Friday, August 30, 2013

GPAG Fall Courses are OFFICIALLY open for registration!


Painting, printmaking, clay, collage, sculpture, book arts, mixed media, found object art and so much more! Children will learn important technical skills while exploring fun and educational themes. All our classes are taught by professional artists with experience working with children.

To meet community needs, we have made some changes to Seasonal Programming this Fall. We hope you will take advantage of the new opportunities we are offering and welcome your feedback and suggestions!

NEW Art Club for Kids!
Ages 5-12 years
Thursdays September 12 – November 28
from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
(October 24 will be from 6-8pm)
12 sessions
With Kendra Spurgeon

$5.00 Drop-In fee OR buy a 10-class pass and attend regularly: $45 for members/ $50 non-members.
Following the success of this Summer’s Go! Anywhere Drop-In Programme (a collaborative programme between the gallery and the library that was funded by the Niagara NEW Idea Fund), we have decided to continue the series as a new Art Club for Kids!

Each week , students will complete a project in a different theme or media, make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. Please note that space is limited (maximum 15 students) and that due to the drop-in format of the series, we cannot guarantee a space in the class. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. The second session will be announced in the Winter 2013-2014 Courses and Workshops Brochure.

NEW Family Friendly Sundays
Ages 5–12 years
(We welcome 3 - 4 year olds in our Tots Corner – with parental supervision)
September 29, October 27, November 24 &   December 29, 2013 from 2 - 4 pm
Ongoing sessions
$2.00 per child — if parents choose to make a project of their own alongside their child the $2 fee will apply. Pre-registration is   required as space is limited.
Join us on every last Sunday of the month for our Family Friendly Sundays. Enjoy art activities as a family, connect with other community members and make new friends! 
Take a moment to marvel at the artwork by local and regional artists in both our Gallery Gift Shop and in our regular exhibitions.  Family Friendly Sundays will be a great way to get your family involved with your local gallery!


Painting the Still Life Lively
With Jan Yates
Saturday October 5, 2013
From 1:30 – 4:30pm
1 session
$30 members/ $40 non-members

Alla Prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), may also be referred to as 'direct painting'. It is a method in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint. This technique requires a fast way of working, and usually has to be finished before the first layers of paint have dried. Jan will demonstrate how to achieve a fresh and painterly effect that incorporates alla prima techniques. You will work from a colourful still life set up featuring seasonal foliage and interesting objects. This series is suitable for those with a general knowledge of paint handling. A material list will be provided upon registration.

Encaustic Workshop
With Erna de Vries
Saturday October 19, 2013
From 10:30 am - 4:30pm
1 session
$70 members/ $80 non-members
This introductory workshop will provide participants with basic skills and techniques     necessary for working in encaustic painting.  Students will be introduced to: safety precautions, materials and tools, melting and fusing, colour mixing, texturing, photo transfers and collage methods. Plenty of time will be allotted for participants to experiment with demonstrated   techniques using a variety of supports, and work on individual projects. An additional fee of $25.00 made payable to the instructor at the beginning of class will cover all material needs. There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.


We offer life drawing sessions in our studio during regular gallery hours to students interested in working from a live model. Classes are subject to a minimum and maximum number of students. Pre-booking is required. Costume modeling is available.

No instructor (minimum 6 students)
$10 members / $15 non–members per session
This Open Studio format allows each artist to determine their own needs ~ quick studies to        extended poses. There is no instructor and each   participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.

With an Instructor (minimum 6 students)
$25 members/ $30 non-members per session
These guided sessions provide students with the instruction and assistance of a professional artist through quick studies and extended poses. Each   participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.

Herringbone and Free Form Peyote
Cuff Bracelet
With Crystal Zettel
Saturday November 2, 2013
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  
1 session
$30 members / $40 non–members
Students will learn how to use the peyote/ herringbone stitch while creating a beautiful beaded cuff bracelet. Materials will be on hand to purchase for $5. If you have a colour preference, please inform upon registration.
A materials fee of $5 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover materials.


Seniors Art Classes
at the Grimsby Senior Centre
Ongoing sessions

Due to the success of our first art programme at the Grimsby Senior Centre in the Spring of 2013, we are planning more classes for the Fall and Winter of 2013 at their location.

Drawing and Painting for Beginners
Learning some of the basic concepts of drawing and painting as you start to explore your artistic self!

The Legacy Project
An art project that will transform some of your favourite life moments into a visual work of art to share and display.

Details to be announced mid-September.
Please contact the gallery for more details.

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