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Art Programs

ADULT ART CLASSES (AGES 19+)

LANDSCAPE PAINTING

We offer acrylic and oil painting classes for adults, ages 19 years and up. Classes focus on landscape studies and will explore principles such as tone, colour, form, texture, brush techniques, mixing, contrast and composition. Classes offer an intimate small group setting, which provides for one-on-one instruction, allowing students to fully explore their creative potential.

Instructor: Sam Paonessa is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). Sam began his long and fulfilling career at Hallmark Canada, creating paintings and artwork for a variety of products. Sam has been teaching at the Columbus Centre since 2010.

“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.”

Click to view or download our Fall & Winter 2019/2020 Program Guide

IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING WORKSHOPS

These paint night workshops are an excellent option for those looking to try their hand at impressionist painting. Beginners can follow easy step-by-step demonstrations by the instructor while more experienced students are encouraged to express themselves at their own pace. At the end of each workshop, you will take home a beautifully painted canvas.

Instructor: Alicia Chen is an artist, art educator, young business entrepreneur and curator. She is a graduate of The University of British Columbia majoring in Visual Arts and minoring in Art History. She has exhibited her artwork in Vancouver, Toronto and Taipei.

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CHILDREN’S PAINTING & DRAWING (AGES 6-14 YEARS)

Our children’s painting and drawing classes focus on fostering creative confidence and explore a variety of mediums such as acrylic and watercolour painting, charcoal, conte and graphite drawing. Through different materials and styles, students will learn tonal value, perspective, portraiture and still life, along with both fundamental and expressive drawing and painting techniques to create well rounded and creative projects.

COURSE OUTLINE

Projects and materials are presented in small groups, students receive detailed step-by-step instructions to get started. From there, students work at their own pace to complete their projects with the instructor at hand to guide and support them.

Students are guided on watercolour, acrylic painting, drawing, and sculpting techniques accompanied by famous artists’ stories. Professional art supplies are included.

Instructor: Alicia Chen is an artist, art educator, young business entrepreneur and curator. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia majoring in Visual Arts and minoring in Art History. She has exhibited her work in Vancouver, Toronto and Taipei.

Landscape Painting Class Fees

Winter 2020 Schedule
Winter TermJanuary 14 – March 24
Number of Weeks11 weeks
DayTuesday
Time1:00 – 4:00pm
Fee$346.50 + HST
LocationJoseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre

No classes during March Break. Material list is not included. All students will have an opportunity to exhibit their work in our end-of-term exhibit held at the Columbus Centre.

Impressionist Paint Night Workshop Fees

Winter 2020 Schedule
ClassClaude Monet’s “The Esterel Mountains”Vincent van Gogh’s “Café Terrace at Night”Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1”
DatesThursday, December 5Thursday, January 16Thursday, February 6Thursday, March 5
Time6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm
Fee$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST
LocationJoseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus CentreWorkshop Room, 3rd Floor, Columbus CentreWorkshop Room, 3rd Floor, Columbus CentreWorkshop Room, 3rd Floor, Columbus Centre

Professional art supplies are included. Pricing & Schedule subject to change without notice.

Children’s Painting & Drawing Class Fees

Winter 2020 Schedule
Winter TermJanuary 20 – April 6 (10 weeks)
DayMonday
Time4:30 – 6:00pm (Ages 6-8 years)
6:30 – 8:00pm (Ages 9-14 years)
Fee$350.00
LocationWorkshop Room, 3rd Floor, Columbus Centre
Professional art supplies are included. No classes during March Break or Holiday Mondays. Projects typically take 2-4 weeks to complete. Pricing and schedules subject to change without notice.
Discounts and Important Information
  • Art supplies NOT included for Landscape Painting Adult Art Classes.
  • Refer a friend and receive 10% off future course tuition 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 more information, or to inquire further, please contact:

Cassandra Zannella
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Email: cultural@villacharities.com
Tel: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248
901 Lawrence Ave. West
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

Columbus Centre
Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3