Classes and Workshops

MakerLab

Monthly craft events with local makers and artists. Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or gaurdian. Registration required. Sign up at wag.ca/diy

ClayMaker: Hanging Planters

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Using the pinch pot method, ceramic artist Crystal Nykoluk will guide you through the creation of two styles of planters out of clay. Using glaze and slip to adorn the pot, these planters will absorb water, helping to prevent root rot! Fired planters will be available for pick up two weeks after the class.

$80 | $75 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from MakerLab is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

Follow Crystal Nykoluk on Instagram @cnykoluk_earthshaper

Tickets here!

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

Fri 7-9pm Nov 22
Fall 2019 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

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MakerLab: Crocheted Scrunchies

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Courtney Edworthy of iHooked will be teaching you how to crochet scrunchies out of super soft velvety yarn. Once you’ve mastered the skills, you can make up to 4 chunky scrunchies to take home.

Registration for our November MakerLabs comes with FREE admission to CRAFTED!

For ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All supplies and tools are provided.

$35 | $30 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

Check out iHooked on Instagram: @ihooked

Tickets available here!

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

Fri 6-8pm Nov 8
Fall 2019 Instructor: Courtney Edworthy

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MakerLab: Natural Dyed Pillowcases

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Join Ash Alberg of Sunflower Knit for a natural dyeing workshop! Over three hours, you’ll dye 20 x 20 in. cotton pillowcase covers with natural plant extracts. Ticket price includes one pillowcase. Additional covers for $12 each.

Registration for our November MakerLabs comes with FREE admission to CRAFTED!

For ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All supplies and tools are provided.

$95 | $90 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

Check out Sunflower Knit on Instagram: @sunflowerknit

Tickets available here!

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

Sat 1-4pm Nov 9
Fall 2019 Instructor: Ash Alberg

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party: Mini Balsa Trees

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Don’t have room for a real tree, or can’t keep a succulent alive? We got you! At this Paint Party, you’ll create minimalist trees, or cacti using nothing but a sheet of balsa wood and an exacto knife. We’ll provide templates of your choosing (tree or cactus), you cut it out, add a bit of paint, and simply slide your shapes together to create your new DIY decor. Artist and Learning & Programs Coordinator, Cara Mason will be with you every step of the way to ensure your cuts are clean, and your piece is perfect!

Ages 18+ • Cash bar, music, painting, and fun! No experience required.


$60 | $55 WAG Member or 2+ tickets

Your ticket to Paint Party helps support programming for children, teens, and adults.

Tickets available here! 

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please email learn@wag.ca

 

Thurs 7-9:30pm Dec 5
Fall 2019 Instructor: Cara Mason

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Children & Teens

10 week session

Child and teen classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These fun-filled classes develop skills in various media, sparking creativity and imagination. Artist-instructors are paired with classes based on experience and area of specialization.

(Ages 5-6) Drawing and Painting 1

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, exercise their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $110 / Non-members $125

Sat 12-1pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

Sat 12-1pm Sep 28 - Dec 14
Fall 2019 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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(Ages 5-6) Mixed Media 1

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Students will try out a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $120 / Non-members $135

Sat 3-4pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: Kendra Okrusko

Sat 3-4pm Sep 28 - Dec 14
Fall 2019 Instructor: Chrystal Gray

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(Ages 7-9) Clayworks 2

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Sun 2:30-4pm Jan 12 - Mar 22
Winter 2020 Instructor: Disa Haldorson

Sat 2:30-4pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Sun 2:30-4pm Sep 29 - Dec 15
Fall 2019 Instructor: Disa Haldorson

Sat 2:30-4pm Sep 28 - Dec 14
Fall 2019 Instructor: PJ Anderson

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(Ages 7-9) Drawing and Painting 2

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, use their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Sat 12:30-2pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: Kendra Okrusko

Sat 12:30-2pm Sep 28 - Dec 14
Fall 2019 Instructor: Chrystal Gray

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(Ages 7-9) Mixed Media 2

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Students will work with in a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Sat 2-3:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

Sat 2-3:30pm Sep 28 - Dec 14
Fall 2019 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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(Ages 10-14) Drawing and Painting 3

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This course gives an introduction to basic techniques and fundamental concepts that artists use to create succcessful drawings and paintings. Students will build observational skills, exercise their imaginations, and visit WAG exhibitions.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Thurs 7-8:30pm Jan 16 - Mar 19
Winter 2020 Instructor: Ted Barker

Tue 7-8:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
Fall 2019 Instructor: Ted Barker

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(Ages 10-14) Mixed Media 3

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Students will try out a variety of media that may include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or printmaking. Encouraging creativity, projects can be layered, mixed, and occasionally take more than one class to complete.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Tue 7-8:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 17
Winter 2020 Instructor: Helga Jakobson

Mon 7-8:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 9
Fall 2019 Instructor: Kendra Okrusko

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(Ages 10-14) Clayworks 3

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Students will work on a series of functional and sculptural projects, using a variety of techniques to develop clay hand-building skills. Clay and related firing costs are included in the class fee.

Members $140 / Non-members $165

Sun 12-1:30pm Jan 12 - Mar 22
Winter 2020 Instructor: Disa Haldorson

Sat 12-1:30pm Jan 11 - Mar 21
Winter 2020 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Sun 12-1:30pm Sep 29 - Dec 15
Fall 2019 Instructor: Disa Haldorson

Sat 12-1:30pm Sep 28 - Dec 14
Fall 2019 Instructor: PJ Anderson

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(Ages 10-14) Graphic Novel Studio 3

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Love reading comics and drawing? This graphic novel class allows students to explore the art of storytelling through their drawings. Students will develop their unique skills in sketching, storyboarding, creating characters and the worlds they live in, and put their ideas on paper. Students will produce their own graphic novel or zine for personal or portfolio use.

Members $155 / Non-members $180

Mon 7-9pm Jan 13 - Mar 23
Winter 2020 Instructor: Kathleen Bergen

Thu 7-9pm Sep 26 - Nov 28
Fall 2019 Instructor: Lisa Mendis

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(Ages 10-14) Textile Arts 3

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With a DIY focus on fashion related crafting techniques students will develop a variety of skills to help them create their own one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. Re-style garmnents with handmade flare, using fabric paint, printmaking, embroidery, sewn embellishments, or creative re-structuring. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine.

Members $165 / Non-members $190

Wed 7-9pm Sep 25 - Nov 27
Fall 2019 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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Adult Beginner

10 week session

WAG Studio offers many ways to explore your creativity with beginner and intermediate courses in a variety of media. Unless otherwise indicated, adults provide their own tools and supplies for classes. Students in beginner courses will be given materials for the first class, while those in intermediate courses should bring their own selection. Supply lists are handed out on the first day of class. For special workshops, materials are generally included in the class cost.

Drawing Basics

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For students with little or no drawing experience, this introduction to the fundamental techniques and concepts of drawing will sharpen observational skills and build confidence. Practice translating what you see into what you draw as you work with different subjects, including still life studies and the human form.

Members $190 / Non-members $215

Tue 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 17
Winter 2020 Instructor: James Culleton

Thu 7-9:30pm Sep 26 - Nov 28
Fall 2019 Instructor: Ted Barker

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Traditional Drawing (20 weeks)

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Sept 23 – Dec 9 & Jan 13 – Mar 23

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and build skills that transfer to other art practices. Academic drawing remains an incredibly valuable method for developing dexterity and sensitivity with materials such as pencil and charcoal. The media and subjects of this class are basic, but its highly disciplined approach will reward you with a depth of skill that is acquired through time and practice.

Members $375 / Non-members $410

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Mar 23
Fall 2019-Winter 2020 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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Acrylic Painting

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Learn the art of acrylic painting. Time will be spent sharpening your drawing skills in preparation for painting. Learn colour theory, shading, ways to describe space, use of light, composition, and the particularities of painting with acrylics. You’ll work from still life and models.

Members $190 / Non-members $215

Thu 7-9:30pm Jan 16 - Mar 19
Winter 2020 Instructor: Michel Saint Hilaire

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Pottery

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Discover hand building, which includes slab building, slump molded forms, and throwing on the potter’s wheel. From basic thrown or hand-built forms you will produce mugs, bowls, and platters. You will also learn glazing and decorating techniques to finish your work and develop your own ideas related to functional and non-functional forms.

Members $250 / Non-members $275

Thu 7-9:30pm Jan 16 - Mar 19
Winter 2020 Instructor: Loricia Matheson

Wed 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 18
Winter 2020 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Tue 7-9:30pm Jan 14 - Mar 17
Winter 2020 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Mon 7-9:30pm Jan 13 - Mar 23
Winter 2020 Instructor: Charlene Brown

Thu7-9:30pm Sep 26 - Nov 28
Fall 2019 Instructor: Loricia Matheson

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 25 - Nov 27
Fall 2019 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Tue 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
Fall 2019 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Mon 7-9:30pm Sep 23 - Dec 9
Fall 2019 Instructor: Charlene Brown

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Watercolour

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Learn the basic techniques of watercolour painting, the use and care of paints and brushes, the elements and principals of design, and colour theory.

Members $190 / Non-members $215

Wed 7-9:30pm Jan 15 - Mar 18
Winter 2020 Instructor: Nicole Shimonek

Tue 7-9:30pm Sep 24 - Nov 26
Fall 2019 Instructor: James Culleton

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Adult Intermediate

The Next Level

The following course requires Drawing Basics or equivalent experience as a pre-requisite.

Figure in Art

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Prerequisite: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience

Using a variety of drawing materials, you will work from a model and learn about proportion, foreshortening, and other fundamental techniques for drawing the human form.

Members $210 / Non-members $235

Wed 7-9:30pm Sep 25 - Nov 27
Fall 2019 Instructor: Michel Saint Hilaire

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