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Critique!
Instructor: Steve Rose
All Levels
 
Sundays Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2019 3 weeks
11:00am - 2:00pm
$99.00 (with HST $111.87)
 
Sundays Feb. 2 and Mar. 1, 2020 2 weeks
11:00am - 2:00pm
$66.00 (with HST $74.58)
 
Award-winning instructor Steve Rose will share his insight and experience through the critique and analysis of students’ art in any media or style.
 
Introduction to the Brioche and Waffle Families of Stitches
F19ALTK       
Instructor: Diane Martin         
Beginner         
Wednesdays Oct. 2 - 23, 2019 4 weeks
7:00pm - 9:00pm
$88.00 (with HST $99.44)
 
Participants must know how to knit and be comfortable with casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, working in the round, and casting off. Diane has been collecting stitches of both the brioche and waffle stitch families for close to 30 years. Join her as she guides participants through these techniques such as increasing, decreasing and cables. Presented in partnership with Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners. Materials not included.
 
 
Gel Plate Monoprints: Fast, Fun & Sophisticated
W20APRI       
Instructor: Kim-Lee Kho         
Intermediate/Advanced         
Wednesdays Feb. 5 - 26, 2020 4 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$132.00 (with HST $149.16)
 
Monoprinting with gel plates is a creative and playful process that can lead to stunning results. Using acrylic paints along with everyday items and art materials, we’ll play with colour and design, create rich visual textures, patterns and layered effects. Techniques include: adding, removing, masking, stencilling and mark-making. Materials list available soon.
 
Traditional into Digital Studio
F19ATRA      
Instructor: Kim-Lee Kho
Intermediate   
Wednesdays Nov. 6 - Dec. 11, 2019 6 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$198.00 (with HST $223.74)
 
Make layered surfaces and patterns using paint, paper and various tools. Digitize those elements in the ‘digital studio’ (using Adobe Photoshop), combining and layering with photography and other digitized visuals. Each session is divided between hands-on traditional and digital studio time. Previous experience with Photoshop is required. $15 materials fee payable to the instructor. Materials list available HERE.
 
Contemporary Mixed Media
Instructor: Kim-Lee Kho         
Intermediate/Advanced         
Wednesdays Nov. 6 - Dec. 11, 2019 6 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$198.00 (with HST $223.74)
 
Each week includes contemporary art history, physical samples and/or a technique or material. Mostly you'll focus on your mixed media projects, which can include painting, drawing, collage, transfers, embedding etc. One-on-one consultations and group discussion. Those wishing for more guidance regarding projects and approaches need only ask. $20 materials fee payable to the instructor. Materials list available HERE.
 
Gesture & Design: Abstract Expressionism        
Instructor: Kal Honey 
Intermediate   
Thursdays Oct. 3 - Oct 31, 2019 5 weeks
9:30am - 4:00pm
$330.00 (with HST $372.90)
 
The beauty of abstract expressionism was the successful marriage of gestural mark-making with considered design. But how does one achieve this diametrical balance? In this course we'll follow Franz Kline's example, first working expressively —large and loose, then honing in on interesting compositions to expand into full-fledged paintings. Materials list available HERE. $25 materials fee payable to the instructor.
 
Colour for Painters
Instructor: Kal Honey 
Intermediate/Advanced         
Thursdays Nov. 7 - Dec. 5, 2019 5 weeks    
9:30am - 12:30pm
$165.00 (with HST $186.45)
 
Colour is crucial… but — we all have favourites — and blind spots! Using colour theory and masterworks as jumping-off points, we’ll explore real-world combinations and relationships through structured and open-ended painter’s exercises — revisiting the basics and extending in new directions — always with plenty of room for personal direction! Materials list available HERE.
 
Collage & Mixed Media
W20ACOL     
Instructor: Kal Honey 
Intermediate   
Thursdays Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, 2020 4 weeks
9:30am - 4:00pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
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, participants will delve into a variety of artistic ideas and issues through collage. Materials list available HERE.
 
New Work from Old Life Drawing
Instructor: Kal Honey 
Intermediate   
Thursdays Feb. 20 - Mar. 12, 2020 4 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$132.00 (with HST $149.16)
 
Got a ton of old life drawings squirrelled away? GREAT! Let’s rework them! This course will get you thinking and playing with endless new possibilities from those old drawings: cut, paste, reconfigure, distress, draw, paint over, under and through them! New designs, new narratives, new emotions = exciting new work! Materials list available HERE. $10.00 material fee payable to the instructor.
 
Life Drawing & Painting
Fridays Sept. 27 - Nov. 29, 2019 8 weeks (no class Oct. 11 and Nov. 15)
9:30am - 12:30pm
$144.00 (with HST $162.72)
 
With model and convenor (no instructor), expand your repertoire and explore the joys of creating compositions with the figure. Using drawing and water-based media. Morning short poses. Afternoon long poses. Drop-ins not available.
 
Figurative Abstraction
Instructor: Steve Rose
Intermediate/Advanced
 
Sundays Feb. 9 and Mar. 8, 2020 2 weeks
11:00am - 2:00pm
$84.00 (with HST $94.92)
 
Working with a model is a benefit to all artists because of the skill-building it allows by way of observation, eye/hand coordination and rendering shape, form and volume. Artists will address their creative development through drawing, painting and exploring the human form. Emphasis will be placed on individual interpretation of expression in colour, mark-making and overall execution of poses. Materials may be left overnight. Materials list available HERE.
 
Portrait Drawing and Painting
Instructor: Helen McCusker
Intermediate   
Thursdays Oct. 3 - Nov. 21, 2019 8 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$336.00 (with HST $379.68)
 
Working from both model 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 graphics. Progressing to colour and wet media (acrylic), we will learn underpainting, glazing and impasto techniques. Each session includes a demonstration and a showcase of traditional and contemporary artists’ portrait work. Materials list available HERE.
 
Drawing for Beginners
Instructor: Helen McCusker  
Beginner
 
Wednesdays Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 2019 8 weeks
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$220.00 (with HST $248.60)
 
Wednesdays Jan. 22 - Mar. 11, 2020 8 weeks
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$220.00 (with HST $248.60)
 
Learn how to draw what you see, using a variety of drawing media expressively. Lessons include blind contour drawing, negative space, using a viewfinder, measuring for angle and size, and more. Each session includes a demonstration and a showcase of drawings from traditional and contemporary artists. Materials list available HERE.
 
Watercolour Painting for Beginners
Instructor: Marjan Verstappen
Beginner
 
Wednesdays Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, 2019 8 weeks           
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$220.00 (with HST $248.60)
 
 
W20AWAT    
Wednesdays Jan. 22 - Mar. 11, 2020 8 weeks         
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$220.00 (with HST $248.60)
 
Learn the watercolour basics and move through the practising of techniques to build your painting. Expand your knowledge of watercolour paints with the introduction of gouache and pen & ink. Results can be extraordinary with the exploration of combined materials and techniques. Materials list available HERE.
 
Acrylic Painting for Beginners       
Instructor: Louise Zych
Beginner
 
Thursdays Oct. 3 - Nov. 21, 2019 8 weeks
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
Thursdays Jan. 23 - Mar. 12, 2020 8 weeks
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
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 guide as you explore your creative spirit. Materials list available HERE.
 
Impressionism with Acrylics I
Instructor: Jacintha Krish
Intermediate
Tuesdays Oct. 29 - Dec. 10, 2019 7 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$231.00 (with HST $261.03)
 
Learn to paint with loose, expressive brushwork depicting light and shadow through the use of shapes combined with vibrant colour. Jacintha will guide you through varied exercises and teach valuable techniques to promote the understanding and experience of creating your very own Impressionistic paintings of landscapes, florals and figurative work. Materials list available HERE.
 
Basics and Beyond: Studio
Instructor: Louise Zych
Intermediate
 
F19ABAS1    
Tuesdays Oct. 8 - Dec. 10, 2019 10 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$330.00 (with HST $372.90)
 
Tuesdays Oct. 8 - Dec. 10, 2019 10 weeks
1:00pm – 4:00pm
$330.00 (with HST $372.90)
 
Tuesdays Jan. 21 - Mar. 10, 2020 8 weeks
9:30am - 12:30pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
Tuesdays Jan. 21 - Mar. 10, 2020 8 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
This class is 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 HERE.
 
Beyond Picasso
Instructor: Steve Rose
Intermediate/Advanced
 
Fridays Oct. 4 - Dec. 6, 2019 10 weeks        
9:30am - 12:30pm
$330.00 (with HST $372.90)
 
F19APIC2      
Fridays Oct. 4 - Dec. 6, 2019 10 weeks
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$330.00 (with HST $372.90)
 
This class offers intermediate/advanced level artists the opportunity to direct their development, and to access coaching and mentoring. Each session begins with 30 minutes of viewing the works of selected abstract and non-objective artists to stimulate class discussion and individual reflection/motivation within a safe and nurturing environment. Materials list available HERE.
 
Paint and Process: Beyond Pollock
Instructor: Steve Rose
Intermediate/Advanced
 
Fridays Jan. 24 - Mar. 13, 2020 8 weeks      
9:30am - 12:30pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
W20APP2      
Fridays Jan. 24 - Mar. 13, 2020 8 weeks      
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)
 
Celebrating its 20th year! An active studio approach to contemporary art practice. This class offers intermediate/advanced level artists the opportunity to direct their development, and to access coaching and mentoring. Each session begins with 30 minutes of viewing the works of selected abstract and non-objective artists to stimulate class discussion and individual reflection/motivation within a safe and nurturing environment. Materials list available HERE.
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