Course Calendar 2014-15
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. Registration form is available to download at the bottom of the page. Return completed form with payment before September 12 to guarantee enrolment. Registration for high school level courses should be received before September 1.
Primary Painting, Grade K-4
Dates: Four Mondays, September 15-October 6
Time: 1-2:00 pm
Students will learn simple guidelines for composition and produce four landscape paintings. This fun, hands on course allows young children to explore the full range of possibilities in acrylic paint. No previous art experience is necessary.
Intermediate Painting, Grade 5-8
Dates: Four Mondays, October 20-November 10
This course will allow students to fine tune their art skills through the production of one landscape painting on canvas. Students will learn a range of painting techniques and simple composition rules. No previous art experience is necessary.
Sketchbook Class, Open
Dates: Six Fridays, January 9-February 13
Time: 1-2:00 pm
This course will cover basic drawing techniques and will introduce students to methods for drawing some favourite subject matter including people, faces, horses and other animals. Students will receive assignments that will encourage them to practice the skills they have learned between classes. All work will be done in a hard cover sketchbook (provided.) A good set of drawing pencils for assignments at home would be an asset, but is not necessary.
High School Level (Register Before September 1)
A minimum of four students is required in each class. All materials are provided, however, a set of acrylic paint for home assignments is required. Instructor is not qualified to issue credits, however, all courses cover the required topics for credit and a full report of grades will be issued to assist parents in receiving credit for the course.
Dates: Second Monday 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: Fourth Monday of each month
This course will allow students to develop skills acquired in the grade nine course. Classes will balance art history, new media and a refined application of the principles and elements of design. Students will develop drawing and painting skills and learn to analyze works of art and the relationship between form and content. Students meet with the instructor once per 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.