Adult Classes

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Open Studio: the Journey Continues

Our open studio art classes provide a unique opportunity for artists of all levels to immerse themselves in a creative environment tailored to their needs. These classes offer a flexible approach, allowing participants to pursue their artistic visions at their own pace and on their own terms. While there may not be formal lessons or assignments, instructors are typically available to provide assistance, answer questions, and offer advice on techniques and materials. 

In addition to fostering artistic development, open studio art classes also provide opportunities for community and connection. Artists have the chance to interact with peers, share ideas, and draw inspiration from one another. This sense of camaraderie can be invaluable in nurturing creativity and providing support on the artistic journey.

  • Tuesdays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Drop-in fee for 6 classes is $52.50
  • Join us anytime from April 23 to May 28, 2024. No need for a pass, we will track your attendance and carry forward a credit. 
  • Drop-in fee for 6 classes is $52.50
  • Payment by e-transfer.

Learn to Draw from Life: Right Brain Drawing 2

This 5-week course allows further practice in seeing the world in a whole new way. Building on the skills and knowledge  of Right Brain Drawing Part 1, learn about colour theory – how to mix, blend, & layer using coloured pencils.  Also, explore simple black and white media on toned or coloured paper.  This class is geared towards students who have taken Aliki’s Art House Right Brain Drawing.

  • Date: May 9 to Jun 6, 2024
  • Day & Time:  Mondays at 6:30 – 8:30 pm (6 weeks)
  • Cost incl GST:  $210 Instructional fee + Materials fee (includes studio materials plus handouts and worksheets)

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Create A Visual Impression

Principles of Composition
Media of Choice

Trust in your ability to capture what you see, and learn to translate your vision to create a visual impression using your media of choice.

This art class is for adults who already know the basics of art like line, value, color, and texture. The focus is on combining these elements to create unique and personal artworks. Deborah, with almost 40 years of teaching experience, will cover design principles like balance, emphasis and harmony. Students will use their own visual references and life experiences to make art. Basic studio supplies are provided, but students bring their preferred materials for each artwork. The class encourages individual expression and creativity, aiming to help students trust their artistic abilities.

Tuesdays 10 am – noon 

  • Jan 9 to Apr 2, 2024 (12 classes; no class March 26)  
  • $480.00 Instructional Fee (160.00/mo inc. GST)
  • $26.25 New Student Registration Fee
  • Materials are not included
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments

Draw What You See

Right brain drawing
Drawing from Life

Do you want to learn how to draw but do not know where to start? Look no further! Our comprehensive 14-week series will teach you everything you need to know about drawing from life, regardless of your previous experience. Through research-based and effective teaching methodology, you will develop strong drawing skills, enhance everyday problem-solving skills and other right brain functions.

In each lesson, you will learn new concepts, techniques and practice skills to complete a project such as drawing your own hand, parts of the studio, and even a self-portrait. The progress of our students speaks for itself, as seen in the photo provided.

This class is perfect for friends and family members to take together! Register with a friend/family member and receive a 10% discount. So why wait? Enroll today and learn a whole new way of looking at the world through the art of drawing!

Thurs at 6:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Jan 18 to April 25, 2024 (14 Classes; No class on Mar 28)
  • $602 Instructional Fee ($160/mo + $42 materials kit, inc. GST)
  • $26.25  New Students Registration Fee 
  • 10% discount for multiple registrations
  • Fees may be paid monthly

Adult Learn to Draw: The Basics

Welcome to our 12-week series of drawing classes for adults with minimal, or no, drawing experience! Our classes are designed to teach you how to draw realistically using pen, pencil, and a splash of color. 

We understand that drawing can be intimidating for beginners. Therefore, we have broken down the process of drawing into individual skills so that you can practice the fundamentals and put them all together. Our classes provide a balanced combination of theory, drawing exercises, and fun so you can learn and enjoy the process of drawing.

By the end of each class, you will have gained more confidence in your drawing abilities and say, “I CAN draw!” We look forward to seeing you in our classes and helping you unleash your creativity!

Tuesdays at 1 – 3 pm (12 week course)

  • Spring Session – March 5th to May 21, 2024
  • $522.00 Instructional Fee ($160/month + $42 materials, inc. GST)
  • Fees may be paid monthly.
  • We require a minimum of 5 students to run the class.  

Express yourself

Mixed Media Sampler

Mixed media art is a term used to describe the bringing together of a multitude (“mix”) of different elements (“media”) in a variety of different ways. There are so many different art techniques and forms covered by this title: painting, drawing, intuitive collage, printmaking with Geli-plates, sculpting, journal making. There is also a wide range of media: paints, papers, cardboards, pencils, markers, images, glues, crayons and glaze … to name a few. When you begin to look around you, everything becomes a potential material for adding into your mixed media art.

In this 16 week class, participants will:

  • learn to Zentanlge; a non-representational art made by drawing structured patterns using a combination of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs
  • create a unique Zendela using basic “Elemental Strokes” of Zentangle, plus colour and shading
  • delve into 3-D art such paper sculpture techniques and casting a relief sculpture in plaster. (Embellishments may include Zentangle patterns)
  • build a personal Traveller’s Journals which is sturdy, portable, customizable and refillable. This keepsake journal will capture your creativity, mementos and thoughts for many years!
  • expand their visual tool box with many techniques such as Geli-printing, collage + intuitive collage, abstract painting, as well as hand-made stamps and stencils. 

Beginners are welcome, drawing experience beneficial. Past students of Aliki’s Art House are welcome to return and build on their painting skills with new projects.  Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class. 

Tuesday at 6:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Jan 9 to May 29, 2024 (16 Classes; No class on Mar 26)
  • $630 Instructional Fee ($157.50/mo + $70 materials kit)
  • $26.25 New Student Registration Fee
  • 10% discount for multiple registrations
  • Fees may be paid monthly

Dip your Brush

Experience the Wonder of Watercolours
Basics for Beginners

In this class for beginners, learn basic techniques for painting with watercolours while discovering the unique properties of this medium. While learning painting techniques, we encourage exploration of the materials and personal creative expression. Knowledge of drawing fundamentals and confidence in own drawing skills is beneficial but not necessary. 

Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm

  • April 10 -May 1, 2024 (4 classes)
  • Materials are included; Feel free to bring your own paints and paper, if you prefer.
  • Instructor will provide a supply list for reference. 
  • Returning Student: $162.75 (incl GST)
  • New Student Registration: $20  ($183.75 incl GST)

The Magic of Watercolours
Beyond the basics

Welcome to the intermediate watercolour class! During this course, you will continue to build upon your foundational techniques of watercolour while also exploring more complex subjects, styles, and processes. This will allow you to create imagery that is lively, vibrant, and authentic.

One of the main objectives of this class is to begin to design and create your own original composition. Studnets will also have the chance to experiment with different surfaces and mediums to expand your artistic horizons and discover new ways to create the effects you desire. This includes India ink, a gouache resist, and gel mediums.  

Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to draw inspiration from both the instructor-led lessons and your own personal projects. 

Wed at 10am – noon

  • Jan 17 to Jun 5, 2024 (20 weeks)
  • $787.50 Instructional Fee ($157.50/mo inc. GST)
  • $26.25 New Student Registration Fee
  • Materials not included

Watercolour A to Z
for beginners

In this class for beginners, learn about the unique properties of watercolour and practice basic techniques for discovering the joy of this amazing beautiful medium. Azzi’s amazing teaching style and great depth of knowledge and experience makes the classes very engaging and easy to follow.  You’ll practice and complete small studies and a finished peice each day. You’ll leave inspired to continue practice all week along.

No painting experience is necessary. This class is perfect for the most intimidated artist. 

Fridays 9:30am – noon starting in February 2024

  • $157.50/mo Instructional Fee (4 week block)
  • $45/workshop
  • Please bring your own materials
  • Material Kit is available from Destination Art Supplies.