Classes Beginning:  September 12th

For information and to register phone:  250-893-0606

Brochure Download:  Brochure - Fall, 2016 (PDF)

In The Abstract / Abstract Painting from A to Z / Beginner to Advanced

A new course providing the groundwork for students interested in learning the ideas, methods and techniques used to create abstract paintings. The class will provide information on how to make use of acrylic paints and mediums. Demonstrations will include how to select surfaces,paints and mediums that support experimentation that leads to developing a new visual vocabulary. Students will learn ways to select, develop and experiment with source materials and visual ideas. A materials list will be provided on registration.

Mondays: 10 am to 1 pm

The Drawing Studio : Drawing forms the foundation for all visual expression.

This class is designed to introduce students to the language of drawing. Line, shape, tone, and color makeup the elements. The class will provide instruction in the use of techniques and materials employed to make drawings of various objects. Constructing a three dimensional illusion, learning to use dark lights and greys to create convincing 3d drawings, developing a vocabulary of line shape and tone will provide a foundation for all future works.

Mondays: 7pm to 10 pm

The Life Drawing Studio

This Winter session will focus on learning how to establish a sound three dimensional form necessary to express the figures mass and character. Making use of a three dimensional shape vocabulary students will move from gesture to fully articulated sculptural drawings. Class demonstrations, individual and group critiques will help establish the fundamental drawing practices that will lead to individual expression based on a solid foundation of the figures expressive potential and inherent beauty.

Tuesdays: morning 10 am to 1 pm or evenings 7 pm to 10 pm

The Painting Studio / Beginners & Experienced Level 1

The inherent working properties of Acrylic paints and mediums provide an excellent opportunity for learning the basic skill sets associated with rendering and image in paint. Paint application and mixing, underpainting, color mixing, glazing techniques, creating textures and surfaces, are all covered in class demonstrations and a series of painting projects. Students will work from objects, still life set ups and photo references. Level 2 - Students will focus on the relationship between form and idea in choosing painting methods and in developing personal images. Emphasis will be on fostering an awareness of the unique qualities of paint and its ability to communicate visual messages and with aspirations and substance of painting as the continual goal.

Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm

The Abstraction Studio

Wednesdays: 2 pm to 5 pm

(this class is 12 weeks and is intended for those working on their own and bringing in paintings for discussion and critique)