Adult Classes

Upcoming Programs for the Young at Heart

Begin your creative journey by learning to draw. Our unique and systematic teaching process facilitates independence as you take-home new knowledge and skills each class. Painting, sculpting, journaling and more are natural next steps beyond drawing.

Drawing At The Studio

Adult Learn to Draw: Part 2 ~ Daytime

Build confidence in your ability to capture what you see! This class is the perfect next step in your artistic journey after The Basics of Drawing.

Expand on the basic elements of drawing (line, form, texture, light & shadow) and begin to look at principles of art (i.e., pattern, rhythm/movement, proportion/scale, balance, unity, & emphasis). Develop your own style as apply these concepts into our work. Learn more about colour theory — how to mix, blend, & layer using coloured pencils. Also, explore the beauty and sophistication of simple black and white media on toned or coloured paper. Plus, let go of drawing exclusively from photos/pictures and train your eye to draw from life.  This class is geared toward students who have taken other AAH drawing classes.

Required Materials:   Pencil Kit (5 – 6 graphite pencils of varying densities, 4B graphite stick, vinyl eraser, kneaded eraser, coloured pencil crayon set, good quality drawing paper, black drawing paper and toned paper (9X12 size). Optional: white and black charcoal or conte. 

  • Thursdays 9:30 am – 11:30 am  
  • January 6 to March 31; no class on March 24 (12 classes)  
  • $472.50 Returning Student Instructional fee ($157.50/mo)
  • $21.00 New Student Registration Fee
  • $26.25 Studio materials. See list for recommended materials. 
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST 

Right brain drawing for adults & Teens ~ Evenings

This comprehensive 14-week series will teach you a whole new way of looking at the world. You will become aware of 5 ways of seeing so you can draw realistically from life. Based on the teaching methodology of Betty Edwards, this step-by-step process of learning to draw students will not only guide students to develop strong drawing skills but also enhance their everyday problem-solving skills and other right brain functions.

Projects include drawing your own hand, parts of the studio and even a self-portrait. This photo illustrates a student’s  progress without past instruction. The class is perfect for friends and family members to take together! A 10% discount is offered when 2 students register together. Please enquire. 

  • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm  
  • January 6 to April 14; no class on March 24 (14 classes)  
  • $551.25 Returning Student Instructional fee ($157.50/mo)
  • $21.00 New Student Registration Fee
  • $31.50 Materials Kit. 
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Let's Go Beyond Drawing ... To Painting

Strokes of Brilliance ~ Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting Basics + beyond (Daytime)

Our beginner to intermediate painting classes are perfect for students new to acrylic painting as well as experienced. Join us on Friday mornings and practice your art in a communal setting with a supportive and friendly group of peers. Take your paintings to the next level. We will explore brushwork techniques, colour mixing, use of mediums, and various painting styles. As well, composition, design, and tonal values will be examined to create impressive pieces. Experimentation with mixed media may also be introduced.

This class allows students the option of bringing in their own projects. Subjects include landscape, portrait, still life, and abstract. Our studio offers a lovely space with natural lighting in which to create and relax. Mentorship and feedback/critiques are offered if you would like. 

Grab a friends to enjoy this relaxing class with you. 10 % discount offered when 2 people sign up together.  

Drop-in Available: Bring in your own projects or request specific subject/project ideas. Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class.  

  • Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • Jan 7 – Apr 8, 2022; no class on March 25   (13 classes)
  • Returning Students: $511.85 (157.50/mo)
  • New Student Registration: $21
  • Project of Choice: $355
  • 4-week sampler (including materials): $175
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST
  • Materials are not included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the time of registration.

Adults + Teens Acrylic Painting:
Next Steps (Evening)

Have you had your fill of Paint and Sip projects? Ready for a more in-depth painting experience? This class will introduce you to the wonder of painting with acrylic paints through hands-on learning. Create several finished compositions and gain confidence in your own personal, creative expression. 

This class starts at the beginning and is designed for those with minimal to zero painting experience. Simple subject matter such as botanicals, landscapes, and still life will be explored. Fundamental art concepts of form, light, colour and texture are applied to create paintings you’ll be proud to display. Knowledge of basic drawing vocabulary is beneficial but not required.  Adults/teens with painting experience are welcome too! This class allows students the option of bringing in their own projects.

Come with a friend and enjoy this relaxing class together. 10% discount offered when 2 people sign up together.  

Drop-in Available: Bring in your own projects or request specific subject/project ideas. Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class.  

  • Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Jan 4 to Mar 29, 2022; no class on Mar 22 (12 classes)
  • Returning Students: $472.50 (157.50/mo)
  • New Student Registration: $21
  • Materials fee: $52.50
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Make a Splash ~ Watercolour Painting

Watercolour Painting: Beyond the basics

In this intermediate watercolour class, students build on the foundational techniques of watercolour while expanding to more complex subjects, styles, and processes. Traditional, alternative, and experimental approaches will be explored to create imagery that is lively, vibrant and authentic. Discover the unique properties of different surfaces and mediums such as India ink, a gouache resist and gel mediums.

Achieve expressive paintings and beautiful compositions with this medium while enjoying the creative process through experimentation and improvisation. Inspiration may come from the instructor-lead lessons or your project of choice. 

  • Instructor: Alesha Buczny
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am – noon
  • Jan 4 to April (14 classes)
  • Materials are not included.  A supply list will be discussed the first class.
  • Returning Student: $551.25 (157.50/m0)
  • New Student Registration: $21
  • Project of Choice: $367.50
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Add Another Dimension ~ Arts Combo

ARTS COMBO

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Arts Combo for Teens & Adults
mixed media + sculpting

This class is a combination of mixed media art journaling, sculpting, and acrylic painting. Students explore professional art techniques and mediums while creating finished art pieces.  All projects begin with raw materials and common supplies. Students   discover the design, composition and construction processes.

Projects may include:

  • Journal building and book binding.
  • Art journaling: a unique combination of mixed media art and written expression.
  • Acrylic painting.
  • Armature sculpture.

Register with a friend or family member. Everyone has more fun and saves 10% each! You’ll look forward to this creative opportunity to bond and learn together. This class is the perfect for teens and adults together! Teachers and educators are also welcome to experience the process of art journaling as a learning tool with their own students.

Art supplies/materials provided; some personal items may be requested.

  • Instructor: Alesha Buczny
  • Mondays at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Jan 10 to May 16, 2022 (16 classes); no class Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18
  • Returning Students: $630 (157.50/mo)
  • New Student Registration: $21
  • Materials Fee: $52.50 
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST
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