Life Drawing

February 14 – March 21

Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.36.34 PM

(6 Tuesdays), 7 – 9 pm. Facilitated by Glen Chambers. Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. There will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and tables are provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warms-up, then transitioning to longer poses. You can register and pay for all six sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis. Everyone welcome. Fee: 6 classes: $62.50 / Drop-in: $12.50.

Artist Trading Cards

February 16 and May 18

Would you like to create and trade miniature works of art? Artist Trading Cards are 2.5 x 3.5 inches and can be painted, collaged, mixed media, photographs….no rules, but original work. This is a fun, social and creative group that meets several times a year to swap trading cards with other people. Create some cards, sign the back and bring them to the Gallery. 7 pm, admission by donation.

Poured Watercolours for Beginners

March 1 – 29

(5 Wednesdays) held at 1 – 4 pm. Facilitated by Catherine Martha Holmes, this class is for beginners interested in exploring poured watercolours, which is the art of layering transparent watercolours, similar to silkscreen printing. We will transfer or draw an image onto stretched watercolour paper, then create a painting by layering paint, preserving the different values of a composition with drawing gum between each pour. Please wear older clothes and bring a painter’s apron or smock. Fee: $140

Introduction to Drawing

March 7 – 21

 (3 Tuesdays), 1 – 4 pm, with Catherine Martha Holmes. Participants will become familiar with various drawing tools: pencils, graphite sticks, water-soluble pencils and charcoal, as well as different papers. We will begin in a very experimental way, concerned only with mark making and becoming comfortable with our supplies – spiral drawing, contour drawing, cross-hatching etc. Everyday objects will be our inspiration. Weather permitting we may take our drawing/sketching out-of-doors. Each class will find us studying various elements of design/composition: line, shape, form, proportion, positive and negative space, perspective. Compositional techniques will also be studied.Materials needed:   – A variety of soft pencils – HB, 2B, 4B, 7B – Graphite stick  – Vine charcoal  – Drawing Board and large bulldog clips or binder clips, 3 or 4. (you can make your own drawing board from any rigid material or purchase one from an art store.)  – Pencil sharpener or sandpaper block for pencils (lead pointer), kneadable eraser  – Blending stumps – thin and wide diameter  – Drawing paper  – Sketchbook – spiral bound no smaller than 9.5” X 12” Cost: $130.

Advanced Poured Watercolours

April 12 – May 17

(6 Wednesdays), 1 – 4 pm,  with Catherine Martha Holmes. This class is for experienced artists interested in exploring poured watercolours, which is the art of layering transparent watercolours, similar to silkscreen printing. We will transfer or draw an image onto stretched watercolour paper, then create a painting by layering paint, preserving the different values of a composition with drawing gum between each pour. Please wear older clothes and bring a painter’s apron or smock. Note: Pébéo drawing gum contains latex. (Image: Catherine Martha Holmes, The Inlet, 2016)  Cost: $140.

Silk Screen Printing

April 22 and 29 – Cancelled

This workshop with Darren Larose will teach you the process of successful silk screen printing; from building your own frame to printing your image. Participants can print on t-shirts, fabric, paper, wood, etc. This is an introductory course and the focus will not be on artistic skill, but rather on process. Cost: $150.

Abstract Painting

October 17 – November 7

(4 Tuesdays), 1 pm – 4 pm. Exploring with acrylics with artist Mary Deveau. The focus of this class is mainly on process and allows you to experiment and play with paint and tools. Discover the freedom of gestural mark making and painting loosely – the only boundaries are the edge of your canvas! We will also touch on colour theory, elements of design and composition strategies. Cost: $140.

Beginner Watercolours

October 18 – November 8

(4 Wednesdays), 1 – 4 pm. Facilitated by artist Caren Heine. This class is for people who have not tried watercolours before, or want to refine their skills. We will explore the basics of watercolour application and how to use this medium. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, artist Caren Heine will guide the class through the intricacies of paint and colour. Cost: $140.

Life Drawing

October 24 to November 28

(6 Tuesdays), 7 – 9 pm. Faciliated by Glen Chambers. Life Drawing sessions are open to those who wish to practice drawing the human figure in a group setting. There will be no instruction, only the opportunity to draw a live model in a variety of poses in the company of other artists. Easels and tables are provided, but bring your choice of drawing or painting materials and the Gallery will provide the model. Poses will be timed, beginning with a few short warms-up, then transitioning to longer poses. You can register and pay for all six sessions prior to the start date or pay on a drop-in basis. Everyone welcome. Fee: 6 classes: $62.50 / Drop-in: $12.50.

Advanced Watercolours

November 15 to December 6

(4 Wednesdays), 1 – 4 pm. Facilitated by artist Caren Heine. This class is for people who have not tried watercolours before, or want to refine their skills. We will explore the basics of watercolour application and how to use this medium. With 40 years of watercolour painting and teaching experience, artist Caren Heine will guide the class through the intricacies of paint missing and colour, various. Cost: $140.

Life Drawing

Artist Trading Cards

November 16

7 – 8 pm, join host Randell Worthington Dwinnell to learn to create unique backgrounds for your own unique Artist Trading Cards! Create your own cards, then trade with others, just like hockey or baseball cards. Each card is a unique work of art. This event is free and open to everyone.