Aliki's Online Adult Classes

2021 Fall Offerings

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.  

Our weekly classes are the perfect way for you to relax and recharge. 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. 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 including a take-home drawing kit + handouts
  • $20 New Student Registration Fee
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; include GST

Learn to sketch landscapes & render in colour for adults

Build confidence in your ability to capture what you see! This “beyond the basics” class teaches adults how to draw more gesturally and quickly while covering more complex colour theory. We will begin by practicing new techniques and colour theory on still life subjects, then work our way to sketching the landscape. You will learn to draw various natural elements including clouds, water, trees, and snow, as well as how to capture light in your sketches. Inspired by other artist’s renderings and reference photographs, we will produce small sketches and finished drawings using these techniques and media. Make your drawings come to life in a fun and free way! 

Required Materials: Basic drawing kit (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, 2B graphite stick, vinyl eraser, kneaded eraser, mechanical eraser, sharpener), 2B and 6B charcoal pencils, conte (red, white + black), pencil crayons.  Drawing paper (regular) + a few pieces of toned gray paper.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of drawing vocabulary and techniques, and confidence required.

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Loosen up and learn how to paint without fear! During this class we’ll be exploring various methods of creating marks, shapes, and patterns to produce abstract images that are all your own. Learn about composition, brushwork, and colour while accessing your intuition and imagination!

Required materials include acrylic painting starter kit: 8 tubes, brushes, canvas paper, painter’s tape and a few boards (could just be pieces of cardboard), a water container, cotton rags or shop towels, and a larger palette for mixing (could just be a styrofoam plate).

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