At Rosetta we firmly believe that it is never to late to become an artist. Our wide selection of visual art courses for adults are taught by passionate instructors who are all practicing artists and art educators. Enjoy courses is painting, drawing, sculpture and more—you're sure to find a course that inspires the artist in you!


Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:30am – 12:30pm 9:30am – 3:00pm 9:30am – 12:30pm 9:30am – 3:00pm
Landscape Painting
(Includes plein air)
With Azadeh Pirazimian
Independent Studio
With Marija Barac Jandric
Register per week or term, $75/wk, $729/term (10 wks)
A Foundation for Total Beginners
With Marija Barac Jandric
Independent Studio
With Marija Barac Jandric
Register per week or term, $75/wk, $729/term (10 wks)
12:30pm – 3:30pm 12:30pm – 3:30pm 12:30pm – 3:30pm
A Foundation for Total Beginners
With Marija Barac Jandric
Figure & Portrait Drawing & Painting
With Marija Barac Jandric
Drawing & Painting
With Azadeh Pirazimian
Painting from Photographs
With Azadeh Pirazimian
7:00pm – 10:00pm 7:00pm – 10:00pm 7:00pm – 10:00pm 7:00pm – 10:00pm
I Wish I Could Draw
With Azadeh Pirazimian
Intro to Abstract Painting
With TBD
Figure & Portrait Drawing & Painting
With Azadeh Pirazimian
Painting from Photographs
With Marija Barac Jandric
Intermediate Drawing
With TBD
I Wish I Could Paint
With Marija Barac Jandric

Upcoming Term Dates

Summer 2018: Join our mailing list to receive a notifications about summer workshop and crash course dates.
Fall 2018: Monday, September 24, 2017 - Saturday, December 15, 2017
Winter 2019: Monday, January 7, 2018 - Saturday, March 30, 2018 (No classes on week of March 12–16 due to March Break Art Camp)

Re-registration is required for each term. Materials lists will be provided to students before or on the first day of class (course materials kits will be available for purchase). Models fee may be required. For details see Information, Fees & Policies or contact us.


Course List

Independent Studio

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.

Class Times:
Wednesday, 9:30am – 3:00pm (5 hrs) |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Saturday, 9:30am – 3:00pm (5 hrs) |   With Marija Barac Jandric

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee:
$75 +HST (1 session)
$729 +HST (10 sessions)

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A Foundation for Total Beginners

If you wish to learn how to draw and paint but don’t know where to start or what to expect, this is the course for you! The focus of this course is on introducing students to art-making processes and methods. With a step-by-step, hands-on approach, you will learn various drawing and painting techniques, and how to use and manipulate different art materials. 

You will achieve a basic understanding of colour, colour palette and colour composition, helping you gain confidence and deeper enjoyment of the process. Also, you will be introduced to the tonal scale, learning how to control the illusion of shape, form, depth and distance in your work. Samples of work and demonstrations of techniques will be provided. Class critiquing is a part of the course, helping you to articulate and discuss ideas.

In our small classes (up to 8 students) each student gets plenty of individual attention.

Class Times:
Monday, 12:30 – 3:30pm |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Thursday, 9:30am – 12:30pm |   With
Marija Barac Jandric

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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Drawing & Painting

Class Time:
Wednesday, 12:30 – 3:30pm |   With Azadeh Pirazimian

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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I Wish I Could Draw

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 with a step-by-step approach. A materials list will be provided.

Class Times:
Monday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With Azadeh Pirazimian
Thursday, 9:30am – 12:30pm |   With Azadeh Pirazimian

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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Intermediate Drawing

This is a hands-on, studio-based course designed for those who wish to advance their drawing skills and concepts. Through guided practice and carefully structured exercises, you will learn about classical and contemporary materials, styles and techniques, with the emphasis on developing personal style and originality. A lot of personal attention and one-on-one feedback will be provided. A materials list will be provided.

Class Time:
Monday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With Marija Barac Jandric

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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I Wish I Could Paint

Class Time:
Tuesday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With Marija Barac Jandric

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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Painting from Photographs

It is not simple to paint from a photograph, as the result is often a disappointing flatness and dullness. This course teaches what it takes to translate a photo image into a painting composition. You will learn hands-on how to “read” the photo, and how to select and correctly interpret the visual information captured by the camera. Previous drawing and painting experience is a plus, but it’s not a requirement for this course. A materials list will be provided.

Class Times:
Tuesday, 12:30 – 3:30pm |   With Azadeh Pirazimian
Thursday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With Marija Barac Jandric

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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Figure & Portrait Drawing & Painting

The focus of this course is on exploring ways to capture form, movement and expression working with a live model, but also from photos. Short gestures as well as longer and sustained poses will be studied. This course will cover skeletal and muscular aspects of anatomy, as well as basic portraiture. This course is ideal for students wanting to strengthen observational skills, and pursue figurative painting, portraiture, fashion, illustration or animation. A materials list will be provided.

Class Times:
Tuesday, 12:30 – 3:30pm |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Wednesday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With Azadeh Pirazimian

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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Introduction to Abstract Painting

This course will introduce the dynamic world of abstraction, also known as non-representational art. You’ll investigate and create works in different abstract genres, learning a wide variety of techniques, and using different approaches to achieve depth, mood, form, space and texture. Learn how to develop your own colour palette and subject matter through exercises in colour and composition.A materials list will be provided.

Class Time:
Tuesday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With TBD

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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Landscape Painting

The course will take place outdoors as long as weather allows. After that, we will work in the studio from sketches we previously made at Rosetta Gardens. Plein Air painting is an exciting method of painting outdoors directly from your subject to express the fleeting effects of light, structure, colour. The small, but mighty 8 by 10 sketch has a tremendous ability to hold vitality because of its small size which naturally highlights confident and bold painterly approaches. It is suitable for small trips and for on hikes and relaxing visits to the park. This class will introduce the 8 by 10 format and some modern working methods of the Impressionists and Group of Seven that will help you express your own experiences in nature. The outdoor sessions in this class will take place in the beautiful Rosetta Gardens. Individual support for personal aesthetics and for thematic concerns will be addressed in class and on-site while painting. The mighty 8x10 format will unleash your confidence propel your practice to journey into landscape painting. Let's get started!

Class Time:
Tuesday, 9:30am – 12:30pm |   With Azadeh Pirazimian

Term: April 16 – June 23
Length: 10 weeks

Fee: $439 +HST

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