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 for Teens (ages 13-17)

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

Members $149 / Non-members $164

Monday-Friday 12-4pm Aug 10 - Aug 14
U5C-SS-M1 Instructor: Valerie Dewson
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Week Long Workshop in Drawing (for adults)

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Summer workshops run 5 full days. You’ll immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops.  Students make their own lunch arrangements. TABLE Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

Drawing

By focusing on colour while using media such as oil pastels, chalk pastels, art sticks and other materials, you will develop your ability to depict multiple aspects of nature. Individual interpretations of the subject matter will be encouraged. Weather permitting, we will work outside as much as possible.

 

Members $179 / Non-members $205 / Senior Non-members $178

Monday- Friday 10am-4pm Aug 10 - Aug 14
U5A-DW-M1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher
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Weeklong Workshop in Painting (for adults)

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Summer workshops run 5 full days. Immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops.  Students make their own lunch arrangements. TABLE Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

Painting (oil or acrylic)

Prerequisite: Drawing 1 or equivalent experience
In your choice of  acrylic or oil work from still life arrangements, do colour exercises and learn about basic elements such as  composition and shape, and how colour is used to create a sense of depth.   Critiques will help you enhance your skills.
               

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

Monday- Friday 10am-4pm Aug 17 - Aug 21
U5A-PA-M1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles
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Weeklong Workshop (for adults) Handmade Books

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Summer workshops run 5 full days. Immerse yourself in your creative activities for a full week in a stimulating environment. Supply lists will be forwarded to registrants in advance of the workshops.  Students make their own lunch arrangements. TABLE Restaurant is conveniently located in the Gallery’s penthouse.)

 

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

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

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

10 week session spring 2015

Classes for students with little or no experience 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 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S5A-PI-H2 Instructor: Neda Kianmehr We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-MA_W2 Instructor: Dimitry Komarov
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Pottery 1 evening

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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 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-OB-W2 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk class full

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Apr 14 - Jun 16
S5A-OB-T2 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin sold out

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 13 - Jun 22
S5A-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 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S5A-OW-H2 Instructor: Dave Krindle We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 Apr 14 - Jun 16
S5A-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

Wenesday 7-9:30pm Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-DB-W1 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles sold out

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Handmade Narrative Books

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

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Thursday 7-9:30pm Apr 16 - Jun 18
S5A-HB-H2 Instructor: Doug Melnyk We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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Indigenous Peoples Studio

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

Members $179 / Non-members $205

Thursday 7-9:30pm Apr 16 - Jun 18
S5A-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

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 13 - Jun 22
S5A-MM-M1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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Pottery (afternoon)

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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 $239 / Non-members $265 / Senior Non-members $252

Wednesday 1-3:30pm Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-OB-W1 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk
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Sculpture: Greco/Roman Gods and Godesses

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Take your cue from Olympus:The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin and create works inspired by the ancient myths of Greece and Rome. Tour the show to study classical proportions, form, and sculptural composition, then move to the studio and learn the basics of clay hand-building (modelling, coil and slab work) in small scale relief and 3D studies. Design and complete a larger individual sculpture in white or terracotta clay, suitable for indoor and outdoor display.  Some clay finishes will be introduced. Clay and firing costs included.

Members $239 / Non-members $265

Tuesday 7-9:30pm Apr 14 - Jun 17
S5A-SB-T2 Instructor: Nancy Litchfield-Hutchison We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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Adult Level 2

10 week session spring 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 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

Wednesday 7-9:30pm Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-DC-W1 Instructor: Rose Montgomery-Whicher We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 Apr 13 - Jun 22
S5A-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 Apr 16 - Jun 18
S5A-PA-H2 Instructor: Racheal Tycoles We are sorry, but this class has been cancelled.

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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 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-AP-W1 Instructor: Doug Smith class full

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Drawing from Classical Greco/Roman Sculpture

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Make the most of the monumental exhibition Olympus:The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin, a rare opportunity to study ancient Greek and Roman sculpture in Winnipeg. The majority of the instruction will take place in the gallery with some time spent in the studio. Learn how to draw faces, figures, and fabric using marble gods and goddesses as your models. The master sculptors of this era are revered for their skills in conveying the perfection of the human body in a realistic style. Using traditional academic drawing techniques, you will learn how to analyze the human figure, determine proportions, and render contours, shadow, and foreshortening in pencil, charcoal, and other drawing media.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Monday 7-9:30pm Apr 13 - Jun 22
S5A-DT-M2 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych class full

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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 Apr 15 - Jun 17
S5A-OS-W1 Instructor: Don Nowicki

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