(ages 18 & up) FALL 2018 registrations will open last week of July
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1. Complete the Adult Online Registration Form (below) and submit it .
2. On this page, for the course you've chosen, click the Add to Cart button.
3. After you fill in your information, you will be directed to the PayPal page. We use PayPal to process credit card and PayPal account payments.
4. On the page where you can sign in to PayPal, scroll to the bottom of the page for the option to use a credit card instead.
5. Fill in your credit card information and complete your payment.
NOTE: Class Make-Ups Policy
If the instructor needs to cancel a class, a make-up class will be scheduled and included in the course fee. If a student misses a class, no make-up time will be scheduled.
material lists for adult classes:
Community Art Studio
Join our Community Studio! The cost for the summer months From July 3-mid September will be $40. You may come in and use shared space in one of our two studios Thursday evenings from 4:00 - 8:00 pm or Sat & Sun noon until 4:00 pm,when there are no children's art camps or other workshops taking place. Since we have two studios, chances are very good that one of them will be free. Our next term begins in September, 2018.
"Anyone Can Paint & I'll Prove It" with Debbie Ottman-Smith
< "Fall Abstract" acrylic by Debbie [click on image for full view]
Learn the fundamentals of painting in acrylics or oil through exercises and projects. Achieve depth using the techniques of the old masters. Colour theory and how to use it to create mood and drama will be taught. This course is designed for beginners to intermediate skill levels and is an excellent choice for the first-timer! The novice will be assigned projects and will experiment with a variety of styles from abstraction to realism while experienced students may choose their own genre and reference material; all will have ample one-on-one time with the instructor.
"Anyone Can Paint, Part Two!" ...continue your studies. One-on-one demos, tricks for working from 3D references or photos, perfecting perspective, rules for good picture design & more colour exploration.
Mondays 1:00 - 4:00 pm 10 weeks [30 hrs] begins Sept 17 ~ Nov 26
[no classes Oct 8 Thanksgiving Monday]
Life Drawing With Bruce St. Clair
< long pose conté life drawing by Bruce St. Clair [click on image for full view]
There is no better practice for building your skills than drawing the human form. This course will both encourage the development of your personal expression and emphasize accuracy of observation. Each session will begin with short poses, gesture drawing, and then continue with a particular focus such as contour, foreshortening and ways of describing the form. But the main emphasis will be the joy of drawing!
By the way, try to come and get set up early so we can begin drawing from the model precisely at 1:30; doors will open at 1:15. Price includes Model Fees.
Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm 10 weeks [20 hrs] begins Sept 11 ~ Nov 13
"Anyone Can Draw & I'll Prove It!" with Debbie Ottman-Smith
< "Windy Day" graphite [click on the image for full view]
Can’t draw a straight line? No need to, I’ll show you the tricks I’ve learned over the years so that you'll be able to draw whatever subject you'd like, no matter how difficult. This course is filled with demonstrations and assignments designed for the development and honing of skills. For beginners to intermediate levels; an excellent choice for painters struggling with their drawing and first-timers. The novice will be given project references while experienced students may choose their own. Elements of study include: the value system, linear perspective made easy, working from 2D & 3D references, utilizing negative space and much more, all in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere.
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm 10 weeks [25 hrs] begins Sept 18 ~ Nov 20
Life Drawing with Rebecca Spaulding
Enjoy honing your drawing skills and creativity with a live model in 10 weekly sessions. Artists of every skill level are welcome! Individualized lessons are available, but artists are free to draw without instruction if they prefer.
Model fees are included.
Shorter Sessions & Drop-ins are welcome as space allows (see carts below for options)
NOTICE FOR AGES UNDER 18: Due to the nature of this course, it is for adults 18 + [please bring AMC] anyone under age must provide a signed letter of consent [add young adults name], written by a parent or legal guardian, addressed to the Kingston School of Art and include the contact information (phone# & email) of the parent/guardian. For drop in situations bring a hard copy of the letter in on the day of; registrations may send the letter via email to the school at the time of enrolment.
Weds 6:00 - 8:00 pm 10 weeks [20 hrs] begins Sept 19 ~ Nov 21
Developing Your Oil, Acrylic or Pastel Painting with Bruce St. Clair
< "Three Chairs" painting by Bruce [click on image for full view]
Thursday mornings provide a welcoming painting environment, energized by coffee and creativity. It's an 'open studio' format with assistance or instruction as needed, meeting challenges such as technique, colour creation, composition, perspective, getting a good likeness in that portrait, or just how to approach the painting from the start – how to build toward the creative effect you envision. Come for assistance with your work-in-progress, or guidance in beginning your new painting. Or just because you want to paint while enjoying the company and input of other painters! All levels of experience are welcome.
Thursdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
FALL TERM 12 weeks [36 hrs] begin Sept 13 ~ Nov 29
Watercolours: "From Rabbit Hole to Wonderland!" with Bruce St. Clair
< "Shy Vi" watercolour by Bruce [click on image for full view]
Whether you're new to the world of watercolour and just venturing down the rabbit hole, or are a seasoned traveler in the Wonderland of watercolours, come and join instructor Bruce St. Clair on Thursday afternoons. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of brush handling, colour creation, application of washes, and a variety of techniques using elements of the landscape, people, pets, and buildings as subject matter. More experienced painters will develop their skills in colour, composition and technical challenges. You will be encouraged to consider a wide range of painting styles and techniques.
Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm
FALL TERM 12 weeks [36 hrs] begins Sept 13 ~ Nov 29
Abstract Multi Media Painting with Fanny Cecconi
< Fanny's Palette [click on image for full view]
This class is available in both French and English language.
Come Explore the abstract side of painting. No matter your skill level [beginner to advanced] you will find guidance and fun. Understand the different styles of abstract art and explore them with the medium of your choice [acrylic paint, ink, watercolour etc.] Add texture and mixed media to your work and see the result with your own creation.
Explorez le côté abstrait de la peinture. Peu importe que vous soyez débutant ou avancé vous trouverez plaisir et conseils. Touchez les différents styles de l'art abstrait et essayez-les dans le médium de votre choix. Ajoutez le Mix média et de la texture à votre travail et regardez le résultat sur vos propres œuvres.
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm 10 weeks [25 hrs] begins Sept 27 ~ Nov 29
Note the later starting date: the instructor is not available until end of Sept.
Printmaking Open Studio with Margaret Bignell
< print by Margaret [click image to enlarge view]
Various types of printmaking are explored in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Facilities are available for etching, drypoint, lino, collagraphs, and monoprinting. Beginners welcome! Drop-ins welcome - see cart below.
Fridays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 10 weeks [30 hrs] begins Sept 21 ~ Nov 23
Saturdays & Sundays
PRIVATE LESSONS (Older Teens & Adults) with Debbie Ottman-Smith
Dates, day/time set by you
the price of $30.00 is for one hour.