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.

(Ages 13-17) Summer Studio for Teens

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Immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment using a variety of drawing and painting media as well as working on a 3D project. The weeklong format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class. All supplies are included.

Members $149 / Non-members $164

Monday-Friday 12-4pm Aug 10 - Aug 14
U5C-SS-M1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Painting

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Summer workshops run 5 full days. 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.  Students make their own lunch arrangements. (TABLE Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

Painting (oil or acrylic)

Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience
In your choice of  acrylic or oil 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 enhance your skills.
               

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

Monday- Friday 10am-4pm Aug 17 - Aug 21
U5A-PA-M1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Drawing

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Summer workshops run 5 full days. 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.  Students make their own lunch arrangements. (TABLE 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

Monday- Friday 10am-4pm Aug 10 - Aug 14
U5A-DW-M1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Handmade Books

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Summer workshops run 5 full days. 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.  Students make their own lunch arrangements. (TABLE Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

 

You will be making several styles of handmade books using a variety of methods for binding them together. Embelish your creation using collage, cut paper work, handwritten text, fabric and other found objects.

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

Monday- Friday 10am-4pm Aug 17 - Aug 21
U5A-HB-M1 Instructor: Doug Melnyk
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Adult Beginner

Fall 2015 10 week session

Registration starts August 18

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

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F5A-DB–W1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

Tues 1-3:30pm Sep 22 - Nov 24
F5A-DB–T1 Instructor: Doug Smith

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NEW! Drawing on Mount Olympus

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Come face to face with the gods and goddesses of Olympus:The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Take in the serenity of the galleries while you learn to draw the idealized human forms in this exhibition of ancient statuary. Learn how to analyze the human figure, determine proportions, and draw a convincing three-dimensional form. Interpretive and experimental approaches to observational drawing will also be explored. Whether you are a novice or seasoned artist, you will improve your drawing skills, and deepen your appreciation of Greek and Roman sculpture in an encouraging and focused atmosphere.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 30
F5A-DB–M1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Traditional Drawing (20 weeks)

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Sept 21-Nov 30 & Jan 11-March 21

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 $360 / Non-members $395

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Mar 21
F5A–DT-M1 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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NEW! Molding & Casting

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Inspired by current sculptural techniques practiced by professional artists, this course guides students through the process of mold making and casting. Beginning with a tour of the NGC@WAG: Ron Mueck exhibition, students will research and sketch plans for their own self-directed sculptural works. Over this 10-week course, these concept drawings will come alive through model making, latex and plaster mould construction, and finally casting in wax and clay. A material supply kit will be available for purchase through WAG Studio. Clay and firing costs included.

Members $245 / Non-members $271

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 30
F5A-SB–M1 Instructor: Michelle Wilson

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Sculpture

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Learn the basics of sculpture by hand-building with clay: modelling, coil, and slab work. Begin with representational and expressive clay figure work, then move onto individualized projects. Some clay finishes will be introduced. A tour of Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin with a focus on classical sculpture will be available. Clay and firing costs included.

Members $245 / Non-members $271

Tues 7-9:30pm Sep 22 - Nov 24
F5A-SB–T1 Instructor: Nancy Litchfield Hutchison

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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

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F5A-OB-W2 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Wed 1-3:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F5A-OB-W1 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

Tues 7-9:30pm Sep 22 - Nov 24
F5A-OB–T1 Instructor: Barbara Balfour

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 30
F5A-OB–M1 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky

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Beginning Wheel

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Starting at the very beginning, you will learn to centre, throw, and finish a potter piece produced on an electric wheel. Learn various shaping, glazing, and decorative techniques used by potters when throwing.

Members $245 / Non-members $271

Thurs 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F5A-OW–H1 Instructor: Dave Krindle

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NEW! Traditional and Contemporary Art Teachings

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Explore the roots of Indigenous art in an inclusive and welcoming environment.Develop your artistic vision, and create art with meaning and purpose. Anishinabe artist Sharon Hall employs her traditionally-based curriculum, Art Teachings of the Four Elements and The Birth of Art, as the basis for her practice and instruction. Through discussion and hands-on art making, you will develop a body of visual art, and acquire creative skills and knowledge useful to professional artists and educators.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F5A-FN-H1 Instructor: Sharon Hall

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Handmade Narrative Books

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Develop accordion-style books to capture your ideas, dreams, memories, and stories. Structural elements of the book are simple: a base made from heavyweight paper folded into an accordion shape, augmented by collage, cut paper work, drawing, handwriting, or hand lettering.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F5A-HB-H1 Instructor: Doug Melnyk

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Mixed Media

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Combine disparate materials, employ a variety of techniques, and use your creativity to develop images and ideas. Enjoy the creative process while learning effective techniques such as paper craft, painting, drawing, printmaking, and 3D assemblage. You will complete a final project on a theme that interests you.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 30
F5A-MM-M1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Adult Intermediate

Fall 2015 10 week session

Registration starts August 18

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.

Drawing with Colour

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Develop your understanding of colour and its expressive potential for a variety of subjects: abstract and experimental drawing, still life, portraits, and landscapes. Learn fascinating facts about the history of pigments and the meanings of colours, as you acquire new observational skills and familiarize yourself with various drawing media. Because you will use wet as well as dry media, this class serves as a transition from drawing to painting.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Thurs 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F5A-DC-H2 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

Mon 1-3:30pm Sep 21 - Nov 30
F5A-DC-M2 Instructor: Doug Smith

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Figure in Art

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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 $195 / Non-members $220

Tues 7-9:30pm Sep 22 - Nov 24
F5A-FA–T2 Instructor: Derek Brueckner

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Pen and Ink Illustration

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Are you inspired by stories and daydreams? From William Blake to Maurice Sendak, pen and ink has a rich history and continues to be popular with illustrators today. Learn the basics of this versatile and expressive medium while improving your drawing skills. Tell your story in pictures, develop and design your own characters, create textures, and depict gestures. The end result is self-produced picture book.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Thurs 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F5A-PI-H2 Instructor: Neda Kianmehr

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Acrylic Painting

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This course focuses on basic colour theory and particularities of painting with acrylics.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wed 1-3:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F5A-AP–W2 Instructor: Doug Smith

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Painting Basics

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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 $184 / Non-members $210

Thurs 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F5A-PA–H2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

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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.
 

Members $7 / Non-members $7

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Nov 25
F5A-OS-W1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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Sunday Workshops

Workshops are short, intensified courses offered alongside special exhibitions or to present media and techniques not usually covered in our regular classes. A supply list will be e-mailed prior to the start of the workshop. Please make sure you have all necessary materials on the first day of the workshop. Running for two Sundays, workshops take place from 10am-4pm with one hour off  for lunch (noon – 1pm).

Moccasin Making

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Make your own pair of moccasins with Gloria Beckman (Niska), traditional craftswoman extraordinaire. As the Niska/geese get ready to fly to warmer climates, this one stays behind to teach how we can keep our feet warm in the cold! Design a customized pattern and cut and sew the leather for your one-of-a-kind footwear. Share stories and learn about the Cree language and culture. Gloria will also introduce beading during the first class. Students will have one week between classes to work on their moccasins at home.
This workshop will be held Sept 20 & Oct 4

Members $137 / Non-members $152

Sun 10am-4pm Sep 20 - Oct 4
F5A-GB-S1 Instructor: Gloria Beckman

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