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Membership Types

Beginner’s Acrylic with Linda Blakney, M.B.A., M.A.

Mondays – January 14 to March 18, 2019
No Classes February 18 (Family Day) or March 11 (March Break)
Duration: 8 weeks
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fees: Non-Mem: $130, Mem: $100

Working in colour can be tricky, so during these classes we will explore the theory and the use of colour through exercises and application in finished paintings. There will be a simple still life set up to work from, or you can bring a photo to use as a starting point for your painting. We will look at composition and balance using line, shape and colour. Expect the first weeks to be heavier on exercises, so that in the second half you can implement what you have learned.

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Acrylic Painting: Next Steps with Linda Blakney, M.B.A., M.A.

Tuesdays – January 15 to March 5, 2019
Duration: 8 weeks
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fees: Non-Mem: $130, Mem: $100

Continuing from what you learned already about the use of colour, composition and balance in a painting, we will look at different techniques that Acrylic paints allow to enhance the work you are creating. Bring a photo and/or sketch to use as a starting point for your painting. We will look at composition and balance using line, shape and colour as well as different techniques like glazing and texture mediums and different applications through the use of palette knife and brush. Feel free to bring the acrylic mediums along you would like to explore, there are many to choose from.

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Watercolour Painting with Chelo Sebastian

Mondays – January 14 to March 4, 2019
Duration: 8 weeks
Morning: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Afternoon: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fees: Non-Mem: $130, Mem: $100

Using the properties of watercolour, you will learn to be more spontaneous & experimental. Large paper and big brushes, as well as ink, pastels and wax, will be used to develop your own unique style.

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SPARK! Finding Your Voice and Vision with Linda Blakney, M.B.A., M.A.

Sundays – January 13 to February 3, 2019
Duration: 4 weeks
Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Fees: Non-Mem: $100, Mem: $80

Step into new territories of self-expression in this experiential painting course. Each week, we’ll experiment with different painting media and techniques – Venetian plaster, alcohol inks, waxes, powdered watercolours, transfer paper and more. Exercises are designed to help you not over think the creative process and find the spark that leads to the next exciting project. All materials included in cost of registration.

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The good, the bad, and the highly questionable

Saturdays – February 9 to March 9, 2019
(No classes February 16 – Family Day weekend)
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Glenhyrst Main Gallery
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Fees: Non-Mem: $60 Mem: $40

Short story or novel, it doesn’t matter. All the material you need is right there, outside your front door. In this workshop you will draw material from your own neighbourhood and city to create stories that are local in setting but exotic in their telling. Bring pen and paper or your laptop.

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Relief Printmaking Intro and Next Steps with Aliki Mikulich, BA Fine Arts

Sunday March 3, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fees: Non-mem: $80  Members: $60

Relief Printmaking is a technique where artists carve a block of material (wood, lino, linosoft), ink the protruding lines and print repeated images on paper and other materials using inks. In this 6 hour workshop participants will work on a 4 x 6 piece of linosoft to create an image that will be printed repeatedly to create an edition of prints. A second, more complex image will be created after the first preliminary work, to allow for error correction and advanced application of the process and will use black plus one other colour. The second part of the session will have instruction on how to create a more complex product using the reduction method of carving and printing using black and another colour. For more information visit our website. All materials included in cost of registration.

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Slate and other Bits with Heather Vollans

Slate and other bits with Heather Vollans
Sunday February 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fees: Non-mem: $70 Mem: $50

Slate and other bits. Using a slice of historic slate from Glenhyrst roof as your inspiration combine it with your own pieces of metal/glass/ceramic to create a personal bit of Glenhyrst history to take home.

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Embracing Encaustics with Artist Linda Blakney, M.B.A., M.A.

Sunday March 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fees: Non-mem: $100 Mem: $80Encaustics use melted, pigmented beeswax to create luminous paintings with translucency, opacity and other unique qualities. In this course, we’ll explore and experiment with contemporary techniques to create colour, textures and patterns, while incorporating mixed media into our encaustic pieces. Suitable for encaustics beginners as well as those with experience.What is Encaustic Painting?AKA hot wax painting, uses heated beeswax with coloured pigments added. The liquid or paste is applied to wood, canvas or other prepared surfaces. Metal tools and special brushes can be used to shape the paint before it cools, or heated metal tools can be used to manipulate the wax once it has cooled onto the surface.

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All information subject to change. All adult class pricing subject to +13% HST.

Registration Information

Class size is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration is required for all classes and is on a first-come, first served basis with full payment. Registrations can be made online, in person, by phone, fax or mail.

Cheque, cash, debit, VISA and MasterCard payments are accepted. NOTE: 13% HST must now be added to all Adult Class Fees. A $20 charge is applied to NSF cheques.

Occasionally a class will not reach its full enrollment and must be canceled, in which case a class refund will be issued. Otherwise, class refunds are issued for medical reasons only with presentation of a doctor’s certificate. A $10 administration fee applies.

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