Adult Art Classes

March 8, 2018 - 9:00 am

Flex your creative muscles and spend an engaging afternoon or evening at the Art Gallery. Enjoy a hands-on, artist-led workshop in a fully-equipped studio space. Explore the principles of design and colour. Learn about landscape painting, printmaking and contemporary art. Share in a guided tour of the Gallery’s exhibitions and collections. Perfect for adult birthday parties and celebrations of all kinds, as well as corporate retreats. A fun way to foster creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and team building.

Choose from two different art programmes:
Vibrant Vistas: Learn about painting techniques and materials! Create an exceptional abstract painting representing your idea of the Canadian landscape.
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April 4, 2018 - 10:00 am
$195.00 + HST/$175.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included

DRAWING IN COLOUR WITH CHRISTINA LUCK
April 4 to May 9, 2018
Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 6 workshops
$195.00 + HST/$175.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included     

Spend creative mornings at the MacLaren! Regional artist Christina Luck will guide participants in a series of projects exploring the limitless potential of drawing in colour using oil and chalk pastels, conté, watercolour pencils, artist-grade markers, coloured inks and more. Beginner and intermediate levels of experience are welcome.

April 7, 2018 - 10:00 am
$125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included

EXPRESSIVE PORTRAITS WITH MARLENE HILTON-MOORE
April 7, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1 workshop
$125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included         

Take your drawing to the next level! Regional artist Marlene Hilton-Moore will lead a full-day master class with the portrait as the subject of focus. Under the guidance of this renowned artist, participants will hone their drawing skills while experimenting with mixed-media drawing materials and techniques to create a series of expressive portraits.

April 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
$275.00 + HST/$247.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials not included

FROM LIFE WITH JILL PRICE             
April 10 to June 19, 2018 (no class on May 22)
Tuesdays: 7:00 – 10:00 pm, 10 workshops; Live model  
$275.00 + HST/$247.50 + HST Gallery MemberMaterials not included    

From Life utilizes a live model to explore the human figure from different points of view. Benefit from the experience of regional artist Jill Price and explore traditional life drawing using various media. Intermediate and advanced levels of experience are welcome. Easels provided for up to 16 participants.

May 12, 2018 - 10:00 am
$125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST MacLaren Members; Materials included

FIGURE PAINTING WITH SADKO HADZIHASANOVIC
May 12, 2018
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1 workshop
$125.00 + HST/$112.50 + HST MacLaren MembersMaterials included         

Join regional artist Sadko for a full-day master figure painting workshop! Inspired by the live model as subject, participants will explore water-soluble oil painting materials and techniques, creating a representational work of art under the guidance of this master painter.

May 16, 2018 - 7:00 pm
$235.00 + HST/$211.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included

MIXED-MEDIA WATERCOLOURS WITH JENNIE CLARK                                  
May 16 to June 20, 2018
Wednesdays: 7:00 – 9:30 pm, 6 workshops
$235.00 + HST/$211.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials included

Join regional artist Jennie Clark for an engaging exploration of mixed-media watercolour techniques and materials. Throughout the six workshops, participants will create unique artworks incorporating photo-transfer, collage, printmaking and more. Beginner and intermediate levels of experience are welcome.

May 26, 2018 - 10:30 am
$175.00 + HST/$157.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials not included

PHOTOGRAPHY WITH ANDRE BENÉTEAU
May 26 to June 23, 2018                                   
Saturdays: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, 5 workshops
$175.00 + HST/$157.50 + HST Gallery Member; Materials not included      

Under the guidance of regional artist Andre Benéteau, further your knowledge of camera techniques, features and operation with a series of engaging workshops and field trips. Participants will explore the many aspects of photography from portraits to landscapes while exercising their creativity and eye for dynamic composition. Participants must...

June 25, 2018 - 10:00 am
$210.00 + HST/$189.00 + HST Gallery Member; Some materials provided

VIBRANT VISTAS WITH ROD PROUSE
June 25 to 27, 2018
Monday to Wednesday, 10 am – 3:00 pm, 3 workshops
$210.00 + HST/$189.00 + HST Gallery Member; Some materials provided

Following the success of his master class earlier this year, the MacLaren welcomes back regional artist Rod Prouse in this three-day studio-based programme for adults. Participants will be inspired by the seasonal details that define early summer. Using plein-air sketches and photographs, they will create a series of abstract paintings that play with colour, design and composition, fostering creativity and personal expression. Beginner and intermediate levels of experience are welcome.

August 27, 2018 - 11:57 am
$210.00 + HST/$189.00 + HST Gallery Member; Some materials provided

DRAWING ON THE EDGE WITH JILL PRICE
August 27 to 29, 2018
Monday to Wednesday, 10 am – 3:00 pm, 3 workshops
$210.00 + HST/$189.00 + HST Gallery Member; Some materials provided

What happens when one allows oneself to think differently about drawing? In this three-day programme guided by regional artist Jill Price, participants will boost their creativity by exploring a variety of experimental approaches to drawing. Focusing on artmaking that involves chance, relinquishing agency and personal experience, participants will arrive at expressive drawings where materials and methods create new meaning in their art practice. Beginner and intermediate levels of experience are welcome.