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Adult Classes

Supportive Arts Fall Edition: Thursdays!

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Thursdays 10 AM – 12PM (14 individual sessions)

Supportive Arts is a weekly program for adults 18+, embracing diversity through art-making, movement and vocal explorations. Join us for a guided morning workshop, specifically designed to support adults of all abilities. Each week includes a unique art project led by an ECFTA Art Educator in our classroom and concludes with singing and piano accompaniment with Elora Singers’ tenor Chris Fischer in our main gallery.

NEW!  You can now register for all 14 sessions at once! $168 plus HST for 14 sessions.

Registration for individual sessions is required in advance (please contact the gallery office to register for individual sessions).  $12 per person, plus HST, per session.

Please bring your support worker if assistance is required. Please note that ECFTA is not currently wheelchair accessible.

 

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Beat the Winter Blues! Winter Drawing Classes with Tim Murton

January 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Tuesday Nights  |  January 7 – February 11, 2020  |  6 – 9 PM

BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE WELCOME!  Get social and have fun learning new skills on Tuesday nights with artist Tim Murton in a creative and congenial environment. This 6 week course will feature a series of hands-on exercises designed to explore ways to express what you see, feel or imagine. Explore composition, line, contour, light and shadow, atmospherics, perspective, golden mean, contour and gesture.

Ideal for the beginner to intermediate. All levels are welcome!

Starter kit included the first week. (newsprint and conte).  A modest supply list will be suggested for subsequent weeks. Students are encouraged to bring any favourite drawing materials.

Ages 18+

$225 for the series, plus HST

Max 18 participants

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Supportive Arts for Adults – Winter/Spring Edition

January 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - June 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

24 Week Winter/Spring Session  |  Thursdays 10AM-12PM

January 9 – Thursday June 25, 2019 (24 sessions)

*no class Thursday, March 19

Ages 18+

$288 for 24 sessions, plus HST  (if you are not registering for the 24 sessions and would like to register for individual classes only please contact our office.  Individual sessions are $12 each)

Max. 20 participants – please register in advance!

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Paint the Winter Blues Away! Winter Painting Classes with Tim Murton

January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 13, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Thursday nights  |  January 9 – February 13, 2020  |  6 – 9 PM

BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE WELCOME!  Bring your painting materials and come learn, experiment, and make art with artist Tim Murton. Make a few new friends in a creative, friendly atmosphere and learn about colour and basic painting techniques to get you started on a very rewarding pastime. Guaranteed to stave off the winter blues.

Ideal for the beginner to intermediate. All levels are welcome!

All materials provided for the first session, which will be a hands-on introduction to the different types of paint and surfaces. Students will be encouraged to purchase a modest painting kit to bring to class and explore for the remaining weeks. Please wear comfortable clothes for painting.

Ages 18+

$250 for the series, plus HST

Max 18 participants

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Wet-Felted Wool Slippers Workshop with Megan Cleland

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create your own pair of custom felted wool slippers, embellished with silk or yarn.  No sewing required! Designed as a full slipper with heel, made in one piece using a plastic resist technique.  Your choice of colour2.

All materials provided.

Ages 16+

$95 per person, plus HST

Max 15 participants (Minimum of 6 students required to offer this class).

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Brush Lettering Valentine’s Workshop with Wendy Hardy

February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Modern brush lettering is incredibly popular and it is very simple to learn! In this 3 hour workshop, we will learn a basic brush alphabet using the Tombow Fudenosuko brush marker. Once we have mastered the letterforms, we will learn to connect them to flow into words. We will then take our letters to the limits, extending ascenders and descenders, bouncing our letters of the baseline, and flourishing our pages. Create a Valentines Card with your own lettering to impress a special someone in your life.

Note: A $10 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class and includes a Tombow Fudensosuko Brush Marker, worksheets, paper and card stock.

Ages 18+

$45 per person, plus HST

Max 10 participants

Min. of 5 students required to offer this class.

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Needle-Felted Sheep Workshop with Megan Cleland

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create your own needle felted sheep portrait on an 8″x10″ felt base using wool and curly locks! Students will be given a choice of two sheep photo’s from which to work. Perfect for the beginner who wants to give needle felting a go!

All materials provided.

Ages 12+

$85 per person, plus HST

Max 15 participants  (Minimum of 6 students required to offer this class)

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Uncials & Celtic Knots St. Patrick’s Workshop with Wendy Hardy

March 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Uncial hand is a very Celtic hand, with quite a bit of character and is fun to use. It is a very round alphabet with no capitals. Spend time with Wendy Hardy time learning the basics of Uncials and create your own Celtic knot variations. Then get your Irish on, using classic blessings and sayings to create unique pieces to frame or make into cards.

We 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.

Note: A $5 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class.

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.

Ages 18+

$70 per person, plus HST

Max 10 participants

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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop with Laurie Skantzos

March 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020  |  11 AM-4 PM

This 2-day weekend workshop will appeal to painters of any level, who wish to deepen or rekindle their relationship to their inner muse. Over two days, you will venture deeper into your painting process and develop your personal expression in a safe, non-judgmental and playful space. Demonstrations using oil and cold wax, along with a variety of implements, will give you extra tools to assist you in your exploration.

We will be layering, scraping back, using solvent reductions, adding pastels, stamps, stencils, and much more. Experimenting with a variety of tools such as brayers, clay modeling tools and “squeegies”, we will create beautifully rich surfaces.

Note: A $25 kit fee is payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.

Ages 16+

$225 per person, plus HST

Max 12 participants

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