Creative Arts Classes

UNDERSTANDING FORM (Lines & Edges, Volume & Mass)

This is part of a new series Donna is introducing to help you understand form. Form is the structure and perception of an object or objects. Without the understanding of a form our work looks flat, out of whack and unreal. Every object in life takes up space and volume but if we don’t understand how the structure is perceived and put together, it just won’t look right. We will study and review the characteristics of lines and edges (contours) and then move into volume and mass which will be help with our understanding of space and spacial relationships. Seems a little complex and that’s why we will limit our exercises to just these few elements.

When:
Wednesdays, January 24 – February 28
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Wednesday, January 17 (after this date add $5)

UNDERSTANDING FORM (Value & Space)

This is the second part of a new series Donna is introducing to help you understand form. Form is the structure and perception of an object or objects. Without the understanding of a form our work looks flat, out of whack and unreal. Every object in life takes up space and volume but if we don’t understand how the structure is perceived and put together, it just won’t look right. We will study and review the characteristics of value (shading) and then move into spatial relationships (perspective) which will give our subject depth and realism.

When:
Wednesdays, March 7 – April 11
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Wednesday, February 28 (after this date add $5)

BASIC ACRYLICS for BEGINNERS

For the absolute beginner, this 8 week class will offer the student the basic techniques and understanding of working with this medium. Acrylics can be tricky because they dry so fast but they are perfect for the beginner because mistakes can be quickly corrected. Simple color mixing, brush handling, basic composition and design, different types of paint applications and how to blend and shade your subject will be covered.  THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL

When:
Thursday, February 8 – March 29
Time:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Thursday, February 1 (after this date add $5)

ZENTANGLE ART #2

If you have taken the first session of Zentangle Art and are ready to learn new tangles and 3 dimensional shading, register for this class.

When:
Tuesdays, February 6 – March 6
Time:
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $38 NM
Register by:
Thursday, February 1 (after this date add $5)

CREATIVE ZEN-ART

Are you ready for more tangles? If you have taken the 8 week beginner class, join Gladys for an enjoyable 3 hours of creativity that is relaxing yet challenging. Bring your pencils, paper and open mind. Register for one month or 3!

When:
Tuesdays, March 6 – 27
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $38 NM

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When:
Tuesdays, March 6 – May 29
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$60 LSCO M; $115 NM
Register by:
Friday, March 2

EXPRESSIVE ART

Join our Expressive Art Class! You don’t need to be talented or an artist to participate and receive the benefits. Expressive Art can achieve different things for different people. The creative process of making art improves a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Come have fun creating art and receive all the benefits of the process. All levels of ability welcome. Supplies are provided. Sharon Appelt will lead this program.

When:
Mondays, February 12 – March 26
Time:
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee:
$20 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Wednesday, February 7

EXPLORING DRAWING MATERIALS

This studio based course give participants an opportunity to try a variety of drawing materials including: drawing pencils, charcoal, conte crayon, pencil crayons, watercolour crayons, chalk pastels, oil pastels, felt pens, india ink with quill pen and others. Experiment, explore, have fun and be creative! Work on your projects in a studio environment. Bring any pencils, pens, etc you may have. Material Fee $10 payable to the instructor.

When:
Tuesdays, February 13 – March 27
Time:
10:15 – 11:45 pm
Fee:
$35 LSCO M; $55 NM
Instructor:
Stever Burger
Register by:
Friday, February 9

CAMERA AS A SKETCHBOOK

Digital photography can be a powerful tool for recording locations, environmental details and colours that can be used for visual reference in a wide variety of drawings and paintings done at a later time in the art studio. The course will cover use of camera, storage of images, composition, drawing and abstracting photographs into traditional drawing and painting mediums. Bring your camera, prints of photographs you have taken and any 2 dimensional art materials that you want to work with.

When:
Thursdays, February 15 – March 29
Time:
10:15 – 11:45 pm
Fee:
$35 LSCO M; $55 NM
Instructor:
Stever Burger
Register by:
Friday, February 9