ADULT Classes - May/June 2017

Oil Painting – Impressionism: Monet’s Waterlilies   (14yrs+)
instructor - Jingyu Zhang (david)

painting by Jingyu Zhang

painting by Jingyu Zhang

 

In this oil painting class students will take a closer look at Impressionism through the eyes of its creator, Claude Monet.  Learn to observe real natural colours and light in the objects we see everyday, through the observation and study of Monet’s masterful work, Waterlilies.  Students will learn how to choose oil paint colours and mix oil colours for their own water lilies inspired paintings.   Students will learn basics of how to hold and use their brushes to achieve certain brushwork styles and techniques.  This class is open to all levels of creative people. 

 

 

Mondays    
May 8, 15, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26
5:00pm – 7:00pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST

 


ART JOURNALING    (14yrs+)
INSTRUCTOR - MAUREEN BACHMANN

 

An art journal is basically a visual diary. Anyone can make an art journal. The only difference is how you use it. You can use it like a diary every day, like a comic book of your life, things that happened to you, or just do sketches of interesting or memorable moments from your day or week.  Art journaling is play, exploration & experimentation wrapped into one!  It's about doing an unstructured form of art in a bound journal.  In this class, instructor Maureen Bachmann, will introduce students to the world of art journaling and mixed media art. Learn how to create mixed media backgrounds, colour, texture, lettering, stamping, collaging and MORE!

 

Wednesdays              
May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28
5:00pm - 7:00pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST


ADULT MIXED MEDIA - 2017 EDITION   (14YRS +)
INSTRUCTOR - CARLA LORENCE

 

This class is perfect for beginners, anyone looking for an art refresher or just a chance to spend some time being creative!  In this class we combine a variety of different mediums and techniques to offer a fun and creative art experience!

In this class students will learn about a variety of different types of art as well as several different artist tools and mediums, the instructor will teach you about the tools and mediums as well as teach you techniques for application.  Each class we focus on a different artistic project which the instructor will guide students through to completion. This a fun and light-hearted introduction to the world of art!  

**If you have taken our Mixed Media I, Mixed Media II, or 2016 Edition classes this will be a completely different set of projects.
 

Thursdays (afternoon)                                      
May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
1:00pm - 3:00pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST

Thursdays (evening)                 
May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
5:00pm - 7:00pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST


LAYERING AND LANDSCAPES - ACRYLIC PAINTING   (14YRS +)
INSTRUCTOR - DEBBIE WOZNIAK -BONK

 

Debbie has a persistent quest in her work to express beauty, to reach outward and inward, to describe the truth of the human spirit, by exploring and documenting the prairie landscape.  She is fascinated with the concept that the natural world is designed to be beautiful, inspiring and healing and works in layers captures the subtleness and complexity of her subject matter.  In this course, Debbie shares her expertise and techniques for using glazing and gel mediums with acrylic paints to create beautiful imagery of nature.  Students will learn how to paint landscape images using these techniques, how to mix colours, and use various acrylic mediums.  This class is for any level of painter from the complete beginner to the advanced person looking to expand their knowledge of glazing techniques.  

 

Mondays                             
May 8, 15, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26
1:00pm - 3:00pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST

Tuesdays                         
May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST


BEGINNER POTTERY - HAND BUILDING   (14YRS +)
INSTRUCTOR - KARLIE KING

 

Before potters had the pottery wheel, they were creating spectacular pots and clay forms. Using clay, their hands, and a minimum of tools they brought function and artistry together.  In this pottery class students will learn the three basic hand built pottery techniques, Coil, Pinch and Slab construction and will create a variety of functional and decorative pieces using these techniques.  All pieces created in this class will be glazed with high fire glaze and fired in our kiln.  All clay, glaze, and firing of projects are included in the cost of this class. All tools are provided for student use during classes with no additional cost to the class participants. 

Thursdays        (SOLD OUT)
May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
7:30pm - 9:30pm
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST


BEGINNER POTTERY - WHEEL WORK LEVEL I  (14YRS +) 
INSTRUCTOR -  KARLIE KING

 

If you have never sat down at a pottery wheel before but have always wanted to give it a try, this is the class for you. Artist and instructor  Karlie King will teach participants the basics of wheel throwing techniques as well as how to prepare clay, use and care for tools. Each class will begin with instruction and demonstration, then students will spend time practicing what they have learned.   This class focuses on the process of creating pieces on the wheel, so the emphasis each class is on skills rather than a finished product.  Some of the completed pieces created in class will be glazed with high fire glaze.   Classes are small, with only 10 students, which allows for maximum one on one time with the instructor.  All clay, glaze, and firing of projects are included in the cost of this class. All tools are provided for student use during classes with no additional cost to the class participants. 

Sundays
May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

Class 1  -  12:00pm - 2:00pm      
 OR
Class 2  -   2:30pm - 4:30pm       
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST


BEGINNER POTTERY - WHEEL WORK LEVEL I (14YRS +)
INSTRUCTORS - CARLA LORENCE 

 

If you have never sat down at a pottery wheel before but have always wanted to give it a try, this is the class for you. Artist and instructor  Carla Lorence will teach participants the basics of wheel throwing techniques as well as how to prepare clay, use and care for tools. Each class will begin with instruction and demonstration, then students will spend time practicing what they have learned.   This class focuses on the process of creating pieces on the wheel, so the emphasis each class is on skills rather than a finished product.  Some of the completed pieces created in class will be glazed with high fire glaze.   Classes are small, with only 10 students, which allows for maximum one on one time with the instructor.  All clay, glaze, and firing of projects are included in the cost of this class. All tools are provided for student use during classes with no additional cost to the class participants. 

 

Wednesdays
May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Class 1  -   1:00pm - 3:00pm       (SOLD OUT)
OR
Class 2 -   7:30pm - 9:30pm        (SOLD OUT)
*prices include all materials, prices do not include GST


PHOTOGRAPHY - THE BASICS
INSTRUCTORS - JULIA BUCKINGHAM AND LUCAS BESTH

In this beginner photography class students will learn from professional photography duo Julia and Lucas, how to take stunning pictures with ease.  Learn all about the parts of your camera and how to use them, understanding lighting and your lens.  Students will also work on composition and how to train your "photography eye" to create the best pictures possible.  Subject matter will range from still life and people to photographing nature and the night sky.  

 

Mondays             (SOLD OUT)
May 8, 15, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26
7:30pm - 9:30pm
*participants must bring their own DSLR camera to use during class.