Creative Arts Classes

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)

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.

When:
Tuesdays, April 3 – 24
Time:
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $38 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, April 3 (after this date add $5)

PAINTING ANIMALS IN ACRYLIC

Keep it simple, that’s the idea behind offering this painting class. We will use simple techniques in creating animal portraits. Learn how to blend colors, find and paint the right values, look for relationships in the animal to help with the right proportions and perspectives and create those wonderful textures and patterns. Follow along with step by step instructions and create wonderful paintings of some of your favourite animals.***For the first class we will cover materials, so you will need some paint, brushes, pencil and sketch book or practise painting surface. So you may wait to purchase the rest of your materials later if you are not sure of what to get.***Ask for a supply list upon registration.

When:
Wednesdays, April 18 – June 6
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Monday, April 16 (after this date add $5)

PAINTING WATER WITH WATER WORKSHOP IN ACRYLIC

This is a workshop to demonstrate how to use acrylic to create water scenes. We will cover three aspects of water: still water and its reflections, moving water and waterfalls. As long as you can mix colors, use your brushes and know how watercolors react with water, this 4 hour class is for you. We will break for lunch at noon. As for a supply list upon registration.

When:
Thursday, April 19
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $50 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Monday, April 16 (after this date add $5)

PAINTING WATER WITH WATER WORKSHOP IN WATERCOLOUR

This is a quick little workshop to demonstrate how to use watercolor to create water scenes. We will cover three aspects of water – still water and its reflections, moving water and waterfalls. As long as you can mix colors, use your brushes and know how watercolors react with water, this is a class for you. We will break for lunch at noon. Ask for a supply list upon registration.

When:
Thursday, May 10
Time:
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $50 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Monday, May 7 (after this date add $5)

GARDEN PARTY

We had a great success last year that we are offering this class again. If you ever wanted to paint flowers in a garden, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of this “on location class”. We have several locations to paint or draw in someone else’s garden. Pathways, gorgeous groups of flowers, quaint little places and the big blue sky will be our backdrop for class. You will be responsible for your own way there and back and your own selection of media and supplies. Our first class will be at the center to get ourselves set up and touch on some basics for working on location, so you will need a sketch book and pencil or watercolor or whatever you wish to practise with. You will need a few other supplies besides your art supplies such as: folding chair, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, jug of water.

When:
Thursdays, May 24 – June 21
Time:
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Instructor:
Donna Gallant
Register by:
Tuesday, May 22 (after this date add $5)

BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES

Summer is a time of year when we see all kinds of beautiful birds and butterflies filling the air with song and movement. Let’s try and capture them. This class will teach you how to paint and/or draw these beautiful creatures. You will work in whatever medium you wish to use like colored pencil, watercolor, pen & ink, oil or acrylic. You choose the medium and Donna will teach the basics of understanding your subject in this 4 session class. You may even try a different medium for each class or just stick with one – your choice. You should have some experience working with your chosen medium because the application of materials will not be covered. Come fly away with Donna and create some colorful birds & butterflies. Ask for a supply list upon registration.

When:
Wednesdays, July 4 – 25
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $50 NM
Register by:
Friday, June 29 (after this date add $5)