Classes


*All gallery programs are subject to minimum and maximum registration. Payment is required 7 days after the date of registration to ensure a spot. Classes are subject to change. Cancellations require 7 days notice to receive a full  refund. The gallery is not responsible for missed classes, and does not pro-rate classes without prior arrangements.  



KIDS








MARCH BREAK 2015

March 16– 20, 2015

Single Class: 
members $18/ non-members $22

Whole Week: 
members $80/ non-members $96


Mini Maker Mornings
For ages 5 – 8 years
9:30am – 12:00 pm 
Children will learn important skills and work with a  variety of materials while exploring a new theme each day! Exciting projects will challenge and entertain    students.  

Avid Artist Afternoons
For ages 8 –12 years
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Students will learn techniques such as  drawing,    painting, sculpture and mixed media, while being taught about art and artists. Each day will cover new ideas, artists and skills.

Monday: Painting
Tuesday: Printmaking 
Wednesday: Clay 
Thursday: Collage & Book Arts  
Friday: Found Object Sculpture



MIXED MEDIA MAKERS  (Ages 5-8)

with Alicia Tompkins
Tuesdays:  April 7- May 12
From 6:00pm - 7:30pm
6 Sessions
$35 Members/ $45 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 6 sessions.




DIRECT ENCOUNTERS - LAND ART (Ages 9-12)

with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$25 Members/ $35 non-members


Our goal is to understand nature by directly participating in nature as intimately as we can. Working outdoors with whatever comes to hand -twigs, leaves, stones, litter, seeds and flowers, participants will create temporary works of art. We will look at the work of renowned environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, who leaves the landscape he has worked with unharmed. In this way the work of art arises out of sensitivity towards habitat. 

Each participant will make their own piece of outdoor art although working collaboratively on the same construction is also an option. Your land art will be documented right after it is made, so bring your cameras! 
* Please dress for the weather as we’ll work outdoors, rain or shine





ADULT CLASSES



DEPTH DECEPTION
(Controlling Contour Line Drawings)

with George Wale
Saturday, April 16 , 2015
From 12pm-5pm
1 Session
$50 Members/ $60 non-members


Pure, modified, and cross contour line drawing skills are the foundations for building a variety of styles.  Improve your ability to render depth and your general drawing techniques in this one day workshop . 


George Wale is an artist, educator and curator.  He studied visual art, philosophy (BA) and adult education (M.Ed). Currently George is teaching art workshops and courses for OntarioLearn, Mohawk College and art galleries in the region.  He is also developing a new body of artwork for exhibition. George was the Director of Programs at the Burlington Art Centre 1997 – 2013.  




'EN PLEIN AIR’ (Outdoor Painting) 

with Jan Yates, S.C.A.
Wednesdays: May 6- June 7, 2015
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
6 Sessions
$65 Members/ $75 non-members
*Class Location: 140 Mountain Rd. 
Grimsby, ON: L3ME7 


Spring is coming and it’s time to paint in beautiful green fields with vineyard views!  Through 6 sessions, there will be lots of time to immerse yourself in making art. Painting outdoors improves your skills when working back in the studio. Learn about simplifying your pallet, working fast in the changing light, mark making/ brushwork and paint handling, as well as colour and value relationships. 

*Material list to be provided upon registration





INTRODUCTION TO WASHI

with Tracey-Mae Chambers
Saturday, May 9, 2015 
From 1:30pm-4:30pm
1 Session
$50 Members/$60 Non-Members


Learn how to transform flat pieces of Japanese Paper in to lightweight, malleable, translucent sculptural material. Using konnyaku (traditional starch paste), leather, fur, inks, acrylics, and raw beeswax you will play with manipulating this beautiful paper into your own creations!

*$15 Material Kit payable to instructor at the
Beginning of class





PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT




HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EXHIBITION 
(Portfolio/Professional Development)

with George Wale
Saturday, May 23 , 2015
From  2pm-4pm
1 Session
$50 Members/ $60 non-members


This artistic development workshop will look at how to prepare your portfolio, shortlist galleries, what to send them and when.



LIFE DRAWING
(no instructor)

Saturdays: March 14, 21, April 4 & 11
(no session March 28)
From 2pm - 4pm
$45 members/$55 non-members


This Open Studio format allows each artist/student to determine their own needs; quick studies,  gestures and extended poses. There is no instructor and each  participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery.  *Please note that all materials MUST be non-toxic; oils, solvents, dry pigments and sprays are NOT permitted at the GPAG.






TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT THE GALLERY:


(905) 945-3246

gpag@grimsby.ca