Adult Classes

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.

Let's Go Beyond Drawing ... To Painting

Strokes of Brilliance ~ Acrylic Painting in Spring 2022

Acrylic Painting Basics + beyond (Daytime)

Our beginner to intermediate painting classes are perfect for students new to acrylic painting as well as those with experience. Join us on Friday mornings and practice your art in a communal setting with a supportive and friendly group of peers. Our studio offers a lovely space with natural lighting in which to create and relax.

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.

Subjects include landscape, portrait, still life, and abstract. Mentorship and feedback/critiques are offered, if you would like. 

Grab a friend to enjoy this relaxing class with you. 10 % discount offered when 2 people sign up together. Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class.  

  • Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • April 29 – June 17, 2022;  (8 classes)
  • Returning Students: $315 (157.50/mo)
  • New Student Registration: $25
  • Project of Choice: $252
  • 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 (evenings)

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 acrylics 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. Adults/teens with painting experience are welcome too! 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.  

Come with a friend and enjoy this relaxing class together. 10% discount offered when 2 people sign up together. Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class.  

  • Thursdays 6:45 – 8:45 pm
  • April 21 to June 9, 2022 (8 classes)
  • Returning Students: $315(157.50/mo)
  • New Student Registration: $25
  • Materials fee: $42
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Make a Splash ~ Watercolour Painting in Spring 2022

Watercolour Painting: Beyond the basics

Achieve expressive paintings and beautiful compositions with this medium while enjoying the creative process through experimentation and improvisation. In this intermediate watercolour class, students build on the foundational techniques of watercolour painting 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.

Inspiration may come from the instructor-lead lessons or your project of choice. 

  • Instructor: Alesha Buczny
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am – noon
  • April 20 to June 15 (9 classes)
  • Materials are not included.  A supply list will be discussed the first class.
  • Returning Student: $354,50 (157.50/m0)
  • New Student Registration: $375
  • Project of Choice: $283.50
  • 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

Drawing At The Studio

Adult 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 am – 11:30 am  
  • Feb 3 – April 28; 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
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