Art Classes


WINTER Art Classes 2015

Register by January 9, 2015 and receive a 10% discount!
Call 250-762-2226 to register or for more information.

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Cost: $160.00 ($130.00 for members)

An Introduction to the Painting Experience
Instructor: Harry Tonn
Jan 20 to Feb 24 | 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.

Advanced Skills in Drawing
Instructor: Rena Warren
Jan 21 to Feb 25 | Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Students will continue to use concentrated exercises and guided practice to further develop their drawing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a variety of drawing materials and subjects.

Advancing Skills in Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Rena Warren
Mar 4 to Apr 22 | Wednesdays: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
(excluding Mar 18 and 25 for Spring Break)
This course is an extension of the class Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner, but is open to anyone who has already worked in acrylic paints. Participants will take their painting to the next level by learning skills such as how to select interesting colour palettes and developing unique methods of application. Participants will paint from a still life, and will choose between a portrait or landscape project for further study.

Cost: $160.00 ($130.00 for members)

Watercolours Made Easy: Basic Techniques for First Timers
Instructor: Kendra Dixson
Jan 22 to Feb 26 | Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
This course is perfect for someone who has never tried watercolour painting. Emphasis will be placed on the techniques and skills needed to develop a foundation of watercolour basics.

Make Your Watercolours Dance: Intermediate
Instructor: Kendra Dixson
Mar 5 to Apr 9 | Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
This course 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 One
Instructor: Jim Elwood
Jan 15 to Feb 19 | Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
Students will work through a variety of creative exercises and drawing techniques to increase the ability to see what they want to draw and then develop 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.

Drawing for Everyone: Level Two
Instructor: Jim Elwood
Feb 26 to Apr 2 | Thursdays: 6 to 9 pm
This class will is open to students continuing on from Level One, or students who have had some drawing experience.

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

Watercolour Workshop, Levels 1 & 2
Instructor: Kathryn Newell
Saturday, Feb 7, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Feb 8, 1 to 4 pm
In this watercolour workshop, students will be given exercises designed to inspire their creativity and personal expression, and learn how to take their paintings to the next level. Class size is limited to eight students, so that everyone will receive one-on-one support and feedback.

Mixed Media/Collage Workshop
Instructor: Wanda Lock
Saturday, Feb 28, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Mar 1, 1 to 4 pm
Using collage and mixed media this workshop will venture into building visual narratives that reflect the goings on of daily life. Participants will be asked to come with stories or observations about, well, anything really, and use these vignettes as subject for a foundation in making a finished piece of work.

Visual Storytelling With Mixed Media
Instructor: Natasha Harvey
Saturday, Mar 7, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Mar 8, 1 to 4 pm
Explore endless creativity and expression through a mixed-media art-making approach. Students will push paint, collage, transfer images and draw to complete a narrative work of art on canvas. Students are encouraged to bring personal and/ or meaningful images to this workshop.


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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