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4C09 Made by Me Drawing and Painting Ages 7+

Does your young artist have talents and interests they want to explore more in depth? This course is for them! Each child will work with the instructor to design their own program, perfect for developing their strengths and 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 May 22*  Monday.  Course Fee: $199 Limit: 16 students

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4A02-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. Mondays. *Please note: there will be no class on May 22* Course Fee $299 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $277.13, Model Fee - $21.87) - includes 3 sessions with a life (nude) model. Limit: 15 students

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4A26 Watercolour for the Beginner: Exploring Colour, Design and More

Explore transparent watercolour in a relaxed environment designed for the beginner. Basic watercolour techniques will be taught as you learn how to mix and “interpret” vibrant watercolour combinations. With Bonnie’s expertise and love of colour for guidance, the creative possibilities are endless! Mondays. *Please note: there will be no classes on May 22* Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A28 Watercolour: Exploring, Architecture Colour and Design

Designed for ALL levels, this class emphasizes transparent watercolour as a means of artistic expression. Learn how to render architecture and its elements utilizing various techniques for beautiful spring compositions. Demonstrations and individual assistance will be emphasized. Mondays. *Please note: there will be no classes on May 22* Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A51-A Introduction to Pottery

Learn the hand-forming techniques of working with clay, including pinch, coil, slab, and the potter's wheel. Also covered are the basics of glazing and surface decoration. You’ll hone your skills while transforming your ideas into inspired, finished pottery. Suitable for all levels, adults and students 16+. Mondays. *Please note: there will be no classes on May 22* Clay extra. Course Fee: $329 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Firing/glazing - $50) Limit: 15 students

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4A55 Introduction to Raku

Experiment in the sculptural, non-functional realm of Raku ceramics. The allure of Raku firing is a combination of a like minded community gathering, mixed with the excitement of fire, ceramics and speed – all resulting in spectacular colours. The focus this term is on sculptural techniques. Mondays. *Please note: there will be no classes on May 22* Course Fee: $329 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Firing/glazing - $50) Limit: 15 students

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4A68 Digital Basics 2

Apply the skills learned in Digital Basics 1 towards building your unique visual language and style. Practical exercises will help to broaden your vision and explore the possibilities of the photographic frame. You will also improve your photo editing using a step-by-step introduction to Photoshop.  Monday. *Please note: there will be no class on May 22* Course Fee: $295 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $278.50, Lab fee - $16.50) Limit: 12 students

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4A82-A Art History: All in a Day's Work

An exploration of how and why artists through the ages created images of people at work (domestic, agricultural, industrial and governmental) and at leisure. Lectures are illustrated with slides and offer an entertaining, yet intelligent approach to art history. *Please note: there will be no classes on May 22*  Mondays. Course Fee: $169 Limit: 30 students

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4C14 Digital Photography for Teens Ages 11+

In our digital world almost everyone has a camera, but understanding how to capture that awesome shot that sets Instagram on fire is a different story. Transform your camera into an extension of your creativity and great eye as you jump from AUTO to Manual and learn how to capture the perfect moment. This class requires the ownership of a digital camera with some manual settings (point & shoot or DSLR – not a phone/tablet camera).  Tuesday.  Course Fee: $199 Limit: 12 students

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4A02-B 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. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A05-B Portrait Drawing and Painting

Capture the complexity and grace of the human subject as you work in any drawing or painting medium. The same model will sit for both the Tuesday morning and afternoon sessions. Students interested in working on longer sustained or larger pieces might consider registering for both Tuesday classes. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $359 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $286.10, model fee - $72.90) Limit: 15 students

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4A05-C Portrait Drawing and Painting

Capture the complexity and grace of the human subject as you work in any drawing or painting medium. The same model will sit for both the Tuesday morning and afternoon sessions. Students interested in working on longer sustained or larger pieces might consider registering for both Tuesday classes. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $359 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $286.10, model fee - $72.90) Limit: 15 students

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4A18 NEW Cartooning for Adults

Comic creator and industry pro, Mike Gagnon, shows you the tips, tricks and techniques of the cartoon masters, helping you to express your ideas and share your comic book and cartoon strip stories with the world. Topics include the fundamentals of character design and manipulation, developing a group of characters and placing them in compositions of correctly rendered perspective. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $225 Limit: 15 students

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4A29 Still Life in Watercolour

Immerse yourself in this stimulating medium that’s provided the means to create some of the world’s greatest pieces of art. Working 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. All levels. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A34 Acrylics and 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, paper, found objects, etc. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A36-B Beginners' Oil Painting

A great start to your personal development as a painter! This course provides a basic introduction to the oil medium and includes guidance on choosing the proper materials and tools plus instruction on paint application, composition, colour mixing and much more. Previous drawing experience necessary. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A41 Low Light Landscape: En Plein Air

An outdoor class for artists interested in learning how to capture the transitory light and colour of evening. You’ll develop your own visual language through weekly painting projects followed by the group sharing of problems and individual critiques – all offered in a supportive atmosphere. The course also includes a 5 hour class to discover the challenges and wonder of night painting. Experience with your medium of choice is recommended. Shared transportation can be arranged. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

 

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4A43 NEW Landscape and the Group of Seven

Learn and apply approaches used by the Group of Seven to create your own original landscape composition. Each week, we’ll analyze selected images, looking at how these Canadian art masters simplified composition, created rhythm, chose harmonious colours and used expressive brushwork. Students should bring photos, images or sketches for inspiration. Watercolour, acrylics and/or oils all suitable. All levels. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A43B Beginners' Abstract Painting

This beginner approach to abstract painting will have you experimenting with innovative ways of creating art as you plunge into expressive colour mixing, brushwork and composition. Invent new techniques for applying paint and devise radical artistic processes – all while creating your own abstract pieces. Plenty of class demonstrations and individual instruction provided throughout. Oil or acrylic. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A51-C Introduction to Pottery

Learn the hand-forming techniques of working with clay, including pinch, coil, slab, and the potter's wheel. Also covered are the basics of glazing and surface decoration. You’ll hone your skills while transforming your ideas into inspired, finished pottery. Suitable for all levels, adults and students 16+. Clay extra. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $329 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Firing/glazing - $50) Limit: 15 students

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4A64 Digital Basics 1

Learn to control your digital camera instead of it controlling you! In this beginner-level course, you’ll develop a solid foundation by using your camera hands-on in class and from feedback on your photos.  Fully understand shutter-speeds, apertures, ISO, histograms, focusing and the various exposure modes for better quality images. Using best-practice, safely transfer and backup your photos. Bring any camera, but hold off on new purchases until you learn enough to know what you need.  Tuesday.  Course Fee: $295 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $278.50, Lab fee - $16.50) Limit: 12 students

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4A75-A Silkscreen Studio

Discover the versatility and unique characteristics of silkscreening using the latest non-toxic techniques. This course is suitable for both beginning and experienced screen printers. Beginners will learn a step-by-step method designed to inspire the creation of silkscreened projects. Returning students will explore more challenging ideas aimed at cultivating an advanced set of silkscreening skills. Tuesdays. Course Fee: $249 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $224, Material Fee-$25) Limit: 12 students

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4A80 Textured Jewellery in Sterling Silver

Create a pendant or pair of earrings of your own design using various jewellery forming techniques. You’ll explore essential hand tool methods such as bend, fold, crease, crimp and shape as you fashion your own uniquely textured sculptural piece in silver. Studio fee includes all materials, the use of an in-class individual tool kit per student, as well as larger shared equipment.  Tuesdays. Course Fee:$195 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $149, Material Fee - $45) Limit: 12 students

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4C01-A Art Romp for Young Children Ages 2-4

Stimulate your child’s senses and excite their imaginations! This first-time art experience for young children includes drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and clay as they explore line, shape, colour, pattern and texture. A special story time is included each week. One caregiver is welcome per child, but is required for children ages 2-3.  Wednesday.  Course Fee: $89 Limit: 12 students

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4C02 Amazing Art in the Afternoon Ages 4+

New projects each term! Painting, drawing, working with clay and building sculptures are all introduced in this class geared for various ages. Students will explore the work of different artists as they create their own fabulous art projects. Wednesday. Course Fee: $159 Limit: 16 students

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4C03 Happy Hands Ages 4-6

Inspired by the art world “greats,” we’ll build, sculpt, draw and paint projects designed to bring out every child’s inner artist as they learn the basic foundations of art. It’s all creative hands on deck as we explore textures, recycled materials and plenty of new ideas – all in a fun and supportive studio environment. Wednesday.  Course Fee: $199 Limit: 16 students

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4C17 NEW Watercolour Painting for Teens

Chill after school in the art studio with brushes, watercolor paints and good friends. You’ll learn basic techniques such as colour mixing, layering, lifting, wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, dry brushing and masking through projects that involve still life and simple landscapes. Plenty of demonstrations and instruction provided. Students will be providing their own course materials.  Wednesday.  Course Fee: $199 Limit: 16 students

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4C18 Teen Pottery Ages 12+

Express your teen spirit through the art of pottery. You’ll explore throwing clay on the wheel, hand-building, and hot and cold surface treatments as you create your own ceramic pieces. This is a great class for connecting with new friends while developing your independent approaches and ideas!  Wednesday.  Course Fee: $249 Limit: 16 students

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4A01 Drawing for the Petrified

This is the perfect course for those who have always had aspirations to draw, but may be holding back. Learning to draw is essential for all aspiring artists and in this absolute beginner’s class, you’ll take those first tentative steps with the encouraging hand-hold you’ve been looking for. Even if the idea of putting a dot on a piece of paper makes you feel a tiny bit tremulous, over four weeks, we’ll explore how to bring eye, hand and pencil to paper and expand basic lines into shaded forms, moving textures and more. All materials are supplied – just show up and let it happen. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $165 Limit: 15 students

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4A25-B Beginners' Watercolour

Never tried watercolour or have limited watercolour skills? Learn to master this challenging, yet gratifying medium, starting with basic techniques and moving through a series of exercises and projects designed to build your confidence and talents. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A35 NEW Acrylic Painting: Exploring Landscape and Architecture

Designed for painters of all levels, this course will have you creating exciting compositions and solving problems related to landscape and architecture painting. Working from simple to more complex images, your confidence and enjoyment of the medium will increase with each project. Colour theory, perspective and the use of value to create mood and drama will be emphasized. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A45 Paint BIG

Let go of your creative inhibitions and have fun painting something big and bold. You’ll use large canvases and large brushes to create your own unique masterpieces. All levels are welcome and a sense of adventure is encouraged. Secure onsite storage is available for leaving pieces between classes. For the first class, please bring acrylic paints in three colours (or more) and a canvas of 30”x40” or bigger. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A51-D Introduction to Pottery

Learn the hand-forming techniques of working with clay, including pinch, coil, slab, and the potter's wheel. Also covered are the basics of glazing and surface decoration. You’ll hone your skills while transforming your ideas into inspired, finished pottery. Suitable for all levels, adults and students 16+. Clay extra. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $329 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Firing/glazing - $50) Limit: 15 students

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4A51-E Introduction to Pottery

Learn the hand-forming techniques of working with clay, including pinch, coil, slab, and the potter's wheel. Also covered are the basics of glazing and surface decoration. You’ll hone your skills while transforming your ideas into inspired, finished pottery. Suitable for all levels, adults and students 16+. Clay extra. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $329 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Firing/glazing - $50) Limit: 15 students

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4A52 Handbuilding 101

Explore your creative side in clay and develop the dexterity and skill needed for the fine art of pottery. Learn hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling, and soft slab construction. You’ll also have an opportunity to bring your ideas to life on the potter’s wheel. All levels. Clay extra. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $329 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279, Firing/glazing - $50) Limit: 15 students

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4A60 NEW Sculpture for the Petrified

For many artists, the idea of moving something off the page and into three dimensions can be daunting. However, this course for absolute beginners will have you discovering the creative joys and rewards of sculpting. Our “petrified” guru, Janus, will guide you as you work on projects using clay, paper, plaster strips and more to create your own sculptures. You’ll even get to try your hand at raku firing one of your ceramic pieces at the end of the program. Wednesdays. Course Fee: $175 (all materials included) Limit: 15 students

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4A65 Get Exposed to Digital Photography

Jump from AUTO to the Manual setting on your camera and open up a whole new photographic world. Designed for beginner to intermediate photographers, this course will provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to transform your camera from that complicated device into an amazing tool for your creative imagination. Participants are required to work with a digital SLR removable lens camera (not point & shoot).  Wednesday.  Course Fee: $119 Limit: 10 students

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4A66 Get Exposed to Adobe Lightroom

Unpack the many features at your disposal in Adobe’s premier digital photo processor and image organizer. This Level 1 course sets the foundation for being able to import, edit and export your photos into Lightroom. You’ll learn how to best organize your images and retouch your digital photos using the application’s powerful editing system. Prerequisite: A minimum of intermediate computer knowledge.  Wednesday.  Course Fee: $119 Limit: 10 students

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4A03 Intermediate Drawing

Designed for those who have taken Beginners’ Drawing and want to take their skills to the next level, this class will expand upon the fundamentals while refining technique and introducing the use of different materials. Included will be instruction on costume/portrait drawing. Thursdays. Course Fee: $309 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $279.84, model fee - $29.16) Limit: 15 students

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4A15-A Pen and Ink - The Basics

Immerse yourself for a day in the rewarding and addictive medium of pen and ink – either through a single workshop or a combination of four uniquely focused workshops. Each session will continue to build on the aspects of traditional pen techniques such as hatching, cross–hatching, stippling and line weight as you use ‘Sketching’ pens to create finished drawing exercises. We’ll investigate sound drawing fundamentals and the principles of light and shadow, plus examine drawings from masters of the medium for inspiration. Basic application of washes from a watercolour palette will be presented. These workshops provide great experience and ideas for sketchbook-keeping. Subject matter provided by instructor. PRE–REQUISITE: Some drawing and pen and ink experience an asset. This is a one-day workshop introducing participants to the rewarding medium of pen and ink. ‘Sketching’ pens will be used to create two finished drawing exercises. Thursday. Course Fee: $95 Limit: 15 students

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4A25-C Beginners Watercolour

Never tried watercolour or have limited watercolour skills? Learn to master this challenging, yet gratifying medium, starting with basic techniques and moving through a series of exercises and projects designed to build your confidence and talents. Thursdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A32 Intermediate and Advanced Watercolour

For the watercolour artist with some experience, this class is designed to build on your developing watercolour skills and increase your confidence in this medium. Explore basic value and composition related to landscape and architecture painting. Exercises will include transparency, layering, value, perspective, spontaneity and colour use. Plenty of group and individual instruction provided. Thursdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A33-B Beginners Acrylic Painting

Designed for those who have never tried acrylics or have limited painting skills, you’ll learn to master this plastic and flexible medium, starting with basic techniques and moving through a series of exercises and projects designed to develop your confidence and talents. Prerequisite: drawing experience. Thursdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A42 Landscape Painting from Photo Reference

Paint the Canadian landscape in oil or acrylic as you work from photo references. You’ll learn how to interpret landscape through the principles of design and then explore and practice the techniques needed to reconstruct it in paint. Plenty of group and individual instruction provided throughout. Not for beginners – some painting experience required. Thursdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A48 Independent Painting

Work in any painting medium and pursue your personal area of interest with support and feedback from the instructor and other participants. This course is tailored to each individual according to their own interests and aesthetic. Students are encouraged to bring source materials such as a sketchbook, photos, etc. For Intermediate/Advanced artists. Thursdays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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4A75-B Silkscreen Studio

Discover the versatility and unique characteristics of silkscreening using the latest non-toxic techniques. This course is suitable for both beginning and experienced screen printers. Beginners will learn a step-by-step method designed to inspire the creation of silkscreened projects. Returning students will explore more challenging ideas aimed at cultivating an advanced set of silkscreening skills. Thursdays. Course Fee: $249 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $224, Material Fee-$25) Limit: 12 students

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4A81 NEW Modern Silver Bracelet

Wrists are difficult to size when fitting jewellery, but it’s no problem when you can make your own beautifully tailored and distinctive bracelet. Traditional fabrication techniques of sawing, filing, forming and soldering will be used to build a rectangular wire band with a sculptural centrepiece. Studio fee includes all materials, an individual basic tool kit per student, as well as larger shared equipment. Thursdays. Course Fee:$195 (Tuition + Registration + HST = $149, Material Fee - $45) Limit: 12 students

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4C01-B Art Romp for Young Children Ages 2-4

Stimulate your child’s senses and excite their imaginations! This first-time art experience for young children includes drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and clay as they explore line, shape, colour, pattern and texture. A special story time is included each week. One caregiver is welcome per child, but is required for children ages 2-3.  Friday  Course Fee: $89 Limit: 12 students

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4A11 Pastels for Beginners

Enhance any subject with vivid colour as you paint/draw with luscious and versatile pastels. Students will approach various subjects in still life and portrait. Plenty of group and individual instruction provided. Drawing experience helpful, but not a must. Fridays. Course Fee: $149 Limit: 15 students

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4A49 Independent Workshop and Mentoring

For students wishing to work independently on their own projects under the guidance of an expert instructor. This informal classroom environment provides ongoing support and feedback to promote artistic growth. All media. Fridays. Course Fee: $279 Limit: 15 students

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