Adult Beginner

10 week sessions

Classes for students with little or no experienc that introduce skills, materials and techniques for different media.  Students provide their own tools and supplies for classes unless otherwise indicated. Basic materials and equipment are provided for the first class at which time supply lists are provided.

Beginning Wheel

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This class focuses on learning various techniques (including glazing and decorative) related to throwing on the potter’s wheel.

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Thursday 7-9:30 Apr 17 - Jun 19
S4A-OW-H2 Instructor: Dave Krindle class full

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Drawing 1

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Designed for students who have little or no drawing experience, this course provides an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts of drawing. You will develop observation skills while working with a variety of subjects, including still life studies and the human form. Course content varies slightly among instructors. This course is a great confidence builder before attempting other media.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-DB-W2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

Tuesday 1-3:30 Apr 15 - Jun 19
S4A-DB-T1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

Monday 7-9:30 Apr 14 - Jun 30
S4A-DB-M2 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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First Nations Studio

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This course offers you an introduction to the traditional roots of First Nations; artistic heritage and teachings, as well as an opportunity to begin to develop a portfolio of visual art as you work towards a career in art or art educatrion. Through discussion and hands-on artmaking, the course aims to help you acquire the creative skills and develop a knowledge base that will help you as a professional artist/educator.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Thursday 7-9:30 Apr 17 - Jun 19
S4A-FN-H1 Instructor: Sharon Hall We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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Mixed Media

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You will have the experience of working with a variety art materials. Possibilities  include drawing and painting media, collage, printmaking and 3D assemblage projects. Instruction will encourage  the combining and layering of media and the development of projects over more than one class. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Thursday 7-9:30 Apr 17 - Jun 19
S4A-MM-H2 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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Mosaic

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This ten-week course provides an excellent opportunity for participants to learn basic techniques involved in mosaic art. You will complete at least three mosaic projects (basic design on wood panel; flower pot; large project such as a table, picture, or mirror frame). You’ll be introduced to the techniques, tools, and supplies needed to develop further projects, and a brief history of mosaic art. Supply list available from Studio Programs. Some supplies included in cost.

Members $189 / Non-members $215

Wednesday 7-9:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-MA-W2 Instructor: Dimitry Komarov

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NEW! God/dess for the Garden

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Students will make sculptures for the garden inspired by the rich imagery of growth and fertility from world mythologies. Hand building techniques (coil, slab, modelling) and surface treatments will be introduced. More advanced students who wish to focus on an individual hand built project are welcome. Clay and firing costs included.
 

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Tuesday 7-9:30 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S4A-GC-D2 Instructor: Nancy Litchfield-Hutchison

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NEW! Through the Flowers

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This is a drawing and painting class that will introduce and extend students’ basic skills and expressive capacity through the exploration of floral/nature-based imagery. Class activities will develop drawing skills and colour mixing and brushwork. Students will explore different painting media and will study varying styles of painting through art historical examples.
Time will be available for the students to create individual projects.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Wednesday 1-3:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-DF-W1 Instructor: Nancy Litchfield-Hutchison

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Pottery 1

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

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Wednesday 7-9:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-OB-W2 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

Wednesday 1-3:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-OB-W1 Instructor: Barbara Balfour

Tuesday 7-9:30 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S4A-OB-T2 Instructor: Barbara Balfour

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Workshops

5 day summer workshop for adults or teens

Workshops are designed in conjunction with current exhibitions or to present media and techniques not covered in our regular classes. Students will view the work on display and work hands on with an instructor in the studio. This is a great opportunity to to stimulate ideas, explore a medium and deepen understanding of artists and their art.

Week Long Workshop in Drawing

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These workshops run five full days (Mon to Fri) of mornings and afternoons. Each course consists of 25 hours (5 hours each day) of class time. You’ll immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops. 10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break. Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

Drawing

By focusing on colour while using media such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, art sticks and other materials, you will develop your ability to depict multiple aspects of nature. Individual interpretations of the subject matter will be encouraged. Weather permitting, we will work outside as much as possible.

 

Members $179 / Non-members $205 / Senior Non-members $192

Mon-Fri Aug 18 - Aug 22
U4A-DW-M1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher
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Weeklong Workshop in Mixed Media

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These workshops run five full days (Mon to Fri) of mornings and afternoons. Each course consists of 25 hours (5 hours each day) of class time. You’ll immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops. 10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break. Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

 

Mixed Media

You will have the experience of working with a variety art materials. Possibilities  include drawing and painting media, collage, printmaking and 3D assemblage projects. Instruction will encourage  the combining and layering of media and the development of projects over more than one class. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $179 / Non-members $205 / Senior Non-members $192

Mon-Fri Aug 18 - Aug 22
U4A-MM-M1 Instructor: To be announced
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Weeklong Workshop in Painting (oil or acrylic)

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These workshops run five full days (Mon to Fri) of mornings and afternoons. Each course consists of 25 hours (5 hours each day) of class time. You’ll immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops. 10am-4pm (1 hour lunch break. Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

Painting (oil or acrylic)

Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience
This beginning course in acrylic or oil painting introduces you to basic colour theory and handling of your choice of acrylic or oil paints. You’ll work from still life arrangements, do colour exercises and learn about basic elements such as  composition and shape, and how colour is used to create a sense of depth. Critiques will help you gain an understanding of what is involved in in making a painting work well.

Members $179 / Non-members $205 / Senior Non-members $192

Mon-Fri Aug 11 - Aug 15
U4A-PW-M1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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Adult Level 2

10 week sessions

Classes that go beyond the beginner level to develop and expand concepts and skills in different media. Prerequisite courses or equivelant experience are required. Students provide their own tools and supplies for classes unless otherwise indicated. Students should bring their own selection of supplies to the first class at which time a supply list will be given.

Acrylic Painting

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Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience • A beginner course in which you are introduced to basic colour theory and particularities of painting with acrylics

Members $179 / Non-members $205 / Senior Non-members $192

Wednesday 1-3:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-PA-W1 Instructor: Chantal Dupas

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Drawing with Colour

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Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience • After months of white snow, it's time to bring out the colours!
This class will will help students to develop their understanding of colour, and its expressive potential for a variety of subjects, including abstract and experimental drawing, as well as still life, portraits and landscapes. Participants will learn fresh approaches to drawing, develop skills in observation and the handling of various drawing media, including pastels, watercolour pencils and crayons and ink. Anyone interested in a deeper understanding of colour dynamcis through drawing will enjoy this class.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Tuesday 7-9:30 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S4A-DC-T2 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Figure in Art

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Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience • Using a variety of drawing materials, you will work from a model for several classes, as well as improvising on the work without the model present.

Members $191 / Non-members $220

Monday 7-9:30 Apr 14 - Jun 30
S4A-FA-M2 Instructor: Derek Brueckner

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Painting 1

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Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience • In this beginner course, you will be introduced to basic colour theory and handling of your choice of acrylic or oil paints.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Wednesday 7-9:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-PB-W1 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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Painting 2

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Prerequisite: Painting 1 or equivalent experience • For students who have had basic instruction in oil or acrylic painting and have a working knowledge of techniques. You will have the opportunity to explore painting as a vehicle for self-expression.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Thursday 7-9:30 Apr 17 - Jun 19
S4A-PA-H2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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Pottery 2

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Prerequisite: Pottery 1 or equivalent experience • This class moves on to more developed forms such as teapots, casseroles, and sculptural objects. Decorative techniques used include scraffito, slips, and wax resist. You will be encouraged to develop your own ideas in functional and non-functional forms. Limited enrolment.

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Monday 7-9:30 Apr 14 - Jun 30
S4A-OA-M2 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky

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Weekend Workshops

Workshops are shorter, intensified courses offered in conjunction with special exhibitions or to present media and techniques that are not covered in our regular classes. A supply list is mailed to registrants for most workshops.

Freeing the Creative Mind

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In conjunction with the current exhibition; 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. an unlocking of traditional mindsets to find your own voice and understanding of contemporary art. A drawing and painting experience that frees the creative spirit and encourages a new aesthetic, one that is currently visible in much contemporary Native Art. An understanding of art and nature in the context of how we see all the others with whom we share this planet. A creative action that releases and shares new paths beyond the “isms” that dominate our thinking about what “Art” is.

To register call 204 789-1766

(a limited number of specially priced spaces availabe to artists. Please call 204 789-1766 for more information)

Members $25 / Non-members $25

Friday 10am-4pm May 9
S4A-FC-F1 Instructor: Joseph Sanchez

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Life Drawing: Open Studio

Open Studio

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Coordinator: Don Nowicki
7–9:30pm • Wednesdays


This drop-in program provides an opportunity for independent study in life drawing. Although no instruction is provided, artists and students have the opportunity to work from models in a personal choice of materials. No advance registration is required; payment is collected each week at the WAG Studio front desk. Participants bring their own supplies.
 

Members $7 / Non-members $7

Wednesday 7-9:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-OS-W1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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