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Winter 2021 Classes for Adults!

 

Contemporary Landscapes - Level 3: The Next Plateau
W21ACLS
Online
Instructor: Steve Rose
Intermediate / Advanced
Wednesday, January 13 - Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (8 Wednesdays)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

A continuation of the highly successful Contemporary Landscapes 1 & 2. The Next Plateau will delve deeper into professional level artists, with emphasis on what they utilize to power up, activate and explore the landscape beyond the traditional. Anyone is welcome to join. Levels 1 & 2 are helpful but not prerequisites. For materials list, please click here.

 

Transcend Your Reference Materials
W21ATRM
Online
Instructor: Kal Honey
All Levels
Wednesday, January 20 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 (8 Wednesdays)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

This course is designed to give you a metric tonne of strategies for breaking the spell of your reference: harnessing the aspects you find compelling, and intentionally moving AWAY from replication and into exciting new forms of creative expression. Participants will explore myriad methods, ideas, tools and materials that will have them seriously dialing DOWN the reference and dialing UP the YOU! For materials list, please click here.

 

Trans-Scaping: Re-Imagining Our Landscapes
W21ATRS1 Full - Wait List Only
Online
Instructor: Lamis Haggag
All Levels
Thursday, January 21 - Thursday, March 18, 2021 (9 Thursdays)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$297.00 (with HST $335.61)
Registration is free for participants 60+ years of age, call the office to register or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An invitation to examine together our living spaces and reconfigure them using 2D and 3D mixed-media artworks that transform our current contexts. For materials list, please click here.

 

Trans-Scaping: Transforming Our Living Spaces
W21ATRS2 Full - Wait List Only
Online
Instructor: Lamis Haggag
All Levels
Thursday, January 21 - Thursday, March 18, 2021 (9 Thursdays)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$297.00 (with HST $335.61)
Registration is free for participants 60+ years of age, please call the office to register or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking through our windows and investigating the details and daily events that surround us, we will be transforming our outside contexts into imaginative-scapes. For materials list, please click here.

 

How Do I See Me? Portraits with a Twist
W21APWT
Online
Instructor: Helen McCusker
All Levels
Monday, January 25 - Monday, March 8, 2021 (6 Mondays)
No Class on Monday, February 15, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$198.00 (with HST $223.74)

Moving beyond Realism, explore drawing and painting portraits such as abstracts, Cubism, Symbolism, caricature, Surrealism and more, using examples from the Masters - Picasso, Modigliani, Dali and many others. Each week we will study a different technique, history of the 'style of' (or 'ism) and use this knowledge to portray ourselves in new ways. Suitable for beginners and intermediate students. We will cover a variety of drawing and painting techniques, composition, colour, and elements of design. For materials list, please click here.

 

Think Spring!
W21ATS
Online
Instructor: Jacintha Krish
All Levels
Tuesday, January 26 - Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (8 Tuesdays)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

In the dead of winter, some cheer is needed that reminds us that Spring is just around the corner! Join Jacintha as she paints the new colours that make the forests come alive in the new pops of welcome hues and shapes that will arrive soon......bringing with it a whole new landscape of emerging vibrant shades. Jacintha will capture this on canvas in an Impressionism style while creating springtime on canvas with a palette that comes alive in the world around us.  For materials list, please click here.

 

Explorations in Soft Pastel and Mixed Media

W21AESP
Online
Instructor: Helen McCusker
Beginner/ Intermediate
Tuesday, January 26 - Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (8 Tuesdays)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

Pastels are a versatile medium that have been used through the centuries by artists such as Carriera, Quentin de la Tour, Degas, Cassatt, Picasso and many others. They can be used by themselves or with other media. Through a variety of exercises, students will learn several different pastel techniques to create beautiful drawings. Subject matter for drawing will include drawing from still life and photo reference. We will cover colour theory, composition and design, personal style and expression, and the nitty gritty of what pastels and papers you need and where to find them. All classes include demonstrations, slideshows, one on one guidance, and critiques. For materials list, please click here.

 

Creative Stitching  Full - Wait List Only
W21ACST
Online
Instructor: Khadija Aziz
All Levels
Tuesday, January 26 - Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (9 Tuesdays)
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$297.00 (with HST $335.61)
Registration is free for participants 60+ years of age, call the office to register or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stitch landscapes, objects, or abstract compositions using creative embroidery techniques. Participants will learn how to use basic embroidery stitches in unique ways, as well as 3D embroidery techniques like needle weaving. Other techniques covered include couching, appliqué and reverse appliqué, and cross stitch. These skills can be applied to embellish your garments or to make beautiful textile art. For materials list, please click here.

 

Figuratively Speaking (and Painting!)
W21AFS
Online
Instructor: Jacintha Krish
All Levels
Wednesday, January 27 - Wednesday, March 17, 2021 (8 Wednesdays)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

Explore and experiment with varied palettes and interesting techniques. Using reference photos in this time of social distancing, participants will explore the adventure of drawing and painting figures in multiple poses and learn how to be comfortable with painting people, progressing from basics to a whole new level of contemporary figurative painting! Let’s paint looser, more unstructured figures in a more contemporary format, yet pay close attention to features and proportions. For materials list, please click here.

 

Pen and Paper Illustration
W21APPI
Online
Instructor: Marjan Verstappen
All Levels
Tuesday, February 2 - Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (8 Tuesdays)
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

Sink into the infinite possibilities of these simple, but fundamental drawing techniques. Gain a deeper understanding of the basics of mark-making, line drawing, and light and shade; all with the precision of illustration pens. Participants will build their knowledge each week by practicing new techniques from different artistic examples. Develop mastery over the pen! Suitable for all skill levels. For materials list, please click here.

 

Introduction to Linocut Printmaking
W21AILP
Online
Instructor: Helen McCusker
All Levels
Wednesday, February 3 - Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (8 Wednesdays)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$220.00 (with HST $248.60)

Printmaking is an ancient art form still practiced and revered today. Join us on a fascinating journey to learn the basics of creating prints from linocuts. Study traditional techniques, and using different kinds of linoleum, create a ‘plate’ to be used multiple times to make prints. Participants will learn how to cut linoleum plates, roll and apply ink, make prints using a variety of papers and how to correctly label their work. For materials list, please click here.

 

Drawing for Adults
W21ADA
Online
Instructor: Helen McCusker
Beginner
Thursday, February 4 - Thursday, March 25, 2021 (8 Thursdays)
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$220.00 (with HST $248.60)

Designed for those who are seeking a solid foundation in drawing, we begin with a focus on observation and learning to use basic tools of drawing such as sighting for size and angle, negative space, understanding perspective and foreshortening and working with elements and principles of design. Participants will also explore personal expression, a variety of materials and different techniques – both traditional and contemporary. Each class includes demonstrations, slideshows to introduce the drawings of traditional and contemporary artists, as well as one-on-one instruction and class critiques in a supportive environment. For materials list, please click here.

 

Paint and Process: Beyond Pollock
Online
Instructor: Steve Rose
Intermediate/Advanced

W21APOL1
Friday, February 5 - Friday, March 26, 2021 (8 Fridays)
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

W21APOL2
Friday, February 5 - Friday, March 26, 2021 (8 Fridays)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$264.00 (with HST $298.32)

Paint and Process: Beyond Pollock is an active studio approach to a contemporary art practice. Celebrating its 21st year, this class offers intermediate and advanced level artists the opportunity to direct their artistic development and provides access to professional coaching and mentoring. Each session begins with a 30-minute introduction where selected abstract and non-objective artists will be introduced, stimulating class discussions and individual reflection. For materials list, please click here.

 

NPCC has chosen Zoom to be the platform for our online classes. A few days before the class start date, we will email you the Zoom meeting link. It’s an easy and straightforward process. 
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