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Art Programs


Painting Masterclass

Join professional artist and multi-award recipient Sam Paonessa, for a Tuscan Landscape painting masterclass in celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Sam will guide you on creating your very own masterpiece, while enhancing your understanding of specific panting techniques. Workshop is suited for students with prior painting experience.

Tuscan Landscape

Thursday, June 17 – 6:30 – 9:00pm

Price: $45.00 + HST

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

Painting Courses

Landscape Painting

Classes will explore principles such as tone, colour, form, texture, brush techniques, contrast and composition. This course is suited for people with painting experience.

Landscape Painting 
Spring TermApril 6 – June 15
# of Weeks11 weeks
Time12:30 – 3:30pm
LocationThis is an online class. Log-in details will be provided prior to the first session.
Fee$346.50 + HST
Materials are not included. Students may choose to paint with oil or acrylic paint. A material list will be provided upon registration.

Refund Policy

Refund five working days before classes start, less $50.00 administrative fee. No refund once classes start or for any missed lessons.


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. He is a founding member of Plein Air Canada and a member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Sam has been teaching at the Columbus Centre since 2010.


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

Cassandra Zannella

Arts & Culture Coordinator

Phone: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Email: cultural@villacharities.com 

901 Lawrence Ave. West Toronto, ON M6A 1C3