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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Mon-Fri Jul 14 - Jul 18
U4C-AA-C1 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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Mon-Fri Jul 7 - Jul 11
U4C-CT-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Friday: Optical illusions

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Get dizzy and woozy exploring the exciting world of Op Art. Create your own magical illusionary masterpiece to dazzle the eye and boggle the mind.

Members $40 / Non-members $45

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Thursday: Mirror Images

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Things are not always as they appear! Explore how artists play with patterns and symmetry. Reflect, inverse, press and stamp one image into another to create a super-cool collection of crazy compositions.

Members $40 / Non-members $45

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Wednesday: Numbermania

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1, 2, 3 draw! Check out how artists use numbers to make their art.  Twist, turn, chop and crop numbers to create something totally amazing.

Members $40 / Non-members $45

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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
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Tuesday 1-3:30 Apr 15 - Jun 19
S4A-DB-T1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher
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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
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Wednesday 1-3:30 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S4A-OB-W1 Instructor: Barbara Balfour
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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: Chantel 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 We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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Children & Teens

10  week sessions

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.

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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-AA-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-A3-S1 Instructor: Chris Angus
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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 12:30-2 Apr 12 - Jun 28
SC4-T3-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 2-3:30 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-C2-S2 Instructor: Colleen Leduc
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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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-C3-S2 Instructor: Colleen Leduc sold out

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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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-D3-S1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk
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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 2-4 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-D4-S1 Instructor: Megan Krause
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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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-D2-S1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-D2-S2 Instructor: Bree Bergen
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Saturday 12-1:30 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-D2-S1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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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

Saturday 12:30-1:30-1pm Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-M1-S1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher class full

Sarurday 2:30-3:30 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-M1-S2 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson
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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

Tuesday 6-7:30 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S4C-M2-T2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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Saturday 2:30-4 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-M2-S2 Instructor: Susanna Portnoy
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Saturday 12:30-2 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-M2-S1 Instructor: Susanna Portnoy
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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 2-3:30 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-M3-S1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher
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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 7-9 Apr 17 - Jun 19
S4C-M4-H1 Instructor: Nancy Litchfield-Hutchison
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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 Apr 12 - Jun 28
S4C-P3-S1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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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

Monday 7-9 Apr 14 - Jun 30
S4C-P4-W2 Instructor: Valerie Dewson We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 $155 / Non-members $180

Mon-Fri Aug 11 - Aug 15
U4C-SS-M1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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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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Register now for:

  • spring classes (10 week long classes for children, teens, & adults)

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

  • summer workshops (weeklong workshop for adults & teens)

 

WAG Studio office hours:
Mon-Thurs: 12-4pm

P: 204.789.1766
F: 204.772.6841

 

 

 

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