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ADULT DRAMA – AN INTRODUCTION

Geared to ability. You will participate in acting exercises, physical and vocal warm-ups, and theatre game play. Everybody gets a chance to perform a “cold” monologue in a safe, positive theatre-making place. For information about the instructor, please visit www.jwalkguelph.blogspot.com.

Thu        Mar 12 6:30-9:30 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118   Jay Wilson PR-5753

ADULT DRAMA

This course is a chance for all levels, beginner or advanced, to learn or brush-up on skills. Every class begins with warm-ups, vocal and physical, geared to participants’ abilities. There will be specific challenges to hone your skills over this eight week session. Classes are designed to excite and elicit the best from each group. You will leave each class refreshed and rejuvenated! For information about the instructor, please visit www.jwalkguelph.blogspot.com.

Thu        Apr 9-Jun 4          7-9 pm 8 classes $110.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118   Jay Wilson PR-5754

CALLIGRAPHY – BRUSH LETTERING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Modern brush lettering is all the rage now, and it is very simple to learn. In this workshop, you will learn a basic brush alphabet using the Tombow Fudenosuko brush marker. Once you have mastered the letterforms, you will start to connect them to flow into words. You will then take your letters to the limits, extending ascenders and descenders, bouncing your letters of the baseline, and flourishing your pages. You will create a Valentines Card with your own lettering to impress a special someone in your life. You will leave with a new skill, a new tool, and a small project to showcase your work. A $10 fee is payable to the instructor at the class for all supplies.

Tue        Feb 11 6:30-9:30 pm 1 class $42.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 201   Wendy Hardy PR-5808

CALLIGRAPHY  – UNCIALS & CELTIC KNOTS

The Uncial hand is a very celtic hand (think of the credits from the “Lord of the Rings” movies). It has quite a bit of character and is fun to use. It is a very round alphabet with no capitals. You will spend time learning the basics of Uncials, then move on to creating a few different celtic knot variations. Then you will get our Irish on, using classic blessings and sayings to create unique pieces to frame or make into cards.  You will be lettering with the 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen or a dip pen with Speedball C2 nib and ink. Worksheets will be supplied for the lettering. This course includes instruction, demonstrations and a fun calligraphic project, with discussion around tools and best practices. Supply List: 3.8mm Pilot Parallel Pen (green cap) or dip pen, C2 nib & ink. You will also need a mechanical pencil, a fine line black marker (Copic or Micron size 03 preferred) or a Sharpie extra fine, graph paper for the celtic knots & ruler. A $5 fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Tue        Mar 3-Mar 10 6:30-9:30 pm 2 classes $65.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 201   Wendy Hardy PR-5809

DOT PAINTING – MANDALA ON CANVAS

Mandala painting is the art of using dots to create intricate geometric compositions. The base is a circle, known as the mandala, which represents the whole universe. Mandala-making is relaxing. Some believe that it is therapeutic and calming. The design of mandalas is supposed to be visually and aesthetically pleasing, so as to absorb the mind in such a way that negative thoughts are prevented from going through the mind. During this workshop, you will be introduced to various techniques and use different patterns and colours in your painting. You are encouraged to use your own imagination to customize your artwork by choosing your colour scheme and adding intricate details. No experience in drawing or painting is needed. You will be painting a canvas in this workshop. You just need to bring four acrylic paints in your preferred colors (one must be white) and all other supplies will be provided.

Tue        Jan 14 6-9 pm  1 class $42.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C202   Roxana Bahrami PR-5787

 

Tue        Apr 28 6-9 pm 1 class $42.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C202   Roxana Bahrami PR-5789

DOT PAINTING – MANDALA ON WOOD

Mandala painting is the art of using dots to create intricate geometric compositions. The base is a circle, known as the mandala, which represents the whole universe. Mandala-making is relaxing. Some believe that it is therapeutic and calming. The design of mandalas is supposed to be visually and aesthetically pleasing, so as to absorb the mind in such a way that negative thoughts are prevented from going through the mind. During this workshop, you will be introduced to various techniques and use different patterns and colours in your painting. You are encouraged to use your own imagination to customize your artwork by choosing your colour scheme and adding intricate details. No experience in drawing or painting is needed. You will be painting a wooden box in this workshop. You just need to bring four acrylic paints in your preferred colors (one must be white) and all other supplies will be provided.

Tue        Feb 11 6-9 pm 1 class $42.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C202   Roxana Bahrami PR-5788

 

Tue        May 12 6-9 pm 1 class $42.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C202   Roxana Bahrami PR-5790

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS

This course covers the fundamentals of drawing through still life, portrait and life drawing. New techniques will be introduced in each class followed by an opportunity to practice these skills in a full drawing. Personal guidance from the instructor is available and no experience is necessary. Supply list will be provided with the receipt.

Thu        Jan 23-Mar 12 7:30-9:30 pm 8 classes $85.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 15   Jane Finoro PR-5556

 

Thu        Apr 9-May 28 7:30-9:30 pm 8 classes $85.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 15   Jane Finoro PR-5557

PASTELS

Let’s come back to childhood when we painted with our fingers! This course will introduce you to an amazing medium – chalk pastel. You’ll learn about supplies and the basics of pastel painting.  Supply list will be provided with receipt. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Jan 31-Mar 20 12-2 pm 8 classes $120.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5775

PASTELS II

This pastel course is a continuation of Pastels level one. If you already have experience with pastels, this course is for you! You will be focusing on various genres of painting to help express yourself in your pictures. You will be introduced to past and present pastel artists to study and develop your own style in creating art projects. You will be working from still life or photo references. Supply list will be provided with receipt. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Apr 17-Jun 5 12-2 pm 8 classes $120.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5776

PASTEL WORKSHOP

Do you like trying new mediums and doing experiments? This workshop is for you! You’ll have a lot of fun drawing a landscape portrait with dry pastels. A $5 fee is payable to the instructor for all supplies. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Jan 17 12-2 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5777

 

Fri           Apr 3 12-2 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5778

SKETCHING

Sketching is a good way to learn or improve your drawing skills. This course suits all levels of students who want to know how to draw quick and accurate sketches. Whether you want to prepare for a big project or draw the world around us, sketching is a great way to express yourself! Supply list will be provided with receipt. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Jan 31-Mar 20 2:15-4:15 pm 8 classes $120.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5779

SKETCHING II

If the level one Sketching course is not enough for you and you want to dive deeper into a great way to express yourself, this course is  for you! In addition, it is a good way to prepare for the summer season and sketch everywhere! You will be able to keep your own visual records from your travel experiences. Supply list will be provided with receipt. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Apr 17-Jun 5 2:15-4:15 pm 8 classes $120.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5780

SKETCHING WORKSHOP

Would you like to draw the world around you or keep a visual diary? Join our sketching workshop to discover mixed media sketching techniques. A $5 fee is payable to the instructor for all supplies. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Jan 17 2:15-4:15 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5781

 

Fri           Apr 3     2:15-4:15 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed  Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5782

OIL PAINTING – BEGINNER

In this introductory course you will learn about colour mixing, the creation of depth and three-dimensional effects using oil paints. Students create their paintings using subject matter of their choice. Drawing skills are not a prerequisite. Supplies are included in the course cost. Please bring rags and a small jar for solvents to the first class (please do not bring a mason jar). Supply fee will not be charged for returning students, please call the office to arrange.

Thu        Apr 16-May 21 7-9:30 pm 6 classes $150.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 16   Scott Abbott PR-5749

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Discover this sensuous, translucent and flowing medium! Allow yourself to be creative, playful, spontaneous, messy and have fun with learning basic and experimental watercolour techniques. Enjoy practicing new skills in creating your unique landscape, still life or abstract pictures. Please bring rags and a small jar to the first class. Supply list will be provided with receipt. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Jan 31-Mar 20 4:30-6:30 pm 8 classes $120.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5783

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING II

Would you like to continue painting with watercolor and practice more after finishing the Watercolor level one course? Do you have previous experience with watercolor and want to continue? This is a course for you! You will be painting different scenes, botanical, and other types of illustrations. Feel free to bring your own photo references or objects to paint or use photo materials and still life provided by the instructor. Please bring rags and a small jar to the first class. Supply list will be provided with receipt. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Apr 17-Jun 5 4:30-6:30 pm 8 classes $120.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5784

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

A watercolour workshop is a great way to try something new! Learning about watercolour supplies, features and techniques you will create a finished picture. A $10 fee is payable to the instructor for all supplies. To see Yulia’s work, go to www.yuliabalobanova.com.

Fri           Jan 17 4:30-6:30 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5785

 

Fri           Apr 3 4:30-6:30 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed Rm 9 Yulia Balobanova PR-5786

CROCHET – BEGINNER BASICS

If you are a beginner to crochet or you want to refresh your skills, this is your opportunity to have some fun! Come to class with your enthusiasm and willingness to explore the fundamentals of this versatile technique by doing several dishcloths to take home. The final project will be an advanced beginner level design for you to wear. A $15 kit fee is payable to the instructor on the night of the class (includes a hook, yarn, instructions for the small projects, and a pattern for the fashion accessory of your choice).

Tue        Jan 28-Feb 25 7-9 pm 5 classes $75.00 + HST
College Heights SS – Staff Room   Roxann Blazetich-Ozols PR-5742

 

Tue        Apr 7-May 5 7-9 pm 5 classes $75.00 + HST
College Heights SS – Staff Room   Roxann Blazetich-Ozols PR-5743

FUSED GLASS DRAGONFLY WALL HANGING WORKSHOP

Join Steph for her popular Fused Glass class where you will create a beautiful dragonfly wall hanging. You will learn how to cut glass and then choose the colours you prefer. To see Steph’s work, go to www.stephsmosaics.weebly.com. A $75.00 material fee is payable to the instructor – all supplies included.  Beginners welcome!

Wed      Apr 1 7-9 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 16   Steph Howe PR-5647

 

Wed      May 20 7-9 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 16   Steph Howe PR-5650

FUSED GLASS BUTTERFLY WALL HANGING WORKSHOP

Join Steph for her popular Fused Glass class where you will create a beautiful butterfly wall hanging. You will learn how to cut glass and then choose the colours you prefer. To see Steph’s work, go to www.stephsmosaics.weebly.com. A $75.00 material fee is payable to the instructor – all supplies included.  Beginners welcome!

Wed      Apr 8 7-9 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 16   Steph Howe PR-5648

 

Wed      May 27 7-9 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 16   Steph Howe PR-5651

FUSED GLASS BOATS/BEACH WALL HANGING WORKSHOP

Join Steph for her popular Fused Glass class where you will create a beautiful boats/beach wall hanging. You will learn how to cut glass and then choose the colours you prefer. To see Steph’s work, go to www.stephsmosaics.weebly.com. A $75.00 material fee is payable to the instructor – all supplies included.  Beginners welcome!

Wed      Apr 29 7-9 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 16   Steph Howe PR-5649

HAND BUILDING POTTERY

Learn how to create bowls, wine cups, mugs and decorative works from clay. No experience or confidence needed, just a desire to get your hands dirty and laugh in a creative environment! All supplies included. To see Janus’ work, visit www.janussculpture.com

Tue        Jan 21-Mar 10 7:30-9:30 pm 8 classes $140.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed Rm 9 Janus PR-5739

 

Tue        Apr 14-Jun 2 7:30-9:30 pm 8 classes $140.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed Rm 9 Janus PR-5740

HAND EMBROIDERY 101

This beginners workshop will give students a starter kit of what is needed to make hand embroidery. They will be guided through the process of transferring a pattern on to fabric. The sampler pattern (created by the instructor), will teach students several types of stitches and how to use them to achieve the desired look of their embroidered image. The 3-hour workshop will give students time to complete a project and the confidence to do their own hand embroidery project. Embroidery is a versatile skill and the possibilities are endless!  Embroidery hoop, needles, thread snippers, transfer markers, floss and fabric will all be supplied; however, feel free to bring your own embroidery floss, fabric, or pattern. A $45 material fee is payable to the instructor.

Thu        Jan 16 6:30-9:30 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 209   Kristen Boyle PR-5750

 

Thu        May 14 6:30-9:30 pm 1 class $15.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 209   Kristen Boyle PR-5752

KNITTING – THE NEXT STEP

Now that you have mastered the basic knit and purl stitches, here is your opportunity to learn what you can do with them. Knitting Miters, Entrelac, Knitting in Circles, Basic Lace Knitting and Cables will be covered. You will be making a sample dishcloth using the techniques. You must be able to follow a pattern. Please bring 4 balls of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn (or 1 large ball), 5 mm straight needles, and a set of 5 mm Double Pointed Needles.

Thu        Jan 23-Feb 13 7-9 pm 4 classes $60.00 + HST
College Heights SS Staff Room Anne McGee PR-5727

KNITTING – THE BASICS

Knitting is enjoying a comeback. Join us as we learn the basic knitting techniques, how to cast on/cast off, increase and decrease and read a simple knitting pattern.  You will be making sample dishcloths using your new found skills. Please bring 4 balls of Bernat Handicrafter yarn (or 1 large ball) and a pair of 5.0 mm needles.

Thu        Apr 16-May 7 7-9 pm 4 classes $60.00 + HST
College Heights SS Staff Room Anne McGee PR-5728

MOSAIC STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

Create your own masterpiece with award winning artist Steph Howe. In two classes you will take home a mosaic stained glass window approx. 14×12 inches. To see Steph’s work, go to www.stephsmosaics.weebly.com. A $100.00 material fee is payable at the first class – all supplies included.

Wed      Apr 15-Apr 22 7-9 pm 2 classes $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 15   Steph Howe PR-5652

 

Wed      May 6-May 13 7-9 pm 2 classes $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 15   Steph Howe PR-5653

 

Wed      Jun 3-Jun 10 7-9 pm 2 classes $15.00 + HST
Guelph CVI – Rm 15   Steph Howe PR-5654

WOODWORKING – BEGINNER

Pat Daly will teach you carpentry skills, as well as how to use the machinery, hand tools and instruct you on how to finish your project. Beginners will learn the basics. Bring your plans or ideas for a simple project and a $10 supply fee to class. More advanced students will also construct a project of their choice. Supplies will be discussed the first night.

Tue        Jan 28-Apr 21 6:45-9:15 pm 12 classes $150.00 + HST
Centennial CVI Rm E115 Pat Daly PR-5628

WOODWORKING – INTERMEDIATE

This course is for those who have taken the beginner course or who have previous experience. Bring your own plans or ideas and a $10 supply fee to class. No storage available.

Tue        Jan 28-Apr 21 8-10:30 pm 12 classes $150.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm E115   Pat Daly PR-5629