Art Classes

 Arts & Craft Programs

*In order to take advantage of Nord-Bridge member price for the programs, a current 2024 membership is required. The course registration fee must be paid in full prior to the start of class.

 

Beginners Watercolor (No Experience Required)
If you are one of many beginners who think they cannot paint or draw, this is the watercolor class for you.  It will calm all your fears.  You will be guided through different techniques and textures such as bubble wrap, facial tissue and salt, and show you how to properly use your brushes and mix color on your paper.  By the end of seven sessions, you will have the confidence in your ability to paint on your own and to have lots of paintings to show your family. The first class will be an introduction to the world of watercolor. The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. Please pick up the supply list when registering.

Begins: Tuesday, Jan. 16 Ends: Feb. 27
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Craft Room
Instructor: Denise Savard
Maximum: 10 students
Fee: Members: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00

 

NEW Advanced Watercolor (Minimum of 4 years previous experience required)
This class is for those who have more experience in painting by themselves with proper paints and brushes and are able to paint with minimal supervision. We will  be layering grass, defining color swatch of real flowers and compound strokes. The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. Please pick up the supply list when registering.

Session 1: Tuesday, Mar. 12 Ends: Apr. 23
Session 2: Tuesday, May 7 Ends: June 18
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Craft Room
Instructor: Denise Savard
Maximum: 10 students
Fee: Members: $45.00 (for each session) Non-Members: $65.00 (for each session)

 

NEW Beginners Acrylic Painting with Gordon Perret
Experiment with various techniques and styles used in acrylic painting. We will learn basic techniques in acrylic painting, design elements important in painting, composition, use of line and texture as well as use of color such as basic color theory, atmospheric perspective, color and mood. We will use the topics of still life and landscape to learn these skills. The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. *Please pick up a supply list when registering.*

Session 1: Monday, Jan 15 Ends: Mar. 4  *No class Feb. 19
Session 2: Monday, Mar. 11 Ends: Apr. 29  *No class Apr. 1
Session 3: Monday, May 6 Ends: June 24 *No class May 20
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Location: Craft Room
Fee: $45.00 Non-Members: $65.00

 

Advanced Acrylic Painting (Min. of 5 years previous experience)
In this acrylic painting class, you will not only learn how to paint with acrylics, but also experiment with color mixing, develop brush stroke techniques, discover how to glaze, and practice composition using still life and photos for reference. The purpose of this class is to improve your painting skills and to have fun! The participant is required to buy their own supplies before the class. A complete supply list will be given at the time of registration.

Session 1: Thursdays, Jan. 11 Ends: Feb. 15
Session 2: Thursdays, Feb. 22 Ends: Mar. 28
Session 3: Thursdays, April 4 Ends: May 9
Session 4: Thursdays, May 16- June 27 *No class June 6
Location: Flex Room
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: Members: $55.00  Non-Members: $75.00
Instructor: Karina Mak
Maximum Participants: 10

 

NEW Flowers in Watercolor with Donna Gallant- Two Day Workshop
In this two week short class we will examine and reproduce close up views of flowers, searching for color changes, shadows, lights, textures, and much more! We will even learn how to paint water drops on petals. No experience required, just a willingness to look at something in a new way.

Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 21 & 28
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members: $25.00 Non Members: $45.00 *Please pick up a supply sheet up registration

 

 

NEW Drawing Your Pet with Chalk Pastels- Three Day Workshop
This 3 week class will help you draw your pet using chalk/soft pastel. We will cover the basics of using this medium and then we will study our pets basic facial and body’s structures. You will learn about value, portion and texture and how to bring those adorable eyes that look up to you daily to life. The results of chalk pastel are great for blending and having an oil like appearance without the drying time, and are very easy to work with. It’s like making a drawing into a painting.

Dates: Wednesday, March 20- April 3
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members: $35.00 Non Members: $55.00 *Please pick up a supply sheet up registration

 

 

NEW Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting – One day workshop
Back by popular demand we are happy to offer another Ukrainian Easter Egg Painting class. Come learn how to create your own Ukrainian Egg masterpiece just in time for Easter with Janet Tilbe who has many years of experience! All supplies will be provided and no previous experience required. Morning or afternoon option available.

Begins: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:30pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Craft Room
Fee: Members: $30.00 Non Members: $50.00

 

Arts & Crafts Clubs- Members Only

NEW Paper Tole / Handy Crafters  

The Paper Tole group takes multiple copies of a printed piece of art, and then cut, shape, mold and elevate the artwork to make three dimensional prints. More recently this group now creates new cards together. This is an  introduction to card making, learning measurements, and decorating using a Cricut machine and paper. Some supplies included but please contact Louise or Connie for more info. Instruction for card making is provided on Wednesdays and “go at your own pace” classes are on Fridays. This group meets on Wednesdays & Fridays at 10:00 am in the Flex Room & Fridays in the Craft Room. For information on this Club, please talk to the coordinator Connie Quintin at 403-795-7709. There is a member annual fee of $15.00 for Wednesday and $15.00 for Friday classes.  Begins Jan. 3rd.

 

Art & Soul Watercolor Club

The Watercolor Club is a group of painters who have been meeting on a regular basis, sharing ideas, techniques and resources.  While their primary purpose is to paint, it is important that the group retain its friendly, positive, encouraging atmosphere.  The group plans occasional one day workshops, and would welcome artists who are willing to teach. The Watercolor Club meets every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm in the new “Flex” room (located beside the pool room). For information on this Club, please talk to the co-coordinator Erika Bosters. There is a $20.00 fee for members.  Begins Jan. 9th.

 

NEW Watercolor Club
This is the newest watercolor club similar to the “Art and Soul Watercolor Club” where a group of painters meet on a regular basis, sharing ideas, techniques and resources. The Watercolor Club meets every Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm in the new “Flex” room (located beside the pool room) There will be no club from September– December 2024. For information on this Club, please talk to the co-coordinator, Sandy Nowell. There is a $20.00 fee for members. Begins Jan. 19th.

 

Quilters/Krafters Koffee Klub
This group of crafters is calling all knitters, crocheters, quilters, and crafters. They invite you to meet with them on a weekly basis for a social get-together. Bring your own work projects to work on, and ideas to share. The Club meets every Monday afternoon in the new Flex Room (located beside the pool room) from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information on this club please contact Lois Cicman. Begins Jan. 8th.

 

The Card Crafters
We have so much fun, you should really join us every Thursday morning (9:00 am in the Craft Room) as we make new creations from donated greeting cards. Our cards are then sold in the Gift Boutique as a fund-raiser for Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre.  No special skills required except a good sense of humor and the ability to cut and paste and create. For more information, please talk with the coordinator, Pat Kincade.

 

Woodcarving
In this class you will learn the art of carving wood.  You will be able to create your own carved projects. Beginning students who have little or no experience in carving are welcome. Come join in for an adventure in Woodcarving.  This class is ongoing so you can register and join anytime on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm —3:30 pm in the Craft Room. There is a member fee of $15.00 and a Non Member fee of $35.00 for both Monday and Thursday classes. *No class on June 6th.

 


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