Adult Beginner

10 week sessions winter 2015

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.

Pen and Ink Illustration

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If your mind conjures up vivid daydreams while reading a book, do not miss this course! Pen and ink illustration is designed to help you create your personal visual interpretations of stories as you work towards producing your own picture book. You will be guided through the creative process of illustration, fundamentals of composition, and character design. You will also be introduced to various techniques that will help you to recreate textures and gestures, as well as innovative approaches to pen and ink illustration as you improve drawing skills and refine your creative self-expression.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Thursday 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 19
W5A-PI-H2 Instructor: Neda Kianmehr
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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 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 18
W5A-MA-W2 Instructor: Dimitry Komarov
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Sculpture

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Students will begin with clay figure work using representational and expressive approaches. This work will move into individualized projects which will give studentsthe choice of working in either clay or mixed media. Tours of curernt WAG exhibitions will provide inspiration. Some elementary relief molding will be possible.

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 17
W5A-SB-T2 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. All levels of experience will be accomodated.

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 18
W5A-OB-W2 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk
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Wednesday 1-3:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 18
W5A-OB-W1 Instructor: Barbara Balfour
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Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 17
W5A-OB-T2 Instructor: Barbara Balfour
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Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 23
W5A-OB-M2 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky
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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 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 19
W5A-OW-H2 Instructor: Dave Krindle
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Drawing 1 (afternoon)

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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 mediaDesigned 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 / Senior Non-members $192

Tuesday 1-3:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 17
W5A-DB-T1 Instructor: Doug Smith
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Drawing 1 (evening)

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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 mediaDesigned 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 Jan 14 - Mar 18
W5A-DB-W2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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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

Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 23
W5A-MM-M1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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Portfolio

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This course is ideal for students who need to submit a portfolio to gain admission to an art school. The instructor will help you to meet your portfolio requirements and strengthen your drawing ability.

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 17
W5A-PO-T2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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Adult Level 2

10 week sessions winter 2015

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.

Drawing in the Gallery

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Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience • Each week you will visit a WAG exhibition to draw from the works on display. You will discuss and analyze the works and hone your technical skills by transcribing what you see using pencil and paper. Each session will wrap up with a group discussion/critique of the class work.

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

Thursday 1-3:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 19
W5A-DG-H2 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher
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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

Thursday 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 19
W5A-DC-H2 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 7-9:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 23
W5A-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

Thursday 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 19
W5A-PB-H2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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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 1-3:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 18
W5A-AP-W1 Instructor: Doug Smith
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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 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 18
W5A-OS-W1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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