Adult students experience a warm, congenial and supportive environment to learn and create in. The large roster of programs, are designed to allow each individual to advance at his or her own pace. Each class offers a nice balance between challenging, fun, creative, and skill-based approaches. Working with professional instructors who are practicing artists, helps to inspire students and ensure the latest studio approaches are being taught.
Courses are listed in alphabetical order. Course code is listed alongside day and time.
- Children's Book Illustration
- Drawing for Beginners
- I Wish I Could Draw
- Portrait and Figure Drawing
- Portfolio Preparation
Children's Book Illustration
with Farida Zaman
This program will teach students how to create inspiring and unique illustrations for children. Illustrations in children’s books are used to bring out a narrative so that the pictures tell the story. The focus of the class is on the process of creating these effective illustrations, while students develop skills in drawing, painting and storyboarding. The class will have plenty of guidance as they investigate a variety of children's books and a multitude of illustration styles. Material list provided.
9571 - Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 PM
with Bogdan Luca
Drawing can be the first step to making and developing your art, so being capable of a good drawing is essential. In this course you will learn to make drawings with confidence. The class will explore drawing for its own sake or as a first step toward painting. Students will not only develop skills in: line as contour, light and shadow, the silhouette, perspective, proportion and how it all affects composition, but also explore drawing in colour and how that can affect the structural and design component of the drawing. Some previous drawing experience is recommended. A model fee is included. Material list provided.
9589 - Wednesdays 7:00-10:00 PM
Drawing for Beginners
This program is designed for beginners, as well as those who wish to improve their drawing skills and refine their understanding of visual language. Using pencils, conté and charcoal, fundamental techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective, line weights, shading, value and highlighting will be explored. Students will develop drawing skills and become confident with the tools of visual expression. A model fee is included. Material list provided.
9498 - Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM with Jennifer Hinrichs
9519 - Tuesdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM with Bogdan Luca
9574 - Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 PM with Martha Johnson
I Wish I Could Draw
If you are ‘art terrified’ and have ever felt that you could never get past drawing stick figures then this course is perfect for you! For the complete beginner to the process of making art, you will be encouraged to take risks and to let the artist inside you grow through exploring different ways of seeing and making marks. Creativity comes from the right side of the brain. In this course you get away from the dominance of your ‘left side’ and will find that it feels great. Students will begin to develop their drawing and creative skills and become confident with the tools of visual expression. Material list provided.
9634 - Fridays 9:30 AM-12:00 PM with Sarah Jane Gorlitz
9649 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM with Martha Johnson
Portrait and Figure Drawing
with Paul Robert Turner
/Paul Robert Turner Designed for students who would like to explore the human figure in depth, this class will delve into the many subtle details of working with this subject matter. Students will depict the human figure in the context of its surrounding space and will address some of the issues related to drawing this complex form. Proportion, shape, line, value and capturing the individual's character will be some of the topics dealt with in this studio class. This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have had some experience with drawing. A model fee is included. Material list provided.
9607 - Thursdays 12:45-3:45 PM
Perfect for the aspiring artist or the ‘gap year’ student, this program is designed for those who wish to put together a portfolio of their visual artwork with either the goal of gaining admission into a Visual Arts, Illustration and Design or Graphic Design program, or for other professional goals. Through a series of drawing and painting projects, aimed at both observational and personal work, students will develop insight into the kind of pieces to include in an effective visual arts portfolio, as well as further hone the skills needed to be successful as an artist. Plenty of individual attention and guidance will be provided, allowing students valuable insight into what constitutes a successful and individualized portfolio. Practical information on how to document and present your art will also be covered. A model fee is included. Material list provided.
9610 - Thursdays 12:45 AM-3:45 PM with Sarah Jane Gorlitz
9625 - Thursdays 7:00-10:00 PM with James Olley