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.

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Courses are listed in alphabetical order. Course code is listed alongside day and time.


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 offer plenty of guidance as students investigate a variety of children's books and a multitude of illustration styles. Material list provided.

10765 - Fridays 12:30-3:30 PM

Not Available for Fall
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Classical Drawing Techniques

with Roberto Rosenman

The drawing methods of classical artists served as the foundation of any representational art. In this course students will learn the methods and materials used in classical drawing, while they learn to create realistic drawings. Materials used will include silverpoint, charcoal, graphite and coloured chalks. Participants will learn how to block-in an image and simplify values into light and shadow. Demonstrations will be provided and the use of different drawing surfaces will be discussed. Some previous drawing experience is recommended. Material list provided.

10768 - Mondays 7:00-10:00 PM

Not Available for Fall
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Drawing & Painting From Photos for Beginners

with Sadko Hadzihasanovic

This course is intended for students wanting to develop their drawing and painting skills to go beyond the flatness of a 2-D photograph. Through a medium of choice - acrylic or oil - students will learn how to work from a photograph by increasing their ability to focus in on the details of that photo. Starting with the drawing and sketching process, students will develop the skills needed to create a completed painting. Students may choose to work from their own personal photos or from other photographic sources. This class is suitable for beginners or those with some previous painting experience. Composition, colour theory and mixing, and how they apply to the medium will be emphasized. Material list provided.

10795 - Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 PM

Fall: $430.00 + HST
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Drawing for Beginners

with Jennifer Hinrichs, Martha Johnson, and Pete Smith

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. Material list provided.

10798 - Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM with Jennifer Hinrichs

Fall: $375.00 + HST
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10801 - Wednesdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM with Pete Smith

Not Available for Fall
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10804 - Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 PM with Martha Johnson

Fall: $495.00 + HST
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I Wish I Could Draw

with Sarah Jane Gorlitz, Martha Johnson

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.

10840 - Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 PM with Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Fall: $420.00 + HST
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10843 - Fridays 1:00-3:30 PM with Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Fall: $420.00 + HST
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10846 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM with Martha Johnson

Fall: $275.00 + HST
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Portrait and Figure Drawing

with 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 students who are new to portrait and figure drawing (previous general drawing experience is recommended) and students with life drawing experience. A model fee is included and material list provided.

10887 - Thursdays 12:30-3:30 PM

Fall: $515.00 + HST
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