WINTER TERM IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 15th
10 % off Early Bird Coupon will be available, details soon
(ages 18 & up)
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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! Use one of our two studios during office hours, except when a class or workshop is scheduled. Our next term begins in September, 2018. Lockers available for rent.
Head Hands & Feet with Gaetanne Lavoie
Heads, hands and feet have often been thought of as the most challenging parts of the human body to draw. This 6 week mini-course concentrates on the necessary information and techniques so that you will soon be equipped to draw any head, any hand and any foot, both beautifully and anatomically accurate! Focuses include capturing: a likeness in a portrait, a variety of dynamic and simple positions of the hands and feet; foreshortened digits, tangents and creating depth.
Details to Follow: 6 weeks [18 hrs] sorry no discounts
"Anyone Can Paint & I'll Prove It" with Debbie Ottman-Smith
< "Precious Moments" acrylic by Debbie [click on image for full view]
Learn the fundamentals of painting and tricks for using acrylics 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 touched on. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate skill levels, an excellent choice for the novice! Beginners will be assigned projects and will experiment with a variety of styles while experienced students will receive advice on composition and may choose their own genre as well as references; 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 Jan 14 ~ April 1 [No Classes Fam Day Feb 18 or Mar Break 11th]
Professional Practices with Gaetanne Lavoie
Dreaming of a Career in Art?
< painting by Gaetanne Lavoie [click on image for full view]
This is a FULL ON entrepreneurial course for artists, complete with homework. Learn how to create your own stand-out brand, business cards, website, resume. Gaetanne (who, by the way, is bi-lingual French/English) will make you comfortable and knowledgable about grants, submissions, competitions, expositions, publications and how to potentially fund a full time art career! Also Covered: how artist residencies work and which ones would be suited to you and your work. Figuring out how much weight needs to be placed on networking, openings and getting involved in your local, national and international artistic community. Develop other creative work avenues within the industry, such as, teaching, assistant painting, mural painting and public sculpting. Different projects will be assigned, e.g., creating a business card, website and resume. The final project: working on an application for a grant or residency of the students choice, with all of the necessary paper work, documents and portfolio which could be submitted for real. Last Day of Class: after a short lecture we will move right into a schmooze fest. Hand out business cards, invite friends/colleagues, provide introductions and chat; a great time to practice in a safe environment. Snacks provided.
As this is a new program, if you are interested but the time/day/dates don’t mesh with you, please let me know, email email@example.com Subject Line: Program Director KSOA …include your preferred times/days etc. Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 pm 10 weeks [30 hrs] beginning Jan 14 ~ April 1 [No Classes Fam Day Feb 18 or Mar Brk 11th]
Pastels with Marta Scythes
MARTA'S BACK! With dry-pastel techniques to share ...Details in the making
Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm beginning on or after Jan 22nd & running 8 weeks [24 hrs] ...stay tuned!
Life Drawing With Bruce St. Clair
< quick pose 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 Jan 15 ~ Feb 5; Feb 26 ~ April 9 [No Classes Feb 12 or 19 or March Brk 12th]
One-Pose Figure Painting with Bruce St. Clair
< "Happy Face" painting by Bruce St. Clair [click on image for larger view] The unique opportunity of this class is that there will be only one pose through the whole 2 hour session, giving you more time to develop your work than is usual in life drawing classes. Each date will have a different model and new pose. Bruce will offer guidance as you create a classic nude, in your favourite medium[s]! [the instructor is a master in watercolour, oil, acrylic, soft pastels and so on]
Tuesday afternoon, 1:30 - 3:30 November 20th &/OR 27th $30.00 each class includes model’s fee [Please arrive a bit early to set up]
"Anyone Can Draw & I'll Prove It!" with Debbie Ottman-Smith
< "Handmade Friend" graphite by Debbie [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 Jan 15 ~ March 26 [No Classes Mar Break 12th]
Watercolours ... with Bruce St. Clair
Bruce's watercolour class, "From the Rabbit Hole to Wonderland" has proven to be very popular! Therefore he is offering another class Wednesday mornings 9:30 - 12:30 beginning Jan 16 continuing through the winter term. Find Details below under Thursdays. This course will run 10 weeks, 30 hours ending April 10 [NOTE: No Classes Feb 13 or 20 or March Brk 13th]
Abstract Multi Media Painting with Fanny Cecconi
< "Plume" mixed media by Fanny [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.
New For Winter Term:
We will be moving this course to a 3 hour day-time slot and increasing the total hours to 30 and the cost to $230 [10% OFF with Early Bird Coupon = $207] We are trying a new time frame to accommodate students with school aged children; our new class schedule for this course will be Wednesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm beginning Jan 16 ~ March 27 [No Classes Mar Brk 13th] Please send me, Program Director, your feedback firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line KSOA [or art class]
Life Drawing with Gaetanne Lavoie
Gaetanne Lavoie will be covering the remainder of this, and most of the Winter Term. Please Find her Bio under ABOUTUS/CONTACT click on About Our Instructors. [the 3 images are figure studies by Gaetanne; click on them for enlarged view] Please Note Artist/Instructor, Marta Scythes will be stepping in on Feb 13, 20 & 27, 2019. Enjoy honing your drawing skills and creativity with a live model in 10 weekly sessions. Artists of every skill level are welcome! Individual assistance is given along with shared knowledge of body proportions, tips and tricks for capturing foreshortened features and so on. Illustrative handouts also provided. As always, artists are free to draw without instruction if they prefer.
Model fees are included. PLEASE NOTE: THE EARLYBIRD COUPON IS AVAILABLE TO THE 10 WK SESSION ONLY thank you!
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] Sept 19 ~ Nov 28 [no class Oct 31 All Hallow's Eve]
Winter Term dates will be posted shortly
Composing & Design with Gaetanne Lavoie
This 4 week mini-course, uses Still Life as the subject to learn the rules of good picture design. Each student will create their own set-up in a cardboard box to create a composition that works on their chosen surface. Referencing some techniques of the Masters, students will learn about cropping, using a viewfinder, overlapping (a great tool to create depth and visual interest). Gaetanne will also touch on the golden ratio; Perspective: aerial, atmospheric, one point, up to three point perspective; Focal point: what is it and why it’s important. Value pattern, light and shadow in composition and more!
Details to Follow: 4 weeks [12 hrs] sorry, no discount on this class
Developing Your Oil, Acrylic or Pastel Painting with Bruce St. Clair
< "Early Frost" pastel 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 10 weeks [30 hrs] begins Jan 17 ~ Feb 7; Feb 28 ~ April 11 [No Classes Feb 14 or 21 or March Brk 14th]
The Creative Impulse with Maureen Sheridan
< acrylic painting by Maureen [click image to enlarge view]
This eight-week course in acrylics is open to students of all levels who wish to advance their skills and creativity in painting. It is designed to make the student feel comfortable with the medium and to explore possibilities. Instruction and demonstrations will include basic colour theory, mixing, handling of paint and brushes and various painting techniques.
Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 pm 8 weeks [24 hrs] beginning Jan 31 ~ March 7 [No Classes Mar Brk 14th]
Watercolours: "From Rabbit Hole to Wonderland!" with Bruce St. Clair
< 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 10 weeks [30 hrs] begins Jan 17 ~ Feb 7; Feb 28 ~ Apr 11 [No Classes Feb 14 or 21 or March Brk 14th]
Artistic Anatomy with Gaetanne Lavoie
Learning the fundamentals of anatomical structure will give you facility to authoritatively compose figures in simple to more complex compositions for the future in drawing and painting. This course will focus on developing an understanding of the underlying skeletal and muscular structures and how they relate to the body in motion as well as still poses. The class will work from both models and handouts.
Course Fee does not include model costs, so may be subject to change.
More details to follow: 8 weeks [24 hrs]
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.