Adult Art Classes and Workshops 

Please read about our fall course offerings bellow and then download and complete the form above. Please submit your registration via email or in person as instructed in the form. Fees, Instructions for payment, and all relevant information to register will be found in the form.


Course Offerings For Nov/Dec

POTTERY CLASSES WITH PAT FOOTE*

As an experienced potter and a regular teacher here at The Arts House, Pat Foote will lead beginner participants through fundamental pottery skills and techniques in these enjoyable and creative evening classes. Participants will gain experience in shaping clay using the potters wheel ( bowls, mugs, teapots, etc.), in slab work ( flat clay wrapped around, or pushed into forms, tiles), and coiled work ( small or larger coils to create sculpture, vases). Each participant will have minimum 1 hours practice on the potters wheel every class. There will also be instruction in glazing and firing finished work. Participants in the advanced class will continue their work from the beginner class and advance further into the techniques and skills of professional pottery.

Tuesday Evening Beginner Classes.
6 classes: Every Tuesday from Nov. 6th to Dec. 11th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $150, includes materials (for larger projects there may be additional material costs)
Ages 18 and up.

Wednesday Evening Beginner Classes.
6 classes: Every Wednesday from Nov. 7th to Dec. 192th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $150, includes materials (for larger projects there may be additional material costs)
Ages 18 and up.

Thursday Evening Advanced Pottery Classes.
6 classes: Every Thursday from Nov. 8th to Dec. 13th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $150, includes materials (for larger projects there may be additional material costs)
Ages 18 and up.

 

POTTERY WITH TERRY DUNNIGAN*

Terry Dunnigan has studied science in university and ceramic technology at college and has been working with clay since she was a teenager. She states, "Research and design using many different clays available and the whole middle section of the periodic table is where my passion lies. The endless possible combinations and results of metals combining with the alkali and the firing process is what makes clay unique as an art form." Join this class and learn the skills and techniques involved for creating pottery and ceramics. From the lowly mug to a sculptured masterpiece and everything in between, that is it! Anyone can play with clay! This class is open to those who have attended in the past and to new participants. It will be primary a throwing class (working on the potter’s wheel)

Wednesday Pottery Throwing Classes with Terry Dunnigan
6 Classes: Every Wednesday From Nov. 7th to Dec.12th
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150, includes materials (for larger projects there may be additional material costs)
Ages 18 and up. 

Art for Moms and Caregivers

Bring your baby, drink coffee, socialize and make art. Instruction will be provided for this 4 week mixed media workshop. Simple art techniques will be shown that you can do easily while minding your baby.
Course breakdown:
1. Clay mug workshop: we will be making clay mugs/ plant holders to be painted
2. Fall colours acrylic painting session: a few techniques will be demonstrated  to capture the beauty of fall with acrylic paint
3. Watercolour workshop:  learn how to make a dynamic watercolour painting using negative space
4. Painting clay mug: with examples for inspiration we will paint the clay mugs we made in the first class.

Monday Morning Art for Moms and Caregivers
4 classes: Every Monday from Nov. 5th to Nov. 26th
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $100, includes materials, (or $25 drop in)
Ages Children must be 18 months old or younger.

OPEN STUDIO ART WITH NANCY TURNIAWAN

NOVEMBER IS ARTS IN HEALTH MONTH, THE AIM OF WHICH IS TO HIGHLIGHT THE BENEFIT OF CREATIVITY IN OUR HEALTH. ENJOY GIVING YOURSELF TIME TO CREATE, IN THIS OPEN STUDIO, WITH ARTIST NANCY TURNIAWAN

Are you an adult interested in exploring your creativity? During the month of November, you can explore hand building with clay, using pebbles, and express your ideas for health in drawing and painting. Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with mentor Nancy Turniawan, who has personally benefited from using art making to heal from depression. Simply drop in and Nancy will be there to guide you as needed. (Note: There does have to be a cost for firing clay pieces.)

Friday Drop in Open Studio with Nancy Turniawan
(Do not need to fill out registration for drop in class)
5 classes: Every Friday from Nov. 9th to Dec. 7th 
Time: 3:15p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Cost: $15 Drop in Fee
Ages 18 and up

Drawing, Colour and/or Animation Fundamentals with Leigh Gillam

Learn techniques to improve drawing from life and drawing from imagination. Draw from reference images and objects. Draw shapes and learn tricks to be able to draw things from your imagination such faces, hands and figures. Loosen up your drawing while becoming more versatile and illustrative. Learn colour and value in theory and practice. Work digitally. Learn the basic principals of animation to make your drawings move or make stop-motion. These are just some of the possibilities!

This course is designed to cater to your individual needs and interests depending on your level of skill and ideas. Make your own project! This is the place to discover, explore, share your passion and breath life and movement into your creative ideas. Come join today!

Note: Please bring whatever portable technology devices may be useful to you such as a smart phone or portable computer etc. There are a limited number of devices and computers also available at the Arts House that will be shared.

Wednesday Evening Class
6 classes: Every Wednesday from Nov. 7th to Dec. 12th 
Time: 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Cost: $150, includes materials
Ages 18 and up.


*Please note that anyone taking pottery classes should bring an old towel to use when working on the wheel. Also note that depending on the progression of the class food safe ceramics may or may not be covered. This means you might not go home with something to drink/eat from.