Level 1 – No experience, beginner or up to one year
Level 2 & 3 – Intermediate, 1 or 2 years of experience
Level 4 and up – Advanced, more than 3 years of experience
BUILDING A PORTFOLIO CLASS:
These classes are designed to prepare students auditioning for a school of the arts in high school or post-secondary colleges/universities.
WILDLIFE & PET PORTRAITS:
In this class students will gain an understanding of the basic structure and forms of animals. Students will learn how to draw & paint their favourite animal in their natural habitat or even their furry friend at home! They will develop new techniques with both pencil, charcoal and acrylic paint. Students will learn about shading, colour theory, blending colours and how to create a powerful composition!
REALISTIC & EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITURE:
In this class students will explore both realistic & expressive portraiture in acrylic paint and mixed media! They will break down the structure and form of the human face in basic shapes so it is easy to understand. Students will look at each of the facial features and explore how to use light and shadow to create form. They will look at basic colour theory and blending. These tools will give students the confidence to capture the likeness in a self-portrait and of those they love!
This mixed media program is for students who have a crafty hand! In this class students will learn about composition, colour theory and mixing textures. They will learn how to design a beautiful image by assembling all of their favourite magazine cut outs, photographs, buttons, strings and more!
Become inspired by nature’s beauty as this class takes a close look at various scenery from lush forests to sandy beaches! Students will gain an understanding of form, textures, patterns and composition. As they explore with acrylic paint students will try out different brush techniques & colour theory exercises to create space and depth within your painting.
DRAWING/WATERCOLOURS & OILS:
This course begins with an introduction to drawing, starting with the drawing method of constructing objects using basic shapes. Student drawings become more developed by the use of light and shadow. Students are encouraged to draw from their imagination or from reference material provided in class to sharpen they’re observational skills. While learning drawing skills, students will explore watercolour basics which will give them a knowledge of colour mixing and a variety of application techniques. The challenges of water colour as a medium sharpen student skills which can be applied to the next type of painting, oil painting. This is when many students begin to flourish combining many of the previously learned techniques into they’re new oil paintings. Students will learn about many different types of applications from dry brush techniques to wet on wet. Students will attempt to paint a wide range of subjects of their choice, some favourite subjects are science fiction fantasy, landscape and portraiture to name a few.