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 Day Time – THIS CLASS IS FULL

Instructor: Greg Maude THIS CLASS IS FULL, Unfortunately at this we are not able to offer a second class with Greg due to a full schedule.

A watercolourist for the past thirty years, Greg has refined his style of watercolour to the point that his muted shades of colour begin to blend together, forming interesting negative and positive shapes.

Supplies list Supply List Watercolour Class

Registration Form – After paying, please print and submit the completed form by email or drop it off  at the gallery.

Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00pm

Starts: September 6th. Runs for 6 weeks.

Members cost: $155

Non-Members cost: $185

 

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 submit the completed form by email or drop it off at the gallery. gallery@agiftof-art.com 

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Thursdays 6-8:30pm

Starts: September 13th, 2018. Runs for 8 weeks. 

Members cost: $155

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 submit the completed form by email or drop it off at the gallery.

Starts: Tuesday, August 7th – September 25th, 2018 for 8 weeks
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

At the end of this session Ian’s class will switch to possibly Friday’s or to a Saturday as a workshop.

Members cost: $155

Non-Members cost: $185

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.

Starts: September 10th 2018

Stained Glass

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

Registration Form – After paying, please print and submit the completed form by email or drop it off at the gallery

Starts: to be determined

Materials cost: $25 (to be paid to the instructor on the first day)

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 $50. 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 – print and submit the completed form by email or drop off at the gallery

Starting September 10th, 2018

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Runs for about 8 weeks.

$50 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  print and submit completed form by email or drop off at the gallery

Starting September 10th, 2018
Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm
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.

Starts: September 26th 2018

First class will be a discussion about something you read this summer. First book will be handed out that day.

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

Book list schedule: coming soon

*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

Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Starts: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.

*Price is per person

Members cost: $60 per person

Non-Members cost: $85 per person

 

 

Graphic Novel

Teacher: Mike Goldstein

A fun interactive & exploratory workshop in which the students will learn the professional techniques of drawing  and creating their own graphic novel.

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

Starts September 13th, 2018 for 6 weeks
Thursdays 6 -8:00pm

Member:$150.00

Non-member:$180.00

 

 

ASL (American Sign Language)

Taught by Catherine Fairbank

With a profoundly deaf brother, Catherine began signing at a very young age and this lead to becoming a certified ASL Interpreter.

Certified ASL Interpreter since 1994.

Introduction to sign language,giving you basic beginner knowledge which will include: finger spelling, numbers, family, basic daily universal activities. All of this will lead to simple dialogue which will begin to prepare you for the second session.

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

Starts September 11th, 2018
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm for 8 weeks

Member:$150.00

Non-members $180.00

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

Intro to Photography

Starting September 12th, 2018

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 September 12th, 2018

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 September 10th, 2018  6-7:00pm

Runs for 4- 5 weeks, dependent upon class size.

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 or can be emailed

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