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

Do you dream of illustrating a children's book? Would you love to create a magical world with characters that you've designed? Do you love the magic of children's books and feel that you have something to offer? Then this course is for you.
Find out how the professionals illustrate children's books from character development, through beginning thumbnail storyboards, to final illustrations. This course will show you how to take the drawing skills you have and apply them to children's book illustration. It will help you develop character, emotions, poses and environment. In addition to learning the process and creating your own illustrations, you will also learn about marketing your work and portfolio preparation. Previous drawing experience is an asset. Material list provided.

11243 - Thursdays 12:30-3:30 PM

Fall: $480.00 + HST
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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.

11246 - Mondays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fall: $450.00 + HST
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Drawing & Painting for Beginners

with 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.

11275 - Wednesdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fall: $430.00 + HST
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Drawing for Beginners

with Jennifer Hinrichs, Pete Smith and Martha Johnson

Using pencils, conte 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.

11580 - Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM with Pete Smith

Fall: $375.00 + HST
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11278 - Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM with Jennifer Hinrichs

Fall: $375.00 + HST
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11281 - 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 and 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. Suitable for absolute beginners. Material list provided.

11314 - Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 PM with Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Fall: $420.00 + HST
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11317 - Fridays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM with Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Not Available for fall
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11320 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM with Martha Johnson

Fall: $285.00 + HST
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I Wish I Could Draw More

with Sarah Jane Gorlitz

Designed for students who would like to take their drawing skills to the next level. In this exercise-based class, plenty of lessons and demos will be provided to allow students to further develop the techniques that apply to composition, proportion, shape, line, and value. While subject matter will include still life and drawing from a model, students will also have the opportunity to explore their own subject matter and interests using various dry media on paper. Previous, general drawing experience is recommended. Material list provided.

11323 - Fridays 12:30-3:30 PM

Fall: $490.00 + HST
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Portrait and Figure Drawing

with Paul Robert Turner

Designed for students who would like to study the human figure in depth, this class will delve into the many subtle details of working with this subject matter. The various component skills of representational drawing will be addressed through exercise-based classes focusing on composition, proportion, shape, line, and value. Students will work towards several project-based classes of 3 and 6 hour poses. Through a cohesive and flexible basic process, students will have the opportunity to explore their own aesthetic interests using various dry media on paper. This course is suitable for students who are new to portrait and figure drawing as well as students with life drawing experience Previous, general drawing experience is recommended. A model fee is included and material list provided.

11353 - Thursdays 12:30-3:30 PM

Fall: $515.00 + HST
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