Monday, December 28, 2015

Winter Courses & Workshops!

It may be cold outside, but GPAG's full of warm creativity with our 2015-2016 Winter Courses & Workshops!

For KIDS, we have The Art Club and Cartooning and Animation - All fundamentals of art are included in these courses!  Don't forget about March Break at GPAG!

For ADULTS we have Introduction to Watercolour, Encaustic Painting, Costumed Life-Drawing, Leather Pouch Creations and Bead Soup Creations!

Join us this winter, and let your creativity flourish!

Natalie Armistead
Ages 5-8
Sundays: February 21 -March 6
3 Sessions
$30 Members/$40 Non-Members

Each week students will create a project in a different media! Make friends and learn valuable skills in a creative and fun environment. Students will learn the basics of fundamental art  practices and media while creating exciting works of art over the course of 3 sessions.

With Hope Grant
Ages 8-12
Saturdays: January 16-February 6
4 Sessions
$35 Members/$45 Non-Members

Participants will learn about stop motion animation, flip books, and special tricks for cartooning!  This 4 session series is likely to be FUN and creative. Through the use of story boards,  character creation and imagination, Cartooning and Animation will teach participants traditional animation, problem solving and collective brainstorming.

With Julie Snider
Tuesdays:  January 5– February 9
6 Sessions
$ 75 Members/ $85 non-members

Join Artist and Educator Julie Snider for this incredible introduction to a popular painting style.  Introduction to Watercolour will introduce colour mixing, techniques, winter scenes, floral and botanical details and a final creation of a still life.  This course is open to the beginner as well as the seasoned artist in a relaxed setting.

Material List to be provided upon registration.

With Jan Yates
Saturdays: February 13- February  27
3 Sessions
$55 Members/$65 Non-Members
Individual Session
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members

Encaustic mixes dry and oil pigments in hot beeswax.  Jan Yates has been working in encaustic for over 15 years and will share techniques including image transfer, collage, colour, glazing, layering, relief, and drawing. 
Open to those with no previous art-making experience as well as returning artists who want to further explore this alluring and tactile medium. A materials fee of $15 payable to the  instructor at the beginning of class will cover the cost of wax, tools and pigment. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

(No Instructor) 
Thursdays: February 25 –March 31
6 Sessions
$70 Members/ $80 non-members

This six  session course will offer participants the opportunity to work from a model in costume  As with our regular Open Studio format quick studies to extended poses will be explored. Artists are free to choose their own media. 

No materials are provided by the gallery.

With Crystal Zettel
Saturday, March 5, 2016
1 Session
$25 Members/ $35 non-members

Using simple sewing techniques, participants will make a leather pouch. Perfect for the beginner or students interested in furthering their skills. 
A materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor at the start of class will cover a personal kit containing leather, crystals, porcupine quills and hair clip. 

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