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.


Advanced Drawing

with Pete Smith

In this course, for students with previous drawing experience, participants will learn to create with more confidence. Working from a number of sources and subject matter, the class will explore both drawing for its own sake, or as a first step toward painting. Subjects covered include line as contour, positive forms and negative shapes, light and shadow, perspective, proportion, and how they affect composition. Material list provided.

11812 - Mondays 12:30-3:30 PM

Fall: $375.00 + HST
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Drawing for Beginners

with Stella Cade / Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Using pencils, conté and charcoal, fundamental drawing 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. This program is designed for beginners, as well as those who wish to improve their drawing skills and refine their understanding of visual language. Material list provided.

11851 - Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM, with Stella Cade

Fall: $375.00 + HST
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11854 - Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 PM, with Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Fall: $495.00 + HST
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Drawing for the Terrified

with Jennifer Hinrichs

If you are 'art terrified' and have ever felt that you could never get past drawing stick figures then this class is perfect for you! For the complete beginner, you will be encouraged to let the artist inside you grow through exploring different ways of looking at and making art. Students will begin to develop their drawing and creative skills and become more confident with the tools of visual expression. Material list provided.

11848 - Thursdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fall: $495.00 + HST
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Drawing & Painting for Beginners

with Sadko Hadzihasanovic / Pete Smith

Students will start with the drawing and sketching process and develop skills needed to create a completed painting. Drawing techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective, line weights, shading, value and highlighting will be explored, as well as painting techniques like composition, colour theory and colour mixing. Students may choose to work in oil or acrylic and also choose to work from their own personal photos or from other photographic sources. This class is perfect for beginners. Those with some previous painting experience are also welcome. Material list provided.

11857 - Wednesdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, with Pete Smith

Fall: $430.00 + HST
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11860 - Fridays 1:00-3:30 PM, with Sadko Hadzihasanovic

Fall: $400.00 + HST
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Portfolio Building

with Jennifer Chin

This advanced studio course is intended for young artists interested in building a cohesive portfolio of work while developing their repertoire of art-making techniques. Through a series of hands-on projects, students will gain experience and technical proficiency in a wide variety of media. Techniques covered in this course include drawing and painting from observation, sketchbook and concept development and drawing the human form. Studio work will be supplemented with discussions and critiques to allow students to develop a language through which they can exercise observation, research and critical thinking skills. For college, university and art school applicants, interview and presentation techniques will also be discussed. Material list provided. Model fee included.

11911 - Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM

Fall: $480.00 + HST
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Portrait Drawing & Painting

with Anna Yuschuk

This course is designed for those who wish to advance their portrait drawing and painting skills to be applied to any medium. Through innovative instruction and traditional knowledge students will explore a contemporary approach to representing the human face. Participants will execute two works per term with a focus on technical command and quality of expression. A variety of media and techniques will be explored to encourage individual expression and skill. Material list provided. Model fee included.

11905 - Thursdays 12:30-3:30 PM

Fall: $515.00 + HST
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