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Drawing


Intriguing Beauty of Drawing Reality - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17S001 Drawing Reality Yulia L
Drawing for all levels, no experience required, with step-by-step guidance to help render realistic textures, forms, and shapes, and a variety of subjects. Students will work from organic items as well as a diversity of objects and will be invited to explore the magic of charcoal, graphite, pencils, conté, and markers. Let’s get started to create your own unique masterpieces! No class on August 7, Ontario Civic Holiday.

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 10 to August 14 Monday: 1:30 to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $175 S17S001
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Human Head From A to Z - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17S002 Human Head Alena L
The key to a good drawing is a good understanding of the 3D shape of an object; in this case, of a human head. A great artist as a sculptor should not only feel what is going on with the visible side, but also feel what is going on underneath. After these sessions, students will have a great understanding of the subject and will be ready to move to the live model drawing. (1 live model) No class on August 7, Ontario Civic Holiday.

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 10 to August 14 Monday: 6 to 9 pm 18 to 99 $180 S17S002
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Painting


Painting: Mystical Landscapes - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17S010 Painting Mystical Landscapes
Join us for a fun and inspiring week of painting. You will learn how to infuse mystery and the sublime into your own landscape paintings, inspired by Turner, Whistler, Monet, O’Keeffe, Lawren Harris, and Emily Carr. Carr called this quality in her paintings ‘Something Plus' - not only what is seen by the eye, but the experience of life and awe. Learn how to bring your landscapes alive with ‘something plus’. All levels (requires a minimal experience of painting). All media.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
August 21 to 25 Monday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 to 99 $380 S17S010
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Multiple Painting Techniques to Unleash Your Creativity - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17S011 Unleash Creativity Yulia L
Throughout a series of 7 evenings, students will investigate practical methods and simple techniques that will help them unlock their ‘blank canvas fear’. This course includes creativity-boosting challenges and step-by-step guidance, aimed to help attendees get a new creation on paper or canvas after each session. Traditional and innovative concepts to ponder; quick and effective overview of any water-based media that can be used.

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 6 to August 17 Thursday: 6 to 9 pm 18 to 99 $205 S17S011
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Watercolours: Learning to Use Them - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17S018 Watercolours Diana Guy
Watercolour is a beautiful and versatile medium. You will learn about tools and techniques using still life and flowers as subjects and perhaps we will work outside as well. Learning brush handling, colour mixing, and good composition will help you to enjoy this paint as a flowing, transparent medium and one of precision and brilliance. Have fun! Everyone is welcome, beginners, and more advanced alike!

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 5 to August 16 Wednesday: 6 to 9 pm 18 to 99 $210 S17S010
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Photography


Digital Photography: The Basics - Intro

SAC-OSA-S17S090-91 Digital Photo Ramin I
You love taking photos and want to know your camera better. In this course, you will learn your camera functions; aperture, shutter speed, ISO, light metering, bracketing, white balance, etc. Learning how these functions relate to one another will take you to another level of photography. This course will bring you through various aspects of artistic photography as well. We will touch base on perspective, line, texture, tones, shadows, and light. This is a hands-on course, so bring your digital camera, a tripod, and your passion for photography! (1 live model included)

Instructor: Ramin Izadpanah
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 4 to August 15 Tuesday: 1:30 to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $210 S17S090
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DSLR Camera: More Than a Snapshot - Inter/Adv

SAC-OSA-S17S090-91 Digital Photo Ramin I
This course will challenge you to be more creative with photography. By further understanding the fundamental elements of photography and becoming more familiar with the various settings that your camera offers, you will achieve successful photos for various situations and subjects. Understanding your DSLR camera will help you see the excitement of a new world! This is a hands-on course, so bring your camera, a tripod, and your passion for photography! (1 live model included)

Instructor: Ramin Izadpanah
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 5 to August 16 Wednesday: 1:30 to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $210 S17S091
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Advanced Portrait Photography: Natural and In-Studio Lighting - Advanced (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-S17S092 Portrait Photo Claude B
This advanced photography course is aimed for serious photographers, who either want to take up photography as their profession or are serious amateurs who want to produce stunning images of professional standards. The emphasis of this course will be in developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Basic portrait lighting, advanced concepts, creative studio, and indoor portrait photography will be covered. All types of portraits will be discussed (3 models included). Bring your own digital camera and lenses. No class on July 11.

Instructor: Claude Brazeau MPA
Canadian Master photographer third bar
Master Canadian Photographer of the Year 2017
Canadian Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017
Canadian Best in Class Portrait 2016
Canadian Master Photographer of the Year 2015
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 4 to August 15 Tuesday: 6 to 9 pm 18 to 99 $215 S17S092
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Pottery


Level 1 (in-depth)

SAC - GPS - Wheel and handbuilding
This course is an in-depth introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 8 consecutive weeks. The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Upwards of 6-8 pieces can be made during the course. Some materials included. No prerequisite is required. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.




Instructor: Kaitlyn Brennan
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 5 to August 23 Wednesday: 6:30 to 9 pm 16 to adult $265 WHEEL1.601

Instructor: Rosemary Swan
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 6 to August 24 Thursday: 6:30 to 9 pm 16 to adult $265 WHEEL1.602
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Printmaking


Printmaking: Black & White and Colour Linocuts - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17S040 Printmaking Diana Guy
Making prints is fun and it includes a great element of surprise when you produce that first print. Beautiful linocuts have been produced by Picasso, Chagall, George Braque, and many other great artists as the medium is fast and effective, inexpensive and extremely versatile. We will work with black and white and colour, learning to use a press and also how to work without one. A wonderful medium that will bring you great satisfaction and one that produces beautiful cards as well as pieces for framing.

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 6 to August 17 Thursday: 6 to 9 pm 18 to 99 $225 S17S040
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Workshops


Chalk Pastels for Beginners - Intro

SAC-OSA-S17SWS01 Chalk Pastels
This is a great class for those who are just beginning to draw or for those who have already taken a beginner drawing class and wish to pursue drawing with colour. On top of learning how to blend and work with the colours, you will also learn about perspective, composition, line, tone, light & shadow. The instructor will take time to address individual concerns throughout the course, gently guiding you in your personal artistic journey. Bring your pastels and paper, and let’s colour your world with pastels!

Instructor: Patricia Laalo
Date Time Age Fee Code
August 12 and 13 Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $160 S17SWS01
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Improve Your Paintings: The Next Step - Inter/Advanced

SAC-OSA-S17SWS02 Improve Paintings Patricia S
This weekend workshop will provide the intermediate and advanced painters with problem solving techniques and ideas to improve their paintings. This is therefore a class geared for artists looking to move forward with their art; it is not designed for beginners. Students will be asked to bring in 2 or 3 paintings that they are having trouble with or that are not finished and they are not sure where to go. There will be a group discussion/constructive critique, led by the instructor, to share ideas that students may not have thought of yet. Students will then have time to work on some of the suggestions shared in group. Throughout the weekend, the instructor will perform quick studies and a full demonstration to cover the common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. C Composition, use of colour, brushstrokes, and much more, will be discussed. The students will then paint from what has been demonstrated. At the end of the workshop, each student should be able to finish a painting. A gentle group critique/sharing will close out the weekend.

Instructor: Patricia Savoie
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 22 and 23 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $160 S17SWS02
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One Night on the Wheel

SAC - GPS - One night on the wheel
Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2-hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks. Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. All materials included.

Instructor: Kaitlyn Brennan
Date Time Age Fee Code
June 21 Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm 14 years and older $49 WHEELNIGHT.602
June 28 Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:30 pm 14 years and older $49 WHEELNIGHT.603
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Palette Knife Painting: A World of Possibilities - All Levels

SAC-OSA-S17SWS03 Palette Knife Patricia S
From the sweeping strokes associated with impasto to refined details, the use of a palette knife can help you achieve a variety of effects. Learn more about the infinite possibilities of this painting tool throughout this 2-day workshop. (Oil or Acrylic Paint)

Instructor: Patricia Savoie
Date Time Age Fee Code
August 12 and 13 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $160 S17SWS03
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Silk Painting - Intro

SAC-OSA-S17SWS04 Silk Painting
Discover the magic of silk painting with this one-day workshop offered by Sau Lan Mo, Chinese and Canadian artist. Learn how to transfer images freehand and mix color onto silk fabric! At the end of the day, you will take home your choice of ready to use silk scarf, handkerchief or a framed silk painting. A kit of materials will be sold by the instructor at the beginning of the class ($25-$30).

Instructor: Sau Lan Mo
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 16 Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $100 S17SWS04
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Basic Silver Jewelry - Intro

SAC-OSA-S17SWS05 Silver Jewelry Karl S
In this basic silver jewelry course, two projects, a ring with a stone and a pendant, are undertaken in order to teach the basic skills of sawing, soldering, and finishing pieces. Then students are free to work on personal jewelry pieces of their own design. Supplies will be sold in class for additional projects, time permitting.

Instructor: Karl Schutt
Date Time Age Fee Code
July 9 to 30 Sunday: 1 to 4 pm 18 to 99 $225 S17SWS05
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Precious Metal Clay: Rings Only - Intro

SAC-OSA-S17SWS06 Rings only
This class is for ring enthusiasts, you will work with Precious Metal Clay and create two rings. What is Precious Metal Clay? It was developed in the early 1990s in Japan. The material consists of microscopic particles of pure silver and a water-soluble, non-toxic, organic binder that burns off during firing leaving behind a 99.9% pure silver piece.You will learn dry construction, carving, enameling, designing with scratch foam and several other techniques to create both rings. Each ring will be kiln fired. Participants will complete TWO projects from start to finish: - Ring with Torch Fired enamels - Ring with Cubic Zirconia Setting All materials included. All technical and project information provided. Just bring your lunch and your inspiration!

Instructor: Shannon Kennedy (Cynosure Jewelry Studio)
Date Time Age Fee Code
August 19 and 20 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 to 99 $230 S17SWS06
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Tony Clennell Workshop: Your work is a gift

SAC-GPS-WORKSHOP.601-Clennell
Here is an opportunity for you to spend a weekend being inspired while enriching your pottery techniques in a participatory workshop with one of the best master potters out there. You will be encouraged to make larger one of a kind projects in a state-of-the-art facility with the all the expertise you require. Cost includes one bag of clay and bisque firing. Open for registration under Summer Program.

 
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 16 and 17 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm   $220 WORKSHOP.601
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