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Art Programs

Artista Painting Workshop

Suitable for adults of all skill levels with some prior painting experience.

  • Tuesdays, January 10 – March 28, 12:30 – 3:30pm

This 10-week painting workshop, led by professional artist and multi-award recipient Sam Paonessa, is for students who have a passion for painting and wish to further develop their skills. A variety of subject matter will be explored including urban and abstract landscapes, wildlife and still life. Sam will provide inspiring demonstrations and helpful critiques through group and one-on-one instruction.

 

Price: $374.00 + HST

Materials are not included.

Textile and Decoration Painting

8-week workshop suitable for students with no previous experience.

  • Wednesdays, January 25 – March 22, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Learn the foundations of creating beautiful unique textiles and decorative art with a contemporary approach to the traditional practice of hand-painted textiles. Students will develop skill and confidence in surface pattern design through personal guidance by the instructor.

 

Price: $312.00 + HST

Material kit included, a $60.00 value. Tools on loan provided by the instructor. 

Clay “Bas-Relief” Sculpting Workshop

8-week workshop suitable for students with no previous experience.

  • Thursdays, January 26 – March 23, 6:45 – 9:15pm

Originating from the Latin verb relevo, (to raise), the process of “bas-relief” gives the impression that the material is rising: the equivalent of seeing a picture coming out of the background.

 

In this adult workshop, students will become familiar with the creation of a “bas-relief” using clay. Students will work through the process of drawing onto the clay and building material up to low or high relief, while learning and developing sculpting skills.

 

Price: $342.00 + HST

Material kit included, a $90.00 value. Tools on loan provided by the instructor 

Fundamentals of Photography

8-week program for children ages 10 – 14

  • Thursdays, January 26 – March 23, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Using any style of camera (SLR, phones or tablets), children will learn the fundamentals of photography, including camera basics, lighting, long exposure, still-life and basic compositions.

 

Suitable for children of all levels and experience. Students to provide their own device with a camera.

 

Price: $225.00 + HST

Package price includes 8 weekly classes

NEW Less Defined Landscape Mini Workshop

Suitable for intermediate to advanced students with prior experience.

  • Wednesdays, March 1 – March 29, 12:30 – 3:30pm

This new 4-class “mini” workshop will focus on the beauty of winter. Students will learn to paint winter landscapes creating atmospheric effects using techniques for oil and acrylic paint.

 

Price: $136.00

Materials are not included.

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

Angelita Papa

Arts & Culture Coordinator

Phone: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Email: cultural@villacharities.com 

Painting Masterclasses (Online Only)

Join professional artist and multi-award recipient Sam Paonessa, as he guides you on creating your very own masterpiece, developing your skills of specific painting techniques.

Autumn Mantles


With a focus on edge quality, values and chromatic colour, students will learn the techniques of rendering trees, painting layered foliage and the reflective qualities of water.

November Sky

  • Thursday, November 24, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Students with learn to tell a story through painting, creating a narrative utilizing atmosphere, mood and colour. A lone tree stands against a dramatic steel gray sky creating a symbolic image of isolation. Ochre corn fields provide a feeling of warmth and provision.

Price: $48.00 + HST (per masterclass)

Materials are not included. A material list will be provided upon registration. These classes are suitable for intermediate to advanced students with prior experience.

Artista Painting Workshop

Oil or acrylic painting workshop suitable for adults of all levels with some prior painting experience.

  • Tuesdays, September 13 – December 13, 12:30 – 3:30pm

This painting workshop led by professional artist and multi-award recipient, Sam Paonessa, is for students who have a passion for painting and wish to further develop their skills. A variety of subject matter will be explored including landscapes, wildlife and still life. Sam will provide inspiring demonstrations and helpful critiques through group and one-on-one instruction.

 

Price: $476.00 + HST

Materials are not included. A material list will be provided upon registration

Less Defined Landscape

14-week painting workshop suitable for intermediate to advanced students with prior experience.

  • Wednesdays, September 14 – December 14, 12:30 – 3:30pm

Integrating both landscape and abstract, this workshop will inspire students to interpret, simplify and edit photo references using less traditional techniques and colour palettes, while encouraging creativity and imagination.

 

Price: $476.00 + HST

Materials are not included. A material list will be provided upon registration