Fall 2021 Continuing Arts Education


Lino Printing with Myra Rasmussen

IN PERSON

4 Classes: Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm

Course Description:

Over four classes students will learn to carve and print three (3) lino prints.  We will start with a black and white print, and then move into printing with various colours.  For the second print we will print utilizing more than one colour via the “jigsaw” method. The final print will be completed by carving multiple blocks to print multiple colours.

Material Fee: $30 (All materials provided)

Course Fee: $130        

TOTAL FEE: $160

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Intro to Procreate: Digital Art on the iPad with Jonathan Ramos

ONLINE NEW

6 Classes: Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16

Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Course Description:

Get creative on your iPad, fuse traditional artistic techniques with modern digital tools using the Procreate app. Learn how to create and manipulate your artwork using Apple’s dynamic workstation. The class will cover all the tools and gestures needed to take your digital art to the next level.

You will need your own iPad and to purchase Procreate ($14)

Material List: iPad, apple pencil or logitech crayon       

TOTAL FEE: $234

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Clowning for Play & Performance with Marya Folinsbee

ONLINE NEW

7 Classes: Oct. 13, 20, 27 Nov. 3, 29, 17, 24

Wednesdays 6 – 8 pm

Course Description:

Clowning is an art form and a state of being – a way of experiencing the world, and a form of artistic communication.  We will explore clowning from both an internal and external perspective, honing our abilities to be “in” clown, as well as our storytelling and devising skills.  Students will develop clown characters, practice improvisation and embodiment, and create a finished skit or story.We have opted to move this session of the class online, so that masks don’t get in our way.  Zoom provides a really interesting perspective and toolbox for clown creation, allowing us the safety and privacy of our own spaces, and a frame to play in. The medium of online clowning has grown profoundly in the last year, with lots of inspiring work to draw from – we will make the most of the screen experience!   

No experience necessary! 

Course Fee: $ 193.50       

TOTAL FEE: $193.50

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Circle Singing with Bessie Wapp

IN PERSON

6 Classes: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, 25, (no class Nov.11)

Thursdays 7 – 9 pm

Course Description: 

Have you missed singing? Come add your voice to a living, breathing, texture of vocal sound. Using structured games, selections of poetry, and existing simple multi-part pieces we’ll create grooves of rhythm, melody, and harmony – and improvise over top. This is a rare intimate singing experience limited to seven people max. (instructor included). Face shield required.

Material Fee:

Course Fee: $185.00      

TOTAL FEE: $185.00

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Colour Theory: Complementary and Tertiary Colour Palettes with Deborah Thompson

IN PERSON CANCELLED

2 Classes: Oct. 16 & 17

Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 4 pm (30 min lunch)

Course Description:

This two-day painting course will focus on two aspects of colour theory: a complementary palette and a tertiary colour palette. The morning half of the class will be dedicated to demonstrations of colour mixing, as well as the theory behind both these dynamic palettes. The afternoons will be devoted to the application of these two palettes. Some painting experience is necessary. Digital presentations of historic and contemporary art works will be viewed and discussed as they relate to the palettes studied. Ongoing one on one critiques and group discussions will be part of each day.

Material Fee: $20 + material list

Course Fee: $165.00        

TOTAL FEE: $185.00

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Be Creative Together with Natasha Smith

IN PERSON

4 Classes: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8

Mondays 4:30 pm – 6 pm

Course Description:

This course is for you and your favourite creative companion, and designed for learners of all levels and ages! With just one course fee for two people you can bring your child, parent, or best friend. Over four sessions we will play with colour, line, shape, and texture to experiment with various art-making techniques including: painting, drawing, printmaking and collage. Mixing collaborative and individual assignments, this course focuses on spending time creating together! Open to all skill levels.

Material Fee: $30 (all materials provided)

Course Fee: $130.00        

TOTAL FEE: $160.00

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Poetry & Bookmaking with Rayya Liebich and Myra Rasmussen

IN PERSON

1 Class: Oct. 23

Saturday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (1hr lunch)

Course Description:

Join visual artist, Myra Rasmussen, and poet, Rayya Liebich, to create a blank journal and a mixed media poetry book. Students will start the day making marbleized paper by suspending diluted artist oil paints on water. Rayya will then lead a poetry workshop inspired by the theme of abundance and gratitude. After the lunch break, Myra will lead the process of binding a simple journal using the marbleized paper as a cover. We will finish by selecting poems from the morning session to create a small art book using marbleized paper, collage, and bookmaking techniques.

Material Fee: $15 (All materials provided)

Course Fee: $125.00        

TOTAL FEE: $140.00

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Intuitive Printmaking, Painting & Collage with Natasha Smith

IN PERSON

2 Classes: Oct. 24 & 31

Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (30min lunch)

Course Description:

Investigate your intuitive side! Using alternative mark making tools, stencils, and simple printmaking techniques students will create spontaneously on thin paper, which will lead to expressive actions of cutting, tearing, layering, and collaging through intuitive methods, allowing colour, line and visual texture to inspire our creations.

Material Fee: $30 (All materials provided)

Course Fee: $160.00        

TOTAL FEE: $190.00

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Tapping the Poetic Unconscious with Rayya Liebich

ONLINE

1 Class: Nov.13

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm (1hr lunch)

Course Description:

Sell your cleverness, and buy bewilderment – Rumi

For one day let your inner critic take a long nap and give the right side of your brain permission to play on the page. Through a series of guided writing prompts students will tap into their unconscious minds and dig up jewels hiding in our imaginations. Drawing from Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic, Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout, and Natalie Goldberg’s techniques of entering sideways, we will write a series of new poems and come away with take-home tools and insights to awaken the unconscious in our everyday lives. 

Material Fee: 

Course Fee: $52.00        

TOTAL FEE: $52.00

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