Art Classes

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FALL Art Classes 2014

Register by Sept 14 and receive a 10% discount!
Call 250-762-2226 to register or for more information.

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Last updated: August 15, 2014

Day Classes
Cost: $160.00 ($130.00 for members)

 

Mixed Media: Anything Goes!
Instructor: Carney Oudendag
Sept 22 to Nov 3
Mondays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Experiment, investigate and explore! This course will include: collage, acrylic paint, stamping and stencilling, texture, altering and decorating paper, incorporating found objects, transfers, and more. If you like the quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable, then come out to play!

An Introduction to the Painting Experience
Instructor: Harry Tonn
Sept 23 to Nov 4
Tuesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Students will be led through a creative process that will enable them to find a medium that fits them each personally, and brings together their goals and interests with techniques, for a fulfilling, creative experience.

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Instructor: Rena Warren
Sept 24 to Oct 29
Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This course will teach the absolute beginner the basic principles of observational drawing through a series of concentrated exercises, and guided practice, using a variety of drawing materials and subjects.

Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner
Instructor: Rena Warren
Nov 5 to Dec 10
Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This course will teach the absolute beginner the basic principles of acrylic painting using colour theory, a variety of application exercises, and guided practice. Students will create a completed painting by session end.

Evening Classes
Cost: $160.00 ($130.00 for members)

 

Watercolours Made Easy: Basic Techniques for First Timers
Instructor: Kendra Dixson
Sept 18 to Oct 23
Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
This workshop is perfect for someone who has never tried watercolour painting, even if they have never picked up a brush. Emphasis will be placed on the techniques and skills needed to develop a foundation of watercolour basics.

An Introduction to the Painting Experience
Instructor: Harry Tonn
Sept 22 to Nov 3
Mondays: 6 to 9 pm
Students will be led through a creative process that will enable them to find a medium that fits them each personally, and brings together their goals and interests with techniques, for a fulfilling, creative experience.

Drawing for Everyone: Level One
Instructor: Jim Elwood
Sept 25 to Oct 30
Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
Students will work through a variety of creative exercises and technical drawing systems to increase the ability to ‘see’ what they want to draw and then have the skills to draw it. If you have always wanted to draw, or just want to improve on the drawing skills you have, this is your opportunity.

Make Your Watercolours Dance: Intermediate
Instructor: Kendra Dixson
Oct 30 to Dec 4
Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
This workshop is perfect for those who have dabbled in watercolour and would like to work on their technique and learn some more tricks and tips.

Drawing for Everyone: Level Two
Instructor: Jim Elwood
Nov 6 to Dec 11
Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
This class is open to students continuing on from Level One, or students who have had some drawing experience.

Advancing the Painting Experience
Instructor: Harry Tonn
Nov 10 to Dec 15
Mondays: 6 to 9 pm
This course will focus on four important aspects to the painting experience: establishing the intentions and goals of each student, learning a basic understanding of how each medium works, finding the most effective medium to reach each student’s goal, and employing the elements and principles of design as they relate to the content or interests of each student.

Weekend Workshops
Cost: $105.00 ($90.00 for members)
(supplies included)

 

Freeing the Creative Mind
Instructor: Joseph Sanchez
Saturday, Oct 25, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Oct 26, 1 to 4 pm
New Mexico-based Joseph Sanchez is one of the artists in the 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated exhibition. We are fortunate to have him here to lead this special workshop. It will be a drawing and painting experience that frees the creative spirit and encourages a new aesthetic, one that is currently visible in much contemporary Native Art.

Visual Storytelling
Instructor: Lee Claremont
Saturday, Nov 15, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Nov 16, 1 to 4 pm
Kelowna-based Lee Claremont is a visual storyteller of Mohawk and Irish descent. She is well known for her incredible use of colour and the sense of playfulness in her paintings. In this workshop you will examine the use of the spoken word and how it can be transformed into a visual language using paint and brush.

Knitting Metal Jewelry
Instructor: Brenda Dureault
Saturday, Nov 22, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday Nov 23, 1 to 4 pm
In this workshop you will create an elegant, hand-knit-wire cuff bracelet! Choose from several different semi-precious gemstone colours and meanings to personalize your bracelet for yourself or for someone special! No prior knitting experience required.

Coloured Water
Instructor: Alex Fong
Saturday, Nov 29, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Nov 30, 1 to 4 pm
Discover how to capture the power of watercolour in your work!  Kelowna-based Alex Fong is well known for translucent, impressionistic paintings that capture the power of light and colour. In this workshop Fong will share his thirty-five years of watercolour secrets, conduct demonstrations on numerous watercolour techniques, and give participants guidance on developing their own personal painting style!

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Ever wondered what it is like to take an art class at the Kelowna Art Gallery?

The Kelowna Art Gallery invited local writers Lori-Anne Poirier and Jennifer Smith to take a six-week art class and chronicle their experience. You can read about their adventures in art on our guest writers section.

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