The Arts House 2019
January Adult Courses

Read through the course descriptions and when you have decided what you want to take click below to register. Enjoy your class.

Registration due by 5pm Jan. 9th


Introductory POTTERY CLASSES*

This class will lead beginner participants through fundamental pottery skills and techniques in an enjoyable and creative evening environment. Participants may gain experience in shaping clay using the potter’s 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) depending on the interest of the participants and available equipment.

Tuesday Evening Introductory Classes
8 classes: Every Tuesday from January 15th to March 12th  
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $240, plus material costs (see below)
Ages 18 and up.

Wednesday Evening Introductory Classes
8 classes: Every Wednesday from January 16th to March 13th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $240, plus material costs (see below)
Ages 18 and up.

 

Throwing and Hand Building 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! These classes are open to those who have attended in the past and to new participants.

Wednesday Morning Throwing Classes
8 Classes: Every Wednesday From January 16th to March 13th
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $240, plus material costs (see below)
Ages 18 and up. 

 Wednesday Afternoon Hand Building Classes
8 Classes: Every Wednesday From January 16th to March 13th
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $240, plus material costs (see below)
Ages 18 and up.

Pottery Open studio*
With
Terry Dunnigan

Are you interested in refining your skills learned in pottery class? Or do you need some more time on the wheel to complete your project? Join Terry on Friday Mornings (Bi-weekly) for these open studio sessions.

Friday Open Pottery Studio
(Do not need to fill out registration for drop in classes)
Every second Friday starting January 4th.
Cost: $30 drop in fee, plus material costs (see below)
Ages 18 and up

*Please note the following for all pottery courses:

1.     Anyone taking pottery classes should bring an old towel to use when working on the wheel.
2.     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.
3.     Each student begins with 500grams of clay and there is a fee of $1.25 for every 100grams after that (the $1.25/100grams also applies to the open studio). To give you an idea of what you can make with 500grams – you could make two medium sized coffee mugs or one large soup bowl.
4.     Everything you make will be fired after class ends. This may take up to 2 months.

 

Art for Moms and Caregivers
With
Chloe Sinclair-Fortin

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 caring for your baby.

Monday Morning Art for Moms and Caregivers
4 classes: Every Monday from January 14th to Feb. 4th
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.


Explorations in Visual Art: Drawing, Colour, Animation
With
Leigh Gillam

In these classes you will learn techniques to improve drawing from life, drawing from imagination and drawing from reference images and objects. You will also learn tricks to be able to draw things such as faces, hands and figures from your imagination. Loosen up your drawing while becoming more versatile and illustrative. You will learn colour and value in theory and practice as well as getting a chance to work digitally. Learn the basic principles 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! And if you have already taken this course feel free to sign up again to advance your skills further.

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
Explorations in Visual Art: Drawing, Colour, Animation
8 classes: Every Wednesday from January 16th to March 13th  
Time: 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Cost: $200, includes materials
Ages 18 and up.