January 20 until March 2, 2020 (no class February 17, 2020)
Learn watercolour from the very beginning! Students practice a variety of techniques with a focus on simple landscapes and still lifes.
January 21 until February 11, 2020
Students gain stronger proportion skills including figures and portraits, understand perspective, and shading techniques in pencil work. A good foundational course before exploring painting and sculpture classes.
January 21 until February 22, 2020
Are your colours flat, muddy or lackluster? Learn the basics of colouring mixing and making your paints more vibrant. In this 4-week course you will learn which pigments to use, the difference between warm and cool colours, how to create bright colours, muted colours and amazing grey tones. We will be creating multiple colour wheels and charts and using these in practical application of painting. Demonstrations will be done both in acrylic and watercolour, but artists can use whichever medium they prefer. Great class for all skill levels!
January 22 until February 12, 2020
Students will learn how to paint effects of snow and ice on trees and roofs and learn to create distance in landscapes affected by snow. Find the beauty in this snowy season, by learning proper colour mixing and compositional techniques!
Drop-in every Wednesday
This open studio program allows each student to work in a comfortable, supportive and creative atmosphere while developing visual art pieces of interest. Bring your photography, painting, drawings to work amongst other artists. Professional advice and critique is provided upon request.
January 22 until February 26, 2020
Have you ever wanted to know how the great painters have created their masterpieces? By recreating these paintings, we will learn new techniques and problem solve difficulties in our own work!
January 23 until February 13, 2020
Learn new ways to apply acrylic paint to canvas with palette knives. Practice how to apply paint to create textures with your knives. Combined with some simple brushwork, students learn to add dimension and expressiveness to your painting. Students paint both realistic and abstract. For beginners or intermediates wanting to learn new tips and tricks.
January 23 until February 13, 2020
Students focus the concepts of traditional figure drawing to understand proportion, perspective, and shading techniques. This course creates a greater understanding and appreciation of how to draw the objects and ideas we see in the world.
*A live model will be present.
Discover the magic of clay. Students will create functional and decorative pieces, from platters, mugs and vases to sculptural wall reliefs. This class will be a great time to create unique works.
February 5 until March 11, 2020
Starting with the basics of block printing, this class will focus on designing and working with pattern blocks for textiles, clothing, gift wrap and more. Understand techniques for designing and repeating patterns, application methods and suitable materials. No experience necessary.
February 26 until March 25, 2020 (No class on March 18, 2020.)
This course will begin with the basics of abstract painting so students can understand how to create motion in the paintings. Different abstract solutions in painting will be explored to show how objects show movement in a piece.
February 27 until March 26, 2020
This course is a great introduction for beginner potters on the wheel. Students experiment and create basic wheel thrown forms, glaze works and learn what a pottery studio is all about. Great for all skill levels.
February 27 until March 19, 2020
Explore basic foundations of acrylic painting. Examine specific concepts, visual language and techniques. Students learn about materials and the pros and cons of this media.
March 3 until March 31, 2020 (no class March 17, 2020)
Learn new ways to interpret the wonders of nature, whether you are a realist, impressionist or an abstract painter. Using a single landscape scene, you will create multiple works of art using a variety of mediums and styles.
March 4 until March 25, 2020
Learn simple techniques for understanding and representing proportion and anatomy. We’ve all seen those “how to” books that magically show shapes in dynamic characters. Discover the missing steps needed to fill in the gaps. Spend some time applying these techniques to your own drawing style.
March 5 until March 26, 2020
Learn various ways to mix watercolour and ink to create dynamic art. We play with fine tip pens, dip quills and brush worked ink, combining these techniques with watercolour paint on a variety of different surfaces.
Registrations are accepted in person, by mail, phone or online. Full payment must accompany your registration. Post dated cheques cannot be accepted. There will be no refunds when cancelling 10 days before the first class or the event. Cancellations prior to that period will be subject to a 10% administration fee. We do not make arrangements for refunds for missed classes, events or transfers. Official receipts are issued at the time of registration. Any request made for tracing past payments/receipts will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee.
The Gallery reserves the right to cancel any class, workshop or event which does not receive sufficient enrollment. Cancellations normally occur one week prior to the start date. A full refund will be issued for classes or events cancelled by the Gallery. Instructors and content may change without notice. Registration and attendance are subject to the condition that the City of Kitchener, Homer Watson House Foundation, officers, and employees, are released from all responsibilities for injury, loss or damage, however, caused, that may be sustained by any person attending a class.