:00pm

Session 1: September 14 – October 5th, 2021
4 Week Session $185 + HST

Intro to Watercolours: Watercolour Techniques and Applications for Beginners

The basics of watercolour painting include an investigation in paint of florals, landscapes and abstract applications. Learn about the proper techniques and substrates for watercolour paints as well as other mediums to assist the process of making captivating paintings.

Session 2: October 12th – November 2nd, 2021
4 Week Session $185 + HST
Life Drawing

This class offers an introduction to life drawing techniques and media. It is a great class for anyone looking to expand their drawing skills and/or learn technical and formal conventions of representational drawing from life. Some of the specific ideas that will be covered in this class include:
* contour
* gesture
* proportion
* value/shading
* line
This course focuses on the development of observational skills and life drawing techniques, employing a wide range of drawing media and subject matter. Students in this course will develop both technical abilities and creative responses to material and subject matter. No prior experience with drawing is required or expected.

Session 3: November 9th – 30th, 2021
Life and Landscape Painting with Acrylics
4 Week Session $185 + HST

This class will focus on exploration of painting using colour, composition, and intermediate techniques of life objects and the natural environment. Representational art and painting foundations will be discussed as participants work towards developing a disciplined painting practice that engages their mind and practices in looking.

Session 4: March 29th – May 17th, 2022
Awakening the Artist Within & Defining Your Practice
8 Week Session/$370 + HST
In this class the limitless possibilities of art-making along with fundamental drawing and painting techniques will be introduced. Throughout this eight-week session we will be exploring various aspects of creating art including; Getting Started, Brushes and Their Uses, Artwork Composition, Colour Mixing, and Drawing & Painting as a Creative and Conceptual Experience.
Participants will develop their drawing and painting skills while focusing on art exploration in representational art and abstract works. Art foundations will be discussed in detail as participants work towards developing a disciplined painting practice that engages their mind, body and spirit.

Week One: Am I an Artist?
Week Two: Setting the Stage
Week Three: Letting Loose, Getting Messy
Week Four: The Making of a Masterpiece
Week Five: Expanding the Mind & Brush
Week Six: Nature as Muse
Week Seven: Proportional Triumphs
Week Eight: Illumination

 

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