Six-Week Art Classes
Cost: $160 (Members $130) | Supplies not included
Beginner Watercolour – SOLD OUT
Watercolour is a unique art medium that requires an equally unique learning process. In this class, students will learn how to mix colours, along with step-by-step wash and painting techniques. Jim is also an accomplished drawing instructor, which will help to guide students in creating well designed imagery from perspective to creative compositions.
Instructor: Jim Elwood Dates: September 24 to October 29 | Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm
Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner
This class will teach the absolute beginner painter the basic principles of acrylic painting with an introduction to materials, in-depth colour theory, four methods for application, and guided practice. Students will create a finished painting by the end of the six weeks.
Instructor: Rena Warren Dates: September 25 to October 30 | Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Beginner Drawing – SOLD OUT
This class will teach the absolute beginner the basic principles of observational drawing through a series of concentrated exercises and guided practice. Students will have the opportunity to work with a variety of drawing materials and subjects.
Instructor: Rena Warren Dates: September 26 to October 31 | Thursdays, 6 to 9 pm
Advanced Skills in Acrylic Painting
This class is a continuation of the absolute beginner class. Students will have the opportunity to utilize concepts and applications covered in the beginner class; and in addition, will learn the basics of process colours, glazing techniques, and creating impastos. Students will finish with a completed portrait or landscape of choice.
Instructor: Rena Warren Dates: November 6 to December 11 | Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This class is a continuation from the beginner class. Students will have the opportunity to extend their observational drawing practice, engage mark-making exercises, and gestural studies. For the final two classes, students will be introduced to Life Drawing, working from a live undraped model.
Instructor: Rena Warren Dates: November 7 to December 12 | Thursdays, 6 to 9 pm
This class is for artists looking to take their watercolour skills to the next level. Students will learn how to improve their colour palette, as well as how to create a better flow when blending washes. They will also have the opportunity to work with the instructor on subjects of their choosing. Jim’s experience teaching drawing will also help students to lay out their choice of imagery.
Instructor: Jim Elwood Dates: November 12 to December 17 | Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm
Afterschool Youth Program
This 6-week class is for the emerging young artists. Each week will explore a variety of media, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed media. This after school art program is ideal for ages 10-15. Class size is limited so that students receive one-on-one instruction in a friendly, non-competitive environment. All supplies will be provided for this class.
Instructor: Jen Rempel Dates: October 17 to November 21 | Thursdays, 4 to 6 pm
CONNECT is a studio art class for youth and adults with diverse abilities. Classes will be led by local artist Sarah Parsons. Each session will explore a range of artistic media and techniques. Class size is limited to ensure quality one-on-one instruction.
Instructor: Sarah Parsons
Session 1 September 24 to October 29 | Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 pm
Session 2 November 12 to December 17 | Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3 pm
Cost: $20 per session (one session is six-weeks)
Drop-in Studio Sampler Program
Want to learn how to create art? The Studio Sampler Series is the perfect place to start for absolute beginners. Each week, we will explore the basics of a particular medium, technique, and style or art movement, while throwing in a little art history for context, as well as a brief tour of the current exhibition. Every class is different, allowing you to sample drawing, painting, printmaking, and more! We bring the supplies and you bring your curiosity and creativity.
Instructor: Kyle L. Poirier
Studio Sampler Series Pt. 1 September 24 to October 29 | Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm
Sep 24: Making an Impression: A great place to begin with Impressionist painting.
Oct 1: Love to Draw: Going well beyond the stick-figure, using graphite, charcoal and a mannequin.
Oct 8: What a Relief, Printmaking: Learn about relief printing through linocut.
Oct 15: Express Yourself: Expressionism will be the catalyst for your painting this class.
Oct 22: Drawing with Ink: Make your mark using only inks, on both small and large scale.
Oct 29: Mono-prints: Explore printmaking through a collage of materials and watercolour crayon transfer, such fun!
Studio Sampler Series Pt. 2 November 12 to December 17 | Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm
Nov 12: Watercolour: An introduction to watercolour, through the landscape.
Nov 19: Let’s Sculpt It: Get your hands dirty and learn about sculpture through clay.
Nov 26: Printmaking: The screen printing technique will be explored this class.
Dec 3: Soft Still Life: A relaxed evening of still life drawing with soft pastels.
Dec 10: Portrait through Painting: Approaching painting portraits in a fun way.
Dec 17: Mixed-Media: Things may get a little wild for our last class, a free-for-all working with mixed-media.
Cost: $160 for a 6-week series or $30 per class | Supplies included
Cost: $105 ($90 for members) | All supplies included
This workshop is perfect for beginners or those who have never tried watercolour painting. In this workshop, participants will learn a range of techniques and tips to help develop a foundation of watercolour basics. Kendra’s approach to teaching is lighthearted and fun.
Instructor: Kendra Dixson Date: Saturday, September 21 | 10 am to 3 pm
Meditation Stones, Painted Pebbles and Personal Artifacts
In this workshop, participants will be painting miniature designs on stones, wood, bark or other natural found materials. Whether participants choose to create a unique piece of art for themselves or a special personalized gift, Susan will provide instruction on using a variety of materials on different surfaces and three-dimensional forms. Participants can expect to use materials like fine point pens, acrylics, gouache, and metal leaf to create tiny paintings or simple messages on their natural objects.
Instructor: Susan Neilson Date: Saturday, October 5 | 10 am to 3 pm
Mixed Media Madness
Open up your creative practice and take it to another level in this fun, exploratory, mixed media workshop with a focus on the act of mark-making and collaborations. In this workshop participants will be challenged to rethink their current art practice by using non-traditional techniques, tools, and ways of seeing. How does a work of art change when two, three, or more people contribute to it? This workshop will encourage a collaborative approach to making art.
Instructor: Tia-Maria Soroskie Date: Saturday, October 26 | 10 am to 3 pm
In this introductory workshop, students will dive headfirst into the world of acrylic painting! Students will learn about types of paints, brushes and techniques while also getting to practice colour mixing, surface preparation, and the basic fundamentals of painting with acrylics. No previous experience is necessary, all levels are encouraged to come out for a day of fun and exploration to get those creative juices flowing!
Instructor: Aryn Robidoux Date: Saturday, November 2 | 10 am to 3 pm
Needle Felting and Creations of Winter
Interested in trying needle felting? This workshop is for anyone looking to make a special hand-made gift or a unique Christmas ornament, just in time for the holiday season. Judith will lead participants through the steps of using a felting needle to sculpt the wool into the shape they desire.
Instructor: Judith Mueller Date: Saturday, December 14 | 10 am to 3 pm
Special 2-day Workshop
Mini Moccasins for Beginners
Come and make mini moccasins! In this two-day workshop participants will learn how to create a pair of hand-sewn mini mocs. No experience necessary and all supplies will be provided.
Instructor: Pat Raphael Derrickson
Dates: Saturday, November 30 | 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday, December 1 | 12 to 4 pm
Cost: $125 ($110 for members)
QUESTIONS? HOW TO REGISTER?
Please call the Gallery at 250-762-2226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.