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1C03 Art Rainbow Ages 4-6 Week 5 PM

In this ever-changing camp, students will discover a wide range of ways to express themselves. Whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or working in clay, it’s all part of the fun. We’ll explore colour, line and form while learning about the great artists and artworks that continue to inspire artists of all ages. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 1 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

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1C20 Super Summer Printmaking Studio Ages 8-11 Week 7 PM

Vivid colour! Fascinating textures! Graphic designs! Printmaking has all of these. Using water-based paints and a variety of surfaces, we’ll create one-of-a-kind hand-printed images and then progress to making awesome art on the printing press. Bonus fun includes enhancing our creations through the addition of drawing and collage. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 12 students

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1A13 Portrait Drawing: Beginning/Intermediate

Create convincing renderings in any drawing medium such as pencil, charcoal and pastel. Whether you are a Beginner or Intermediate student, this class will provide the basic skills in achieving a likeness, as well as an understanding of the underlying structures. Plenty of group demonstrations and individual instruction provided.
Monday August 21 – Friday August 25 (5 days) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Course Fee: $359 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Model Fee – $80) Limit: 15 students

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1C02 Art and Music Ages 4-6 Week 8 AM

It’s a week of harmonious inspiration! Using a variety of styles and materials, your young artist will create drums, rainsticks, guitars and other beautiful sound makers, ready to be played in the most magnificent of orchestras.
Course Fee: $135 Limit: 16 students

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1C02 Art and Music Ages 4-6 Week 8 PM

It’s a week of harmonious inspiration! Using a variety of styles and materials, your young artist will create drums, rainsticks, guitars and other beautiful sound makers, ready to be played in the most magnificent of orchestras.
Course Fee: $135 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C03 Art Rainbow Ages 4-6 Week 8 AM

In this ever-changing camp, students will discover a wide range of ways to express themselves. Whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or working in clay, it’s all part of the fun. We’ll explore colour, line and form while learning about the great artists and artworks that continue to inspire artists of all ages. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 1 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C03 Art Rainbow Ages 4-6 Week 8 PM

In this ever-changing camp, students will discover a wide range of ways to express themselves. Whether it’s drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or working in clay, it’s all part of the fun. We’ll explore colour, line and form while learning about the great artists and artworks that continue to inspire artists of all ages. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 1 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C08 Pottery-Palooza Ages 7-9 - Week 8 AM

Laughter Alert: Making pottery is highly addictive and may cause creativity, new ideas and gales of laughter. Students will explore the joys of clay as they construct pieces, using both the wheel and hand building techniques. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Weeks 1 & 6: $105 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C08 Pottery-Palooza Ages 8-11 - Week 8 PM

Laughter Alert: Making pottery is highly addictive and may cause creativity, new ideas and gales of laughter. Students will explore the joys of clay as they construct pieces, using both the wheel and hand building techniques. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Weeks 1 & 6: $105 Limit: 16 students

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1C09 Cartoon Magic Ages 7+ - Week 8 AM

Imaginations come alive in this animated camp with a focus on the basic skills and concepts of cartooning. Content will include drawing expressions, actions, and humour with many exciting lessons and projects. In week 8 we go Out of this World – Be prepared, earthlings! It’s an outer space adventure learning to draw astronauts, aliens and spaceships. Children are required to bring their own 8 X 10 spiral ringed sketchbook. *Any reference to licensed characters are for classroom inspirational purposes only.
Course Fee: $129, Limit: 16 students

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1C09 Cartoon Magic Ages 7+ - Week 8 PM

Imaginations come alive in this animated camp with a focus on the basic skills and concepts of cartooning. Content will include drawing expressions, actions, and humour with many exciting lessons and projects. In week 8 we go Out of this World – Be prepared, earthlings! It’s an outer space adventure learning to draw astronauts, aliens and spaceships. Children are required to bring their own 8 X 10 spiral ringed sketchbook. *Any reference to licensed characters are for classroom inspirational purposes only.
Course Fee: $129, Limit: 16 students

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1C13 When Picasso Met Einstein: Art & Science 7+ - Week 8 PM

We’ll become inventors, artists and scientists in this action-packed camp that explores the universe through engaging art experiments. Projects include working with catapults, airplanes, kinetic cars, space jars, boats, Rube Goldberg machines and much more. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 1 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

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1C14 Manga Madness Ages 7+ - Week 8 AM

Explore the different styles of the Japanese animation art form known as Manga. Campers will create characters and storyboards and design their own full length comic book. Materials include paint, ink, markers and pencil. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 1 only: $105  Limit: 16 students

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1C15 Art Escape Ages 8-11 Week 8 AM

The perfect camp for the young artist naturally curious about everything. From sculpture to jewellery to printmaking and papier-mache, there will be drawing, painting and lots of fabulous new ways to ignite your child’s inner creativity! New projects every week. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 6 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

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1C15 Art Escape Ages 7-9 Week 8 PM

The perfect camp for the young artist naturally curious about everything. From sculpture to jewellery to printmaking and papier-mache, there will be drawing, painting and lots of fabulous new ways to ignite your child’s inner creativity! New projects every week. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 6 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

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1C21 NEW Nature's Art Box Ages 7+ Week 8 AM

Budding artists and nature lovers will enjoy experimenting with leaves, twigs, seeds, flowers and rocks as we use our natural surroundings to make art. Some projects will be inspired by nature and some will use nature’s materials to create vibrant painting and sculptures. Whether we’re in the studio or outside in the courtyard, the ideas for our projects will come, well… naturally. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C21 NEW Nature's Art Box Ages 7+ Week 8 PM

Budding artists and nature lovers will enjoy experimenting with leaves, twigs, seeds, flowers and rocks as we use our natural surroundings to make art. Some projects will be inspired by nature and some will use nature’s materials to create vibrant painting and sculptures. Whether we’re in the studio or outside in the courtyard, the ideas for our projects will come, well… naturally. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C26 Bedazzled & Bejeweled Ages 8-11 Week 8 AM

Beads, wire, stones and more put the bling in this fun jewellery-making camp. We’ll learn to use the tools and techniques that create fashionable accessories that show the world your talents and unique sense of style. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 12 students

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1C26 Bedazzled & Bejeweled Ages 11+ Week 8 PM

Beads, wire, stones and more put the bling in this fun jewellery-making camp. We’ll learn to use the tools and techniques that create fashionable accessories that show the world your talents and unique sense of style. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 12 students

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1C01 Making Funshine Ages 4-6 Week 9 AM

Great art and friendships all come together in this active week of creative summer fun. We’ll stretch our imaginations as we paint and draw, taking our inspiration from Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keefe and Picasso. Then we’ll build amazing sculptures, tipping our hats to the styles of Giacometti, Appell, and Calder. Course Fee: $135, Course Fee Week 1 only: $115 Limit: 16 students

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1C01 Making Funshine Ages 4-6 Week 9 PM

Great art and friendships all come together in this active week of creative summer fun. We’ll stretch our imaginations as we paint and draw, taking our inspiration from Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keefe and Picasso. Then we’ll build amazing sculptures, tipping our hats to the styles of Giacometti, Appell, and Calder. Course Fee: $135, Course Fee Week 1 only: $115 Limit: 16 students

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1C05 Big Mess A Paint Spectacular Ages 4-6 Week 9 AM

This camp is for children who love colour and paint. We’ll experiment with stencilling, stamping, using strings, brushes, household objects and finger painting to create radiant masterpieces. An art smock/apron is highly recommended! Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 6 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

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1C05 Big Mess A Paint Spectacular Ages 4-6 Week 9 PM

This camp is for children who love colour and paint. We’ll experiment with stencilling, stamping, using strings, brushes, household objects and finger painting to create radiant masterpieces. An art smock/apron is highly recommended! Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Week 6 only: $105 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C08 Pottery-Palooza Ages 8+ Week 9 AM

Laughter Alert: Making pottery is highly addictive and may cause creativity, new ideas and gales of laughter. Students will explore the joys of clay as they construct pieces, using both the wheel and hand building techniques. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Weeks 1 & 6: $105 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C08 Pottery-Palooza Ages 6-7 - Week 9 PM

Laughter Alert: Making pottery is highly addictive and may cause creativity, new ideas and gales of laughter. Students will explore the joys of clay as they construct pieces, using both the wheel and hand building techniques. Course Fee: $129, Course Fee Weeks 1 & 6: $105 Limit: 16 students

Available Spaces: 0

1C17 Minecraft Mania Ages 7+ Week 9 AM

Quick – dodge the mobs and seek out the “butter blocks!” The world of MineCraft™ is our inspiration as we design, sculpt, glue, paint and more to build 3-D sculptures and fantastic terrains that will stretch imaginations and bring this gamer favourite magically to life! Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C17 Minecraft Mania Ages 7+ Week 9 PM

Quick – dodge the mobs and seek out the “butter blocks!” The world of MineCraft™ is our inspiration as we design, sculpt, glue, paint and more to build 3-D sculptures and fantastic terrains that will stretch imaginations and bring this gamer favourite magically to life! Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C22 Murals: Paint BIG Ages 8-11 Week 9 AM

It’s a wild and wonderful week of painting on a huge scale with professional mural artist, Lester Coloma. Muralists will learn the principles of creating oversized artworks as they produce art to be displayed outside the DVSA for all of Dundas to see. Think bright, fun and HUGE! Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C22 Murals: Paint BIG Ages 7-9 Week 9 PM

It’s a wild and wonderful week of painting on a huge scale with professional mural artist, Lester Coloma. Muralists will learn the principles of creating oversized artworks as they produce art to be displayed outside the DVSA for all of Dundas to see. Think bright, fun and HUGE! Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C23 Art & Drama for Kids Ages 7+ Week 9 AM

In this introduction to playmaking, students will explore both art and theatre as they create the script, invent the play, make the costumes, build the sets and produce the props. Can it be done in one week? Absolutely, with a paintbrush in one hand and a script in the other, the play’s the thing! Plan to join us for this one-of-a-kind performance on the last day of classes. Bring your camera—this is one for posterity! Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C23 Art & Drama for Kids Ages 7+ Week 9 PM

In this introduction to playmaking, students will explore both art and theatre as they create the script, invent the play, make the costumes, build the sets and produce the props. Can it be done in one week? Absolutely, with a paintbrush in one hand and a script in the other, the play’s the thing! Plan to join us for this one-of-a-kind performance on the last day of classes. Bring your camera—this is one for posterity! Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C29 NEW Outdoor Sketching Ages 10+ Week 9 AM

A longstanding tradition of great artists is learning to look, draw and paint in the great outdoors. For teen artists who love lots of fresh air, or spending time examining the natural world, this is a great way to build your drawing and sketching skills. Join other outdoor enthusiasts while exploring the many green spaces around downtown Dundas. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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1C29 NEW Outdoor Sketching Ages 10+ Week 9 PM

A longstanding tradition of great artists is learning to look, draw and paint in the great outdoors. For teen artists who love lots of fresh air, or spending time examining the natural world, this is a great way to build your drawing and sketching skills. Join other outdoor enthusiasts while exploring the many green spaces around downtown Dundas. Course Fee: $129 Limit: 16 students

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*NEW* Introduction to Web Art and Design

In partnership with OCAD U, DVSA offers a selection of online courses each term. Up to 8 credits from the OCAD U Online courses can be applied towards completion of DVSA’s Foundational Certificate Program. Registration must be done through DVSA. Students will receive their course log in information and network credentials by email directly from OCAD U one week before the course start date. For more information on OCAD U Online courses, visit this link.

This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students should gain the conceptual and technical skills to create online art and design content. Techniques covered include image preparation, video and audio compression, navigation, HTML and CSS authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver.  This is a qualifying course towards the Certificate in Web Design and Development Skills and the Certificate in Digital Media Skills. Wednesdays. 6 weeks.

 

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*NEW* Type and Image Studio

In partnership with OCAD U, DVSA offers a selection of online courses each term. Up to 8 credits from the OCAD U Online courses can be applied towards completion of DVSA’s Foundational Certificate Program. Registration must be done through DVSA. Students will receive their course log in information and network credentials by email directly from OCAD U one week before the course start date. For more information on OCAD U Online courses, visit this link.

The combination of type and image is a vital form of visual communication conveying complex ideas, construct meanings, implied narratives, and emotions. Students will explore the relationship between type and image across print and digital media. Course projects will combine visual and verbal elements to create sophisticated design, while looking at the formal considerations of materials in art and design production. Students are encouraged to use traditional media and digital computer programs, with an emphasis on the exploration of and through materials, process, and iteration. This is a qualifying course towards the Certificate in Digital Media Skills and the Certificate in Art and Design Studio Skills. Thursdays. 6 weeks.

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*NEW* Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

In partnership with OCAD U, DVSA offers a selection of online courses each term. Up to 8 credits from the OCAD U Online courses can be applied towards completion of DVSA’s Foundational Certificate Program. Registration must be done through DVSA. Students will receive their course log in information and network credentials by email directly from OCAD U one week before the course start date. For more information on OCAD U Online courses, visit this link.

This is a hands-on, fast-paced course where students gain the technical skills to create sophisticated vector graphics for a range of art and design projects using Adobe Illustrator. This is a qualifying course towards the Certificate in Digital Media Skills. *Please note: there will be no class on October 9* Mondays. 6 weeks.

 

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*NEW* Introduction to Adobe InDesign

In partnership with OCAD U, DVSA offers a selection of online courses each term. Up to 8 credits from the OCAD U Online courses can be applied towards completion of DVSA’s Foundational Certificate Program. Registration must be done through DVSA. Students will receive their course log in information and network credentials by email directly from OCAD U one week before the course start date. For more information on OCAD U Online courses, visit this link.

In this 6-week intensive, students should gain the software skills needed to create, preflight, and publish everything from printed and digital materials to interactive online documents. InDesign is the industry-leading page design and layout toolset. This is a qualifying course towards the Certificate in Digital Media Skills. *Please note: there will be no class on October 9* Mondays. 6 weeks.

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2A30 Still Life in Watercolour

Immerse yourself in this stimulating medium that’s provided the means to create some of the world’s greatest works of art. Starting from a different still life every week or two, you’ll receive group and individual instruction on composition, colour and technique. Students can work in traditional watercolour methods or explore other approaches. *Note: Due to the instructor’s schedule this term, Sandee will be available for the first two and last two weeks of classes; the remaining classes will be open studio.* All levels. Course Fee: $265 Limit: 15 students. Tuesdays.

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2A38 Acrylic & Mixed Media

Art knows no limits. Expand upon your creative journey by introducing a blend of materials bound to bring new depths and intrigue to your work. You’ll explore the techniques and properties of primarily acrylic paints and acrylic paint mediums and be introduced to various other media, including pastel, tissue paper, newspaper, stencils, photocopies, etc. *Note: Due to the instructor’s schedule this term, Sandee will be available for the first two and last two weeks of classes; the remaining classes will be open studio.* Course Fee: $265 Limit: 15 students. Tuesdays.

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*NEW* Basic Design Principles

In partnership with OCAD U, DVSA offers a selection of online courses each term. Up to 8 credits from the OCAD U Online courses can be applied towards completion of DVSA’s Foundational Certificate Program. Registration must be done through DVSA. Students will receive their course log in information and network credentials by email directly from OCAD U one week before the course start date. For more information on OCAD U Online courses, visit this link.

This course introduces students to fundamental design principles. These principles that underpin two-dimensional space will be explored using typography, photography, and drawing. All students are required to have their own computers with Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign software to complete assignments. This is a qualifying course towards the Certificate in Digital Media Skills and the Certificate in Art and Design Studio Skills. Thursdays. 6 weeks.

 

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2A56-A Pottery for the Petrified

Wondering if the art of pottery is for you? Spend the day “pottering” in our ceramics studio and find out. You’ll get to explore working with slabs, coils and the wheel as you determine if this hands-on medium might be for you. Absolutely no experience required and clay and materials are all provided. Just show up and let it happen. Warning: pottery can be very addictive... Course Fee: $89 (Includes clay) Limit: 15 students. Saturday.

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2A56-B Pottery for the Petrified

Wondering if the art of pottery is for you? Spend the day “pottering” in our ceramics studio and find out. You’ll get to explore working with slabs, coils and the wheel as you determine if this hands-on medium might be for you. Absolutely no experience required and clay and materials are all provided. Just show up and let it happen. Warning: pottery can be very addictive... Course Fee: $89 (Includes clay) Limit: 15 students. Sunday.

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2C02 *NEW* Dreaming In Colour Ages 4-5

Have a passionate young artist who dreams in bright pastels and rainbows? In this class, we’ll create paintings, drawings and collages that explore all the variations on the artist’s colour wheel. We’ll build our colour mixing and blending skills and then use that knowledge to produce masterpieces sure to make your home a brighter, more colourful place! *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $205 Limit: 16 students. Mondays.

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2C08 *NEW* Lego™ Art Masters Ages 6-7

Create, design and make art with LEGO!™ This favourite building material is our inspiration for drawing, painting and printing projects. And, of course, we’ll have our hands deep in the coloured bricks as we sculpt and create three-dimensional works of art. Come join the fun! *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $205 Limit: 16 students. Mondays.

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2C11 Made by Me: Drawing and Painting Ages 7+

Painting, drawing, clay, abstract sculpture – each artist will work with the instructor to design their own program, perfect for developing their interests and strengths while providing new challenges. While the students will learn about many artists and techniques, each student is encouraged to bring ideas and source materials to share. *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $205 Limit: 16 students. Mondays.

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2C18 *NEW* Introduction to Photoshop for Teens Ages 11+

No need for Instagram and Snapchat filters when you know how to manipulate your photos and create wild and wonderful digital art with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Filters, layers, effects and more  – you'll learn how to use all the tools needed to make vibrant paintings, photo collages and surreal landscapes. *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $199 Limit: 12 students. Mondays.

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2A02-A Beginners' Drawing

For anyone looking to become an artist, basic drawing skills are considered essential. This introduction to drawing course will challenge your senses and develop your drawing and shading skills – all in a supportive and inspirational environment. Topics include perspective and composition as well as the fundamentals of learning how to see. Class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout. *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $299 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $277.13, Model Fee - $21.87) - includes 3 sessions with a life (nude) model. Mondays.

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2A05 *NEW* Portrait for the Initiated

Take your portrait skills a step further as you continue to develop your own artistic style. We’ll work from portrait models on alternating weeks (for a total of 5 different models). During the model classes, you’ll create several preliminary studies in pencil/charcoal. The following week, you’ll use those studies to develop a secondary work in any combination of drawing/painting/collage material. *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $319 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $282.55, model fee - $36.45) Limit: 15 students. Mondays.

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2A08 Introduction to Figure Drawing

Study the classic motif of the nude as you learn formal drawing techniques. This simple and accessible approach will reveal a richer understanding of what it is to draw the human form. Classes entail group and individual instruction. All levels welcome. *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $359 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $256.10, model fee - $72.90) Limit: 15 students. Mondays.

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2A28 Watercolour: Seasonal Interpretation of Colour

Explore glorious transparent watercolour in a relaxed environment. Learn how to mix and interpret vibrant watercolour combinations. As you explore, you’ll capture our wonderful fall season and its particular colour combinations. Demonstrations and individual assistance will be emphasized. For students with some watercolour experience. *Please note: there will be no classes on October 9* Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students. Mondays.

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