Classes and Workshops

Art Camp

Summer Camps:  for ages 6-10 and 11-14

(Register for week long camp)

Are you artistically inclined?  Do you love making fantastic pictures, experimenting with paint, and creating unusual structures?  Here’s your chance to make unique works of art with the help of talented camp artists.  Get inspired by the art at the WAG and through exciting field trips, and stage your own mini-exhibition at the end of the week to show off your masterpiece! Choose from 3 exciting weekly themes    

Art Agents (ages 6-10)

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Attention young detectives! Go on an art quest looking for treasures and relics within the gallery and outside too.  Find out how art can change over time and reveal the secrets held behind the layers of paint.  Take out your magnifying glass and scope out the tiny clues that will solve the mystery, and start creating your own work of art with hidden messages.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri Aug 11 - Aug 15
U4C-AA-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Art Power and Spirit (ages 11-14)

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Do you have unique ideas that are out of the ordinary?  Art can move you and empower you in so many ways.  Explore intriguing themes and subjects in the gallery and then do some wild experimentation with new media and highly unconventional materials to create art that reflects your one-of-a-kind point of view. Behold the power of art!

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri Aug 18 - Aug 22
U4C-PS-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Mon-Fri Jul 28 - Aug 1
U4C-PS-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Create a Tale (4 day camp) (ages 6-10)

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 Do you have a favorite character, hero or heroine?  Have you ever explored ancient legends and mythical creatures?  Discover the bizarre and often surprising stories behind the creatures depicted in fascinating works of art.  Fabricate your own imaginative new character and wow your friends with its spellbinding story!

Members $180 / Non-members $200

Tues-Fri Aug 5 - Aug 8
U4C-CT-C3 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Create a Tale (ages 6-10)

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Do you have a favorite character, hero or heroine?  Have you ever explored ancient legends and mythical creatures?  Discover the bizarre and often surprising stories behind the creatures depicted in fascinating works of art.  Fabricate your own imaginative new character and wow your friends with its spellbinding story!

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri Jul 21 - Jul 25
U4C-CT-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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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.

Summer Studio (ages 13-17)

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This workshop runs for five afternoons (Mon-Fri 12-4pm) You’ll 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

Mon-Fri Aug 11 - Aug 15
U4C-SS-M1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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Week Long Workshop in Drawing (for adults)

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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 $170 / Non-members $186 / Senior Non-members $178

Mon-Fri Aug 18 - Aug 22
U4A-DW-M1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher sold out

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Weeklong Workshop in Mixed Media (for adults)

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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 $170 / Non-members $186 / Senior Non-members $178

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

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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 $170 / Non-members $186 / Senior Non-members $178

Mon-Fri Aug 11 - Aug 15
U4A-PW-M1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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Children & Teens

10  week sessions fall 2014

Children’s and teens’ classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These classes develop skills in various media, fostering creativity and imagination. Artist instructors are paired with classes based on their understanding of materials used and sensitivity to the ages of the children. The Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions consist of 10 classes each on Saturdays or weekdays in the early evening.

Drawing and Painting 1 (5-6 years)

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Ages 5-6 • You will be introduced to basic techniques and concepts involved in drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your observation and imagination skills while exploring a variety of drawing materials and visiting exhibitions in the Gallery.

Members $99 / Non-members $115

Saturday 12-1pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D1-S2 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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Mixed Media 1 (5-6 years)

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Ages 5-6• You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $99 / Non-members $115

F4C-M1-S2 Sep 27 - Dec 6
Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

Saturday 12:30-1:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M1-S1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Drawing and Painting 2 (7-9 years)

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Ages  7-9• You will be introduced to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create great drawings and paintings. You will have the opportunity to develop observational skills and expand your imagination while working in black and white and colour. Some of the ideas explored may develop as a result of viewing Gallery exhibitions.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D2-S1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D2-S2 Instructor: To be announced

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Clayworks 2 (7-9 years)

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Ages 7–9• You will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills and exercise your imaginations. Students in Clayworks 3 are introduced to the potter’s wheel. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-C2-S2 Instructor: To be announced

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Drawing 3 (10-12 years)

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Ages 10–12 •  You will be introduced to basic techniques and concepts involved in drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your observation and imagination skills while exploring a variety of drawing materials and visiting exhibitions in the Gallery.
 

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D3-S1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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Painting 3 (10-12 years)

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Ages 10–12 • Explore the exciting world of colour, using a variety of painting materials. Projects focus on getting the most out of colour choices, while enhancing creativity and perception, by using both traditional and innovative techniques.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-P3-S2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

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Mixed Media 3 (10-12 years)

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Ages 10-12 • You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M3-S1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher

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Clayworks 3 (10-14 years)

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Ages  10–14 • You will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills and exercise your imaginations. Students in Clayworks 3 are introduced to the potter’s wheel. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-C3-S2 Instructor: To be announced

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Beginning Animation (10-12 years)

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Ages 10–12 • This course will provide you with a general understanding of the animation process and techniques. You will explore different traditional styles of animation such as drawing, cell animation, cut out, and claymation and develop your own stories, characters, and designs to complete basic animation projects on CD. This program is presented with the assistance of the Manitoba Society for Independent Animators (MSIA).

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2-3:30 Sep 27 - Nov 6
F4C-A3-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus

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Advanced Animation (10-14 years)

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Ages 10–14Prerequisite: Beginning Animation or equivalent experience • This course builds on the fundamentals of animation that were introduced in Beginning Animation. You will continue to develop characters and stories you began in previous courses and work on projects that refine and deepen your understanding of animation.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12-1:30 Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-AA-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus

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Mixed Media 2 (7-9 years)

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Ages 7-9• You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 2:30-4pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M2-S2 Instructor: Susanna Portnoy

Saturday 12:30-2pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-M2-S1 Instructor: Susanna Portnoy

Tuesady 6-7:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F4C-M2-T2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

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Cartoon Art (10-14 years)

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Ages 10–14 • Explore the idea of the cartoon and create you own using a variety of drawing materials and clay.

Members $130 / Non-members $155

Saturday 12:30-2pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-T3-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Drawing 4 (13-17 years)

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Ages 13-17 • You will be introduced to basic techniques and concepts involved in drawing. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your observation and imagination skills while exploring a variety of drawing materials and visiting exhibitions in the Gallery.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Saturday 2-4pm Sep 27 - Dec 6
F4C-D4-S1 Instructor: Megan Krause

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Mixed Media 4 (13-17 years)

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Ages  13–17 • You will work with a variety of materials which can include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Projects may be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete. Instructors teach an understanding of many materials, unusual ideas, and great creativity.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Thursday 7-9pm Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4C-M4-H1 Instructor: To be announced

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Painting 4 (13-17 years)

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Ages  13–17 • Explore the exciting world of colour using a variety of painting media.  Projects focus on getting the most out of colour choices, while enhancing creativity and perception, by using both traditional and innovative techniques.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Wednesday 7-9pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4C-P4-W2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson

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Adult Beginner

10 week sessions fall 2014

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.

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 Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4A-D1-W2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

Tuesday 1-3:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F4A-D1-T1 Instructor: Doug Smith

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Traditional Drawing

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20 week Drawing Class

(Sept.22- Dec.1 & Jan.12-Mar.23)

When most people think about art,
particularly drawing and painting, they
think about the classical and realistic styles
championed by the pre-20th century art
academies of Europe. Academic drawing
remains an incredibly valuable method
for developing hand-eye coordination,
visual acuity, sensitivity, and dexterity
with materials that transfer well to other
art practices such as charcoal and pencil.
Skill development takes time and patience.
To learn thoroughly requires commitment.
Immerse yourself in the fundamentals of
drawing over 20 weeks, as opposed to our
regular 10-week courses. You will spend
more time on drawings and work towards
greater facility, subtlety, clarity, and elegance.
The materials and subjects will be basic,
but this highly disciplined approach will
be rewarded by the depth of the skill you
acquire.

Members $340 / Non-members $372

Monday 7-9:30pm Sep 22 - Dec 1
F4A-DT-M1 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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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 Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4A-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 Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4A-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 Sep 23 - Dec 2
F4A-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.

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Wednesday 1-3:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4A-OB-W2 Instructor: Barbara Balfour

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4A-OB-W22 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 2
F4A-OB-T2 Instructor: Barbara Balfour

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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 Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4A-OW-H2 Instructor: Dave Krindle

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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 Sep 22 - Dec 1
F4A-MM-M1 Instructor: To be announced

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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.

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 Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4A-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 Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4A-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 Sep 22 - Dec 1
F4A-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 Sep 25 - Nov 27
F4A-PB-H2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

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NEW! Traditional Painting (20 weeks)

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20 weeks: Sept.24- Nov.26 & Jan.14- Mar.18

Prerequisite: Painting 1 or equivalent experience
Designed for students who have had basic instruction in oil or acrylic painting and have a working knowledge of techniques. This course introduces various aspects of painting, which are based on academic, traditional concepts. Students will have the opportunity to work with simple forms and work their way towards painting the figure. Discover different styles and techniques such as colour palette, under painting, scumbling, glazing, alla prima and impasto. You will gain an understanding of different painting styles and brush types and of how the skilful use of tone, composition and colour form can help you to create more effective paintings.

Members $350 / Non-members $385

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4A-PT-W2 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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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 Sep 24 - Nov 26
F4A-AP-W1 Instructor: Doug Smith

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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 7-9:30pm Sep 22 - Dec 1
F4A-OA-M2 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky

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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 Sep 24 - Nov 26
Instructor: Don Nowicki

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Register now for:

  • summer art camps for kids (weeklong themed camps in July and August)

  • summer workshops (weeklong workshop for adults & teens)

Fall Registration starts August 19

 

Summer WAG Studio office hours:
Tues-Fri: 12-4pm

P: 204.789.1766
F: 204.772.6841

 

 

 

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