Adult (18 and older)

Register for courses online, by phone 613-580-ARTS (2787) or in person at Guest Services inside the Shenkman Arts Centre. Program information is subject to change. For more course options click ‘Français’ at the top of the page.

Acting


Orléans Older Players (OOPs!) Adult Acting Club!

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OST’s Adult English theatre recreational class: the focus is on fun! Learn about theatre – character development, stage business, voice and movement and take a break from "real" life! Good vitamins for self esteem and self-confidence! Class size is limited. Show date to be determined, 2018.
Date Time Age Fee
September 18 to February 24 Mondays: 7:30 pm to 9 pm 20 years and older $255
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Acting for the Mature Theatre Lover

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*This class runs in 10 week sessions.

This course in Acting is for students who would like to learn about acting in a fun environment. Learn how to lift a script off the page and bringing it to life on the stage! You will overcome your inhibitions of performing in front of others, learn the basics of becoming a character in a play, hone the acting chops which you may have already developed years ago, and rehearse scenes for performance onstage in front of a gentle audience. You’re never too old to become a star! Prerequisites: A wish for Adventure! No other experience or training is required!

*10-week sessions.
Date Time Age Fee
September 18 to November 22 Wednesdays: 11 am to 1 pm 20 years and older $255
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Adult Voice Class

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*This is a 1 term class* Find your voice, discover how to make it work for you. With both physical and vocal exercises taught by the OST teacher and guest experts, students will work on their own voice and build a short performance piece for the end of term. Class size is limited.
Date Time Age Fee
September 18 to December 9 Thursdays: 7:30 pm to 9 pm 20 years and older $200
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Cooking


A Taste of Spain

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Make Tapas - small plates packed with big flavours! Sit with your classmates to enjoy the meal you've prepared.

Menu

Trio of Tapas:
Chorizos Fritos (fried chorizo sausage in red wine & olive oil)
Champiñones al ajillo (garlicky mushrooms)
Ate con Membrillo (cheese and quince paste)
Tortilla Española (Spanish tortilla)
Paella de Carne (meat paella)
Tarta de Santiago (almond tart)

Menu subject to change depending on availability of ingredients.
Date Time Age Fee Code
November 20 Monday: 6:30 to 9:30 pm 19 and older $50.50 1121079
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A Taste of Tuscany

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Make delicious Tuscan dishes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Sit with your classmates to enjoy the meal you've prepared.

Menu

Chicken Liver Pâté Crostini
Panzanella Toscana (bread and tomato salad)
Stuffed tomatoes
Piselli alla Fiorentina (Florentine-style green peas)
Pollo alla diavola (spicy flattened chicken with herbs)
Tiramisu

Menu subject to change depending on availability of ingredients.
Date Time Age Fee Code
October 2 Monday: 6:30 to 9:30 pm 19 and older $50.50 1121056
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Dance


Argentine Tango (English)

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Embrace Argentina’s signature dance, the Salon Style Tango. Discover the 8-count basico (basic step), walking, forward ochos, back ochos and molinete (windmill) and playful ganchos (hooks). Find excitement, passion and drama with Tango!
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 21 to November 9 Thursdays: 9 pm to 10 pm 19 and older $89.50 1109742
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Ballroom - Level 1 (English)

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Ballroom is the perfect exercise for your mind and body. Move to the rhythm as you learn the foxtrot, waltz, cha cha, triple swing and merengue. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 21 to November 9 Thursdays: 7 pm to 8 pm 19 and older $89.50 1109726
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Ballroom - Level 2 (English)

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Broaden your skills in ballroom. New footwork and timing are introduced as you become familiar with the rumba and the samba. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 21 to November 9 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 and older $89.50 1109739
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Ballroom - Level 3 (English)

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Further develop your foundation, learn new moves and perfect technique as you advance in Level three. Register with a partner.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 21 to November 9 Thursdays: 8 pm to 9 pm 19 and older $89.50 1109741
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Belly Dance - Level 1 (English)

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Explore fluidity, grace, and strength through this ancient and sensuous dance form developed in the Middle East. The fundamentals of posture, isolations, steps and accents of belly dance are stressed.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 18 to November 20 Mondays: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm 19 and older $89.50 1103398
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Bollywood Dance - Level 1 (English)

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Learn to move to the Bollywood beat; a modern East Indian style of dance that will have your hips moving. Discover basic hip, leg and upper body choreography while you experience the wonders of middle-eastern glamour.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 18 to November 20 Mondays: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 19 and older $89.50 1103396
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Jazz - Level 1 (English)

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Basics of jazz dance will improve your co-ordination, strength, and flexibility through dance combinations set to popular music.
Dat Time Age Fee Code
September 20 to November 8 Wednesdays: 7 pm to 8:30 pm 19 and older $134 1103419
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Tap Dance - Level 1 (English)

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Basics of tap dance through enjoyable dance combinations and simple choreography. Emphasis on rhythm and clarity of step. Keep on tapping!
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to November 7 Tuesdays: 7 pm to 8 pm 19 and older $89.50 1103404

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Drawing


Sketching 101 - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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This class will delve into the fun and importance of sketching, its style, and use in developing drawings and ideas. We will develop eye hand coordination, as well as look at the use of line, balance and composition in drawing. We will also touch on still life, figures, portraits, as well as landscape and architecture. This class is designed to help you develop confidence in your art and to have fun. One model included. (1 model)

Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 12 to November 28 Tuesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $290 F17S001
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Creative Drawing: Introduction to Drawing - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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Unlock the magic of drawing! The course will focus on sound drawing techniques using a variety of dry media, applied individually and in combination. Trusted drawing methods will be explained, demonstrated and applied. There will be a focus on individual progression and group encouragement, with individual coaching being provided based on students' needs and goals. Each session focuses on a different reference subject for inspiration. Absolute beginners are welcome as are those wishing to take a refresher in drawing basics. (Two live models included).

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 20 to November 22 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $270 F17S002
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Human Head from A to Z - All Levels (English)

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Human skull and plaster cast drawings are very helpful to understand the shape of the bone structure underneath the soft tissue of a face. After that practice, students will have a better understanding of the complex shape of the human head and can move to the portrait drawing. (6 models)

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to November 21 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $305 F17S003
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Figure Drawing: Mastering the Human Figure - All Intro/Inter

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In this 8-session course, students will familiarize themselves with the 3D structure of the human figure starting with skeleton studies and followed by 6 sessions of figure drawing combined with sketching. Academic drawing and sketching are fundamental for the development of a successful drawing technique and an excellent way of gaining hand control over the line and honing fine motor skills. Eye training and ability to catch movement, proportions, and composition all at once will be practiced through the sketching exercises. (Note: This course allows you to draw in a sitting position. It doesn’t require you to stand for long periods of time.) (6 models)

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 28 to November 16 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 to 99 $270 F17S004
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Music


Guitar - Level 1 

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Strengthen guitar skills while learning basic chords, strumming, picking and tuning. Recognize different strumming patterns and shuffle accompaniment. Bring your own guitar.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 to November 25 Saturdays: 10 am to 11 am 19 and older $152 1109785
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Guitar - Level 2

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Once you have the basics through Guitar Level 1 or equivalent, you're ready for more advanced music.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 to November 25 Saturdays: 1 pm to 2 pm 19 and older $152 1109787
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Painting


Drawing & Painting: One Step at a Time - Introduction (English)

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You want to learn to draw and paint at your own pace, with step by step instructions, from a knowledgeable and friendly instructor, and in a fun and relax environment? The ‘Drawing and Painting: One Step at a Time’ course will provide you with practical exercises to learn to draw and paint in a gradual way. Techniques and subjects will also evolve throughout the classes, from easy shapes and lines, to more complex 3D objects and environments in colour. The purpose of the course is to help you gain confidence in your abilities and creativity. This course can be taken more than one time; exercises and subject themes will vary from a season to another. A list of basic materials will be shared with the students prior to the first class.

No classes: Thanksgiving (Oct. 7-9); Remembrance Day (Nov. 11-13).

Instructor: Alena Liapko
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 11 to December 4 Mondays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $255 F17S010A
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Drawing and Painting Portraits: Expressive Portraits - Introduction & Intermediate (Bilingual)

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This course will explore the joy of creating free and vital portraits in acrylic, oil and watercolour. The instructor’s approach balances control and technique with immediacy and spontaneity and shows how these can be woven together to capture personality as well as likeness. There will be a focus on observation and technique along with the exploration of the portrait as a means of expression. Individual coaching will be provided, based on each student’s needs and goals, with students welcome to pursue the medium of their choice. The sessions will involve live models and include demonstrations of the instructor’s techniques. (5 models.)

Instructor: David Kearn
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 20 to November 22 Wednesday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $300 F17S014
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Paint Application 101: Part I - All Levels (English)

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Ever wanted to learn how to apply paint beautifully, use colour thoughtfully, and layer paint appropriately? Using both classical and contemporary references, such as landscape, still-life, and abstraction, this course aims at teaching the basics of painting and composing. All skill levels welcome. (Acrylic or oil painting)

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 14 to November 30 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $270 F17S010B
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Landscape Painting: Oil or Acrylic - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Want to learn to paint, or are you stuck in a rut? This course is designed for both beginners as well as students with experience. We will explore simplifying a photograph through various options: the use of a limited palette, different sizes of canvas, how to feel and observe nature. We will also be working on spontaneity, seeing light, turning a dull photo into an exciting painting. There is so much to explore in art that returning students will be constantly challenged and new students at the intro/inter level will find that there is lots to try and learn. The instructor will demonstrate starting, working through problems, and finishing off paintings. Individual attention to each student is ongoing in each class, as well as a full class gentle critique and ways to improve each artist’s paintings as we progress.

No classes: Thanksgiving (Oct. 7-9); Remembrance Day (Nov. 11-13).

Instructor: Patricia Savoie
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 11 to December 4 Mondays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $255 F17S012
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Abstract and Contemporary Painting: Part I - All Levels (English)

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Learn paint application techniques and composition while exploring personal expression through the visceral world of abstract and contemporary art. Students will be shown how colour and texture can mirror emotion, as well as gain an understanding of modern and contemporary art. All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 14 to November 30 Thursdays: 7 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $240 F17S015A
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Intro to Palette Knife: Part I - All Levels (English)

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Want to add a little texture to your art? Ready to throw down your brush, try something new, and above all, have some fun? Join us in exploring abstraction, landscapes, and portraits through the visceral technique of palette knife painting. Students will learn how to lay down a foundation, sculpt, blend, layer, and move paint using palette knives, while learning the basics of painting such as colour theory and composition. All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 12 to November 28 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $270 F17S015B
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Experiments in Mix Media and Design - All Levels (Bilingual)

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Explore and discover how and why contemporary artwork is made using out-of-the-box approaches towards image making by combining various materials and strategies to create one of a kind artworks. Learn about today’s most cutting edge approaches to making drawing, screen-printing, painting, and small sculpture. (Some supplies for screen-printing are included in the course fee.)

No classes: Thanksgiving (Oct. 7-9); Remembrance Day (Nov. 11-13).

Instructor: Brendan de Montigny
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 11 to December 4 Mondays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $285 F17S015C
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Painting from the Masters - Intermediate (English)

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A fun course to learn tips and tricks of the master painters. We will explore various brushstrokes and palettes to create your own masterpiece. You will learn about artists’ struggles and how to paint in a variety of styles which will help improve your own painting style.

Prerequisite: an introduction to drawing and painting class, as you will start right from the beginning of the course to paint from a famous painting. You already need to be comfortable painting by yourself. All mediums accepted (oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil, pastels, etc).

Instructor: Lindy Nadarajah
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 11 to December 4 Mondays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $255 F17S015D
September 14 to November 30 Thursdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $270 F17S015E
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Intro to Encaustics - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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This course will explore the lustrous and visceral medium of encaustics. Students will begin by becoming acquainted with mixing pigment and wax and adjusting transparency and opacity. Class projects will involve the layering of colours, working with brush stroke as well as creating texture and relief with pottery tools and collage. Participants will have the opportunity to incorporate drawing, fabric, sewing, and found elements into compositions. Students should have some background in painting. Returning students welcome.

No classes: Thanksgiving (Oct. 7-9); Remembrance Day (Nov. 11-13).

Instructor: Jenny McMaster
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 11 to November 27 Mondays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $265 F17S015F
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 Watercolour: Go with the Flow - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Let’s explore the joy of creating expressive, rich watercolour paintings. The instructor will help you loosen up and teach various aspects of watercolour: colour mixing, brush techniques, washes and glazes, lifting, special effects through textures, and help you improve your sense of colour and design. The course covers a wide range of subject matters, including creating atmospheric landscapes, light and shadows, rocks, floral, still life, and animal/birds. One session will be held outside (weather permitting). There will be use of other mediums such as pastels and ink pens, while exploring different types of paper. This course is open to beginners as well as to students with some experience.

Instructor: Dhanashri Bapat
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 12 to November 28 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $285 F17S018A
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Watercolour: From Start to Finish - Intermediate/Advanced (English)

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From picking up a pencil to admiring the finished work, this course is designed to cover the entire process of creating a watercolour painting. Using a choice of interesting still life arrangements, you will work on one piece until its completion. The emphasis will be on moving through the creative process to experience the decisions made during the evolution of a single work, ending with the final strokes that will render it “finished”. This course is for the intermediate and more advanced students and of most value to those who have completed an introductory course in watercolour thus having a basic knowledge of watercolour techniques and colour mixing.

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 14 to November 30 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $295 F17S018B
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Photography


The Art of Photography - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

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Explore the fundamentals of photography while learning composition, lighting and techniques for various genres including portraits, still life, and outdoor photography. Managing and editing your files will also be discussed. Instruction can benefit traditional point and shoot cameras but is best suited to DSLR cameras. (Includes one live model). Bring your own digital camera and lenses as well as a USB key.

Instructor: Vanessa Dewson
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 28 to November 30 Thursdays: 7 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $235 F17S090
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Advanced Portrait Photography: Natural and In-Studio Lighting (Bilingual)

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This advanced photography course is aimed for serious photographers, who either want to take up photography as their profession or are serious amateurs who want to produce stunning images of professional standards. The emphasis of this course will be in developing and refining your techniques in a variety of settings and lighting conditions. Basic portrait lighting, advanced concepts, creative studio, and indoor portrait photography will be covered. All types of portraits will be discussed (3 models included). Bring your own digital camera and lenses.

Instructor: Claude Brazeau MPA
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Master Canadian Photographer of the Year 2017
Canadian Wedding Photographer of the Year 2017
Canadian Best in Class Portrait 2016
Canadian Master Photographer of the Year 2015
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 13 to November 1 Wednesdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $245 F17S091
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Pottery


Gingerbread House Workshop

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2 participants for 1 price ($85 + HST) can come and create 1 beautiful handbuilt pottery Gingerbread House. You and a friend, you and your child (minimum age 7 years), or you and your partner will build 1 gingerbread house together using clay slabs during this 3 hour workshop. Both participants will use handbuilding techniques such as coils and carving to embellish your unique house. Once the house is constructed and decorated participants will use under-glaze to paint the house. Our technicians will take care of firing the house in our kilns. Your gingerbread house will be ready 3 weeks after the workshop for you to pick up.

Instructor: Katherine King

Note: When registering use one name only so you are only charged once. 
Date Time Age Fee Code
November 18 Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 7 to 99 years $85 + HST WORKSHOP.108
November 18 Saturday: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 7 to 99 years $85 + HST WORKSHOP.110
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Parent and Me (Bilingual)

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A wonderful way to share some special time in this activity with your child or grandchild. Adults will make their own project.  Cost is per person and materials are included.

Instructor: Sébastien Lewis
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 24 to November 5 Sundays: 12:30 pm to 2 pm 4 and older $155 PARENTME.101B
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1

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This program is especially fun for adults and teenagers to experience the challenge and joy of the pottery wheel. The basic Level 1 wheel program is covered with a more in depth program for the returning student. Materials included.

Instructor: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 to November 4 Saturdays: 10 am to noon 12 and older $225 TEENADULT.101
September 24 to November 5 Sundays: 11 am to 1 pm 12 and older $225 TEENADULT.102
September 23 to November 4 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3 pm 12 and older $225 TEENADULT.105
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Teen and Adult Wheel 1.5

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This program is for the returning student who has already completed Level 1 wheel.  There will be a review of centering and cylinders. This course will cover bowls, lidded forms and surface decoration techniques. Students will feel rewarded from their progress in this course. Materials included. Please bring an apron or an old towel to protect your clothes.

Instructor: Katherine King
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 to November 4 Saturdays: 1 pm to 3 pm 12 and older $225 CANCELLED
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Adult Handbuilding (English)

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In this six week hand building course, students will learn the pinch, coil and slab techniques to create the following pieces:

- up to 4 matching soup bowls, constructed from paper templates
- coiled and pinched pitcher
- 2 press formed plates
- flower vase/brick
- coiled hanging planter

Glazing and finishing will also be covered. One bag of clay included. No prerequisite.

Instructor: Kaitlyn Brennan

Date Time Age Fee Code
September 20 to October 25 Saturday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 7 to 99 years $227 HANDBUILD.101
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 Wheel Level 1

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This course is an in-depth introductory wheel course. Class duration 2.5 hours for 7 consecutive weeks.  The student will cover the basic techniques for the beginner. You will first learn the art of centering the clay which will allow you make different pot shapes. Trimming a foot onto a pot and surface decoration is covered. Upwards of 6-8 pieces can be made during the course. Recylced clay included. No prerequisite is required.

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WHEEL1.102 Instructor: Katherine King
WHEEL1.103 Instructor: Rosemary Swan
WHEEL1.104 Instructor: Sébastien Lewis & Kaitlyn Brennan
WHEEL1.105B Instructor: Sébastien Lewis (bilingual)
WHEEL1.106 Instructor: CANCELLED
WHEEL1.107 Instructor: Sébastien Lewis (bilingual)
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 9:30 am to noon 16 and older $265 CANCELLED
September 20 to November 1 Wednesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.103
September 21 to November 2 Thursdays: 10 am to 12:30 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.102
September 21 to November 2 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.104
September 22 to November 3 Fridays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.105B
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 16 and older $265 CANCELLED
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL1.107
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Wheel Level 1.5

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This course is aimed at students who have completed Level 1 and wish to advance, but still require more guidance from the instructor for the full 2 1/2 hour class. The class will progress towards more advanced forms including covered forms, bowls, and closed-in forms. One bag of clay included. Prerequisite: Be able to consistently centre and throw a cylinder as high as it is wide.

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WHEEL105.102 Instructor: Rosemary Swan and Sébastien Lewis
WHEEL105.103 Instructor: Isaac Fouchard
 
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 3:30 pm 16 and older $265 CANCELLED
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL105.102
September 21 to November 2 Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 WHEEL105.103
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Wheel Level 2/3

Teen Adult course
This course is for students who have completed two to three courses on the wheel and who can consistently throw a cylinder as high as it is wide. Emphasis will be placed on improving throwing skills and exploring surface decoration. One bag of clay included. Prequisite Level 1.5.

Instructor: John Ikeda
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to October 31 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9 pm 16 and older $265 Cancelled
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One Night on the Wheel

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Have you wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is your opportunity to enjoy one evening discovering the art of throwing clay. During this 2 hour workshop you will learn to throw one small pot. After the workshop our technicians will trim and fire your piece and it will be ready for you to pick up in 2 weeks.Come and relax while experiencing the joy of clay. This workshop is open to clients 14 years and older. All materials included.
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 7 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.101
September 8 Friday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.102
September 14 Thursday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.103
September 15 Friday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 CANCELLED
November 10 Friday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.106
November 17 Saturday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.108
December 8 Saturday : 7 pm to 9 pm 14 and older $ 49 WHEELNIGHT.110
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Printmaking


Printmaking: Linocuts with Colour - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Printmaking is to many the medium of choice and a wonderful discovery for those who have not yet tried it. These courses are to give you a taste of this enticing art form. It’s so exciting when you take your first print off the press. We will use linoleum as the primary material and learn a variety of methods to incorporate colour. Not only is this medium relatively inexpensive it is also a form of printing that you can do at home. Come and join us, you will not be disappointed! Some materials are included in the course fee.

Instructor: Diana R. Guy
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 13 to November 29 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $305 F17S040
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Beyond Linocut - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

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Artists gravitate to different printmaking processes because they express different elements of art. This print class introduces students to intaglio and planographic printmaking techniques including drypoint on plexiglass, collograph, and polyester plate lithography. Expanding their repertoire of printmaking techniques, artists will continue to explore of their own imagery through the versatility of print.

Use of soya based inks mainly, which clean up with soap and water. Basic tools and materials are provided. Bring visual source material, ie: drawings or photos, as inspiration and think about what you might want to achieve.

Instructor: Deidre Hierlihy
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 19 to November 21 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $275 F17S041
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Sculpture


Clay Modelling I: Portrait - All Levels (Bilingual)

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This course is an initiation into the techniques and methods of clay modelling. Students will learn to do portraits (head) in clay. The emphasis will be placed on developing good habits of observation and analysis of form while working with live models. No previous sculpture experience necessary. (9 live models).

Instructor: Rosemary Breault-Landry
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 26 to November 28 Tuesdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $340 F17S060
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Clay Sculpture I - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17S061 Sculpture Nadine Argo
In this course we will discover the broad range of approaches to clay sculpture. Students will create three dimensional and low relief works. A wide variety of exercises and projects will be introduced to explore and understand clay as well as elements of composition and balance. Students will also have the opportunity to work on an independent project. This will be a fun and dynamic course that will provide a forum for discussion and exploration of clay sculpture, and its possibilities. (Students wanting to work on independent projects are welcome.)

*Please note, this is not a pottery class. For wheel throwing and hand building, please look at the classes offered by the Gloucester Pottery School.


Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 13 to November 29 Wednesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $315 F17S061
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Wire Sculpture - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17S062 Wire Sculpture Argo
In this course, you will start with simple flat wire drawings to help gain confidence in joining and manipulating the wires before being guided through the process of making 3D wire sculptures. You will learn techniques for building and strengthening your sculpture as well as tips on balance and stance. During the course, you will have a chance to experiment and create with different kinds of wires, with plaster, and found materials. No previous sculpture experience necessary. Tools provided as well as some basic materials.

Instructor: Nadine Argo
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 26 to October 24 Tuesdays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 F17S062
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Chip Carving: Intro to Wood Carving - Introduction (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17S063 Chip Carving Kolev
This course allows students to develop drawing, wood carving skills, and some elements of assemblage. The course will cover traditional and contemporary wood sculpture practice, basic cutting techniques, treatment of wood surfaces, wood colouring, and 2-D carving techniques. Thereafter the emphasis will be on giving each student a chance to develop in a direction which is suitable for their own abilities and more personal and creative ideas.

Note: A basic set of chisels will be available to borrow from the School.

Instructor: Krasimir Kolev
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 21 to November 23 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 18 years and older $320 F17S063
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Relief Woodcarving - Introduction (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17S062 Wire Sculpture Argo
Learn step by step the art of relief carving. This course for beginners is designed to explore the foundations of gouges manipulation and all of the various approaches to relief carving. The course will be hand on from the start with demonstration and application. Students will also learn about the selection of projects, perspective, and use of clay models. Tools and materials will be provided.

Note: This course is offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays, twice a week.

Instructor: André Breau
Date Time Age Fee Code
October 4 to November 2 Wednesdays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm 18 years and older $290 F17S064
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Workshops


Blushing Leaves: Water-Based Media - All Levels (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS11 Blushing Leaves Lisitsyna
This short workshop celebrates the reknown and truly Canadian beauty of the fall season! Different shapes and colors particular to the season will be explored throughout a diversity of styles. Different techniques using water-based media and other materials will be presented to inspire and encourage the students to explore! All materials will be provided (water-based media, crayons, liquid medium, Mylar) to give a try to the ‘alla prima’ and the ‘contouring’ techniques. Tea, coffee, and sweet treats are served, to keep your creativity warmed up!

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 23 Saturday: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 18 years and older $35 F17SWS11
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Thanksgiving and Harvesting: Drawing and Painting - All Levels (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS12 Thanksgiving Lisitsyna

This is the time of year for an infinite variety of pumpkins and squashes of different shapes and colors, and for other traditional elements from the harvest season! Let’s get creative with some pencil drawing, watercolour, and acrylic painting, and bring our still life arrangements to life! The instructor will present different techniques to better render the textures; with cross-hatching, stippling, dots, and blobs techniques. All materials provided!

Tea, coffee, and sweet treats are served, to keep your creativity warmed up!

Instructor: Yulia Lisitsyna
Date Time Age Fee Code
October 21 Saturday: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm 18 years and older $35 F17SWS12
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Cosy Mini-Cowl: Wearable Art (Wet-Felting) - Introduction (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS04 Cosy Mini Cowl
Prepare for winter’s chilly blasts by designing your own 2-sided mini-cowl using soft but durable wool that will protect your neck and keep you warm. Finished size is about 14” wide x 20” long. They make great Christmas/Chanukah gifts too!

Note: Instructor will provide roving, resists, embellishments, and tools. A $20 materials fee will be charged, payable to the instructor.

Instructor: Janet H. Tulloch
Date Time Age Fee Code
November 4 Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $120 F17SWS04
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Jewelry Making: Stone Setting II: Bezel & Dome Setting - Introduction/Intermediate (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS08 Stone Setting
Learn how to set stones using traditional jewelry techniques! The participants will learn basic techniques in stone setting as well as piercing, sawing, filing, soldering and finishing. Students will create a ring with a dome set round cabochon and a pendant with a bezel set irregular stone, using their own designs and applying the learned techniques. No experience is necessary!

Participants will complete two projects from start to finish:
Silver ring with dome set round cabochon
Silver pendant with bezel set irregular stone

All materials included. All technical and project information provided.
Just bring your lunch and your inspiration!

To see samples of the projects, visit www.cynosure-jewelry.com.

Instructor: Shannon Kennedy (Cynosure Jewelry Studio)
Date Time Age Fee Code
October 21 and 22 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $225 F17SWS08
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Jewelry Making & Metalsmithing I: Spinner Ring & Earrings - Introduction (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS09 Spinner Ring
Love jewelry? By learning these basic jewelry methods you will make your own, no experience necessary! The participants will learn basic techniques in piercing, sawing, making your own ear wire, filing, soldering, and finishing. Participants will create one textured silver and copper ‘spinner’ ring and a pair of copper and silver earrings, using their own designs and applying the learned techniques.

Participants will complete TWO projects from start to finish:
- Silver and copper ‘spinner’ ring
- Silver and copper earrings

All materials included. All technical and project information provided.
Just bring your lunch and your inspiration!

To see samples of the projects, visit www.cynosure-jewelry.com.

Instructor: Shannon Kennedy (Cynosure Jewelry Studio)
Date Time Age Fee Code
December 9 and 10 Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $225 F17SWS09
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Basic Silver Jewelry - Introduction (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS10 Silver Jewelry Karl S
In this basic silver jewelry course, two projects, a ring with a stone and a pendant, are undertaken in order to teach the basic skills of sawing, soldering, and finishing pieces. Then students are free to work on personal jewelry pieces of their own design. Supplies will be sold in class for additional projects, time permitting.

Instructor: Karl Schutt
Date Time Age Fee Code
October 29 to November 26 Sundays: 1 pm to 4 pm 18 years and older $225 F17SWS10
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Life Drawing Open Workshop - All Levels - Independent (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17SOW01 Life Drawing Open
This class is an excellent opportunity to practice life drawing! Every other week a male or female model will be invited to this open workshop. Models will be following a preset number of short and long poses. (Drop-in sessions also available. $30/session or $120 for 6 sessions.)

Note: Thursday: 18 h – 21 h (every other week)

Instructor: No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 21 to November 30 Thursdays: 6 pm to 9 pm 18 years and older $120 F17SOW01
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Open Studio - All Levels (Bilingual)

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We are opening one of our studios especially for our member artists in search of a communal space to work. During this open studio time (no instructor), we invite you to come in and use the studio to work, find some inspiration and a sense of community. Enjoy a dynamic session and meet other passionate artists. All are welcome! ($18/session or $90 for 12 sessions.)

Instructor: No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 13 to November 29 Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $90 F17SOW02
September 15 to December 1 Fridays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $90 F17SOW03
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Open Print Studio - Independent (Bilingual)

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Our printing press is available for the artists with experience in printmaking. During this open studio time (no instructor), we invite you to use the printing press to work, find some inspiration and a sense of community. Enjoy a dynamic session while meeting other printmakers. Some experience with printmaking and with the use of a printing press is required. ($110 for 11 sessions.)

No classes: Thanksgiving (Oct. 7-9); Remembrance Day (Nov. 11-13).

Instructor: No instructor
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 11 to December 4 Mondays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 F17SOW04
September 14 to November 23 Thursdays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 F17SOW05
September 15 to November 24 Fridays: 9:30 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $110 F17SOW06
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Painting in Oils: Healthy Basics - All Levels (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS01 Painting in oils
This expressive, luminous medium finds its C21st voice in a non-toxic and environment-considerate studio practice. Learn about safe handling of traditional oil paint and mediums, preparation of canvas, tools, brushes, underpainting, and master techniques in several works, subject matter of your choice. Basic to intermediate.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 16 and 17 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 F17SWS01
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Painting: Tom Thomson - All Levels (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS02 Tom Thomson
Learn about modern colour dynamics and thick applications of paint. Using Thomson’s colours, you will paint vibrancy and life into the images of your choice. Learn how to use his rust coloured grounds, his strong shape-based design, and his lively brushwork. Beginner to advanced. Oil (no solvent) or acrylic.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 30 and October 1 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 F17SWS02
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Painting Pink and Green Gold - All Levels (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS03 Painting Pink Green Gold
The lure of metallic gold, the greening spirit of yellow and that elusive, romantic, evocative, moody, luscious wild card called pink. Explore the use of this Florentine play of colour in your own creative painting. Learn how to mix and play with a variety of pink and green-gold – employ them emotionally and psychologically, in two shimmering paintings: one with pink and yellow green and one with the play of gold metallic in the pink-green complement. Oil (no solvent) or acrylic. All levels.

Instructor: Andrea Mossop
Date Time Age Fee Code
December 2 and 3 Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm 18 years and older $205 F17SWS03
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Take Better Digital Pictures - Introduction (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17S090 SWS07 Art Photography
This workshop will help you get more comfortable with your camera and learn ways to create amazing pictures. We will cover the functions that are found on all cameras such as auto mode, the different programs modes, shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, menu items, and much more. Bring your own digital camera (DSLR or point & shoot).

Instructor: Vanessa Dewson
Date Time Age Fee Code
October 14 Saturday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $130 F17SWS07
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Beginning Printmaking - Introduction (English)

SAC-OSA-F17SWS05 Printmaking
The beauty of line, the wonder of pattern, the dynamics of colour, the subtly of form. Artists gravitate to different printmaking processes because they express different elements of art. This print class introduces students to relief (linocut), intaglio (drypoint), and planographic (polyester plate lithography) techniques, enabling them to explore their own imagery through the versatility of print. Use of soya based inks, which clean up with soap and water.

Basic tools and materials are provided. Bring visual source material, ie: drawings or photos, as inspiration and think about what you might want to achieve.

Instructor: Deidre Hierlihy
Date Time Age Fee Code
November 19 to 26 Sundays: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm 18 years and older $180 F17SWS05
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Intro to Woodcarving - Introduction/Intermediate (Bilingual)

SAC-OSA-F17S064 F17SWS06 Relief Woodcarving
This workshop is to initiate the students to the various forms of woodcarving through theory, display, and demonstration. Woodcarving such as carving in the round, relief carving, chip carving, and caricature carving will be covered. Topics such as the theory of trees, wood selection for carving, gluing, and clamping of wood, all of the tooling, and many other additional aides required will be discussed to fully understand what is required to perform various types of woodcarving. This will be an highly informative workshop, ideal for anyone seeking to learn to carve.

Note: For a hands on experience of woodcarving, look at the 10-session course titled Relief Woodcarving.

Instructor: André Breau
Date Time Age Fee Code
September 16 Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm 18 years and older $50 F17SWS06
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