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: Necklaces

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Ceramic artist Crystal Nykoluk will guide you through creating two styles of necklaces out of clay.  Once you’ve perfected your shapes (cylinder and slab), you’ll use glaze techniques to adorn your clay leaving you with a unique piece of wearable art.  The two necklaces you create will be fired by us, attached to a stainless steel chain or leather cord, and will be available for pick up two weeks after the class.

$70/ticket; $65 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompagnied 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 available here!

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

Wed 7-9pm Jun 12
S9A-CN-W1 Instructor: Crystal Nykoluk

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MakerLab: Beaded Plant Hanger with Kate & Norah Co.

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Learn how to make your own beaded plant hanger. Join us in hosting Jenni Robins, owner and creator of Kate + Norah Co., for an evening workshop where you will learn how to make one of her popular beaded hangers. Discussions of plant care and ideal plants for your creation will also be covered. You'll end the evening with a completed plant hanger, knowledge of how to make more for your own urban jungle, as well as some plant care tips.

$65/ticket; $60 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompagnied 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 Kate + Norah Co. on Instagram @kateandnorahco

This MakerLab is sold out.

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

Wed 7-9pm May 15
S9A-BP-U1 Instructor: Jenni Robins

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MakerLab: Woven Wall Hangings with Le Petit Point

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Using  a lap loom frame, you’ll create your own hand-woven wall hanging. Using various textures of wool and roving, you’ll learn how to warp your loom and weave using several techniques. The end result is a beautiful woven piece of art to hang in your home that plays with geometry, colour, and texture.

$100/ticket; $95 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

*Includes all weaving material and a lap loom frame.

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 Le Petit Point on Instagram @lepetitpoint.ywg

Tickets available here!

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

Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jun 5
S9A-WW-W1 Instructor: Chantal Alary

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MakerLab: Stamped Jewelry with Green Light Collection

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Make personalized jewelry even more personal by making it yourself!  You will have the opportunity to make two pieces of jewelry (necklaces and/or bracelets) out of your choice of sterling silver or 14kt gold material.  These pieces will feature a bar that you will customize by stamping a word or phrase of meaning to you.

$95/ticket; $90 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompagnied 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 Green Light Collection on Instagram @thegreenlightcollection

Tickets available here!

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

Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 18
U9A-SJ-W1 Instructor: Lea Grant

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MakerLab: Floral Self-Care with Just the Goods

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After a lesson on the many benefits and uses of flowers in self-care, Milena Lye of Just the Goods will guide you through creating your very own blend of certified organic herbs customized to your needs.  You will leave the class with two 8oz jars of blended botanicals that can be adapted for use as a drinking tea, facial steam, face mask, bath salt, or hair care.

$50/ticket; $45 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompagnied 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 Just the Goods on Instagram @just.the.goods

Tickets available here!

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

Thurs 7-9pm Jul 25
U9A-FS-W1 Instructor: Milena Lye

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MakerLab: Mermaid Dolls with Charlotte's Dollhouse

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Make your own mermaid with textiles artist Charlotte Sigurdson from Charlotte’s Dollhouse! You will learn how to assemble and customize an 18” mermaid doll using some basic sewing skills and your beautiful imagination. A wide variety of materials will be provided so you’ll be able to create a mermaid that is truly unique to you. These dolls make lovely display items or gifts for little ones.

$80/ticket; $75 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompagnied 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 Charlotte's Dollhouse on Instagram @charlottesdollhouse

Tickets available here!

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

Thurs 7-9:30pm Aug 8
U9A-MD-W1 Instructor: Charlotte Sigurdson

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MakerLab: Polymer Clay Earrings with Clay & Clover

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Elysia of Clay & Clover will show you the tips and tricks to create and assemble a pair of contemporary earrings out of polymer clay.  You’ll be given the opportunity to experiment with shapes, colours, and patterns that reflect your own style and taste, and leave with a pair of beautiful statement earrings.

$55/ticket; $50 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompagnied 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 Clay & Clover on Instagram @clayandclover

Tickets available here!

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

Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Aug 15
U9A-PC-W1 Instructor: Elysia Lee

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Paint Party @ WAG Studio

Paint Party: Simple Succulents

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Bring some greenery into your home without having to worry about plant care.  During this Paint Party you will create a minimalist painting featuring a succulent and a simplified geometric pot.  You choose the pot design and plant, and our instructor will teach you the skills to paint clean lines, and layer acrylic paint to create the perfect looking plant.

$45/ticket; $40 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

18+ event • Cash bar available

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

Tickets available here!

For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Wed 7-9:30pm May 29
S9A-SS-U1 Instructor: Cara Mason

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Paint Party: Floral Letters

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During this Paint Party you will learn to create your own acrylic monogram masterpiece adorned with floral elements.  This is a perfect gift for a newlywed, a nursery, or any home décor enthusiast!  Please specify the letter you would like to paint when registering.

$45/ticket; $40 for WAG members or 2+ tickets

18+ event • Cash bar available

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

Tickets available here!

For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

Thur 7-9:30pm Aug 1
U9A-FL-U1 Instructor: Cara Mason

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Summer Art Camp

Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm (early drop-off from 8:30am and pick up until 5pm)
Campers will explore gallery exhibitions, create art, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week.

For programming questions please contact Aline at 204.789.1763 or ahalischak@wag.ca

For registration inquiries please contact Annick at 204.789.1766 or studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

(Ages 6-8) Natural Creations

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Take in the wonders of the natural world through outdoor treasure hunts, collecting from nature, and by exploring the gallery to see how artists use nature in their artwork, and then create your own natural masterpiece.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Jul 8 - Jul 12
U9C-NC-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-8) Visions of the World

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Travel the world by exploring art from around the globe from India to Europe and beyond, then create a multi-dimensional work of art that highlights your favorite places.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Jul 22 - Jul 26
U9C-VW-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 6-8) The Art of Code

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Design your own sculptural and functional moving robot in this tech camp that melds coding with art thanks to a partnership with Canada Learning Code.

Members $180 / Non-members $200

Tues-Fri 9am-4pm Aug 6 - Aug 9
U9C-AC-C1 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 9-12) Natural Creations

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Take in the wonders of the natural world through outdoor treasure hunts, collecting from nature, and by exploring the gallery to see how artists use nature in their artwork, and then create your own natural masterpiece.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Jul 15 - Jul 19
U9C-NC-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 9-12) Visions of the World

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Travel the world by exploring art from around the globe from India to Europe and beyond, then create a multi-dimensional work of art that highlights your favorite places.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Jul 29 - Aug 2
U9C-VW-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants
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(Ages 9-12) The Art of Gaming

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Develop a unique video game and put your characters in motion in this technology camp that combines art and gaming thanks to a partnership with Canada Learning Code.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm Aug 12 - Aug 16
U9C-AG-C2 Instructor: Art camp director and assistants sold out

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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 $120 / Non-members $135

Sat 12-1pm Apr 6 - Jun 22
S9C-D1-S1 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 Apr 6 - Jun 22
S9C-M1-S1 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 $150 / Non-members $175

Sun 2:30-4pm Apr 7 - Jun 23
S9C-C2-U1 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Sat 2:30-4pm Apr 6 - Jun 22
S9C-C2-S1 Instructor: Charlene Brown

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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 $150 / Non-members $175

Sat 12:30-2pm Apr 6 - Jun 22
S9C-D2-S1 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 $150 / Non-members $175

Sat 2-3:30pm Apr 6 - Jun 22
S9C-M2-S1 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 $150 / Non-members $175

Tues 7-8:30pm Apr 9 - Jun 11
S9C-D3-T1 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 $150 / Non-members $175

Wed 7-8:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 12
S9C-M3-W1 Instructor: Marianne Jonasson

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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 $150 / Non-members $175

Sun 12-1:30pm Apr 7 - Jun 23
S9C-C3-U1 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Sat 12-1:30pm Apr 6 - Jun 22
S9C-C3-S1 Instructor: Charlene Brown

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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 $165 / Non-members $190

Mon 7-9pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S9C-G3-W1 Instructor: Helga Jakobson

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NEW! (Ages 15-17) Teen Art 4

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This multidisciplenary course will cover drawing, painting, and hand building with clay.  Students will have the opportunity to work on guided projects from the instructor, as well as the flexibility to express themselves in the media of their choosing, while honing their skills.

Members $165 / Non-members $190

Thur 7-9pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S9C-M4-H1 Instructor: Nicole Shimonek

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Child and Teen Week-long Workshops

(Ages 10-14) Summer Studio 3

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Immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week and use a variety of drawing and painting media, and work on a 3D project. The week-long format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class.

Members $165 / Non-members $190

Mon-Fri 12-4pm Aug 19 - Aug 23
U9C-S3-U1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk
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(Ages 10-14) Summer 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. Students will incorporate their clay pieces into mixed-media sculptural projects.*

*Fired work will be available for pick up after class ends. You will be notified by email when work is ready.

Members $165 / Non-members $190

Mon-Fri 12-4pm Aug 26 - Aug 30
U9C-C3-U1 Instructor: PJ Anderson
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(Ages 15-17) Summer Studio 4

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Immerse yourself in creative activities for a full week and use a variety of drawing and painting media, and work on a 3D project. The week-long format will allow for projects to develop over more than one class.

Members $165 / Non-members $190

Mon-Fri 12-4pm Aug 26 - Aug 30
U9C-S4-U1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk
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(Ages 15-17) Summer Clayworks 4

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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. Students will incorporate their clay pieces into mixed-media sculptural projects.*

*Fired work will be available for pick up after class ends. You will be notified by email when work is ready.

Members $165 / Non-members $190

Mon-Fri 12-4pm Aug 19 - Aug 23
U9C-C4-U1 Instructor: PJ Anderson
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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 $200 / Non-members $225

Tues 7-9:30pm Apr 9 - Jun 11
S9A-DB-T1 Instructor: Lyndsay Ladobruk

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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 $200 / Non-members $225

Thur 7-9:30pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S9A-AP-H1 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 $260 / Non-members $285

Thur 7-9:30pm Apr 11 - Jun 13
S9A-OB-H1 Instructor: Loricia Matheson

Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 12
S9A-OB-W1 Instructor: PJ Anderson

Tues 7-9:30pm Apr 9 - Jun 11
S9A-OB-T1 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin

Mon 7-9:30pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S9A-OB-M1 Instructor: Charlene Brown

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Mixed Media

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Combine disparate materials, employ a variety of techniques, and use your creativity to develop images and ideas. Enjoy the creative process while learning effective techniques such as paper craft, painting, drawing, printmaking, and 3D assemblage. You will complete a final project on a theme that interests you.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Apr 10 - Jun 12
S9A-MM-M1 Instructor: Helga Jakobson

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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

Mon 7-9:30pm Apr 8 - Jun 24
S9A-FA-M2 Instructor: Vitaliy Yatsevych

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Adult 5-Week Evening Classes

New to WAG studio, these evening summer classes contain all the pleasures of our usual 10 week adult classes, condensed into 5 weeks.

Summer 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’ll produce mugs, bowls, and platters. You’ll also learn glazing and decorating techniques to finish your work and develop your own ideas related to functional and non-functional forms.

Members $260 / Non-members $285

Tues & Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 16 - Aug 15
U9A-OB-T1 Instructor: Colleen Chamberlin
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Summer 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 $200 / Non-members $225

Tues & Thurs 7-9:30pm Jul 16 - Aug 15
U9A-WC-T1 Instructor: Jen Moyes
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Adult Week-long Workshops

Engage in creative activities for a full week in a stimulating art environment, with a one-hour lunch break. Students are responsible to make their own lunch arrangements.

Week-long Workshop En Plein Air

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Summer is a great time to take in the fresh air and sunshine and get outdoors to draw and paint! Observe how light affects colour and learn colour theory, composition, drawing, and  painting techniques.  This is a great opportunity for artists interested in working with landscapes.  Students will meet in the Studio on the first day and go to other locations during the course of the week.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 10-4pm Aug 26 - Aug 30
U9A-PA-U1 Instructor: Jen Moyes
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Week-long Workshop in 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. Enhance your ability to depict aspects of nature and explore the use of colour by using oil pastels, chalk pastels, art sticks, and other materials. Work with a variety of subjects, including still life studies and the human form. Class will include time drawing in studio and outdoors.

Members $200 / Non-members $225

Mon-Fri 10-4pm Aug 19 - Aug 23
U9A-DB-U1 Instructor: Jen Moyes
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