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Sessional Creative Classes

PAINT AND CHAT

Are you interested in working with acrylics? If so, register for this one day class. Donna will bring all the paints, brushes, canvases and her knowledge to ensure you leave with a completed project to display in your home or give as a gift. A great way to spend an afternoon with friends! No experience is required. Paint and Chat is hosted by Donna Bilyk, a talented artist from Southern Alberta.
Session 1
When: Tuesday, June 18
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $55 LSCO M; $65 NM
Register by: Friday, June 14

Session 2
When: Tuesday, July 16
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $55 LSCO M; $65 NM
Register by: Friday, July 12

Session 3
When: Tuesday, August 13
Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Fee: $55 LSCO M; $65 NM
Register by: Friday, August 9

WATERCOLOUR BASICS

A great class for beginners or a refresher for more experienced painters. In this four week class you will learn the basics of painting in watercolour. We will cover tools, mixing and color blending techniques, brush strokes, how to control the water, how to paint basic shapes, shading, creating different textures, and ways to correct mistakes.
We will complete one or two finished pieces by the end of the session.
Ask for a supply list when registering.
When: Tuesdays, June 11 – July 2
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $55 LSCO M; $65 NM
Register by: Friday, June 7
Instructor: Donna Gallant

BASIC ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES

In this 4 week class you will be introduced to basic techniques using acrylics.
We will cover tools, mixing and blending techniques, application of paint, creating different textures, shading and highlighting techniques, correcting mistakes and getting the best results.
This is a forgiving medium for a beginner learning to paint or for experienced painters looking to brush up on the basics. We will complete a couple of paintings, depending on time. Come join us for a fun and enlightening painting class.
Ask for a supply list when registering.

When: Thursdays, June 13 – July 4
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $55 LSCO M; $65 NM
Register by: Monday, June 10
Instructor: Donna Gallant

PAINTING PRAIRIE SUMMER SKIES IN WATERCOLOUR

Do you love those wide open blue skies, summer sunsets and sunrises, or the distant mountain silhouette? Even if you have never worked in watercolour before, this is a great class to explore these images and the watercolour medium.
You will learn how to manipulate the water and colour to process those wonderful skies in a way only watercolours can.
Some watercolour basics will be covered as well as some simple textural techniques.
Good for all levels. This is a 3 week class.
Ask for a supply list when registering.

When: Mondays, July 8 – 22
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $50 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by: Thursday, July 4
Instructor: Donna Gallant

SUMMER FLOWERS IN ACRYLICS

Whether near or far, flowers bring us the color of summer. This three week class will explore the beauty of our summer flowers and how to paint them. You will learn the basic structure of a flower, how to mix the right colours, how to shade and highlight for depth, compositional elements for best results, and how to create different shapes and textures for a more realistic painting.
Some experience would be beneficial to you but not necessary. We will produce one finished piece but if time allows, we may do more.
Ask for a supply list when registering.
When: Thursdays, July 11 – 25
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $50 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by: Monday, July 8
Instructor: Donna Gallant

HOW TO MAKE AN ACRYLIC PAINTING LOOK LIKE OIL

This two hour workshop will show you the secrets of painting in acrylic but making it look like an oil.
It’s all in the process - if you already paint in acrylics you can learn several ways to do this without dealing with the odour and long drying time of oil paint. Participants are invited to work with one of their finished acrylic paintings if desired, but not necessary.
We will produce at least one piece in this two-hour workshop.
Ask for a supply list when registering.

When: Monday, August 12
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $30 LSCO M; $40 NM
Register by: Thursday, August 8
Instructor: Donna Gallant

HOW TO MAKE ART FROM STENCILS

This two week class will show you how - whether using store brought or hand made stencils you can create the most interesting and one of a kind pieces of art work.
You will learn how to make your own stencils with simple supplies that you have around the house. No drawing or painting experience is necessary; this is a great class for making collage papers as well.
Ask for supply list when registering.

When: Thursday, August 15 & 22
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Fee: $40 LSCO M; $50 NM
Register by: Monday, August 12
Instructor: Donna Gallant

 

Year Long Creative Groups

ART WORKSHOP & PAPER TOLE

The Art Room is a great place to work on your projects. Bring your papertole supplies, art work, drawing, knitting, etc. and join in on the socialization and idea sharing. Come for an hour or two or all day. Bring your own supplies. No formal instruction given.
When: Fridays
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Art & Craft Room
Fee: $23/12 months & LSCO membership

 

KNITTING, CROCHET & MORE

Whether you knit, crochet, or do other needlework consider joining us weekly. We work on projects socialize, laugh, share ideas and enjoy a coffee. If you have supplies bring them, if not we do have some to loan. Those learning are very welcome. Held in the Dining Room/Atrium.
When: Thursdays
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: LSCO Dining Room/Atrium
Fee: $11/12 months & LSCO membership

LAPIDARY (Stonecrafters)

Are you interested in making jewelry or other pieces of art that uses rocks and fine gems? If the answer is yes, our experienced stonecrafters will help you safely learn how to use the machines and complete your projects. Please leave your name and phone number so arrangements can be made. For safety, it is important that 2 people are in the room at all times. Supply costs extra.
When: Wednesdays (other days will be available if there interest)
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Lapidary Room
Fee: $36/12 months & LSCO membership

QUILTING

If you have basic quilting skills consider joining this group. They socialize, help and share ideas with each other to complete their own projects. They also create items for donations and raffles. Must bring own supplies. Please sign up at the Administration Desk.
When: Tuesdays
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Stage Area
Fee: LSCO membership

WOOD WORKING

Women and men interested in the wood working program must be familiar with all types of tools a carpenter would use as there is no formal instruction. Some materials are available for use. For safety, there must be 2 members in the shop at all times.
When: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $46/12 months & LSCO membership

Last updated: May 30, 2024