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Art Programs

ADULT LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH SAM PAONESSA

We offer acrylic landscape painting classes for adults, ages 18 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. This course is suitable for students of all levels and experience.

Sam 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.”

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IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING WORKSHOPS
ADULTS 19+

Our impressionist painting 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 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.

All materials including one canvas are provided.

Pricing and schedule subject to change without notice.

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CHILDREN’S PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES

These classes focus on fostering creative confidence and explore a variety of mediums such as acrylic and watercolour painting, charcoal, conté 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.

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CLASS INFORMATION 2018/2019

LANDSCAPE PAINTING CLASSES

DatesJanuary 15 – April 2
Number of Classes11
DayTuesday
Time1:00-4:00pm
LocationRoom 301 (3rd floor)
Fee$346.50 + HST

No classes during March Break. Please note 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.

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IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING WORKSHOPS
ADULTS 19+

Van Gogh’s Starry NightGeorgia O’Keefe’s Abstract FloralMonet’s Water Lilies
DatesThursday, January 17Thursday, February 14Thursday, March 28
Time6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm
LocationRoom 301 (3rd floor)Room 301 (3rd floor)Room 301 (3rd floor)
Fee$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST

All materials including one canvas are provided.

Pricing and schedule subject to change without notice.

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CHILDREN’S PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES

DatesJanuary 14 – April 1
Number of Classes10
DayMonday
Time4:30-6:00pm (Ages 6-8)
6:30-8:00pm (Ages 9-12)
LocationRoom 301 (3rd floor)
Fee$350

Course Syllabus:

Charcoal Portrait Drawing- 3 weeks
Learning Outcomes: tonal value, portraiture, shading, charcoal drawing, reductive drawing, Käthe Kollwitz and Michelangelo Buonarotti examples.

Pop Art Acrylic Painting- 2 weeks
Learning Outcomes: acrylic painting techniques, graphic painting, pointillism, pattern, andy warhol and roy lichtenstein examples.

Still life Watercolor painting- 2 weeks
Learning Outcomes: tonal value, perspective, watercolour techniques, renaissance still life examples.

Mixed Media Coral Reef Painting- 3 weeks
Learning Outcomes: acrylic painting techniques, building surfaces, drawing techniques, perspective drawing, collage, assemblage, Anselm Kiefer examples.

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IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING WORKSHOPS
ADULTS 19+

Autumn Still LifeMonet’s Country LandscapeGeorgia O’Keefe’s Abstract Floral
DatesThursday, April 25Thursday, May 23Thursday, June 13
Time6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm6:30 – 9:30pm
LocationRoom 301 (3rd floor)Room 301 (3rd floor)Room 301 (3rd floor)
Fee$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST$40.00 + HST

All materials including one canvas are provided.

Pricing and schedule subject to change without notice.

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  • Art supplies NOT included for 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 further information about dates and times:

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

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, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

Arts, Youth & Culture Dept. (2nd floor, Room C201)
Monday, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday to Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
901 Lawrence Ave. West, Office C201
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3