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Art Programs

Led by professional artist Sam Paonessa, our 11-class art program is available for students over 18 years of age who wish to exercise their artistic abilities in an environment that is conducive to creativity. Our objective is to give our students a foundational understanding of the basic techniques and principles of visual art while encouraging them to express themselves freely. Small, intimate settings with one-on-one instruction allow each student to receive the guidance they need to grow as an artist. The subject matter is be primarily landscape and still life. Other subjects can be discussed based on skill level. Level: Beginner to advanced.We also cater to those who wish to receive private lessons outside of our regular class hours, by special request only.

Looking for private 1-hour art lessons? We offer these as well and cater towards your interests and needs. Inquire within!

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paintingSam Paonessa, OSA, AOCA Sam Paonessa was born in Niagara Falls and graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Awarded with a studio scholarship upon graduation, Sam was able to further develop his talents in commercial art. In 1983, Sam began his long and fulfilling career at Hallmark Canada, creating paintings and artwork for a variety of products. Throughout the years, Sam has travelled and painted plein air landscapes in North America and Italy. Sam shares his passion with others by conducting demonstrations and teaching oil painting workshops in the GTA. His pursuit of excellence is being rewarded, as he has gained the attention of fine art collectors, across North America. He is a founding member of Plein Air Canada and is a member of the Ontario Society of Artists.

Taking Sam’s class has been an amazing experience. His skill as an artist and teacher combined with his sense of humour enables all his students to relax and enjoy the process of discovering their inner artist. Even if you have never painted before, by the end of the session we are always pleasantly surprised with our paintings. I highly recommend this class.

For more information, or to inquire further, please contact:

Cassandra Zannella
Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant
Email:
cultural@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

Programs

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Children’s Art Classes

We offer a 10-week workshop that provides students with an opportunity to engage their own artistic practice through hands-on art projects. This workshop will concentrate on developing artistic skills by exposing young artists to various areas, genres and techniques in the ne arts. Shading, drawing still-life, landscapes, and the basic skills will be introduced first, followed by more practice techniques utilizing water colour and acrylic painting.

For further information about dates and times:

Cassandra Zannella
Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant
Email:
cultural@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

CLASS INFORMATION 2017/2018

Adult Art Classes

Acrylic and Oil – Tuesday Afternoons (11 Classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 – December 5, 2017
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $346.50 (+HST)

Acrylic and Oil – Tuesday Evenings (11 Classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, October 3 – December 5, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $346.50 (+HST)

Children’s Art Classes

Acrylic and Oil – Saturday Mornings (10 Classes)
Dates: Saturdays, October 7 – December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $357.50

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Adult Art Classes

Acrylic and Oil, Charcoal (Painting and Drawing) – Tuesday Afternoons (11 Classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 16 – April 3, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $346.50 (+HST)

Acrylic and Oil, Charcoal (Painting and Drawing) – Tuesday Evenings (11 Classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, January 16 – April 3, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $346.50 (+HST)

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Adult Art Classes

Acrylic and Oil – Tuesday Afternoons (11 Classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, April 17 – June 26, 2018
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $346.50 (+HST)

Acrylic and Oil – Tuesday Evenings (11 Classes)
Dates: Tuesdays, April 17 – June 26, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Room 301
Fee: $346.50 (+HST)

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  • Art supplies NOT included for Adult Art Classes.
  • Register for All THREE terms and save 5% off program fees.
  • Minimum of eight enrollments required to run the program.
  • Pricing and Schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Refund Policy: Five working days before classes start, less $50.00 administrative fee. No refund once classes start or for any missed lessons.

For further information about dates and times:

Cassandra Zannella
Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant
Email:
cultural@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3