Adult (18 and older)

Register for courses online, by phone 613-580-ARTS (2787) or in person at Guest Services inside the Shenkman Arts Centre. Program information is subject to change. For more course options click ‘Français’ at the top of the page.

Acting


All Ages Family Class

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A close to professional experience culminating in a full stage production. Learn about theatre – character development, stage business, voice and movement – with a focus on fun! Great experience for the whole family! Theatre is a team sport!

Spring Play - The Wizard of Oz!
Rehearsals: March to June 8, 2019
Show dates: June 7 and 8, 2019

Auditions will be held in January 2019

Fee:
$55 for current OST students and families
$210 for non-OST students/family

*Sunday rehearsals with some weekly and/or Saturday. To be announced (depending on role).
 
Date Time Age Fee
March to June 8 to be announced 4 years and older $210
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Orléans Older Players (OOPs!) Adult Acting Club!

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OST’s Adult English theatre recreational class: the focus is on fun! Learn about theatre – character development, stage business, voice and movement and take a break from "real" life! Good vitamins for self esteem and self-confidence! Perform on stage in the Richcraft Theatre.

June performance dates: June 14 and 15, 2019

Class size is limited, however late registrations will be considered, subject to availability - please call the office to confirm 613-580-2764.
 
Date Time Age Fee
March 18 to June 15 Mondays: 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm 20 years and older $270
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Acting for the Mature Theatre Lover

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This course in Acting is for students who would like to learn about acting in a fun environment. Learn how to lift a script off the page and bringing it to life on the stage! You will overcome your inhibitions of performing in front of others, learn the basics of becoming a character in a play, hone the acting chops which you may have already developed years ago, and rehearse scenes for performance in one of our black box studios in front of a gentle audience. You’re never too old to become a star! Prerequisites: A wish for adventure! No other experience or training is required!

Class size is limited, however late registrations will be considered, subject to availability – please call the office to confirm 613-580-2764.
Date Time Age Fee
January 9 to March 20 Wednesdays: 11 am to 1 pm 20 years and older $270
March 27 to May 29 Wednesdays: 11 am to 1 pm 20 years and older $270
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Musical for Adults

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With an emphasis on play, physicality, character and emotion, be prepared to learn as you have fun! Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are needed for this class. This is an excellent way to keep those brain cells young! This class ends with a stage production in the Shenkman Arts Centre’s Richcraft Theatre.

Performance date: May 30, 2019

Class size is limited, however late registrations will be considered, subject to availability - please call the office to confirm 613-580-2764.

Payment can be made in full or in 3 equal instalments (see our website for details)
Date Time Age Fee
January 10 to June 6 Thursdays: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm 20 years and older $420
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Cooking


A Taste of Greece

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Make delicious Greek dishes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Sit with your classmates to enjoy the meal you've prepared.
 
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 25 Monday: 6:30 to 9:30 pm 19 years and older $51.50 1398706
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A Taste of Mediterranean

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Make delicious Mediterranean dishes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Sit with your classmates to enjoy the meal you've prepared.
 
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 28 Monday: 6:30 to 9:30 pm 19 years and older $51.50 1398705
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Dance


Argentine Tango

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Embrace Argentina’s signature dance, the Salon Style Tango. Discover the 8-count basico (basic step), walking, forward ochos, back ochos and molinete (windmill) and playful ganchos (hooks). Find excitement, passion and drama with Tango!
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to March 7 Thursdays: 9 pm to 10 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398840
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Ballroom - Level 1

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Ballroom is the perfect exercise for your mind and body. Move to the rhythm as you learn the foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, triple swing and merengue. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to March 7 Thursdays: 7 pm to 8 pm 19 and older $91.25 1398818
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Ballroom - Level 2

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Broaden your skills in ballroom. New footwork and timing are introduced as you become familiar with the rumba and the samba. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to March 7 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398833
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Ballroom - Level 3

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Further develop your foundation, learn new moves and perfect technique as you advance in Level three. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to March 7 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398837
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Belly Dance - Level 1

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Explore fluidity, grace, and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to March 18 Mondays: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398716
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Belly Dance - Level 2

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Explore more complicated arrangements. Layer movements and combinations.

Prerequisite: Belly Dance Level 1
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to March 18 Mondays: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398717
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Bollywood Dance - Level 1

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Learn to move to the Bollywood beat; a modern East Indian style of dance that will have your hips moving. Discover basic hip, leg and upper body choreography while you experience the wonders of middle-eastern glamour.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to March 18 Mondays: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398714
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Jazz - Level 1

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Basics of jazz dance will improve your co-ordination, strength, and flexibility through dance combinations set to popular music.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to March 14 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 8 pm 19 years and older $136.75 1398841
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Tap Dance - Level 1

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Basics of tap dance through enjoyable dance combinations and simple choreography. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step. Keep on tapping!
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to March 14 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 years and older $91.25 1398759

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Drawing



Drawing Demystified - All Levels

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This course is for anyone who wants to feel better exploring the limits of their inner creativity! Students will develop a solid set of skills while creating contemporary graphic art, designing their own sketchbook or portfolio to make it look impressive. This course is all about making positive changes in your attitude, to reveal and enhance your inner creative self.

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 to April 2 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $255 W19S001
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Sketch and Drawing - Introduction/Intermediate (bilingual)

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This class looks at the importance of sketching and its use in developing drawings, paintings, and other works. We will look at and develop hand-eye coordination in relation to sketching and explore elements of drawing, line, shading, composition, and colour (coloured pencils and watercolour). We will work from still life, models (figure and portrait), as well as from landscape. This class is designed to help you develop confidence in your art and to have fun. This course welcomes new and returning students.

Two models included. (2 models)

No class on March 13 (March Break)

Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Wednesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $300 W19S002
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Introduction to Drawing: with Mixed Media - Introduction/Intermediate (bilingual)

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Unlock the magic of drawing! The course will focus on sound drawing techniques using a variety of dry media, applied individually and in combination. Trusted drawing methods will be explained, demonstrated and applied. There will be a focus on individual progression and group encouragement, with individual coaching being provided based on students' needs and goals. Each session focuses on a different reference subject for inspiration. Beginners are welcome as are those wishing to extend their creativity. (2 models)

No class on March 13 (March Break)

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to March 27 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $275 W19S003
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Portrait and Figure Drawing: from Sketch to Details - Introduction/Intermediate

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In this 10 session course, students will familiarize themselves with the 3D structure of the human figure, starting with skeleton and portrait studies, followed by two sessions of short term sketches, with a focus on movement and proportions. A live model will be present during the final five sessions, when students will have an opportunity to concentrate on working with details. Academic drawing and sketching are fundamental for the development of a successful drawing technique and an excellent way of gaining hand control over the line and honing fine motor skills. (5 models)

No class on March 12 (March Break)

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 to April 2 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $305 W19S004
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Music


Guitar - Level 1 

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Strengthen guitar skills while learning basic chords, strumming, picking and tuning. Recognize different strumming patterns and shuffle accompaniment. Bring your own guitar.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 12 to March 9 Saturdays: 1 pm to 2 pm 19 years and older $159.50 1402430
 
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Guitar - Level 2

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Once you have the basics through Guitar Level 1 or equivalent, you're ready for more advanced music.
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 12 to March 9 Saturdays: 2 pm to 3 pm 19 years and older $159.50 1402447
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Painting


Drawing and Painting: One Step At A Time - Introduction

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You want to learn to draw and paint at your own pace, with step-by-step instructions, from a knowledgeable and friendly instructor, and in a fun and relax environment? This course will provide you with practical exercises to learn to draw and paint in a gradual way. Techniques and subjects will also evolve throughout the classes, from easy shapes and lines, to more complex 3D objects and environments in colour. The purpose of the course is to help you gain confidence in your abilities and creativity. This course can be taken more than one time; exercises and subject themes will vary from a season to another. A list of basic materials will be shared with the students prior to the first class.

No class on February 18 (Family Day) and March 11 (March Break)

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to April 1 Mondays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $255 W19S010A
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How to Create Spectacular Acrylics - All Levels

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In this course, students will investigate practical methods and simple techniques that will help them unlock their ‘blank canvas fear’. Traditional and innovative concepts and methods will be explored. This course includes creativity-boosting challenges and step-by-step guidance, aimed to help attendees get a new creation on canvas after each class. The diversity of exercises proposed in class will give a great overview of water-based medium’s infinite possibilities, including acrylics, watercolours, inks, and more.

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $285 W19S010B
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Paint Application 101: Part 2 - All Levels

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Ever wanted to learn how to apply paint beautifully, use colour thoughtfully, and layer paint appropriately? Using both classical and contemporary references, such as landscape, still life, and abstraction, this course aims at teaching the basics of painting and composing. All skill levels welcome. (Acrylic or oil painting)

No class on March 14 (March Break)

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to April 4 Thursdays: 7 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $230 W19S010C
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Paint Application 2.0: Focus on Composition - Intermediate

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Looking to take your art to the next level? Fine-tune your skills in this course aimed at students ready to develop their own painting styles. Each term will feature a different “focus”, and will include a mixture of instructor-led exercises and one-on-one help with student-led projects. “Focus on Composition” aims to help students develop a strong understanding of composition through exploration and experimentation.

No class on March 14 (March Break)

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to April 4 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $255 W19S010D
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Landscape Painting: Oil or Acrylic - Introduction/Intermediate

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Want to learn to paint, or are you stuck in a rut? This course is designed for both beginners as well as students with experience. We will explore simplifying a photograph through various options: the use of a limited palette, different sizes of canvas, how to feel and observe nature. We will also be working on spontaneity, seeing light, turning a dull photo into an exciting painting. There is so much to explore in art that returning students will be constantly challenged and new students at the intro/inter level will find that there is lots to try and learn. The instructor will demonstrate starting, working through problems, and finishing off paintings. Individual attention to each student is ongoing in each class, as well as a full class gentle critique and ways to improve each artist’s paintings as we progress.

No class on February 18 (Family Day) and March 11 (March Break)

Instructor: Patricia Savoie
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to April 1 Mondays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $240 W19S012A
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Landscape Painting: Winter - All levels

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Let’s enjoy the winter season! Learn to paint snow in a multitude of colours, taking our cue from Canadian artists: Group of Seven, Jean-Paul Lemieux, William Kurelek, and others. The course will include one session of hot coloured palm trees, inspired by expatriate artist James Wilson Morrice who wintered in the Carribean. Students will have the opportunity to explore watercolours or thinned acrylic paint on watercolour paper. The whole course is however primarily for oil and acrylic painters working on paper or canvas. No prior painting experience necessary.

No class on March 12 (March Break)

Instructor: Valerie Ryan
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 15 to April 2 Tuesdays: 10 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $240 W19S012B
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Drawing and Painting Portraits: The Clothed Figure - Introduction/Intermediate (bilingual)

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This course will explore creating vivid portraits and figures in dry media and paint. The course will include sound drawing techniques and painting using a variety of media, applied individually and in combination. There will be a focus on observation and sound technique and structure, along with exploring portraits, clothes, and drapery as a means of expression. Individual coaching will be provided, based on each student's needs and goals. The sessions will involve live models and include demonstrations of the instructor's techniques. This course welcomes new and returning students.

(5 models)

No class on March 13 (March Break)

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to March 27 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $305 W19S014
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Abstract and Contemporary Painting: Part 2 - All Levels

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Learn paint application techniques and composition while exploring personal expression through the visceral world of abstract and contemporary art. Students will be shown how colour and texture can mirror emotion, as well as gain an understanding of modern and contemporary art. All skill levels welcome.

No class on March 12 (March Break)

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 15 to April 2 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $255 W19S015A
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Intuitive Painting: All About Creativity and Imagination - All Levels

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In this course open canvas becomes your artistic muse, inviting you to come out and play! There are no mistakes! – No fear. Unexpected and unique composition, color combinations, and subject matter appear when you move out of your traditional ways and allow your painting to emerge creatively. This class will make you focus on the process of exploration and discovery, allow you to stay playful and spontaneous with a fresh approach to the artwork with your own interpretation. Students will experiment and play their unique way as they stretch the bounders of their imagination and artistic confidence. Variety of techniques will be explored, including painting rules with innovative self-expression, use of unexpected tools, application of layers, variations in texture, and vibrant colors. The approach to the artwork will be fearless, forgiving, and spontaneous as a process of discovery.

No class on March 13 (March Break)

Instructor: Anna Krak Kepka
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 23 to April 3 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $275 W19S015B
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Expressive Painting With Acrylic & Mixed Media - All Levels

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Through a series of targeted exercises you will learn to paint confidently, using vibrant colour, expressive brushwork, and multiple layers of paint. Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished artist, you’ll learn how to translate your design into exciting and endless colour possibilities. The course will stimulate, inspire, and open the door to the journey with acrylic paint. You will focus on painting decorative motives, landscape, still life or modern abstract, exploring composition, colour and simplification of subject matter. The most eye-catching, dramatic paintings are based on strong composition with simple and large shapes. Learn how to get your fundamentals in place, right from the start to create dramatic, brilliant, and confident paintings while developing your personal statement! All levels are welcome.

No class on March 13 (March Break)

Instructor: Anna Krak Kepka
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 23 to April 3 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $275 W19S015C
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Painting from the Masters - Intermediate

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A fun course to learn tips and tricks of the master painters. We will explore various brushstrokes and palettes to create your own masterpiece. You will learn about artists’ struggles and how to paint in a variety of styles which will help improve your own painting style. Prerequisite: an introduction to drawing and painting class, as you will start right from the beginning of the course to paint from a famous painting. You already need to be comfortable painting by yourself. All mediums accepted (oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, pastels, etc).

W19S015D - No class on Feb 18 (Family Day) and March 11 (March Break)
W19S015E - No class on March 14 (March Break)

Instructor: Lindy Nadarajah
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to April 1 Mondays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $240 W19S015D
January 17 to April 4 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $255 W19S015E
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Watercolour Painting: How to Start - Introduction

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Watercolour painting will be introduced in gradual steps, from understanding the tools and how to handle them to understanding the paint and what it can do. We will study colour and explore a wide variety of painting techniques using flowers and still life as our subjects. We will also work from reproductions of famous paintings to learn from the best!

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 to March 26 Tuesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $260 W19S018A
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Watercolour Unleashed - Intermediate

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Get ready to discover new and fresh techniques of watercolour which promise expressive and exciting results! The instructor will show how to unleash watercolour and achieve a loose, painterly quality in work while painting a variety of subjects, from the many faces of the winter season, to expressive florals, rocks, trees, water, people, architecture, etc. There will be one session with a live model as well. Demonstrations and individual guidance will be provided. Some watercolour experience is preferable. (1 model.)

No class on March 12 (March Break)

Instructor: Dhanashri Bapat
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 to April 2 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $265 W19S018B
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Photography


The Art of Photography - Introduction/Intermediate (bilingual)

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Explore the fundamentals of photography while learning composition, lighting and techniques for various genres including portraits, still life, and outdoor photography. Managing and editing your files will also be discussed. Instruction can benefit traditional point and shoot cameras but is best suited to DSLR cameras. (1 model). Bring your own digital camera, lenses, and a USB key.

No class on March 14 (March Break)

Instructor: Vanessa Dewson
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to March 28 Thursdays: 7 to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $240 W19S090
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Pottery


One Night on the Wheel

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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. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included. Additional pots made if client chooses to keep them will be $7 +HST each.

Instructor: Katherine King
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 5 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.201
January 12 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.202
January 19 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.203
January 26 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.204
February 2 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.205
February 9 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.206
February 16 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 14 and older $53 WHEELNIGHT.207
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1

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This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered. Materials included. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Instructor: Andrée Pilon-McCullough
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 12 to February 16 Saturdays: 10 am to noon 12 years and older $234 TEENADULT.201
January 12 to February 16 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3 pm 12 years and older $234 TEENADULT.202
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Wheel Level 1

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This course is an introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 7 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 to make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Recycled clay included. No prerequisite is required.
 
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Date Time Age Fee Code
January 9 to February 20 Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $286 WHEEL1.201
January 10 to February 21 Thursdays: 1:30 pm to 4 pm 16 and older $286 WHEEL1.202
January 10 to February 21 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $286 WHEEL1.203
January 11 to February 22 Fridays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $286 WHEEL1.205
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Wheel Level 1.5

GPS Wheel Level 1.5
This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Instructor: Laraine Pederson WHEEL105.203
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 8 to February 19 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $286 WHEEL105.203
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Wheel Level 2/3

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This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills and exploring surface decoration. One bag of clay included. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Prequisite Level 1.5

Instructor: Isaac Fouchard
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to March 7  Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm  16 and older $286  WHEEL203.201
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Child and Adult Handbuild - Parent and Me (bilingual)

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A wonderful way to share some special time in this activity with your child or grandchild. The students will learn the basic hand building techniques such as coils and pinch pots. Adults will make their own project. Cost is per person and materials are included.

Instructor: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 13 to February 17 Sundays: 12:30 pm to 2 pm 4 years and older $161 PARENTME.201B
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Printmaking


Relief Printing: Colour and Multiple Plates - Introduction/Intermediate

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Working with linoleum, we will explore colour in relief printing by learning how to use more than one plate to produce a fabulous, multi-layered print. We will experiment with pattern and transparency using AKUA inks and a variety of printing papers. Printing by hand will be demonstrated but we are lucky to have an excellent press for our use, a printmaker’s dream! Some materials are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to March 28 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $275 W19S040
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Sculpture


Portrait Sculpting - All levels (bilingual)

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Discover a new way to explore your sense of observation by sculpting people in 3-D from live models. This course is an initiation into portraiture, using classic methods and techniques relating to clay modelling. No previous sculpture experience necessary.

(9 live models)

No class on March 12 (March Break)

Instructor: Rosemary Breault-Landry
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 to April 2 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $350 W19S060
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Woodcarving - Introduction/Intermediate

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Learn how to work with wood as a sculpting/ carving medium. The properties of wood and the use of carving tools will be taught to create three lovely dimensional pieces of art. All students are free to choose their projects and explore their creativity. The instructor welcomes students with different levels of experience, from beginners to advanced. The course will be run in an "open studio" approach with lots of one-on-one guidance and constructive feedback on the development of personal projects. The list of materials and tools will be sent prior to the first session.
Some chisels/gouges will be provided by the School.

No class on March 14 (March Break)

Instructor: Jim Lawrence
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 17 to April 4 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $310 W19S061
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Special Interest


The Language of Art. What is it? - All Levels

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The Language of Art is a short course combining a cross-cultural perspective with historical methodology. Our topics include: storytelling and the role of the artist; sign, symbol, and archetype; human and divine portraiture; scale, line, colour, perspective. Our eyes see so much more than we know. In our six classes, we will track the visual codes artists use to form images. This is an art appreciation and discussion course open to all. Lectures will include 35mm slides, and a few film clips from time to time.

Instructor: Maureen Korp
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 22 to February 26 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $190 W19S070
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Alternative Embroidery and Textile Arts - Introduction/Intermediate

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This class will explore alternative uses of sewing and embroidery. Using techniques such as contour drawing with thread, embroidery stitches and object mounting, students may create compositions on hand made paper, photographs, canvas, clothing and more. Participants will also experiment with the transparency and texture of paper, as well as mixed media projects involving paint and appliqué. Anyone who enjoys hand sewing, contour drawing, collage or investigating new materials will enjoy this course.

No class on February 18 (Family Day) and March 11 (March Break)

Instructor: Jenny McMaster
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to April 1 Mondays:1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $255 W19S071
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Art and Chair Yoga - Introduction

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This course melts art and yoga in a quiet, meditative environment. You will be taken through different yoga poses, moving with breath and exploring the connection with body, mind and spirit. The practice of yoga will help you to become more aware of your inner self. Then you can express yourself through art, in a visual form, which was felt or observed in the body and in the mind. Two teachers will guide you through this work, one trained in yoga and the other in art for health. Come prepared with your yoga mat. This is a new approach to rounding out the benefits of yoga and art, by enjoying the best of both worlds. Please note: We will be practising mostly chair yoga, a soft yoga approach adapted to everyone.

Some supplies included in course fee.

Instructors: Suzanne Valois and Barbara Fulford
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to February 28 Thursdays: 9:30 am to noon 50 years and older $260 W19S072
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Art and Wellness - Introduction

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This course is designed for those who are seeking a gentle and spirited approach to creativity through art making and expression in a relaxed environment while learning about a variety of art materials and approaches to art making like drawing, watercolours, clay, and printmaking, just to name a few. This introductory course explores the contemplative, meditative as well as the playful side of creativity with an emphasis on the restful aspect of art making rather than the technical. Discover journaling, zen drawing, mandala making and more using a variety of mediums to engage your creative nature. Whether you are coming to explore art materials and/or to learn to use art in an holistic way, work within your comfort level in an uplifting, gentle, and encouraging atmosphere and come to relax and to de-stress. Look for day-long workshops offered throughout the year to support and continue your art and wellness journey. Returning students welcome.

Instructor: Suzanne Valois
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 24 to February 28 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $210 W19S073
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Workshops


Painting David Milne - All Levels

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Canadian painting David Milne employs less-is-more with singular style in both oil and watercolour. From a solitary life in nature, Milne crafted carefully organized compositions emphasizing hatched drawing, encapsulated shapes, and crisp open white spaces. Learn to minimize, eliminate, and simplify your work with the spacious freshness of Milne’s contemporary low-chroma and graphic approach. All media. All levels.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 19 and 20 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 W19SWS01
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In the Footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven - All Levels

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Follow in the footsteps of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven for a sketching and painting expedition in the Canadian wilderness. Create your own paintings using sound practices as they apply to the Canadian landscape: composition, simplification, colour and value - with a modernist edge! Painting before the Group of Seven was formalized, Tom Thomson directly influences our lives with his iconic Canadian paintings and the Group of Seven's rich, decorative colours meld with deeply felt perceptions of nature. Become inspired by the stark beauty of Tom Thomson's vision, mystical landscapes of Lawren Harris, lyrical styles of J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, and the consummate paint mastery of A.Y. Jackson - join us in the company of the most legendary group of Canadian painters!

In each session, David will be demonstrating key aspects throughout and participants will be able to create a painting from scratch or equally, bring along a work-in-progress. Individual coaching will be provided and participants are welcome to use the medium of their choice. This will appeal to realist, impressionist, and modernist painters alike. Oil, acrylic, and watercolour painters are all welcome!

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 2 and 9 Saturdays: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $180 W19SWS02
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Painting Paul Klee Wit and Whimsy - All levels

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Inspired by the current exhibition at the National Gallery, learn how to let-go with the creativity and play of Klee. Open your process with Klee’s wit and whimsy in integrated drawing and painting media. Borrow Klee’s sketchbook techniques for inventive small works, figurative or landscape, to transpose them on larger paintings. Mixed drawing and painting media of choice. All levels.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 16 and 17 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 W19SWS03
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Painting with Alcohol Inks and Watercolours on Yupo Paper - All levels

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This is an exciting, process-oriented workshop, for those who want to explore a new direction in painting using alcohol inks, water based media, and self-expression. Students will be encouraged to explore interesting effects and textures created by combining watercolour, a variety of inks, alcohol, and specific medias and tools. Using non-objective subject matter, landscape, figurative or decorative motives, participants will explore the challenge presented by colour, texture-like effects, and composition in their own style. Teaching methodology includes demonstrations and a variety of exercises, leading to a series of work. Creativity and fun will be emphasized. Suitable for all levels.

Instructor: Anna Krak Kepka
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 23 and 24 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $180 W19SWS04
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Limitless Colour - All levels

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Paintings are invariably more than they seem. This two-day workshop explains how colours work together in practice and develops some key approaches, such as demystifying colour and mixing for experienced artists and beginners alike. Instruction and coaching will include sound colour theory and a major part will be its application in practical art. For beginners, it will establish touchstone practices and accelerate artistic development. More experienced artists will come away with the confidence to develop new palettes, techniques, and break rules with aplomb. Colour takes paintings to giddy heights or sends them to the depths with little in between, the consummate impressionist Claude Monet remarking: “Colour is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment.”

In each session, David will be demonstrating key aspects throughout and participants will be able to create a painting from scratch or equally, bring along a work-in-progress. Individual coaching will be provided and participants are welcome to use the medium of their choice. This will appeal to realist, impressionist, and modernist painters alike. Oil, acrylic, and watercolour painters are all welcome!

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 2 and 9 Saturdays: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $180 W19SWS05
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Painting David Hockney’s Technicolour - All levels

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Learn to colour chord the vivid technicolour harmonies of David Hockney’s purple, pink, emerald green, and yellow Yorkshire landscapes. Inspired by his aggregate compositions, iPhone drawings, and colour pop art, learn to compose technicolour landscapes in fun new perspectives. All media. All levels.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop

Image: David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, January 2012.
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 16 and 17 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 W19SWS06
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Intro to Felting: Experimenting with Wool Roving - Introduction

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In this workshop, participants can play with different types of wool roving, yarns, and other embellishments to make 10” x 10” samplers. At the end of the workshop, the samplers can be sewn together to make a wall hanging or they can be placed in a book as a reference of techniques learned in class. No need to bring anything to this workshop, all materials will be provided!

Instructors: Janet H. Tulloch
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 2 Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $140 W19SWS07
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Introduction to Woodcarving (bilingual)

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This workshop is to initiate the students to the various forms of woodcarving through theory, display, and demonstration. Woodcarving such as carving in the round, relief carving, chip carving, and caricature carving will be covered. Topics such as the theory of trees, wood selection for carving, gluing, clamping of wood, and all of the tooling be discussed to fully understand what is required to perform various types of woodcarving. This will be an highly informative workshop, ideal for anyone seeking to learn to carve.

Note: For a hands on experience of woodcarving, look at the 10-session course titled «Relief Woodcarving».

Instructor: André Breau
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 26 Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 18 years and older $50 W19SWS08
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Basic Silver Jewelry - Introduction

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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
February 3, 10, 17 and March 3 Sundays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $225 W19SWS09
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Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing 1 - Introduction

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Love jewelry? By learning these basic jewelry methods you will make your own, no experience necessary! The participants will learn basic techniques in piercing, sawing, making your own ear wires, filing, soldering and finishing. Participants will create one textured silver and copper 'spinner' ring and a pair of copper and silver earrings, using their own designs and applying the learned techniques. All materials included. All technical and project information provided. Just bring your lunch and your inspiration! To see samples of the projects, visit here.

Instructor: Shannon Kennedy (Cynosure Jewelry Studio)
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 23 and 24 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $230 W19SWS10
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Acrylic Painting: On Lovely Wood Shapes! - All levels

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Would you like to know how to create wood-painted handicrafts like a pro? This short, but simple and effective workshop will provide the participants with a full set of tips and professional advices about painting on any kinds of wood surfaces. Through practical exercises, the instructor will share information about how to prepare the surface, mix colours, sand, apply the primer, transpose personal designs, and much more.

All materials are non-toxic, eco-friendly and don’t cause allergic reactions. Professional materials and equipments will be available for the students during the session. Tea, coffee, and sweet treats will be served to enliven our creativity!

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
February 9 Saturday: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm 18 years and older $70 W19SWS11
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Impressionistic Watercolour: Floral Motifs - All Levels

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This short watercolour workshop will allow the participants to explore contemporary and traditional impressionistic watercolour techniques throughout a series of hands-on exercises. Both flower images and natural flowers will be used as a reference. Students will get practical tips and professional advice to better understand the possibilities of the medium. All materials provided! Tea, coffee, and sweet treats will be served to enliven our creativity!

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
March 23 Saturday: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $60 W19SWS12
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Open Studio - All Levels - Independent (bilingual)

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On Mondays and Fridays, we are opening one of our studios especially for our member artists in search of a communal space to work. During this open studio time (no instructor), we invite you to come in and use the studio to work, find some inspiration and a sense of community. Enjoy a dynamic session and meet other passionate artists. All are welcome!

For a 1-day drop-in: $18/session

W19SOW01 - Studio not available: Family Day (Feb 18); March Break (March 11)
W19SOW02 - Studio not available: March Break (March 15)

No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 14 to April 1 Monday: 9:30 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $80 W19SOW01
January 18 to April 5 Friday: 9:30 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $90 W19SOW02
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Open Print Studio - Independent (bilingual)

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On Wednesdays and Fridays, our printing press is available for artists with experience in printmaking. During this open studio time (no instructor), we invite you to use the printing press to work, find some inspiration and a sense of community. Enjoy a dynamic session while meeting other printmakers. Some experience with printmaking and with the use of a printing press is required.

No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
January 16 to April 3 Wednesday: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 W19SOW03
January 18 to April 5 Friday: 9:30 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 W19SOW04
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