Classes

★ If you have a class you want to take but it’s not listed you can email us at gallery@agiftof-art.com and we’ll see what we can do!★ Even if a class has started, there is a high possibility you can still enroll in them! Drama, watercolour, ballroom dancing, etc, all allow for late enrollment.


Watercolour

Taught by Pauline Stephenson. Pauline teachers various techniques about watercolour and so even if you took her class last session, you can also take this one and learn some more techniques for your toolbox! Learn about negative space, lighting, and more, taking away a finished painting from each class!

☆ You can watch a short video of her class on our facebook: Pauline’s class video

Supplies list Supply List Watercolour Class

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Thursdays 9:30am – 12:30pm

Starting March 29th. Runs for 8 weeks.

Members cost: $150

Non-Members cost: $180

 

Watercolour Evening Class

Taught by Stephen Snider who has been a freelance illustrator for 36 years. He has produced for private and corporate clients portraits, landscapes and cityscapes. He has been teaching for 15 years.

Create a beautiful work of art for your self. Previous drawing or sketching experience not needed for this class.

To see Stephen’s work check out his website http://www.stephensnider.net

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Click for: Supply List

Starts: Tuesday May 8th, 2018. Runs for 8 weeks. Time: 6:00-8:30.

Members cost: $150

Non-Members cost: $185

 

 


“Poseidon” by Ian Bodnaryk. Currently displayed at A Gift of Art as part of his solo show.

Acrylic Painting

You will explore the versatile and fascinating world of acrylics with hyper-realist painter Ian Bodnaryk. Experiment with techniques and principles working primarily from your own photographs.

☆ Check out his website: www.ianbodnaryk.com

 

Information as a Word doc: Ian Bodnaryk

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Starts: Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 for 8 weeks
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

 

Members cost: $150

Non-Members cost: $180

Note from the teacher:
Working alongside hyper-realist painter Ian Bodnaryk, you will explore the versatile and exciting world of acrylics. Experiment with painting techniques and principles, including basic colour and composition theory, working primarily from your own photographs and other simple source imagery. *Some materials required.Your instructor has requested that you email him at ian@ianbodnaryk.com with a jpeg of the image you would like to paint prior to the first class so that he can help you determine if it will be attainable in the time given or not. A simple subject such as fruit, flower, toy, leaf, rock, etc. caught in dramatic way would be ideal. This image could either be an original photo or one taken from creative commons on flickr: www.flickr.com/creativecommons Pre-approval of your image(s) will allow you to begin painting during the first class. If you have difficulty generating ideas, he would also be happy to discuss this with you.*Due to time constraints, portraits, full landscape scenes, and/or wildlife are not realistic expectations for this course.
For your first class, please bring:· your pre-approved image/photo (simple still life or landscape element)· at least 1 stretched canvas to start: Artist grade (Fred’s Pick or Premium) – size 5”x7” to 11”x14”· a table-top easel if you have one· brushes Ian recommends: Tuscany Gold (Curry’s Brand or generic equivalent) or Windsor & Newton Cotman watercolour # 0 round, 2 round, 5 round, generic taklon round (white bristle)· Ian will supply the basic acrylic paint colours required to help you get started for the first class. Ian will provide you with a suggested materials list at the first class, once he’s had a chance to discuss the options with you. These can be purchased at your local art supply story.
Please Note: · This class is not considered a drawing class. all preparatory drawing should be done at home. Graphite transfer paper or the grid methods are acceptable options for image transfer.

 

Quilting Club

Create Quilts with your fellow Quilters!

☆ Check out her profile on Linked In: Andrea’s profile

Please contact Andrea Wallis for price and to sign-up: andreaquilts@sympatico.ca
Monday’s and Tuesday’s running from 10am – 2pm.

Stained Glass

Join Hans Collmorgen as he teaches you about the fine craft of creating stained glass.

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Tuesdays  7pm – 9:30pm

Starts March 27th, 2018. Runs for 5 weeks.

Materials cost: $25 (Bring this money with you on the first day of class)

Members cost: $120

Non-Members cost: $155

Drama

See a video of an improv play the drama group did at the Orono Fair on youtube here.

For the winter season, after the first session finishes we will have a second session of 8 weeks, each $30. After this second session finishes we will then have a production.

Drama Club (6-12 years old)

Drama club geared towards ages 6-12, run by wacky and wonderful Adam Wilkinson.

☆ You can check out Adam’s bio at the bottom of this page: Adam’s bio

Registration Form – Please come in to A Gift of Art with this form and payment to sign-up.

Starting March 19th, 2018
Time: Ages 5-12: Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Runs for about 8 weeks.

$30 to participate. Club members MUST also be members of the gallery!
See membership info at: agiftof-art.com/become-a-member/

Drama Club (13+ years old)

Drama club geared towards ages 13 and older, run by wacky and wonderful Adam Wilkinson.

☆ You can check out Adam’s bio at the bottom of this page: Adam’s bio

Registration Form  – Please come in to A Gift of Art with this form and payment to sign-up.

Starting March 19th, 2018
Time: Ages 13+: Mondays, 7:30-8:30pm
Runs for about 8 weeks.

$30 to participate. Club members MUST also be members of the gallery!
See membership info at: agiftof-art.com/become-a-member/

 

☆ We are also looking for volunteers for stage sets/props and costumes for the end of the season
production! Please email gallery@agiftof-art.com if you’re interested.

Book Club

Join us at A Gift of Art for a book club. We will be using the book bags that are made for this purpose from the Clarington Public Library, so you don’t need to worry about buying or bringing anything!

Meets Wednesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm about once a month.

Please contact A Gift of Art to sign-up at gallery@agiftof-art.com
(This is a free Book Club)

Book list schedule (subject to change):

March 21: Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
April 25: The Illegal, by Lawrence Hill
May 23: Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
June 20: One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline

*Date listed is the date the book is handed out, and will be under discussion at the following meeting.

Ballroom Dancing

With your partner, join Bob Kerby and learn ballroom dancing!

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Classes will resume on September 18th, 2018. Will run for 10 weeks.

*If you’re interested but don’t have a partner, we can take your name down and see if we can find someone to match you up with.

 

Tuesdays
Members cost: $60 per person

Non-Members cost: $85 per person

 

 

Kid’s Yoga

Taught by Rebecca Tomasi, suitable for children.

☆ Rebecca runs Senshi Yoga, you can check them out on facebook at: Senshi Yoga

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Starts March 29th, 2018
Thursdays 6:00pm – 6:45

One-day: $10, Please email gallery@agiftof-art.com with what day(s) you’ll be coming. Thanks!

For all 8 weeks: $70

 

 

Parent & Child Yoga

Taught by Rebecca Tomasi, takes place in chairs. “Chair yoga”

☆ Rebecca runs Senshi Yoga, you can check them out on facebook at: Senshi Yoga

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Starts March 29th, 2018
Thursdays 5pm – 5:45pm

One-day: $10, Please email gallery@agiftof-art.com with what day(s) you’ll be coming. Thanks!

For all 8 weeks: $70

Photography

Instructor: Shawn Hamilton

☆ Check out her website: clixphoto.com
☆ Check out her bio: Shawn’s bio

Join Shawn as she teaches you all about photography! Remember to bring your own camera to class so you can learn how to use it! Max class size is 6 students.

Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop

Intro to Photography

Starting April 4th. Runs for 8 weeks (Includes an outing, discussion of when to have it will happen in class).
Wednesdays, 4-6pm

Members cost: $150

Non-Members cost: $180

Photography II

Participants should know how the basic functionality of their camera.

Starting April 4th. Runs for 8 weeks (includes an outing, discussion of when to have it will happen in class).
Wednesday, 7 – 9pm

Members cost: $150

Non-Members cost: $180

Windows 10 for Seniors

Learn how to navigate and use Windows 10 with Lynne Lyon.

Starts Thursday May 24th – Runs for 5 weeks from 6-7pm.

Bring your device along with you to the class. Registration Form – After paying, please print and fill out this form to be submitted on the first day of this class/workshop on May 24th, 2018.

Members cost: $60

Non-Members cost: $90

* No refunds or returns on any workshops or classes.
* For info about membership go to agiftof-art.com/become-a-member/
* The closest art store to buy supplies at is Curry’s in Whitby.
* The minimum age for a younger person to enroll in our adult classes depends on the person