Course Calendar 2013-14
All materials are provided for all courses. A minimum of four students is required for every course. Please note that “open” courses are suitable for any age, including Moms! Registration form is available to download at the bottom of the page. Return completed form with payment before September 5 to guarantee enrolment. Registration for high school level courses should be received before September 1.
High School Level
A minimum of four students is required in each class. Materials are provided, however, a set of acrylic paint for home assignments is required.
Dates: First Friday of each month
This course provides a foundation for further study in the visual arts. Students will experiment with different media as they explore the art produced by a variety of cultures. They will learn to analyze various forms of art and place them in an historical context. There is a strong emphasis on the elements and principles of design, colour theory and art history. Students meet with the instructor once a month. The majority of the studio component of the course is done independently between classes. Students (and parents) should be prepared to incorporate art homework into their daily schedule for the duration of the class.
Dates: Third Friday of each month
This course develops the personal style of the student through studio projects and independent study. It includes an in-depth analysis of eight periods of art history including work from Antiquity, Gothic sculpture, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism. Students must complete a report on each period which includes a drawing and an analysis of how that particular work fits into its period. A final test will require students to identify pieces of art studied as well as to place a piece of art into its historical context. Studio projects include life drawing, portraiture and still life. Students will be required to complete an independent painting to reinforce skills learned in class.
This course introduces basic drawing technique and improves observation skills through drawing exercises, shading practice and drawing assignments.
Dates: September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 21
Students will learn to draw people convincingly using the gesture drawing method.
Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2
Media Exploration (Open)
A fun course where students can try out oil and chalk pastels, print making, paint and some non-traditional art media.
Dates: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17
Four two-hour sessions are open to all ages, including interested parents. Participants will learn basic painting technique and create one painting on canvas.
Dates: February 24, March 3, 17, 24
Three Drawing Sessions
These three sessions are designed to work together to teach students observation skills and realistic drawing technique. Material is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
Session One: Object Drawing
September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11
Session Two: Life Drawing
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Session Three: Perspective
May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13