Fall Courses 2017

Note: Click on course headings above for further information on each course

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                   Weekday Evenings

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.

Dates: 8 Wednesdays - Starting Wednesday October 4  Times: 6:30 - 9:30p
Dates: 8 Tuesdays - Starting Tuesday October 10   Times: 6:30 - 9:30pm
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Dates: 8 Mondays - Starting Monday October 16  Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm

$275 (CVA members  $245)

Decorative Stained Glass – Beginner levels I & 2        Instructor: Susan Kerr
This 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 participant.
Dates: 8 Thursdays - starting October 5
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.

Dates: 8 Wednesdays starting October 25th        
Times: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Cost: $ 110 (CVA members $100)


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.

Dates: Tuesdays starting October 10          
Times:  10:00am – noon
Cost:  $100 (CVA members $80) for 5 sessions

                          Kids &Teens
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)
Dates: Saturdays October 14, 21, 28 Times: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $ 50                                                                       Note: all material costs included in fee.

Pottery for Youth    (10 to 18)                                              instructor Lisa Pointner
Learn to build Fantasy Dragons using slabs, molds, coils, and pinching. These are methods used
from ancient time to current day.

Dates: TBA                   
Times:   9:30am – 11:30am  
Cost: $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.

Sundays October 15, 22, 29
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 November 4
9:00 - 12:00pm                               
$30 (CVA members $25)

Collage - Paper, Texture, Paint!                       Instructor: Stephanie Schirm
This 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.       
Medium: Acrylic paints    Note: all material costs included in fee.

Dates: Sunday November 5                             
Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm                                                  
Cost:  $ 80     (CVA members $60)    

Watercolour Fans! This is for you!
            Instructor: Stephanie Schirm
If 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 November 11 - 12                             Times: 10:00am – Times: 4:00pm                                                  
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.

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