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Our “For The Petrified” series offers shorter, absolute beginner courses in four key disciplines – Painting, Drawing, Pottery and Printmaking. These courses are designed to offer the encouraging hand-hold you might require to get over any initial creative trepidation. You’ll receive an introduction to the discipline, a chance to explore and experiment, and ultimately a boost of confidence about your artistic potential. After taking a Petrified class, you might just feel ready to take a full Beginner course and continue your creative journey. Cast aside any fears and come discover the artist inside you.

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 beginners class, you’ll take those first tentative steps with the encouragement you’ve been looking for.

Course Option A: Tuesdays, January 7 – 28 (4 weeks) 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. View

Course Option B: Wednesdays, January 8 – 29 (4 weeks) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. View

Painting for the Petrified
Discover what it is to feel good about the process of painting as you receive an introduction to the basics of watercolour and acrylic painting, along with enlightening discussions about drawing and composition.

Course Option A: Tuesdays, February 4 – March 3 (5 weeks) 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. View

Course Option B: Wednesdays, February 5 – March 4 (5 weeks) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. View

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.

Course Option A: Saturday, January 4 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. View

Course Option B: Sunday, January 5 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. View


Printmaking for the Petrified

Curious about the art of printmaking, but feeling hesitant about the unknowns of this traditional technique? This one day workshop offers encouragement and simple, easy-to-follow steps for the absolute beginner printmaker. Spend a day in the print studio getting a feel for the process and working with various water-based print methods including mono-printing, silkscreening and relief techniques.

Sorry, no course this Winter, but we do have Printmaking: Getting Started. Take a look here.


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