Classes and Workshops

MakerLab

Monthly craft nights with local makers and artists. Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian. Registration required. Sign up at wag.ca/diy

MakerLab: Born of the Anvil with Sebastian Hodder

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Make a simple, versatile, and stylish vegetable-tanned belt from a piece of 9-10oz leather. This natural toned belt measures 1 1/4” in width and features an antique brass buckle with two rivets.  No dyeing or drying time required.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Born of the Anvil on Instagram @bornoftheanvil

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Here
 

$70 / Single
$130 / For Two

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MakerLab: Department of Floristry with Candace Fempel

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Learn step-by-step how to create your own succulent and cacti habitat. Create a terrarium, approximately 5 ½” tall and 6” diameter.  Featuring three plants, one granite stone, one quartz stone, moss, sand, soil, charcoal, and drainage stones. All materials and instructions provided.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Department of Floristry on Instagram @deptof

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Here
 

Members $70 / Non-members $75

Wednesday 7-9pm Mar 15
W7A-CF-W1 Instructor: Candace Fempel

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MakerLab: Le Petit Point with Chantal Alary

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Using  a lap loom frame, you’ll create your own hand-woven wall hanging. Using various textures of wool and roving, you’ll learn how to warp your loom and weave using several techniques. The end result is a beautiful woven piece of art to hang in your home that plays with geometry, colour, and texture.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Le Petit Point on Instagram @lepetitpoint.ywg

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Here

*Includes all weaving material and a lap loom frame.

Members $95 / Non-members $100

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Mar 1
W7A-CA-W2 Instructor: Chantal Alary

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MakerLab: Minimalist Necklaces

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Learn how to assemble two necklaces with Monique Espino of Lovely Moons, a Winnipeg-based jewellery line, using either geometric beads or crystal pendants. Customize both necklaces for yourself or give one as a gift. This workshop also makes a great Mother’s Day present!

Includes all jewellery materials and a tool kit.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Lovely Moons on Instagram @lovelymoonsshop

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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$80/single ticket
$75/WAG members or two or more tickets

Wednesday 7-9pm May 17
S7A-ME-W1 Instructor: Monique Espino

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MakerLab: Paper Flower Crowns

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Join Candace Fempel of Department of Floristry to create beautiful paper blooms and design a unique paper flower crown, perfect for festival season. Instruction and demonstration of design basics and techniques will be provided.

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Department of Floristry on Instagram @deptof

For more information email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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$80/single ticket
$75/WAG members or two or more tickets

Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm Jun 14
S7A-CF-W1 Instructor: Candace Fempel

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party: Black & White Geometric Patterns

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Inspired by the world of textile design, these unique eye-catching works on canvas can be created using basic geometric shapes and patterns. Our animated and experienced artist-instructors will guide you through each step. Let the simplicity of the process take over. Enjoy music, a glass of wine, the company of friends, and some creative time for yourself!

18+ event • Cash bar available

Your ticket to Paint Party helps support programming for children, teens and adults.

For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Here
 

$45/single ticket
$40/WAG members or for two or more tickets

Thursday 7-9:30 Mar 23
W7A-PP-H1 Instructor: Cara Mason & Marybeth Dirks

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Paint Party: Block Print Tote Bags

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Learn basic block printing technqiues to design and print onto your own custom canvas tote bag.  Make some matching cards first to practice your skills.  Be the coolest person at the farmers’ market this summer with your handmade tote!

18+ event • Cash bar available

Your ticket to Paint Party helps support programming for children, teens and adults.

For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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$45/person
$40/person when purchasing 2 or more tickets

Thursday 7-9 Jun 22
S7A-PP-H1 Instructor: Cara Mason & Marybeth Dirks

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Paint Party: Mix and Match Mini Paintings

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Explore and try out a bunch of different painting styles at our summer Paint Party! Create 3-4 completely different artworks on 9x12” canvas boards. Works will be inspired by Picasso, Mark Rothko,and Gabby O’Connor.

Perfect for a diptych wall hanging, or gift giving!

18+ event • Cash bar available

Your ticket to Paint Party helps support programming for children, teens and adults.

For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Tickets Available Soon

$50/person
$45/person when purchasing 2 or more tickets

Thursday 7-9:30 Aug 3
U7A-PP-H1 Instructor: Cara Mason & Marybeth Dirks

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Spring Art Camp

Camp from 9am-4pm
Early drop-off/late pick-up from 8:30am-5pm

Get creative with a new theme every day! Campers will have fun experimenting with new art forms, playing active games, and seeing art in the galleries.

For programming questions please contact Allison at 204.789.1762 or youth-programs@wag.ca

For registration inquiries please contact Cara at 204.789.1766 or studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

 

(Ages 6-12) Monday: Animation Nation

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Come to the WAG and explore some animation basics. Top off the day by watching mini movies you make!

Members $45 / Non-members $50

Monday 9am-4pm Mar 27
W7C-M1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-12) Tuesday: Birds, Bees and Buds

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The signs of spring are all around. Celebrate the season with nature-inspired art making!

Members $45 / Non-members $50

Tuesday 9am-4pm Mar 28
W7C-T1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-12) Wednesday: Clay Day Yay!

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Do you like getting your hands dirty? Then this is the camp for you. Make a masterpiece with self-hardening clay and take it home the same day.

Members $45 / Non-members $50

Wednesday 9am-4pm Mar 29
W7C-W1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-12) Thursday: Gallery Zoo

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Did you know there are animals in the gallery? Come and see for yourself and capture your favorites by creating a piece of art.

Members $45 / Non-members $50

Thursday 9am-4pm Mar 30
W7C-H1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-12) Friday: Oodles of Doodles!

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Get down and get funky like a drawing monkey! Zany drawing activities all day long.

Members $45 / Non-members $50

Friday 9am-4pm Mar 31
W7C-F1-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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Summer Art Camp

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (early drop-off from 8:30am and pick up until 5pm)
Campers will explore gallery exhibitions, create art, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

For programming questions please contact Allison at 204.789.1762 or youth-programs@wag.ca

For registration inquiries please contact Cara at 204.789.1766 or studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

(Ages 6-8) Downtown!

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Listen to the music of the traffic in the city and linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty! Join us for a multi-media exploration of our city to discover that art is all around. Once back in the studio with sketches and ideas campers will create their own city using a multitude of art materials.

Members $180 / Non-members $200

Tuesday-Friday 9-4pm Aug 8 - Aug 11
U7C-DT-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants

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(Ages 6-8) Oh Canada!

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Oh Canada! celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with artmaking and games focused on the wonders of Canada’s luscious landscapes, many of which can be seen in the Gallery. This session is topped off with a big birthday party that the campers plan for friends and family to enjoy.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 10 - Jul 14
U7C-OC-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants

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(Ages 6-8) Painting with Picasso

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This summer, Picasso is in the house! Campers will create their own masterpieces inspired by one of the greatest artists of all time, Pablo Picasso.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 24 - Jul 28
U7C-PP-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants

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(Ages 9-12) Downtown!

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Listen to the music of the traffic in the city and linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty! Join us for a multi-media exploration of our city to discover that art is all around. Once back in the studio with sketches and ideas campers will create their own city using a multitude of art materials.

Members $180 / Non-members $200

Tuesday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 4 - Jul 7
U7C-DT-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants

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(Ages 9-12) Oh Canada!

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Oh Canada! celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with artmaking and games focused on the wonders of Canada’s luscious landscapes, many of which can be seen in the Gallery. This session is topped off with a big birthday party that the campers plan for friends and family to enjoy.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 17 - Jul 21
U7C-OC-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants

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(Ages 9-12) Painting with Picasso

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This summer, Picasso is in the house! Campers will create their own masterpieces inspired by one of the greatest artists of all time, Pablo Picasso.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday-Friday 9-4pm Jul 31 - Aug 4
U7C-PP-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.

(Ages 13-14) Summer Studio for Teens

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This workshop runs for five afternoons (Mon-Fri 12-4pm). Immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week and use a variety of drawing and painting media, and work on a 3D project. The week-long format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class. All supplies are included.

Members $150 / Non-members $165

Monday-Friday 12-4pm Aug 14 - Aug 18
U7C-SS-M1 Instructor: Leah Fontaine

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(Ages 15-17) Summer Studio for Teens

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This workshop runs for five afternoons (Mon-Fri 12-4pm). Immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week and use a variety of drawing and painting media, and work on a 3D project. The week-long format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class. All supplies are included.

Members $150 / Non-members $165

Monday-Friday 12-4pm Aug 21 - Aug 25
U7C-SS-M2 Instructor: Jayne Cormack

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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Drawing Basics

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These workshops run five full days (Mon to Fri). 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 (classes run from 10am to 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break). Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.

Drawing Basics

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 is encouraged. Weather permitting, we will work outside as much as possible!

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday-Friday 10-4pm Aug 14 - Aug 18
U7A-DB-M1 Instructor: Jayne Cormack

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(Adult) Weeklong Workshop in Painting Basics

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These workshops run five full days (Mon to Fri). 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 (classes run from 10am to 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break). Students make their own lunch arrangements. Storm Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.

Painting

Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience
This beginners’ course will introduce you to basic colour theory and handling of your choice of either acrylic or water soluable oil paints. You’ll work from still life arrangements, do colour exercises, and learn about basic elements such as compotision 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 making a well-compsed painting.

Members $194 / Non-members $220

Monday-Friday 10-4pm Aug 21 - Aug 25
U7A-PA-M1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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Children & Teens

10 week session

Child and teen classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These fun-filled classes develop skills in various media, sparkling creativity and imagination. Artist instructors are paired with classes based on experience and area of specialization. Winter sessions each consist of 10 classes, with the exception of Clayworks.

(Ages 5-6) Drawing and Painting 1

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $105 / Non-members $120

Saturday 12-1pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S7C-D1-S1 Instructor: To be announced

Saturday 12-1pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W7C-D1-S1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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(Ages 5-6) Mixed Media 1

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Students will work with in a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $105 / Non-members $120

Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S7C-M1-S1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

Sunday 11:30-12:30pm Jan 8 - Mar 19
W7C-M1-U1 Instructor: Bree Bergen

Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W7C-M1-S1 Instructor: Leah Fontaine

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(Ages 7-9) Clayworks 2

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Saturday 2-4pm Jan 7 - Mar 4
W7C-C2-S1 Instructor: Colleen Leduc

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(Ages 7-9) Drawing and Painting 2

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 2:30-4pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S7C-D2-S1 Instructor: Bree Bergen

Sunday 11-12:30pm Jan 8 - Mar 19
W7C-D2-U1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

Saturday 2:30-4pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W7C-D2-S1 Instructor: Jayne Cormack

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(Ages 7-9) Mixed Media 2

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Students will work with in a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 12-1:30pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S7C-M2-S1 Instructor: Bree Bergen

Sunday 11-12:30pm Jan 8 - Mar 19
W7C-M2-U1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

Saturday 12-1:30pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W7C-M2-S1 Instructor: Jayne Cormack

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(Ages 10-14) Drawing and Painting 3

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 2-3:30pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S7C-D3-S1 Instructor: Leah Fontaine

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(Ages 10-14) Mixed Media 3

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Students will work with in a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $135 / Non-members $160

Saturday 12-1:30pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S7C-M3-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

Saturday 12-1:30pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W7C-M3-S1 Instructor: Leah Fontaine

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(Ages 10-14) Clayworks 3

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $145 / Non-members $170

Saturday 11:30-1:30pm Jan 7 - Mar 4
W7C-C3-S1 Instructor: Colleen Leduc

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(Ages 10-14) Fashion Arts

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Develop drawing skills as you create your own fashion designs. Create one-of-a-kind jewellery, handbags, or sneakers. Re-work clothes with DIY flare, using fabric paint, printmaking, hand-sewn embellishments, or creative re-structuring. This course may require the students to provide their own sneakers and cast-off clothing to experiment with as they explore the world of fashion art.

Members $145 / Non-members $170

Saturday 2-3:30pm Jan 7 - Mar 18
W7C-F3-S1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Adult Beginner

10 week session

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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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. Practice translating what you see into what you draw as you work with a variety of subjects, including still life studies and the human form.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Apr 12 - Jun 14
S7A-DB-W1 Instructor: Bree Bergen

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S7A-DB-T1 Instructor: Jayne Cormack

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 15
W7A-DB-W1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 10 - Mar 14
W7A-DB-T1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

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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 $235 / Non-members $260

Wednesday 7-10pm Jan 11 - Mar 1
W7A-OB-W1 Instructor: Dave Krindle

Monday 7-10pm Jan 9 - Mar 6
W7A-OB-M1 Instructor: Alan Lacovetsky

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Introduction to Watercolour

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Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of watercolour painting, the use and care of paints and brushes, and the basic elements of design and colour theory.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Apr 12 - Jun 14
S7A-WC-W1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Adult Intermediate

10 week session

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.

Figure in Art

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Using a variety of drawing materials, you will work from a model and learn about proportion, foreshortening, and other fundamental techniques for drawing the human form.

Members $195 / Non-members $220

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 26
S7A-FA-M2 Instructor: Jeanine Saurette

Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 9 - Mar 20
W7A-FA-M2 Instructor: To be announced

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Acrylic Painting

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

This course focuses on monochromatic and colour theory, form, shading, various ways to describe space, use of light,compositional arrangements, and the particularities of painting with acrylics. Learn how to create a 3-D object on a 2-D surface(canvas) and work with mediums involving acrylic paint.

Members $184 / Non-members $210

Monday 7-9:30pm Jan 9 - Mar 20
W7A-AP-M2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles

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Painting Basics

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Working in acrylic or water soluble oil paint, receive an introduction to colour theory, and learn to use various brushes and media, such as thinners and thickeners. Painting from still life, learn to 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

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 26
S7A-PA-M2 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 10 - Mar 14
W7A-PA-T2 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. With no instruction given, enjoy sharpening your skills in whichever medium you choose. No advance registration is required; payment is collected each week at the WAG Studio reception. Bring your own supplies.
Please visit the WAG Life Drawing Studio Facebook group for examples of weekly works, upcoming programs, and information on extended 4 hour pose studios.
 

Members $8 / Non-members $8

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S7A-OS-T1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Jan 10 - Mar 14
W7A-OS-T1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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Spring/Summer Registration
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Access to the WAG studio outside of class hours is by appointment only.  Please call to book your appointment.

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