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 in painting, drawing, photography and more—you're sure to find a course that inspires the artist in you!


Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
MORNING
9:00am – 12:00pm
Drawing 1

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Watercolour Painting 1

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Painting from Photographs

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Abstract Painting 1

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Acrylic Painting 1

$432 (+HST)
10:00am – 1:00am
Draw, Paint & Illustrate

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Drawing 2

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Watercolour Painting 2

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Impressionist Painting

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Abstract Painting 2

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Acrylic Painting 2

$432 (+HST)
10:00am – 1:00pm
Landscape Painting Fundamentals

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Painting from Photographs

$432 (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Figure & Portrait (Drawing & Mixed Media)

$432 (+HST)
10:00am – 3:00pm
Independent Studio

$80 /5-hr class (+HST)
9:00am – 12:00pm
Landscape Painting Fundamentals

$432 (+HST)
10:00am – 1:00pm
Adventures in Watercolour

$432 (+HST)
AFTERNOON
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Colour & Composition 1

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Life Drawing & Painting

$495 (+HST)
(model fee included)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Still Life Painting

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Drawing 1

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Painting from Photographs

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Colour & Composition 2

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Art & Photography (Mixed Media)

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Drawing 2

$432 (+HST)
12:30pm – 3:30pm
Oil & Acrylic Painting

$432 (+HST)
EVENING
7:00pm-10:00pm
Draw, Paint & Illustrate

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Painting from Photographs

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Colour & Composition 1

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm-10:00pm
Figure & Portrait (Drawing & Mixed Media)

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm-10:00pm
Art & Photography (Mixed Media)

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Oil & Acrylic Painting

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Colour & Composition 2

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm-10:00pm
Impressionist Painting

$432 (+HST)
7:00pm-10:00pm
Still Life Painting

$432 (+HST)

Upcoming Term Dates

Fall 2018: Monday, October 15 – Saturday, December 15
Winter 2019: Monday, January 7 – Saturday, March 9
Spring 2019: Monday, April 8 – Saturday, June 8
Summer 2019: Join our mailing list to receive a notifications about summer workshop and crash course dates.

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 our Terms & Conditions or contact us.


Course List

Independent Studio

Intermediate-Advanced

In this independent studies course, you will work on your own ideas and choice of media. With a mentoring approach, your instructor will help and encourage you to explore and develop your skills, personal style and artwork to its fullest potential. Small class sizes allow for plenty of one-to-one attention and instruction, and techniques will be demonstrated when appropriate. The works of contemporary as well as famous artists from the past will be shown and discussed. Class critiquing is an important part of this course. A materials list may be provided.

Class Time: Wednesday, 10:00am – 3:00pm (5 hrs) |   With Marija Barac Jandric

Term: October 15 – December 15

Fee:
$80/5-hr class +HST
or
$675 /full course +HST (9 wks, 5 hrs/wk)

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Colour & Composition 1

Beginner-Intermediate

If you wish to paint, design or illustrate, but don’t feel confident about your understanding and use of colour in a composition, this is the course for you!  With a step-by-step, hands-on process you will be introduced to the basics of colour theory and colour mixing. Learn how to navigate the colour wheel, and other colour charts in order to create colour harmonies in your art.

Class critiquing is an important part of the course, helping you to better articulate ideas and form opinions. This course is also suitable for those working in digital media. In our small classes you will get plenty of individual attention. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Monday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Colour & Composition 2

Intermediate-Advanced

If you have taken Colour and Composition 1, and/or feel you wish to strengthen your understanding of colour use in your art practice, this is the course for you.

In this course you will learn, hands-on, how to create different colour combinations and how to manipulate colour properties in order to achieve a desired effect in your artwork. You will learn how to create an illusion of depth, distance, movement, rhythm, mood etc. in your work. You will also learn how to ‘read’ colour in art, design, architecture, fashion etc.  Art movements such as Fauvism and Pointillism will be explained and discussed. A materials list may be provided.

Class Time:
Monday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Watercolour Painting 1

Beginner-Intermediate

If you don’t have much watercolour experience, but wish to gain a solid foundation in handling the watercolour medium, this course is for you. Various aspects of the watercolour painting process, including different materials and techniques will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. You will learn how to start and execute a simple watercolour painting. A materials list may be provided.

Class Time: Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Watercolour Painting 2

Intermediate-Advanced

This course is for if you wish to improve or further develop your watercolour skills and technique. You will be approached at your own level and instruction will be adapted to help you further develop technically as well as conceptually. As your skills strengthen, so will your confidence. More complex techniques and methods will be demonstrated, and experimentation encouraged. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times: Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15 
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Adventures in Watercolour

Beginner-Advanced

Go on an adventure and break new ground in your watercolour painting. This course will encourage you to “let loose,” bend the rules, and rethink the formal structure of traditional watercolour. You will be approached at your own level and instruction will be adapted to help you further develop technically as well as conceptually. Demonstration of a technique, and samples of works by accomplished artists both contemporary as well as past, may be shown when appropriate. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Drawing 1

Beginner-Intermediate

Notice how light and shadow describe shape, form, depth and distance. Learn how to use drawing mediums to interpret and record what you see. Different techniques, materials and approaches will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Samples and references will be shown and discussed. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Monday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD
Thursday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Drawing 2

Intermediate-Advanced

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 may be provided.

Class Time:
Monday, 7:00 – 10:00pm |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Thursday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Acrylic Painting 1

Beginner-Intermediate

This course will help bring out your inner painter by teaching you the basic building blocks of acrylic painting. Learn acrylic painting techniques and how create effects such as a sense of form, depth, distance and movement in your work. A materials list may be provided.

Class Time: Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes basic materials)

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Acrylic Painting 2

Intermediate-Advanced

If you wish to develop and improve your acrylic painting technique and outcome, this is the course for you. You will be encouraged to find and develop a personal style while learning to control the painting process. Different techniques will be demonstrated when appropriate. A materials list may be provided.

Class Time: Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes basic materials)

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Draw, Paint & Illustrate

Beginner-Advanced

This is a fun yet structured course designed for those who wish to explore the possibilities of different approaches, materials, techniques and concepts. In addition to working from observation, you will explore your personal imagination and creativity. Focus will be placed on basic concept development and image narrative, and experimentation will be encouraged. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Monday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD
Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Oil & Acrylic Painting

Beginner-Advanced

This is a course for students who wish to develop and strengthen their oil and/or acrylic painting techniques and style, in a structured studio environment, with a plenty of one-to-one instruction. Students are encouraged to decide on the image/composition they wish to paint. Total beginners are welcome! A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Tuesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD
Thursday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Impressionist Painting

Beginner-Advanced

From his Haystacks to Water Lilies, Monet takes our breath away with his ability to capture light, movement and atmosphere in his work. In this course, you will learn step-by-step create your own artworks inspired by Monet and other Impressionists, understanding and using colour palettes and emulating brush strokes. Images will be selected from photographs (students may choose their own). Previous knowledge in colour and composition is an asset. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Wednesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD
Thursday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Painting from Photographs

Beginner-Advanced

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

Class Times:
Monday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD
Tuesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD
Wednesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD
Friday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Figure & Portrait (Drawing & Mixed Media)

Beginner-Advanced

The focus of this course is on exploring ways to capture form, movement and expression working with a live model, and from photos. Short gestures and longer and sustained poses will be studied. This course will cover the skeletal and muscular aspects of anatomy as well as basic portraiture. You will learn how to build a painting using a classical approach, as well as some contemporary styles and techniques. This course is ideal for students wanting to strengthen observational skills and pursue figurative painting, portraiture, fashion, illustration and/or animation. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD
Thursday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Abstract Painting 1

Beginner-Intermediate

This course will introduce the dynamic world of abstraction, also known as non-representational art. With a hands-on process you’ll investigate various approaches and create basic works in different abstract genres, learning a wide variety of techniques to achieve form, space, depth, mood, texture, movement and harmony.  A materials list may be provided.

Class Time: Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Abstract Painting 2

Intermediate-Advanced

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 may be provided.

Class Time: Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Landscape Painting Fundamentals

Beginner-Intermediate

Different approaches, styles and techniques in landscape painting, from traditional to contemporary will be explored in this course. You will learn the fundamentals of landscape composition, including space, depth, distance, size, proportion, and perspective. Special attention will be given to colour mixing, paint application, and image building flow, from start to finish. Personal style development will be encouraged, and you will receive plenty of one to one attention in a small size class. Examples of famous artists will be shown, and demonstrations of techniques will be provided when appropriate. Class critiquing is an important part of this course. This course is suitable for all skill levels. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Thursday, 9:00am – 12:00pm |   With TBD
Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Still Life Painting

Beginner-Intermediate

Immerse yourself in the intimate world of still life painting. Learn how to compose beautiful paintings from everyday objects, and imbue them with emotion and meaning. In this course we will look at works by artists through history to try to understand the compositional and other relationships that exist in still life paintings. Any painting medium is welcome, and you can pick your own objects and environment. Photographic images may be used as a reference. Previous knowledge in color and composition is an asset. A materials list may be provided.

Class Time:
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD
Thursday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Art & Photography (Mixed Media)

Beginner-Advanced

Class Times:
Monday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD
Tuesday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $432 +HST (fee includes starter materials)

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Life Drawing & Painting

Beginner-Advanced

This course provides an opportunity for a sustained study of a pose over a period of several weeks. You will be encouraged to develop a personal approach and style through an informed, guided and structured process of painting based on observation and keen perception. 
It is recommended to use water based mediums such as acrylic, due to their fast drying time and easy care/handling.
 We will look at and discuss various samples of contemporary figure/portrait art, as well as some examples from art history. 
The goal is to successfully achieve the illusion of form, depth, volume, weight and space, through scale, proportion, tonal value, perspective and use of colour. A materials list may be provided.

Class Times:
Monday, 7:00pm – 10:00pm |   With TBD
Tuesday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm |   With TBD

Term: October 15 – December 15
Course Length: 9 weeks

Fee: $495 +HST (fee includes starter materials, model)

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