Classes and Workshops

MakerLab

MakerLab is a funky new series of DIY evening workshops presented by WAG Studio. Explore do-it-yourself creative projects with innovative, local crafters, makers, and artisans. Experience the satisfaction of crafting something with your hands alongside like-minded adventurers. You don’t need to be a practising artist to participate...just come, relax, and have fun!

MakerLab: Tiny Inspirations

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Customize a stylish and modern teething necklace for yourself and a toxin-free kid’s necklace for your mini me. Baby free or expecting? Customize 2 necklaces for yourself. We'll be using BPA free, food grade silicone. Receive step by step instructions from Erica Lo, owner of Tiny Inspirations, a local teething accessories company .

Ages 3 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Tiny Inspirations on Instagram @tiny_inspirations

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Sorry! This event has been cancelled.
 

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MakerLab: L&R Studio

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Lisa Schroeder of L&R Studio teaches you the skills necessary to hand build two ceramic pinch pot planters based on their popular “Pot Head” designs. You will create a wall planter and a stand-alone planter. Familiar with adding modelled elements to her own work, Lisa will be instructing participants on how to add faces (or whatever else!) to their planters. Give your plants a new home!
Planters will be available for pick up 2 weeks after the MakerLab.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow L&R Studio on Instagram @landrstudio

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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Members $65 / Non-members $70

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Oct 12
F6A-LS-W1 Instructor: Lisa Schroeder

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MakerLab: Department of Floristry

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Candace Fempel of Department of Floristry demonstrates how to create a fresh and modern winter wreath composed of an assortment of seasonal materials. Learn design basics and floral arranging techniques. All floral materials and tools will be provided.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Department of Floristry on Instagram @deptof

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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Members $80 / Non-members $85

Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 Nov 16
F6A-CF-W1 Instructor: Candace Fempel

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Children & Teens

10 week session

Child and teen classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These fun-filled classes develop skills in various media, fostering creativity and imagination. Artist instructors are paired with classes based on experience and area of specialization. Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions each consist of 10 classes on Saturdays or weekdays in the early evening.

(Ages 5-6) Drawing and Painting 1

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will develop observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $105 / Non-members $120

Saturday 12-1pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-D1-S1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk sold out

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(Ages 5-6) Mixed Media 1

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Students will work with a variety of material that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $115 / Non-members $130

Saturday 12:30-1:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-M1-S1 Instructor: Lisa Jorgensen sold out

Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-M1-S2 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson sold out

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(Ages 7-9) Clayworks 2

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $145 / Non-members $170

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-C2-S1 Instructor: Colleen Leduc sold out

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(Ages 7-9) Drawing and Painting 2

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will develop observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $145 / Non-members $170

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-D2-S2 Instructor: Jayne Cormack
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Saturday 12-1:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-D2-S1 Instructor: Jayne Cormack sold out

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(Ages 7-9) Mixed Media 2

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Students will work with a variety of material that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $145 / Non-members $170

Saturday 2:30-4pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-M2-S2 Instructor: Leah Fontaine
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Saturday 12:30-2pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-M2-S1 Instructor: Leah Fontaine
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(Ages 10-14) Animation

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This course provides a beginners understanding of animation process and techniques. Students will work with claymation and then other styles of animation if time allows.   They will work on developing their own stories, characters, and designs to complete basic animation projects with emphasis placed on their individual creativity.  The course begins with some time spent on developing characters and backgrounds in order to eventually move to the animating stage of telling a short story.   Throughout the course a variety of animated films will be shown and discussed in order to deepen an understanding of animated film and what types of animation can be found, with emphasis on unique styles and techniques..  A DVD of students completed projects will be provided at the end of the session.

Members $145 / Non-members $170

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-A3-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus sold out

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(Ages 10-14) Mixed Media 3

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Students will work with a variety of material that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-M3-S1 Instructor: Lisa Jorgensen sold out

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(Ages 10-14) Clayworks 3

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 12-1:30pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-C3-S1 Instructor: Colleen Leduc sold out

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(Ages 10-14) NEW! Fashion Arts

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Develop drawing skills as you create your own fashion designs. Create one of a kind jewelry, handbags, or sneakers. Restyle clothes with DIY flare, using fabric paint, printmaking, hand - sewn embellishments, or creative restructuring.  This course may require the students to provide their own sneakers and cast-off clothing to experiment with as they explore the world of Fashion Art.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 12:30-2pm Sep 17 - Dec 3
F6C-F3-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson sold out

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Adult Beginner

10 week session

Adults provide their own tools and supplies for classes unless otherwise indicated. Basic drawing and painting materials are provided for the first class, at which time supply lists are distributed.  For special workshops, pottery, and sculpture, supplies are generally included in the class cost. Students must provide their own tools for clay classes.

Drawing Basics

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Retrain your brain! For students with little or no drawing experience, this introduction to the fundamental techniques and concepts of drawing will sharpen observational skills and build confidence. You will learn to translate what you see into what you want to draw. Work with a variety of subjects, including still life studies and the human form.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 23
F6A-DB–W1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles sold out

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Traditional Drawing (20 weeks)

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Sept 19-Nov 28 & Jan 9-March 20

Immerse yourself in the fundamentals of drawing and build skills that transfer to other art practices. Academic drawing remains an incredibly valuable method for developing dexterity and sensitivity with materials such as pencil and charcoal. The media and subjects of this class are basic, but its highly disciplined approach will reward you with a depth of skill that is acquired through time and practice.

Members $370 / Non-members $405

Monday 7-9:30pm Sep 19 - Mar 20
F6A-DT-M1 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych sold out

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Pottery

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Discover hand building, which includes slab building, slump molded forms, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. From basic thrown or hand-built forms you will produce mugs, bowls, and platters. You will also learn glazing and decorating techniques to finish your work and develop your own ideas related to functional and non-functional forms.

Members $245 / Non-members $271

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 23
F6A-OB-W1 Instructor: Dave Krindle sold out

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Sep 20 - Nov 22
F6A-OB-T1 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin sold out

Monday 7-9:30pm Sep 19 - Nov 28
F6A-OB-M1 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky sold out

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Adult Intermediate

10 week session

Adults provide their own tools and supplies for classes unless otherwise indicated. Basic drawing and painting materials are provided for the first class, at which time supply lists are distributed. Intermediate Studio students should bring their own selection of supplies to the first class. For special workshops, pottery, and sculpture, supplies are generally included in the class cost. Students must provide their own tools for clay classes.

Figure in Art

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Using a variety of drawing materials, you will work from a model and learn about proportion, foreshortening, and other fundamental techniques for drawing people.

Members $205 / Non-members $230

Monday 7-9:30pm Sep 19 - Nov 28
F6A-FA-M2 Instructor: Derek Brueckner sold out

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Painting Basics

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Through your choice of acrylic or oil paint, you will be introduced to basic colour theory, and learn to use various brushes and media, such as thinners and thickeners. Painting from still life, enhance your composition, decision making, and editing skills. As you progress through the course,your confidence as a painter will grow.

Members $194 / Non-members $220

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Sep 20 - Nov 22
F6A-PA-T2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles sold out

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Life Drawing: Open Studio

Life Drawing: Open Studio

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This drop-in program provides an independent study of life drawing. Although no instruction is provided, you will have the opportunity to work from models in whatever materials you like. No advance registration is required; payment is collected each week at the WAG Studio front desk. Bring your own supplies.
Please visit the WAG Life Drawing Studio Facebook group for examples of weekly works, upcoming programs, and information on extended 4 hour pose studios.
 

Members $8 / Non-members $8

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Sep 20 - Nov 22
F6A-OS-T1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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Fall registration now open

Fall class prices in effect from Aug 16–Sept 1. 
After Sept 1, add $10 per course. 
Register early and save!

Fall registration closes Sept 11.

WAG Studio office hours:
Monday-Thursday: 12-4pm

contact:
P: 204.789.1766
F: 204.772.6841

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