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Fall Winter 2018 2019

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REGISTRATION OPENS: Jul. 24, 2018 members, Jul. 31, 2018 public
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FIBRE CLASSES                DRAWING CLASSES             MIXED MEDIA CLASSES                PAINTING CLASSES             WORKSHOPS 


Workshops

Surfaces: Painted Paper with Helen McCusker
F18ASUR      
All Levels        
Sept. 22 - 23, 2018    
9:30am - 4:00pm
$132.00 (HST $149.16)

Make your own beautiful stash of hand-painted paper for use in collage, decoration, cards or for anything you can think of! Using a variety of materials and papers, including acrylic paints and mediums, water-soluble crayons and graphite and others, learn different techniques for creating special effects and unique marks. Go home with a big pile of beautiful paper for all those projects you’ve been waiting to do! Materials list available.

Critique! with Steve Rose
F18ACRIT    
Intermediate/Advanced         
Saturdays Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm     
$99.00 (HST $111.87)

Award-winning instructor Steve Rose will share his insight and experience through the critique and analysis of students’ art in any media or style.

Art Inside the Box with Kal Honey
F18ABOX      
All Levels
Oct. 13 – 14, 2018     
9:30am - 4:00pm
$132.00 (HST $149.16) 

Popularized by Joseph Cornell’s exquisite creations, art in boxes has long been an artist’s favourite. Whether telling a story, creating a shrine, piquing our curiosity or making us laugh – you can do it visually- in boxes! With lots of inspiring examples, prosaic how-tos, personal attention and hands-on. Materials list available.

Eco-Dyeing on Silk with Johana Cordero
In partnership with the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
F18AECO
All Levels
Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 NEW DATE
10:00am – 3:30pm
$85.00 (HST $96.05)

Create a unique silk scarf to gift yourself or for a loved one. Beginning with an introduction to eco-dyeing, Johana will lead you through foraging, bundling and boiling to reveal a beautiful silk scarf. Participants will be shown samples of other eco-dyeing projects. Materials included.

Making an Impression: Printmaking with Brenda Sturino
F18APRI        
All Levels        
Saturday Nov. 3, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
$66.00 (HST $74.58)

 Explore and experiment with unique aspects of monoprinting, including: additive, subtractive, transfer, relief and styrofoam. Create in a safe non-toxic environment using water soluble inks and paints. Suitable for beginners with an interest in this area of creating one of a kind images.Materials list available.

Drop Spindle Spinning with Joan McKenzie
In partnership with the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
F18ASPIN      
Beginner
Sunday Nov. 4, 2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$58.00 (HST $65.54) 

Learn to spin on a Drop Spindle! Using supplied fleece, learn to spin and play. Materials and equipment included.

Experimenting with Scratchboards with Malcolm Cullen
F18ASCR      
All Levels        
Saturdays Nov. 10 & 17, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
$152.00 (HST $171.76)

Experience one of the most graphic mediums of all, scratchboard. During this two-day workshop create vivid, high contrast images using a variety of easy to learn techniques. Whether it be landscapes, animal or botanical, scraper board images will be as fun to do as they are impressive to admire. Materials included.                                   

Image Transfers: The Art and Science with Kim-Lee Kho
F18AIMA
All Levels        
Saturday Nov. 17 – Sunday Nov. 18, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm       
$132.00 (HST $149.16) 

Kim guides you through two days of techniques, inspiration and encouragement in your personal creative exploration, with physical samples, images of contemporary artists’ work and demonstrations. Step-by-step instruction in her favourite image transfer methods (each with pros and cons); how to integrate with other media; and what makes good source material. Materials list available. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Intro to Spinning Wheel Spinning with Joan McKenzie
In partnership with the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
W19ASPIN    
Beginner
Saturday Feb. 2, 2019
9:30am – 4:30pm
$81.00 (HST $91.53)

 Have you always wanted to learn how to spin? Have a spinning wheel that you want to use? Learn the basics of woolen spinning and playing on a wheel with Joan. Fibre included. Rent a wheel for the day, $10 payable to the instructor.

Art Alchemists with Kal Honey      
W19AALC      
All Levels        
Feb. 9 – 10, 2019       
9:30am - 4:00pm
$132.00 (HST $149.16)

Get creative while giving your wallet a rest in this decidedly low-budget and hi-fun workshop. Through stimulating challenges, we’ll endeavor to transform everyday base materials into artistic gold with use of the most important artist’s materials of all: head, heart and hands. Materials list available.

Soft Pastel and Mixed Media with Helen McCusker       
W19APAS      
All Levels
Mar. 2 – 3, 2019         
9:30am - 4:00pm
$132.00 (HST $149.16) 

Pastels are a versatile medium that have been used through the centuries by artists such as Carriera, Quentin de la Tour, Degas, Cassatt, Picasso and many others. They can be used by themselves or with other media. Through a variety of exercises, students will learn several different pastel techniques to create beautiful drawings. Subject matter will include drawing from Still Life and photo reference. We will cover colour theory, composition and design, personal style and expressions, and the nitty gritty of what pastels and papers you need and where to find them. For those who have taken this class previously, we can implement new techniques and fine-tune drawing skills. Explore the many ways you can use pastels! Materials list available.


Classes

Critique! with Steve Rose  
W19ACRIT     
Intermediate/Advanced
Saturdays Feb. 9, 23 & Mar. 9, 23, 2019 NEW DATES
9:30am - 12:30pm     
$132.00 (HST $149.16)
Award-winning instructor Steve Rose will share his insight and experience through the critique and analysis of students’ art in any media or style.

Learn to Knit with Gloria Williams

In partnership with the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
F18ALTK1
Beginner
Wednesdays Oct. 3 – 24, 2018 4 weeks
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$103.00 (HST $116.39)

Learn how to knit from a Knit Knighter herself! During this 4 week program you will learn the essentials of knitting, cast on, cast off, knit, purl, and how to form basic stitch patterns. While achieving this you will learn to read the stitches and fix mistakes. With these skills you will be able to move on to create your knitting projects. Materials included.

Learn to Knit: Mittens with Gloria Williams
In partnership with the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
F18ALTK2
Beginner
Wednesdays Nov. 7 - 21, 2018 3 weeks
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$66.00 (HST $74.58)

Join Gloria as she leads you through knitting a basic mitten pattern. You will learn to read a basic pattern and understand the language of knitting. You will be able to apply these techniques to more advanced knitting patterns. Material list available HERE.

Learn to Knit: Cable Hat with Gloria Williams
In partnership with the Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners
W19ALTK                              
Intermediate
Wednesdays Feb. 6 – 20, 2019 3 weeks                  
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$66.00 (HST $74.58)

Join Gloria for an adventure in cable knitting, as you knit your way through the twists and turns of cables you will discover that cables are not as frightening as they first appear. Materials list available HERE.

Life Drawing and Painting Studio 
All Levels

Fridays Jan. 25 – Mar. 8, 2019 6 weeks (no class Feb. 15)

W19ALIF1 (short poses)
9:30am - 12:30pm     
$108.00 (HST $122.04)

W19ALIF2 (long poses)
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$108.00 (HST $122.04)

No instructor. For independent artists. Expand your repertoire and explore the joys of designing with the figure. Drawing and water-based media.

Drawing for Absolute Beginners with Helen McCusker
F18ADRA2                            
Beginners       
Thursdays Oct. 4 – Nov. 22, 2018 8 weeks  
7:00pm – 9:30pm
$220.00 (HST $248.60)          

This carefully designed program is for those who have no previous drawing experience, or those returning to drawing after a long hiatus. Students will get a comprehensive introduction to drawing. Learn how to draw what you see, use a variety of drawing media expressively, blind contour drawing, about negative space, how to use a viewfinder, measure for angle and size, and more. Classes include instructor demonstrations, weekly showcase of traditional and contemporary Artist’s drawings in a supportive and fun environment. Materials list available.

Drawing and Painting Portraits with Helen McCusker
F18ADRA1                            
Intermediate   
Thursdays Oct. 4 – Nov. 22, 2018 8 weeks  
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$336.00 (HST $379.68)                                              

Working from both live models and photographs, learn skills and techniques to create expressive portraits. Beginning with drawing we will use a variety of techniques and exercises: blind contour, tonal, gestural, measuring and graphing. Progressing to colour and wet media (acrylic) – students will learn underpainting, glazing and impasto techniques. Classes will include instructor demonstrations of technique and media, and examples of traditional and contemporary artists’ portrait work. Materials list available.

Contemporary Portraits: It’s Not About the Likeness with Kim-Lee Kho        
W19APOR     
Intermediate/Advanced         
Wednesdays Jan. 16 – Feb. 27, 2019 7 weeks        
9:30am - 12:30pm     
$294.00 (HST $332.22)

Working with a model for 6 weeks, we will combine artistic thinking, process, and sometimes unusual materials to create creative, adventurous and contemporary portraits. We will look at how key anatomical structures can prove useful and how to make them silly putty in our hands. Various media, some included in the $20 materials fee payable to the instructor. Materials list available.

Figurative Art: Drawn and Beyondwith Kim-Lee Kho    
W19AFIG       
Intermediate/Advanced         
Wednesdays Jan. 16 – Feb. 27, 2019 7 weeks        
1:00pm - 4:00pm       
$294.00 (HST $332.22)

Not a classical life drawing class! Work with a model as a doorway to exploring artistic thinking, design, tools, processes and surfaces, plus ways of seeing. Get more out of your tools and materials and try interesting combinations. Each term is different, each week stretches your creative muscles and build your skills. Drawing-based but includes mixed and other media. $15 materials fee payable to the instructor. Materials list available.

Drawing for Beginners with Enzo Avolio 
W19ABEG     
Beginner         
Mondays Jan. 21 – Mar. 4, 2019 6 weeks (no class Feb. 18)
7:00pm - 9:30pm                   
$165.00 (HST $186.45)                                                     

Learn to draw people and things by using both structural and contour drawing to find your forms. Don’t let the fear of getting started get in your way. Join us every Monday night and let’s begin. Materials list available.

Drawing: Next Steps with Helen McCusker         
W19ADRA     
Beginner         
Thursdays Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, 2019 6 weeks
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$180.00 (HST $203.40)                                                         

Designed for students who wish to continue their studies in drawing and as a continuation of Beginner Drawing. Learn to observe more carefully through a variety of drawing exercises, improve compositional skills and drawing techniques and learn new techniques. This will also be an introduction to drawing with colour in both pastels and coloured pencil. Learn to use a variety of drawing media expressively, how to use a viewfinder, measure for angle and size and more. Classes include instructor demonstrations, weekly showcase of traditional and contemporary artists’ drawings in a supportive and fun environment. Work from a live model for 2 sessions. Materials list available.

Contemporary Mixed Media Studio with Kim-Lee Kho  
F18ACON
All Levels        
Wednesdays   Oct. 3 – Dec. 12, 2018 10 weeks (no class Nov. 7)
9:30am - 4:00pm
$660.00 (HST $745.80)

Set up once and work all day! Each week includes contemporary art history, physical samples and/or a technique or material. Mostly you’ll focus on your own mixed media projects, which can include painting, drawing, collage, transfers, embedding etc. One-on-one consultations and group discussion. Those wishing for more guidance re: projects and approaches need only ask. $20 materials fee payable to the instructor. Materials list available.

Non-Objective Collage: The Power of Design with Kal Honey 
F18ANON FULL
All Levels        
Thursdays Oct. 4 – Nov. 1, 2018 5 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$165.00 (HST $186.45)

Working without imagery is both liberating and challenging. But how do you make non-objective work, work? By design! Through brief lectures and examples with plenty of hands-on, sharpen your design acumen while making collages harnessing many different composition and colour principles with this fresh and forgiving medium. Materials list available.

The Art of Stencil with Kal Honey 
F18ASTE       
All Levels        
Thursdays Nov. 15 – Dec. 6, 2018 4 weeks 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$132.00 (HST $149.16) 

Crisp edges, bold shapes, nuanced patterns, sharp letters! Repeat after me: This is insanely fun! Through set and open-ended exercises, this course will explore how to make your own custom stencils and their myriad creative uses. From precision alignments to free-form expressions – it’s all possible with stencils! Materials list available.

Collage and Mixed Media with Kal Honey
W19ACOL     
All Levels        
Thursdays Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, 2019 6 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74) 

This course is designed as an ongoing investigation into the nature and potential of this versatile, visceral medium. With inspiring examples by collage masters, individual and group discussion and plenty of set and open-ended exercises, we’ll delve into a variety of artistic ideas and issues through collage. Materials list available.

Basics and Beyond: Art from A-Z with Louise Zych      
Intermediate

Tuesdays Jan. 22 – Feb. 26, 2019 6 weeks
W19ABBAZ
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

Work on your individual projects or weekly exercises that can grow into a finished work of art. Working through the alphabet, you will be provided with prompts selected to stimulate your imagination. Create at your own place. Rapid fire, completing a project in one class or relaxed staying with a project for a sustained period of time. Media of your choice (no oils). Materials list available.


Basics and Beyond: Studio with Louise Zych     
Intermediate   

Tuesdays Sept. 18 – Nov. 27, 2018 10 weeks (no class Oct. 2)

F18ABAS1
9:30am - 12:30pm
$330.00 (HST $372.90)

F18ABAS2                 
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$330.00 (HST $372.90)


Tuesdays Jan. 22 – Feb. 26, 2019 6 weeks

W19ABAS1
9:30am - 12:30pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

W19ABAS2
1:00pm - 4:00pm       
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

For all artists who want to keep moving on their creative journey. Explore the medium of your choice (no oils). Satisfy both sides of your brain by thoughtfully planning your work without sacrificing spontaneity and life. Each class begins with a drawing exercise and discussion about an art-related topic. Materials list available.

Beyond Picasso with Steve Rose  
Intermediate/Advanced

Fridays Sept. 21 – Nov. 23, 2018 10 weeks
F18APIC1                  
9:30am - 12:30pm     
$330.00 (HST $372.90)

F18APIC2
1:00pm - 4:00pm       
$330.00 (HST $372.90)


Fridays Feb. 1 – Mar. 8, 2019 6 weeks         
W19APIC1     
9:30am - 12:30pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

W19APIC2     
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

This program offers intermediate/advanced level artists the opportunity to direct their own independent development and to access coaching and mentoring as required. Each session begins with 30 minutes to view the works of selected abstract and non-objective artists and to stimulate class discussion and individual reflection/motivation within a safe and nurturing creative environment. Materials list available.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Louise Zych
Beginner
F18AACR   
Thursdays Oct. 4 – Nov. 22, 2018 8 weeks  
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$264.00 (HST $298.32)


W19AACR
Thursdays Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, 2019 6 weeks
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

Learn how to apply the basics as you create a finished piece from beginning to end. Join Louise as she leads you to explore the medium through guided exercises, projects and demonstrations. Instruction will provide guidance as you explore your creative spirit. Materials list available.

Composition and Colour: Introduction with Kal Honey
F18ACOM1   
All Levels        
Thursdays Oct. 4 – Nov. 1, 2018 5 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$165.00 (HST $186.45) 

This lively and informative course is designed to demystify composition and colour through explanation or principles, masterwork analysis and applied exercises. Increasing your knowledge and understanding of “C&C” will strengthen the impact and visual sophistication of your work, and take it to the next level. Materials list available.

Composition and Colour: Advanced Studies with Kal Honey
F18ACOM2   
Intermediate/Advanced         
Thursdays Nov. 15 – Dec. 6, 2018 4 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$132.00 (HST $149.16) 

An ongoing study into the formal aspects of image creation, this course is designed to expand your artistic toolbox. Sharpen your visual acuity and hone your painting chops as we go deeper on several key principles through analysis of inspiring masterworks, enlightening discussions and plenty of challenging hands-on exercises. Materials list available.

Watercolour Painting for Beginners with Malcolm Cullen
Beginner

F18AWAT
Wednesdays   Oct. 10 – Nov. 28, 2018 8 weeks
7:00pm - 9:30pm                                                                   
$220.00 (HST $248.60)

W19AWAT
Wednesdays Jan. 23 – Feb. 27, 2019 6 weeks
7:00pm - 9:30pm                                                                   
$165.00 (HST $186.45)

Expand your knowledge of watercolour paints with the introduction of pen & ink. Starting off with a brief review of watercolour basics, this course will gain creative momentum as you move through the practicing of technique to building your painting. Results can be extraordinary for this most traditional of combined techniques. Adventurous beginners are welcome. Materials list available.

Watercolour: Contemporary Approacheswith Kal Honey         
W19AWCA    
Intermediate/Advanced         
Thursdays Jan. 24 – Feb. 28, 2019 6 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$198.00 (HST $223.74)

Break out of the mold and use watercolour like you’ve never before! Through inspiring contemporary examples and open-ended creative challenges, explore and exploit watercolour’s strength, delicacy and versatility as a medium of NOW, not just yesteryear. Nary a barn or split rail fence in sight! Materials list available.

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