Our passionate and experienced instructors (all practicing art professionals) teach a wide selection of courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, covering many different interests. We hope you find something that inspires you!

Most courses are offered over three terms: fall, winter and spring. Re-registration is required for each term. Registration closes after each course's second scheduled class. Material and model fees are included where applicable. For details see Information, Fees & Policies or contact us.

Winter Term
January 9, 2017 – March 11, 2017
Registration closed

Spring Term
April 10, 2017 – June 10, 2017
Registration closed

Summer Term
July 4, 2017 – September 1, 2017
Registration open

Fall Term
October 16, 2017 – December 15, 2017
Registration opens July 24th

Impressionist Landscape in Oil & Acrylic

Plein Air & Studio Couse

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

The Impressionist Approach is a result of studying the effects of light on the appearance of colour. Paintings produced this way are dynamic, full of movement and are exceptionally beautiful. In this course, students will work mainly from their own photographs, depicting a scene with a strong sense of light and shadow. Emphasis will be on achieving a convincing sense of form, volume and spatial depth using a “colour priority” method of impressionist painting. Students will be coached on colour mixing in order to gain better command of tertiary colours, trying to avoid flatness and pastiness in their work. This course is best suited for students with some previous painting experience. You can work in either acrylic or oil.

A materials list will be provided.

With Olga Battaglia

Start: 07/04/17
Length: 6 weeks

Fee: $252 +HST

Class Time: Tuesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Independent Studio

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Open to students of all levels, this course is for those who wish to work independently in a hands-on, studio-based setting on various subject matter. Each student will get personal attention and feedback, and instruction/demonstration will be provided when needed. One-on-one mentoring, as well as class critiquing, is an important part of the course.

With Marija Barac Jandric

Start: 07/04/17
Full Course Length: 6 weeks

Course Code: SA17-IS

Fee:
$75 +HST (1 session)
$400 +HST (6 sessions)

Class Time: Wednesday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

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Adventures in Watercolour

Beginner/Intermediate

This course is for those who wish to learn watercolour techniques in a patient, attentive and nurturing environment. You will learn how to use and control watercolour medium in a step by step process with plenty of personal attention and one to one feedback. Various aspects of watercolour medium and painting process will be demonstrated and practised.

A materials list will be provided.

With Chiara Arevalo

Start: 07/04/17
Length: 6 weeks

Fee: $252 +HST

Class Time: Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Abstract Painting

Intermediate/Advanced

This course will provide an opportunity for the development of your abstract painting skills and techniques, as well as a deeper understanding of abstract concepts. You will work with an instructor who has decades of abstract painting and exhibiting experience. Small class sizes allow for a mentoring approach and one-on-one instruction to help you gain confidence and excellence.

A materials list will be provided.

With Nada Sesar Raffay

Start: 07/04/17
Length: 6 weeks

Fee: $252 +HST

Class Time: Tuesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Oil & Acrylic Painting

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of oil and acrylic materials and techniques including ground preparation techniques, composition planning and underpainting methods, how to choose your colour palette, and select your brushes. Different tool and paint handling and application techniques will be demonstrated, and you will be encouraged to explore your own style and preferences. Lots of personal attention and one to one feedback will be available.

A materials list will be provided.

With Marija Barac Jandric

Start: 07/04/17
Length: 6 weeks

Fee: $252 +HST

Class Time: Wednesday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Drawing for Beginners

Beginner/Intermediate

The truth is, everyone can learn to draw with the right kind of instruction. This course allows for all levels to participate. A lot of personal attention and hands on instruction will be offered in a step by step approach.

A materials list will be provided.

With Marija Barac Jandric

Start: 07/07/17
Length: 6 weeks

Course Code: SA17-DB

Fee: $252 +HST

Class Time: Thursday, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Workshops & Crash Courses