Adult Classes
2021

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 This Fall

Learn to Draw: The Fundamentals (Daytime)

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw but not sure where to start? Come and learn the ‘secrets’ of drawing in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Invest in your own creativity and see how learning to draw can positively affect your daily life.  

Aliki’s 7-Step System for learning to draw will allow you to experience immediate success and confidence in your own abilities. Drawing fundamentals — line, shape, form, space, texture, value, and colour — will be practiced in weekly projects using a variety of media. All classes offer theory along with a demonstration of techniques. There is plenty of practice time and fun! You will be amazed at how easy it is to learn how to draw.

No drawing experience is necessary. This class is perfect for the most intimidated artist. Our classes are the perfect way for you to relax and recharge. Join with a friend or family member and save 10%. Please inquire!

  • Thursdays 9:30 -11:30 am
  • Sep 9 – Dec 2, 2021 (12 classes); no class on Nov 11
  • $472.50 Instructional Fee ($157.50/mo incl GST) 
  • $31.50 Materials fee (drawing kit plus handouts + worksheets)
  • $20 New Student Registration Fee
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; include GS

Learn to Draw: The Fundamentals
(Evening for Adults+Teens)

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw but not sure where to start? Come and learn the ‘secrets’ of drawing in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Invest in your own creativity and see how learning to draw can positively affect your daily life.  

Aliki’s 7-Step System for learning to draw will allow you to experience immediate success and confidence in your own abilities. Drawing fundamentals — line, shape, form, space, texture, value, and colour — will be practiced in weekly projects using a variety of media. All classes offer theory along with a demonstration of techniques. There is plenty of practice time and fun! You will be amazed at how easy it is to learn how to draw.

No drawing experience is necessary. This class is perfect for the most intimidated artist. Our classes are the perfect way for you to relax and recharge. Join with a friend or family member and save 10%. Please inquire!

  • Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Sep 16 – Dec 9, 2021; No Class on Nov 11th
  • $472.50 Instructional fee (12 classes)
  • $31.50 Materials fee (Drawing kit plus handouts + worksheets)
  • $20 New Student Registration
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Go Beyond Drawing This Fall

We offer introductory classes in acrylic painting, watercolour painting & arts combo (journaling + sculpting.) Intermediate students are welcome to join instructor-lead projects, or bring in their own projects to work on alongside other students and receive mentorship from professionals and peers. 

Strokes of Brilliance ~ Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting Basics + More (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; Sep 10 – Dec 10, 2021 (14 classes)
  • Returning Students: $555
  • New Student Registration: $20
  • Project of Choice: $355
  • 4-week sampler (including materials): $175
  • Materials are not included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the time of registration.

Acrylic Painting Basics
(Evening for Adults + Teens)

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; Sep 14 – Nov 30, 2021 (12 classes)
  • Returning Students: $472.50
  • New Student Registration: $20
  • Materials are not included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class.

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; Sep 8 – Dec 12, 2021 (14 classes)
  • Materials are not included.  A supply list will be discussed the first class.
  • Returning Student: $555
  • New Student Registration: $20
  • Project of Choice: $367.50

Watercolour Painting: The Basics

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. 

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: Deborah Lawton
  • Mondays at 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Sep 13 – Dec 13, 2021 (13 classes)
  • Returning Students: $515
  • New Student Registration: $20
  • Materials Fee: $52.50 
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