Our “For The Petrified” series offers shorter, absolute beginner courses in five key disciplines – Painting, Drawing, Pottery, Sculpture 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.
Five options are available again this Fall and Winter. Cast aside any fears and come discover the artist inside you.
Drawing for the Petrified
Wednesday: January 10 – 31 (4 weeks) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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.
Painting for the Petrified
Wednesday: February 7 – March 7 (5 weeks) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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.
Pottery for the Petrified
A: Saturday: January 6 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. OR
B: Sunday: January 7 (1 day) 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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.
Sculpture for the Petrified
Wednesday: January 15 – February 12 (5 weeks) 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For many artists, the idea of moving something off the page and into three dimensions can be daunting. Yet, in this course for absolute beginners, you’ll quickly become familiar with the basic, most common forms of sculpture and discover the creative joys and rewards of sculpting a three dimensional hollow form. You’ll be guided to craft projects using the traditional sculpture techniques of modelling, mold making, carving and finishing patinas.
Printmaking for the Petrified
Saturday: November 18 (1 day) 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Class options for Winter term can be found at dvsa.ca/classes)
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.