Ages 18 and up (Registration & full payment is required 1 week prior to beginning of workshop)
1. Select a workshop.
2. Click the "ADD TO CART" button at the bottom in the course info pop-up window
3. Pay by credit card or PayPal
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 workshops:
then choose the printable file with your class title e.g., challenge_and_analyze_date_.pdf
Community Art Studio
Join our Community Studio! Use one of our two studios during office hours, when a class or workshop is not scheduled. For details and current schedule see the Community Art Studio page. Our next term is from September 2019 to the end of January 2020. Lockers available for rent. Sign up with friends and paint together!
JANUARY - Weekend
Art You Can Walk On-Painted Floor Cloths Workshop with Margot Miller
Paint a decorative, hardwearing, washable alternative to carpet; a canvas floor cloth. (floorcloths are the forerunner of linoleum). Using simple techniques, design your own stencil for animal footprints, tribal motifs, fish, birds, patterns and textures etc. Paint cascading flowers, print real leaf prints, rag roses, dots and stripes.
Floor cloths make wonderful placemats, pet mats, boot trays etc. and can be used everywhere drips “happen”, since they can be wiped clean.
Come and enjoy an action packed workshop for students of any level. All students will take home their own designed floor cloth...art you can walk on.
Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm [14 h]
FEBRUARY - WeekDay & Weekend
Painting on the Glass or Vitrail with Mansoureh Pourmasoud
You will experience working with vitrail media on flat and curved surface of glass.
Materials (Vitrail paints, outliners, and glass) provided; materials fee $10.
No experience in painting or drawing is needed. For adults (+18 years)
Friday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, February 28
Textiles/Watercolour Techniques on Fabrics Workshop with Margot Miller
Using watercolour painting techniques, create beautiful, fabulous fabrics. Paint patterns for scarves, shawls, quilts squares, tablecloths, clothing and wall pieces in bold bright colours or soft, subtle hues using environmentally safe, permanent dyes. Explore pattern, colour and textures great for fashion and interiors…express your creativity! Material List
Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm [14 h]
Recycle Your Furniture-Chalk Paint, Milk Paint, Washes and Waxes with Margot Miller
Bring new life into that piece of furniture or a home accessory using some of the newest and trendiest paints on the market. Experiment with leaf prints, faux finishes, hand painting, fish and animal motifs, resists and finishing techniques.
You will learn the tips and tricks of glazing for that “sun soaked” yellows of Provence and Tuscany, the cool white washes of shabby chic or the “tea stained” battered look of vintage charm with birch bark as an accessory.
Chalk paints, milk paints and some of the new acrylics give a beautiful velvety finish and can be painted over old wood, metal and plastic.
Bring a piece of furniture and turn it into a work of art!
Old furniture and accessories usually do not have to be stripped or under painted. Material List
Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm [14 h]