Adult Classes

Art for the Young and the Young at Heart

Learn to Draw: The Fundamentals ~ Daytime

Have you always wanted to learn how to draw but weren’t 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 build 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. This is also a wonderful social opportunity, so join with a friend or family member and save 10%. Please inquire!

NEW January 2023 Classes

Thursdays, 1 – 3 pm; Jan 12 – Mar 30

  •  Returning Student Fee: 160/mo ($480)
  • $42 materials kit 
  • New Student Registration Fee: $25
  • 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 that enable you to 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. The class is perfect for friends and family members to take together! A 10% discount is offered when 2 students register together. Please enquire. 

NEW January 2023 Classes

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Jan 12 – Apr 20, 2023 (14 Classes)

  • Returning Students Fee ($160/m0): $560 
  • New Student Registration ($25): $585
  • Materials fee includes a take-home drawing kit plus handouts and worksheets: $36.75
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Right Brain Drawing From Life: Part 2~ Daytime

Build confidence in your ability to see how an artist sees! Let go of drawing exclusively from photos/2-D visuals and train your eye to draw from life.  Our program is adapted from the Betty Edwards methodology of “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.”

Required Materials for Returning Students: Pencil Kit –  HB + 4B pencil,  4B graphite stick, vinyl eraser, kneaded eraser, mechanical eraser, good quality drawing paper (9×12 or 11 X 14).

NEW January 2023 Classes

Tuesdays 10 am – noon 

  • Jan 10 – Apr 18, 2023 (14 classes)  
  • Returning Students: 551.25 ($157.50/mo)
  • New Student Registration Fee ($21)  $572.25
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Go Beyond Drawing ~ Let's Paint, Sculpt & Journal

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Strokes of Brilliance ~ Daytime

Join us on Friday mornings and practice your art in a communal setting with a supportive and friendly group of peers. Our beginner to intermediate painting classes are perfect for students new to acrylic painting, as well as experienced painters. 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. Subjects include landscape, portrait, still life, and abstraction.

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. This class allows students the option of bringing in their own projects. Grab a friends to enjoy this relaxing class with you. 10 % discount offered when 2 people sign up together.  

NEW January 2023 Classes

Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am; Jan 13 – Mar 31

  • Returning Students: $472.50
  • New Student Registration ($25): $493.75
  • Project of Choice ($105/m0): $315
  • Materials are not included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class.

Next Steps for Adults + Teens ~ 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.  

NEW January 2023 Classes
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm; Jan 10 – Apr 25, 2023 (15 classes; no class on Mar 28)
  • Returning Students (materials not included): $157.50/mo ($ 590 total)
  • New Student Registration: $25
  • Optional. Studio Materials fee: $70
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING ~ Daytime

Learn 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. 

NEW January 2023 Classes

Mondays  9:30 am – 12:00pm; 

  • Materials are not included. Instructor will provide a supply list at the time of registration or at the first class.
  • Returning Student: $393.75
  • New Student Registration: $21

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. Deepen your knowledge of colour theory and learn how to create 30 different colours from the 3 primaries. Discover the unique properties of different surfaces and mediums such as India ink, a gouache resist and gel mediums. Achieve more 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. 

NEW January 2023 Classes

Wednesdays at 10:00 am – noon; Jan 11 – Mar 29  (12 classes)

  • Returning Student: 472.50
  • New Student Registration ($25): $498.75
  • Project of Choice: $315
  • Materials are not included. Instructor will provide a supply list before the first class.

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