Fall Courses 2017
Note: Click on course headings above for further information on each course
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Pottery on the Wheel –
All Levels Instructor: Frans Rood
This course will teach elementary potting techniques involving throwing the
basic forms and introducing Glazing and Decorating. Limited tools will be loaned during the term of the program and all supplies, glazes, and firing costs are included in the course fee.
All Pottery on the Wheel classes are currently filled - please register to be placed on wait list.
Cost: $275 (CVA members $245)
Stained Glass – Beginner levels I & 2 Instructor: Susan Kerr
course is designed to teach the beginner the basics of creating a pattern,
methods of scoring, breaking out, grinding, foiling and soldering coloured
and textured glass. Small class size affords greater teaching time to each
Stained Glass is not running this session - please register to be placed on wait list for the next course and you will be notified when classes are scheduled.
Dates: 8 Thursdays - starting TBA
Times: First and last class 7:00 - 10pm -- all other classes 7:30 - 10:00pm
Cost: $210 (CVA Members $190) All tools and equipment are provided and
supplies are included in the course fee.
Introduction to Weaving Instructor: HHWS Weavers
This basic course will be very hands on, with participants weaving from day one. All will have the use of an individual table loom that you can take home to do homework!
The course fee includes all materials and use of the looms.
All Introduction to Weaving classes are currently filled - please register to be placed on wait list for the next course and you will be notified when classes are scheduled.
Dates: 8 Wednesdays
Times: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Drawing - the Basics Beginner Instructor: Stephanie Schirm
While working mostly with still life objects - students will enhance observational skills and
learn how to draw what they see.
Basic Drawing Skills is not running this session - please register to be placed on wait list for the next course and you will be notified when classes are starting.
Times: 10:00am – noon
Cost: $100 (CVA members $80) for 5 sessions
Intro Painting for Kids (5 to 12) instructor – Christy Michalak
Children will work over three weeks to create one or two paintings of a favourite place, or treasured object - and so they are encouraged to bring in something that they would like to use for subject matter. Christy will act as a coach with children but always stress that they make their own decisions and truly own their painting, as she sees art lessons as a tool to build children’s confidence and have fun! Acrylic (oil also supported)
Intro Painting for kids is not running this session - please register to be placed on wait list for the next course and you will be notified when classes are starting.
Dates: 3 Saturdays TBAPottery
(10 to 18) instructor – Lisa Pointner
Times: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $ 35 Note: all material costs included in fee.
Learn to build Fantasy Dragons using slabs, molds, coils, and
pinching. These are methods used
from ancient time to current day.
IPottery for Youth is not running this session - please register to be placed on wait list for the next course and you will be notified when classes are starting.
9:30am – 11:30am
$85 Note: all supplies, glazes, and
firing costs are included in the course fee.
Hang a Memory on Your Wall instructor – Christy Michalak
Bring a photo of your favourite vacation spot, your home town, or any landscape that speaks to you, and Christy will help you turn it into a painting to treasure. Christy will tailor the lessons to your experience level, covering topics such as composition, brush techniques and colour mixing - or just how to start!, to more advanced problem solving.
Try Painting with Oils - (Supplies included in costs) Acrylics also supported.
Dates: 3 Sundays TBA
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Cost: $100 (CVA members $90)
Fix-It Day Beginner - Intermediate instructor – Christy Michalak
Do you have artwork sitting in a naughty pile (or basement!) in the house? Paintings that were great ideas but that got stuck? Come out for this session to find out how they can be resuscitated - and fix them on the spot. Christy will help with drawing or compositional errors, colour and value problems, or ideas for how to add that special spark. Later we’ll share what we learned with the class so everyone can learn from the roadblocks that trip us all up!
Dates: Saturday TBA
Time: 9:00 - 12:00pm
Cost: $30 (CVA members $25)
Collage - Paper, Texture, Paint! Instructor: Stephanie Schirm
class touches on the Principles and Elements of design, while Students
experiment with techniques of negative painting, building, removing, and colour
theory. In addition an array of tools
from paper towel, fingers, palette knife will be utilized to create brilliant
abstracted images of figures, landscapes, floral, etc.
Acrylic paints Note: all material costs included in fee.
Times: 10:00am –
Cost: $ 80 (CVA members
BATIK - Watercolour Fans! This Weekend Workshop is for you! Instructor: Stephanie Schirm
watercolour techniques inspire you, this may be a workshop that will take you
on a similar, yet different journey. Just bring your creativity, a favorite
photo, and your knowledge - whether limited or extensive - of watercolour
painting. This two day workshop, for all levels, touches on colour theory, and
techniques to paint beautiful still life, landscapes, and floral images - with
fabric dyes. Students will be lead in a step-by-step experience.
Note: all material costs are included in fee.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday TBA
Times: 10:00am –
Cost: $100 (CVA members $90)
* All courses are held at Cedarvale Cottage in Cedarvale Park located at the corner of Main Street & Maple Avenue in Georgetown - UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.
* Registration to fill classes will be in order that fees are paid.
* Registration deadline is one week before the course starts - but check to see if extension is available.
* All courses are subject to cancellation if the registration minimum is not reached one week prior to the start date.
* No refund will be given once the course starts.
* A full refund less a $20.00 admin. fee will be given to registrants canceling no later than two weeks before the course begins.
* Any additional supply fees indicated will be paid to the instructor at the first class.