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Art Programs

ART PROGRAMS

Painting Masterclasses

Live Virtual Workshops with Sam Paonessa

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

Making Spring Sing

  • • Thursday, April 28, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Build textures and fresh vibrant colour in your landscape painting. Helpful palette knife techniques rendering trees and foliage will be demonstrated.

Price: $45.00 + HST

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

 

Flower Garden

  • • Thursday, May 12, 6:30 – 9:00pm

While learning to render convincing textures such as stone and wood, we explore composition and use of
a common subject as a focal point.

Price: $45.00 + HST

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

 

Pomodorini

  • • Thursday, June 16, 6:30 – 9:00pm

Render form using values, edge quality and the use of complementary colour.

Price: $45.00 + HST

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

Introduction to Textile Painting

NEW 8-week program with Mimmo Baronello.

  • Wednesdays, April 6 – June 1, 6:30pm

Join us for this new workshop with a contemporary approach to the traditional practice of hand-painted textiles and create original and beautiful hand-painted works of art like pillows, scarves, drapery and more.

Participants will learn basic hand-painting techniques, how to choose appropriate natural fiber textiles (like silk, cotton, and linen), and how to work with high-quality permanent fabric paint.

 

Price: $312.00 + HST

Material kit included, a $60.00 value

Painting Courses

Artista Painting Workshop

Oil or acrylic painting workshop with Sam Paonessa

This 11-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.

Artista Painting Workshop 
SpringTermApril 5 - June 14
# of Weeks11 weeks
DayTuesdays
Time12:30 – 3:30pm
LocationJoseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Price$352.00 + HST
Materials are not included. Students may choose to paint with oil or acrylic paint. A material list will be provided upon registration.

Less Defined Landscape Workshop

Integrating both landscape and abstract, this 8-week workshop will inspire students to interpret, simplify and edit photo references using less traditional techniques and colour palettes, while encouraging creativity and imagination.

Less Defined Landscape Workshop 
Spring TermApril 6 - May 25
# of Weeks8 weeks
DayWednesday
Time12:30 – 3:30pm
LocationJoseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Price$256.00 + 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:

 

Angelita Papa

Arts & Culture Coordinator

Phone: 416-789- 7011 Ext. 248

Email: cultural@villacharities.com