Abstract Painting Today Oil Painting: The Figure Painting: Gesture and Colour Painting: Nature Bound Painting: Stripes as Structure & Subject Painting the Everyday with Gouache Painting: The Flower as Art Painting the In-Between Watercolour: Art and Science
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Painting: Gesture and Colour (PNTGs108-18)

This course teaches the fundamentals of painting with an emphasis on colour, line and form. Subject matter includes inventive still life constructions, live models, found imagery and photographs. Students work on colour exercises sequentially, from black and white through the complementary colours, to a full palette of colour by the end of the course. This introductory course focuses on several quick and direct studies using paint on paper as opposed to making a "finished" painting. Historical and conceptual ideas surrounding painting are discussed and illustrated with slide presentations.
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm, May 16 - Jun 27 (No class May 23)
Todd Lambeth
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Watercolour: Art and Science (PNTGs230-18)

Throughout history, art and science co-existed in the form of botanical and zoological drawings; diagrams of the earth’s structure and our solar systems; and in the form of medical illustrations, to give but a few examples. This course will use several branches of science such as botany, zoology, geology, astronomy, and human physiology as a point of departure for watercolour paintings. Watercolour is the selected medium because it can be used for both drawing and painting. Basic watercolour techniques will be covered, but the focus of the course is on responding to a scientific subject in an expressive and imaginative way. No watercolour experience is required.
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, May 17 - Jun 28 (No class May 24)
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting: The Flower as Art (PNTGs231-18)

This painting course will concentrate on the flower to inspire a range of painting projects that vary from direct observation to abstraction. Students will be encouraged to take a contemporary approach in developing a personal and imaginative response to the subject of the flower. Examples of the work of contemporary painters will be shown for inspiration. Some painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, May 17 - Jun 21
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting: Nature Bound (PNTGs232-18)

In this painting course, students will explore the intersection between the human and natural worlds specific to gardens, landscaping and agriculture. Traditional tropes of plein air painting will be re-examined in order to bring new life to nature-based drawing and painting practices. Man-made objects and systems will be examined in partnership with the beauty of natural spaces in a series of painting projects. Students will develop a broader understanding of how to use nature as subject matter in contemporary art by the end of this course.
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm, May 16 - Jun 20
Bronwyn McMillin
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting the In-Between (PNTGs234-18)

This course will focus around the idea of creating a series of paintings that explore in-between spaces. These are places on the edge: places of meeting, of the unseen, or of the mundane. Zones of emergence, growth, construction, destruction or death will be examined, including highways, ditches, industrial lots, or clearcut areas. Students will develop their awareness of transition and impermanence, and begin experimenting with their methods of painting to create material reflections of space in flux. This course will encourage students to develop new ways to think about subject and content in their paintings.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, May 17 - Jun 21
Bronwyn McMillin
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Oil Painting: The Figure (PNTGs235-18)

Students will learn basic oil painting techniques with the figure as subject in this course. Elements such as paint handling, brushwork, colour, composition and creating space will be covered in addition to learning how to paint the model in various poses. Examples of contemporary artists using the figure will be presented throughout the duration of the course.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, May 18 - Jun 22
Jason Stovall
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
Model Fee: $30
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Painting: Stripes as Structure & Subject (PNTGs236-18)

This painting course will focus on the way stripes can be used in painting to create composition, pattern and rhythm. Students will be introduced to the ways artists have included this approach in painting where object and ground become equal, opening a new insight to modernism. Hard-edge and hand-drawn edges will be considered as well as overlapping and glazing techniques. Compositions will be created incorporating ideas around scale, colour and value juxtaposition. A list of guidelines and project directions will be assigned. Some painting experience is recommended.
Fridays 2pm - 5pm, May 19 - Jun 30 (No class May 26)
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Abstract Painting Today (PNTGs240-18)

This course will introduce students to the many ways to create abstract paintings including a focus on structure, geometry, gesture, the manipulated surface and sculptural forms. Diverse influences such as design, textile art, mark making, text, graffiti/street art, mapping and collage will be included in the discussion. Students will leave course with a broad knowledge of how to make abstract paintings that are both personal and visually dynamic.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, May 18 - Jun 22
Wendy De Gros
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting the Everyday with Gouache (PNTGs241-18)

This course is inspired by the artist, illustrator and writer Maira Kalman. The focus is on using objects that are part of everyday life, personal experiences, as well as using popular culture and current events as subject matter. Composition, working with text, and ideas surrounding meaning and content will be addressed with each project. Working with mixed media such as pastel, ink and collage is also a part of this course. Course will include presentations of other artists working with ‘the everyday’ as source.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, May 17 - Jun 28 (No class May 24)
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $225.00 (18 hrs)
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