Adult Classes & Workshops

Please call us (403-995-7706) or drop in to the store if you like to register for a class or workshop. If a class is full, we will gladly place you on the waiting list for that class. We often get cancellations. We suggest you don’t wait too long to register since classes often fill up fast.

Supply lists will be available before the class or workshop. Most supply lists (in pdf format) may be downloaded; just click on the link below the class description. If you need to purchase supplies, we recommend you do so in advance of the class or workshop rather than on the day of the class or workshop. If you wish, let us know what you need and we can set it aside for you.

Many of our adult workshops would be great for teens.

Full payment is required to register for a class or workshop. Registrations are taken at the store or over the phone with credit card.

Students may join at any time provided there is room.

Classes must have a minimum enrollment.

There are no classes on statutory holidays.

The drawing component includes the elements and principles of design. Students learn to become proficient at drawing and sketching using pencils, inks, charcoal, pastels both chalk and oil, and conté. The painting component is also based on the elements and principles of art and design and includes color theory.

We  provide private lessons at an hourly rate. Contact us for more information.

Before registering, please read our class policies (at bottom of page).

 

CLASSES

 

Discover the materials and techniques of each medium with guidance from your instructor. Classes are semi-structured with lots of freedom to experiment. Samples of projects or teachers’ works are displayed in store. GST and supplies are not included in fees.

Oil Paints – Please note that only odorless solvents for oils are permitted into classroom due to health regulations.

Individual Lessons

$45/hr.

Please call (403-995-7706) or drop in to the store to book a time.

Classes

 

Art Your Way

Work in any of these mediums: watercolors, oils, acrylics, mix media and receive help with composition, colors and techniques while working on your own ideas and projects.

Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.  On-going.

Four classes $120.00

Instructor: Rani Crawford

Oil, Acrylics and Drawing

 

Painting with Erica

Work in any of these mediums and receive help with composition, colors and techniques while working on your own ideas and projects.

Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Four classes $120.00. On-going.

Instructor: Erica Neumann

 

Dynamic Drawing  – 

Discover realistic and imaginative drawing styles while you choose the subject matter. Mountain GoatThis class is great for beginners as well as for more experienced drawers. Ashley will work with you at your skill level and help you to develop your unique style while using the elements and principles of art and design. Learn techniques in the drawing mediums of your choice while creating images that inspire you. Adult/Teen level.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

May 3,10,17,24,31

Five classes $150.00

Instructor: Ashley Gaboury

Supply List:Dynamic Drawing ashleygaboury

 

WORKSHOPS

 

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Journaling creates memories that are more lasting, descriptive and immediate than photographs. In this class we will use simple methods for quick sketches to capture impressions of our holidays, life in the garden or simply life in general. Tools will include pen and ink, ordinary pens and simple watercolor washes to create lively, small pieces of art to keep in a book or display on the wall

Saturday April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

$85.00

Instructor : Janice Butterworth

Supply List : Travel Journalling

 

 

Modern Markers Eagle Head

Join Ashley Gaboury in creating a powerful and majestic Bald Eagle. The Eagle is a Eaglesymbol of strength and spirit. Develop an understanding of the techniques used for effective colour mixing and layering using alcohol-based markers (Copics, Prismacolors, etc.) Discover pastel hues and how to use them to create a unique colour palette in this fun and innovative workshop. Adult/ Teen level.

Saturday April 21, 10:00a.m. – 2:30p.m.

$85.00

Instructor: Ashley Gaboury

Supply List:Marker Workshop Eagle

Figure Painting

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Discover the freedom to create loose figurative paintings that capture the unique essence and rhythm of your muse. Ashley will encourage students to use a limited palette and show you how to intensify light and shadow to create paintings with an atmospheric quality. Use expressive lines and color to enhance the mood and deepen the impact of your paintings. Bring your own photo reference or follow along with the instructor. All skill levels welcome. Beginners are encouraged to paint along with the instructor.

Saturday May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$120.00

Instructor :  Ashley Gaboury

supply list : Ashley Workshop Spring 2018 Figure

 

Painting Florals with Cheryl Peddie

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Florals are often a favourite subject because of their beautiful colour and pretty forms. However they can often end up more challenging than students expect. In this class you’ll learn how to:
– see the structure and design of a floral arrangement through the use of light and shadow
– block in your composition so that you’ll end up with interesting planes and form
– and then proceed upwards through layers of paint to add volume, loose brushwork and final, sparkling details
We’ll also be talking about the importance of color temperature, value, saturation, and edges. Open to oils and acrylics, novice to experienced.

Saturday May 19, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$120.00

Instructor : Cheryl Peddie

supply list : Cheryl Peddie – Oils

 

Painting Acrylics with Marla Blackwell

Join Marla as you explore the endless possibilities of acrylic painting! While applying Unknowndesign elements, you will create contemporary paintings with texture, collage, large
shapes, etc. This class is for you if you would like to loosen up your own style or if you would simply like to unleash your imagination and try techniques for the fun of it! You never know what you may discover!

Saturday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$120.00

Instructor : Marla Blackwell

supply list:Marla Workshop

 

 

Sketch a Pet

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to draw your four-legged friend or favorite animal, this is Bohdi 800 DPIthe class to take. Learn to accurately sketch, refine details and add impact to your animal drawings. Use mark-making to create visual texture and shading to establish form. Beginners welcome.

Saturday June 2, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

$85.00

Instructor : Ashley Gaboury

Supply List: Ashley Workshop Sketch A Pet 2018

 

 

 

 

Travel JournalingIMG_3510

Journaling creates memories that are more lasting, descriptive and immediate than photographs. In this class we will use simple methods for quick sketches to capture impressions of our holidays, life in the garden or simply life in general. Tools will include pen and ink, ordinary pens and simple watercolor washes to create lively, small pieces of art to keep in a book or display on the wall

Saturday June 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

$85.00

Instructor : Janice Butterworth

Supply List : Travel Journalling

 

 

Class Policies

Full payment is required to register for a class or workshop. Cash, debit, MasterCard or Visa are acceptable. Sorry, we do not accept cheques.

If there are insufficient paid registrations and we have to cancel a class, you will be notified and you will receive a full refund.

Should there be room in a class already in progress, new students are welcome to join. Fees will be adjusted accordingly.

Fees for classes and workshops missed because of any event beyond our control (such as travel, road conditions, illness, weather or emergencies) cannot be refunded or credited to another class.

Paintworks cannot provide replacement or make-up classes for classes missed.

If a teacher is not available, a replacement teacher will be obtained or arrangements will be made for a make-up class.

Cancellations must occur at least two weeks prior to the date your class starts to receive a refund. After that, you will receive a refund only if your spot can be filled by another person. We will do our utmost to fill the vacancy.

If a student needs to withdraw from a class after it has started, a partial fee will be refunded only if there is someone on our waiting list. If a student knows of someone else who may want the class, they may take over that spot in the class.

Refunds will incur a $20.00 administration charge, which will be deducted from the refund amount. Students may choose a store credit for the whole amount instead. Those notified about a class cancellation will receive a full refund.

A supply list will be available about ten days prior to your class. Most supply lists are available on our web site.

Students are responsible for supplies, surfaces and paper towels or as recommended on the supply list for the specific class registered for.

• Students are responsible for their own clean up. Please do not pour acrylic and oil paints down the sinks.

Classes will start on time.

Paintworks reserves the right to adjust the class schedule, adjust fees, cancel a class or modify a class at any time.

Paintworks, its employees, and other staff will not be held responsible for any losses, stolen property or personal injury that may occur while students are attending lessons.

Paintworks is not responsible for work left in the studio. If work remains in our studio two months after a class or workshop is completed, it will be disposed of.

Students receive a 15% discount on framing (supplies only).