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The city offers a large variety of visual arts. Choose from making your own jewelry, drawing and painting.

Drawing & Painting: Travel Journal

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of drawing and painting using the convenient medium of watercolour pencils. Begin with drawing and move into painting cityscapes, landscapes, vignettes of scenes such as doorways, windows, or balconies. Guided exercises and the use of your imagination will be used to record your travel adventures.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 1:00pm - 4:00pm Terwillegar Subway Arena General
$150.00
618837
Instructor: Julie Marie Drew
Drawing the Figure

Learn how to capture the human form in this 8 week drawing course. Using various drawing tools, you will learn about anatomy, proportion, form, and tone with demonstrations from the instructor and observation of live models.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618844
Instructor: Patrick Higgins
Drawing: 1 & 2

Seeing is believing - unlock the doors to the world of drawing, with key concepts. If you can see it, you can draw it. This class explores a variety of drawing subjects, including still life, portraits and landscapes, with a focus on graphite. It's a revolution of the pencil!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 17 - Jun 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618832
Instructor: Frank Haddock
18 and up Aug 8 - Aug 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627829
Instructor: Patrick Higgins
Drawing: Impressionist Pastel Landscapes

An excellent introduction into the medium of soft pastels or a great refresher for those who are familar with the medium. Create light filled landscapes with an impressionististic style inspired by the Group of Seven and deepen your knowledge of colour. A step by step guide to creating your own masterpeice!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 10 - Jul 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627830
Instructor: Catherine Compston
Drawing: On the Basics

A beginners course for those who want to learn to draw. Anyone can learn to draw! Really! This course offers you a chance develop a basic skill using pencil and graphite. You will experience insightful exercises and view terrific demonstrations that will help you discover and nurture your hidden ability. Join others and learn how to make realistic drawings of the world around you!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
17 and up Jul 10 - Jul 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627825
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Drawing: Portraits

This course provides an excellent way to focus your study on the portrait and advance your drawing skills. Through demonstrations and copying from two-dimensional photos students will be taught the principals of proportion, form and tonal relationships. Students will capture the character of the subject with charcoal, conte chalk, pencil and ink.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
17 and up Jul 11 - Aug 1 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627826
Instructor: Patrick Higgins
Drawing: Soft Pastels 1 & 2

Soft pastels renderings range from the impressionistic to high realism, from dreamy to bold. Experiment with this relatively forgiving medium in this introductory class. The focus will be on exploring various techniques using still life and landscape subjects. Fundamentals of drawing will be covered as part of the class. Material cost is approximately $50-$70.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 11 - May 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
618835
Instructor: Catherine Compston
Drawing: What you need to know about Conte and Charcoal

Learn how to use charcoal and conte with several demonstrations and individual attention. Your instructor will help you learn how to start and finish numerous subjects. Learn techniques that will help you draw realistic images of the world around you. This is a great follow-up to any introductory drawing course.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
17 and up Aug 7 - Aug 28 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627828
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Mixed Media

There's more to art than painting and drawing. This 4 week course will explore multiple tools (traditional and non-traditional) and techniques to create a variety of finished pieces. Draw, paint, cut, transfer, layer, or assemble your summer away!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
17 and up Aug 8 - Aug 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627827
Instructor: TBA TBA
New Techniques in Mixed Media

In this four week workshop, students will engage with a variety of art media, techniques and approaches to combining mixed media. Students will explore new materials each class to create a finished mixed media piece based on different principles and elements of art.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 19 - May 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
618836
Instructor: Terrena Boss
Painting En Plein-Air

How do you compose a picture when there is so much out there in our beautiful river valley? Learn how to paint rocks, trees, flowers, water and skies through on site demos. We will be near a shelter in case of rain and bathrooms will be handy.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 12 - Aug 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627841
Instructor: Donna C Miller
Painting: Acrylic Landscape

Unleash your creative side when you discover how easy it is to paint acrylic landscapes. We'll introduce you to basic paint handling, brush selection, colour theory, mixing, layering in a step-by-step format. This course is intended for absolute beginners. Supplies not included.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 17 - May 8 6:30pm - 9:30pm Clareview Community Recreation Centre General
$80.00
622818
Instructor: Carmella Haykowsky
Painting: Acrylics 1 & 2

The quick drying time and many available textures make acrylics a great choice for beginners and intermediates. This course will inspire you to reach into your creativity levels by having the freedom to express yourself while receiving the right direction on how to get the most out of your painting experience.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 17 - Jun 5 12:30pm - 3:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618839
Instructor: Deltra Powney
18 and up Apr 17 - Jun 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618840
Instructor: Sharon Moore-Foster
18 and up Apr 22 - Jun 17 1:00pm - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618838
Instructor: Deltra Powney
18 and up Jul 10 - Jul 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627823
Instructor: TBA TBA
18 and up Aug 14 - Sep 4 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627824
Instructor: TBA TBA
18 and up Apr 18 - Jun 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm The Meadows Community Recreation Centre General
$155.00
618841
Instructor: TBA TBA
Painting: Acrylics: Outdoor Painting

Enjoy the great outdoors and paint! Learn various techniques for mixing and matching colours, developing depth and vital information on composition while working on location. All paintings will be impressionistic taking advantage of the quick drying nature of acrylics. Don't miss it! The first session will take place in Hawrelak Park beside the Pavilion.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 9 - Jul 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627822
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Impressionist Acrylic Flowers

This class is designed to introduce beginners to the beautiful medium of acrylics and to excite more advanced students with new information and techniques.. Colour theory, paint mixing and still life painting exercises will help you hone your skills. Bring home some beautiful bouquets!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up May 24 - Jun 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
618843
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Impressionist Acrylic Landscapes

This class introduces you to the origins of impressionism in the late 1800s. Learn to mix colours and apply them to canvas in the style of the impressionists like Monet, Sisley and Seurat. You'll receive plenty of instruction and see many demonstrations. With professional guidance landscapes will never be easier.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 20 - Jun 8 9:30am - 12:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618845
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Oils 1 & 2

The beauty of oils lies in their colour intensity and the fact that you can make revisions forever! In this course, you'll learn various brush strokes, play with colour mixing and in general get to know your medium as you work on a self-directed project. Then, we'll move on to individual projects and expand compositional skills learning about light, shadows, and placement.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 22 - Jun 24 10:00am - 1:00pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618847
Instructor: Riisa Gundesen
18 and up Apr 25 - Jun 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618850
Instructor: Deltra Powney
18 and up Jul 12 - Aug 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627831
Instructor: Riisa Gundesen
18 and up Aug 9 - Aug 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627832
Instructor: Carmella Haykowsky
Painting: Spring Landscapes

Capture the Spring season in watercolour! Painting from reproductions and photographs students will create quick studies and develop more finished works with techniques of wet-on-wet, layering and glazing. Beginners welcome!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 23 - Jun 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$155.00
618851
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Studio Time

Make time in your busy life for painting with this dedicated studio time. Work on self-directed projects, enjoy the camaraderie of the group and paint at your own pace. Please note there will not be an instructor present.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 17 - Jun 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$75.00
618849
Instructor: TBA TBA
Painting: Watercolor and Outdoor Painting

Enjoy the great outdoors and paint! Learn various techniques for mixing and matching colours, developing depth and vital information on composition while working on location. Don't miss it! The first session takes place in Hawrelak Park beside the Pavilion.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Aug 13 - Aug 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$65.00
627833
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Watercolour Florals

Get a jump start on spring with a bouquet of vibrant watercolour blossoms. A variety of different fl owers will bloom on your walls in this project based class (6-8 projects). Step by step instructions and easy to follow demonstrations guarantee that your fl owers will be the talk of the neighbourhood. This class is a great introduction to watercolour materials and techniques. Registering on line or by 311? Please call and request the class supply list be sent to your email address.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up May 24 - Jun 14 9:30am - 12:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
618855
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Watercolour Summer Scenes

Capture the Summer season in watercolour! Painting from reproductions and photographs students will create quick studies and develop more finished works with techniques of wet-on-wet, layering and glazing. Beginners welcome!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 12 - Aug 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
627834
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Watercolours 1 & 2

Watercolour: water, colour and light. Keep your watercolours translucent with master wash techniques and brush handling secrets. A different approach to colour will have you mixing the right colour with ease. Demonstrations and exercises teach you how to show light & shadow, value, form and perspective. Beginners develop a strong foundation. Experienced students move forward with more refined techniques, self-expression and creativity.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 19 - Jun 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm Terwillegar Subway Arena General
$155.00
618854
Instructor: Frank Haddock
18 and up Aug 9 - Aug 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm Terwillegar Subway Arena General
$80.00
627842
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Painting: Watercolours Trees and Skies

This advanced class is your opportunity to refine your watercolour skills. Beginning where Level 1 ended, you will experiment with new ideas and alternative painting techniques. Students will be encouraged to explore their own personal direction through individualized instruction.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up May 22 - Jun 12 1:00pm - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$80.00
618853
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Workshop: Architectural Sketching

Learn the basic principles of freehand perspective sketching in order to draw your favorite building in Edmonton or to communicate your ideas in 3D. You'll learn simple tricks and techniques to rid your fear of freehand sketching and inspire you to take up your pen and pursue sketching as a hobby. We'll cover vanishing points as well as one-, two- and multiple-point perspectives. We even venture out of the building to do some drawings on location.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16 and up Apr 29 - Apr 29 10:00am - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$50.00
618859
Instructor: Dnyanesh Deshpande
Workshop: Basic Drawing

No experience required! Drop in for a three hour lesson on the basics of drawing. Get tips on how to see your subject through the use of line, value, gesture and perspective.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 29 - May 6 1:00pm - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$75.00
618857
Instructor: Tracey Newmann
18 and up Aug 2 - Aug 2 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$40.00
627838
Instructor: Patrick Higgins
Workshop: Chalk Pastels

Create bold strokes of vibrant colour or soft, painterly washes with this versatile medium! This workshop will provide an introduction to figurative drawing with chalk pastel focusing on colour-mixing and blending, additive and reductive techniques, and life-drawing. Bring home a chalk pastel masterpiece using either a reference of your choosing or provided still life subjects.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Aug 9 - Aug 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$40.00
627836
Instructor: Riisa Gundesen
Workshop: Prairie Landscapes in Pastel

Pastel is a great medium for catching light and depth of space. In this three hour session, you'll learn about light, shadow, and how to capture the colours and essence of the local landscape!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 5 - Jul 5 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$60.00
627837
Instructor: Catherine Compston
Workshop: Spring Landscapes in Acrylics

This one-day workshop is for beginner students and those who want to expand their skills. You'll create a 12' x 16' canvas using a step-by-step method. Explore Spring's vibrant expressionist colour palette. All supplies included.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Apr 22 - Apr 22 10:00am - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$65.00
618856
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Workshop: Spring Landscapes in Watercolour

One painting in one night! Using basic watercolour techniques students will create a detailed painting. Composition and perspective will be covered.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up May 18 - May 18 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$40.00
618862
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Workshop: The Art of Redesigning Jewelry

In this class you will be able to take apart your own jewellery to create something new. Create a necklace and earrings by using a chain and incorporating your own beads and learn some jewellry-making techniques using the provided tools. After this workshop, you can redesign your jewellry again and again!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 12 - Jul 12 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Arts Centre General
$40.00
627835
Instructor: Shirley Eleonora Zago
Workshop: Tom Thompson in Acrylics

Ever wish you could paint like the man that inspired the Group of Seven painters? Well, now you can! In this one day workshop you will explore the techniques and steps to re-creating a masterpiece. If you never have painted or it has been awhile, this workshop is the perfect place to get you started.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up May 13 - May 13 10:00am - 4:00pm City Arts Centre General
$65.00
618858
Instructor: Frank Haddock
Workshop: Watercolour Tips and Tricks

Brush up on your watercolour skills or be introduced to watercolour for the first time in this fun, informative workshop! Through 6 mini paintings you will work on several techniques and tricks including: sponging, plastic wrap, layering, salt, scraping, washes, and masking. List of supplies included when you register.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Jul 19 - Jul 19 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$40.00
629152
Instructor: Julie Marie Drew
Workshops: Drawing Portraits

Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing a portrait in pencil from a photo by blocking in form and utilizing tone to create a likeness, in a step-by-step approach.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Aug 16 - Aug 16 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$40.00
627839
Instructor: Patrick Higgins
Workshops: Painting Summer Flowers in Acrylics

Delight in creating a richly coloured acrylic painting on canvas that will do justice to the most exotic blooms. Play with paint and composition and experience a fresh perspective on the secret language of flowers. Enjoy the evening and then take home your fabulous work of art!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
18 and up Aug 30 - Aug 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm City Arts Centre General
$60.00
627840
Instructor: Donna C Miller

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