Adult Art

Courses

Adult Art Courses

Develop your artistic technique

Whether by drawing or painting, developing a visual art technique offers infinite possibilities for self-expression. For young and old, novice or master, the path towards discovery is facilitated by a good teacher. Explore what you would like to express with a class today.

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Drawing & Painting

Courses

Drawing & Painting Courses

Oil Painting: Original Images

with Jacinta Ionno

For adults of all levels

Learn underpainting, layering and blending techniques through demonstrations and exercises using your own photographs of various subjects.

8 Weeks

January 22 – March 11

In-Studio Course

Mondays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Mondays 1 PM – 4 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$235Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$223Per Session

Non-Residents

$246Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$235Per Session

Painting with Pastel

with Harvey Segal

For adults of all levels

In this new class, all elements and principles of art will be covered: composition, values, edges, color, etc. Students will work at their own level. The instructor will do demos and help everyone hands on. You will work from still life and photos (landscape and figures), starting with black and white and working your way to color. With practice everyone can become accomplished and learn to see like an artist. The magic word is ATTITUDE. What kind of artist do you want to be?

In-Studio Course

8 Weeks

January 22 – March 11

Mondays 6:30 PM – 9 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$264Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$253Per Session

Non-Residents

$276Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$264Per Session

Drawing Portraiture

with Natasha Martel

For adults of all Levels

Let’s face it, this class will be all about…faces! The compositional elements of a portrait, meaning where it is placed on the paper and in which direction it is facing (front view, profile or back) will help you depict the mood of your drawing. Looking through art historical approaches we will decide which type of portrait suits you best and we will spend class time creating it.

In-Person Course

4 Weeks

January 23 – February 15

Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Thursdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Pricing

DDO Resident

$117Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$106Per Session

Non-Residents

$129Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$117Per Session

Drawing the Human Body

with Natasha Martel

For adults of all levels

Depicting the human form has occupied humanity since the beginning of time. You will learn proportions of the human anatomy by sighting and rendering. From the three dimensional form to the 2 dimensional surface. The ultimate challenge in observation and perhaps the most rewarding! All 4 classes include the live model.

In-Studio Course

4 Weeks

February 27 – March 19

Tuesdays 10 AM – 1 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$185Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$174Per Session

Non-Residents

$197Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$185Per Session

Acrylic Painting from the Micro to the Macro

with Natasha Martel

For students with experience

This painting course is based on the idea of scale and it is broken up into two sections (the extra large and the infinitely small). Can the big be small? And vice versa. It will make you consider your place and relationship to the world. The objective is to push your boundaries outside of your comfort zone and think about how to depict scale as subject matter.

In-Studio

8 Weeks

January 23 – March 12

Tuesdays 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$235Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$223Per Session

Non-Residents

$246Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$235Per Session

Drawing Fundamentals

with Natasha Martel

For teens (15+) and adults of all levels

This class introduces you to the basic principles of drawing. You will learn how to build a composition by using elements that make up a drawing (line, form, and texture). You will discover the language of drawing through the use of multiple drawing mediums and tools. We will focus on the most essential skill: observation and how to translate a 3D form onto a 2D surface.

In-studio Course

8 Weeks

January 23 – March 12

Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Pricing

DDO Resident

$196Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$207Per Session

Non-Residents

$184Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$196Per Session

Enhancing Watercolour

with Renée Mizgala

For students with experience

Students should have a basic knowledge of watercolour and be ready to attempt more difficult subject matter. They will learn techniques not only on regular watercolour paper, but also how to paint on canvas and other Oriental papers. Through demonstrations and critiques students will be encouraged to paint not only in a realistic manner, but also in a more painterly and personal approach. They must be willing to experiment and be daring!

In-Studio Course

8 Weeks

February 7 – March 27

Wednesdays 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$216Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$204Per Session

Non-Residents

$227Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$216Per Session

Creative Acrylics

with Brenda Gee

For teens (16+) and adults of all levels

Explore acrylic methods and techniques while having fun. Realism as well as a lesson on abstraction will be offered. Both fluid and viscose paint will be experimented with in weekly demonstrations. All levels of painters accepted.

In-Studio

8 Weeks

January 24 – March 13

Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 9 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$196Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$184Per Session

Non-Residents

$207Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$196Per Session

Enjoying Watercolour

with Renée Mizgala

For adults of all levels

Learn basic to more innovative watercolour techniques through demonstrations and critiques while you explore various subject matter.

In-Studio Course

8 Weeks

February 8 – March 28

Thursdays 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$216Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$204Per Session

Non-Residents

$227Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$216Per Session

Mixed Media

Courses

Mixed Media

Courses

Media Mix-Up

with Angelo David Russo

For teens (15+) and adults of all levels

This course aims to teach beginners the basics of experimental & mixed media painting. Learn a variety of painting techniques while incorporating various materials to create original mixed media work. Techniques will include newsprint & tissue collage, tape resist, masking, bulletism, using a brayer for varied effects, and much more.

In-Studio Course

8 Weeks

January 25 – March 14

Thursdays 6:30 PM – 9 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$216Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$204Per Session

Non-Residents

$227Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$216Per Session

Discover Printmaking

with Natasha Martel

For adults of all levels

Extra, Extra… get out your newspapers it’s time to re-discover printmaking! Think of this class as a combination of woodshop (carving tools) and shop class (greasy inks). Newspaper is actually a handy tool we will use to wipe up the excess ink. It’s vintage and contemporary all wrapped into one. With the use of a press bed we will produce multiple addition prints, colour block prints, and blind emboss. The outcome will be a deeper understanding and appreciation for how hand printing materials are created.

In-Studio Course

4 Weeks

February 29 – March 21

Thursdays 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$117Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$106Per Session

Non-Residents

$129Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$117Per Session

Mixed Media for the Neurodiverse

with TBD

Designed for neurodiverse young adults of all levels of experience

This multi-media class welcomes neuro-diverse young adults to experiment with various kinds of materials to encourage material-exploration and favour self expression through guided art-making. Materials with range from drawing and painting, to sculpture and print-making.

In-Studio Course

8 Weeks

January 28 – March 17

Sundays 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Pricing

DDO Resident

$187Per Session

Non-Residents

$198Per Session

Sculpture Courses

Sculpture Courses

Pottery – wheel

with Eva Ferenczy-Reichmann

For teens (15+) and adults of all levels

Designed for the beginner and intermediate student. With over 35 years of experience, Eva will show her own personal techniques of throwing on the wheel one-on-one. Learn to create from simple to complex forms with ease. The sky is the limit!

In-studio

8 Weeks

January 22 – March 11

Mondays 10:30 AM – 1 PM | Mondays 2 PM – 4:30 PM | Mondays 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Tuesdays 2 PM – 4:30 PM | Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 9 PM | Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 9 PM | Thursdays 10:30 AM – 1 PM | Thursdays 2 PM – 4:30 PM | Thursdays 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Pricing

DDO Resident

$265Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$254Per Session

Non-Residents

$277Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$265Per Session

Creative Sculpture

with Konstantin Velitchkov

For adults of all levels

Learn to create expressive clay sculptures incorporating figurative elements with accomplished Bulgarian sculptor Konstantin. Discover some of the insights developed over 30 years of professional artistry by this unique internationally exhibited artist.

In-Studio Course

8 Weeks

January 24 – March 13

Wednesdays 1:30 PM – 4 PM

Pricing

DDO Resident

$242Per Session

Senior DDO Residents

$230Per Session

Non-Residents

$253Per Session

Senior Non-Residents

$242Per Session

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