Summer Arts classes for adults Toronto


Herb Planter Workshop

Thursday July 10th 3:30-5PM

Connie Tong

Are you dreaming of some fresh green herbs this summer? With colours popping up in gardens, its nice to look forward to enjoying nature’s most beautiful delicacies in a handmade pot. Whether you’re growing herbs or flowers these planters will be a lasting treasure. Exercise your creative freedom using traditional handbuilding techniques in clay to make a planter for yourself or a special gift. Connie will help you create a design that compliments nature. In this two part workshop you will be making your clay piece in the first session, then glazing it for the second session.

Summer Workshop:
includes all materials and firings for one planter or pot – click here to register.


NEW! Peter Doig Workshop with Andrea Mossop

Sunday November 16th

Andrea Mossop

Internationally renowned artist, Peter Doig creates contemporary narratives with interesting juxtapositions of figure and landscape using fluid shapes and rich dramatic colour counterpointed by dramatically contrasted black. A relaxed fun approach to a fresh vision. Reviving the art of painting, Doig carries forward techniques of Canadians David Milne and James Wilson Morrice. Gauguin inspires Doig’s use of bold bright colours. For his spare, expressive arrangement of space, Doig looks to American realists, Edward Hopper, Milton Avery. Beginner to Advanced.


Drawing For The Terrified Beginner

6:30 – 8:30PM

Kathryn Chelin

If you write or print you can draw. Talent may speed up the process. However, drawing is a learned skill that anyone can achieve with direction and practice. Learning to draw can be the gateway to self-expression and appreciation of the world at large. The course will cover the basic drawing principles and techniques such as proportional measurement, perspective and shading. The mediums used in the course are graphite, charcoal, conté, and pen. The focus is to build perception skills and hand-eye co-ordination, because all drawing is an active way of SEEING.

head for class_2 Connie oil primer photo watercolour

These places

by rotwang

Are so surprisingly expensive.
Evil expensive. Spend $100 and get a VCR ( used if need be ) and really cheap running shoes. Tape the cooking shows on KQED and KRON, run around your neighborhood until dizzy. Actually go to all the advertised farmers markets. Walk everything and examine everything. Go to Cala, Rainbow, compare produce...
And keep a little note book! Make notes. galore. from the tv at the markets, numbers, addresses, suppliers. Buy used restaurant sauce pans and copper clad, steel etc stuff! It's cheap used and you can always give/ throw it away.
Find a gas stove and occasionally cook on an electric range! Live life!
Fastest way to ramp up

Honolulu museum offers children free art classes  — San Francisco Chronicle
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Museum of Art is providing free art classes this summer to 60 students from leeward Oahu schools.

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