Art Classes


 

Come join us and explore your artistic side. Develop your skills and have fun in our relaxed studios. Our teachers offer a broad range of adult and children’s classes suited to all levels. Contact the individual teacher for more information. Check our Calendar of Events for cost, date and time.

 

Adult Classes

 

Acrylic, Watercolour, Drawing, Perspective – All Levels

Tuesday, Wednesday Morning and Friday Evening

Improve your skills with great composition and 1, 2 and 3 point linear perspective.

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About Instructor Khatcho Yazedjian

Khatcho Yazedjian

Immigrated to Canada in 1970. In 1961 after 4 years of study, graduated from Italian Art Schools Leonardo Da Vinci’s Technical and Architectural draftsman. Khatcho has been a member of RHGA since 1977. His preferred medium is watercolour, which he utilises to depict Canadian landscape and wildlife with mystique and transparency. 
khatcho@rogers.com

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Portraiture – All Levels
Tuesday Evening

The basic steps to portraiture, human and animal, proportion, and form of face, and texture will be covered.

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About Instructor GouYue Dou

GouYue Dou

Graduated from Tianjin Art College, China working as a graphic designer and art professor, then moved to New York where he continued as an artist and graphic designer. Immigrated to Canada in 1996 and now specializes in portraiture.
guoyuedouart.com

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Oil/Acrylic Painting
Wednesday Afternoon and Wednesday Evening –  Beginners/Intermediate

Whether painting in oil or acrylic some things are a must.  We will talk about good composition, drawing, perspective (linear & colour)  and form pattern (values) We will look at what works & where we can make improvements. I always strive to help people really see and understand what their looking at so they produce a competent, in perspective painting.

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About Instructor Olga Senyk

Olga Senyk

My teaching method has come from The John Smith School of Art, Toronto. I have been teaching children the fundamentals of art for 30 years (mixed media) & adults in oil for 4 years. I’ve been a potter for 15 years producing thousands of functional & sculptural pieces. My art can be seen in many private collections. I continue to learn & grow as an artist & teacher.
olgasenyk@gmail.com

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Itz Just Paint – All Levels 
Thursday Afternoons

An exploration of painting using different styles and techniques.

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About Instructor Michelle Richards-Clermont

Michelle Richards-Clermont

A 30 year career in Graphic Design included implementing and teaching a Computer Graphics Training program at the GCIU Local 500m for unemployed union members, teaching Continuing Education at George Brown College, creating and publishing a Children’s Art and Activity Journal for the new millennium and numerous volunteer art projects with her children’s schools and various Girl Guide units in and around Thornhill. A love of art and a desire for change has inspired her to pursue art full time and now dedicates most of her time to developing and promoting her artwork and teaching.

email: michelle.richards.clermont@gmail.com

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Painting Life in Colour
Thursday Evening

This painting class will focus on bringing your paintings to life with colour. Each student will be encouraged to work in their preferred medium and own individual style and improve on artistic skills used in their work.

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About Instructor Michelle Richards-Clermont

Michelle Richards-Clermont

A 30 year career in Graphic Design included implementing and teaching a Computer Graphics Training program at the GCIU Local 500m for unemployed union members, teaching Continuing Education at George Brown College, creating and publishing a Children’s Art and Activity Journal for the new millennium and numerous volunteer art projects with her children’s schools and various Girl Guide units in and around Thornhill. A love of art and a desire for change has inspired her to pursue art full time and now dedicates most of her time to developing and promoting her artwork and teaching.

michelle.richards.clermont@gmail.com

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Expressions in Encaustic and Mixed Mediums – All Levels
Thursday Afternoon and Evening

Experience the ancient art of encaustic painting (molten beeswax and pigment) and mixed mediums in safe small group or individual sessions. Learn art techniques, and time for therapeutic processing. Heather supports a person centered and psychodynamic approach. Discover themes, symbolic and metaphoric content in your work.
Program is designed to enhance creativity, reduce stress, gain insight and quality of life.
No artistic experience is needed (Adults)
* Insurance may cover a portion.

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About Instructor Heather Hennick

Heather Hennick

Heather Hennick, BA, RGD, DTATI, RP is a practicing artist, registered psychotherapist and professional art therapist whose practice includes facilitating self-care workshops
heatherhennick.co
hennick905@gmail.com

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Oil Painting – Beginners and Intermediate
Sunday Morning and Afternoon

This is a direct way of painting where we mix a complete palette of paint (9 value system). We will talk about composition, perspective and form pattern. We will look at what works and where we can make improvements. 

Find out More About Instructor Olga Senyk

Olga Senyk

My teaching method has come from The John Smith School of Art, Toronto. I have been teaching children the fundamentals of art for 30 years (mixed media) & adults in oil for 4 years. I’ve been a potter for 15 years producing thousands of functional & sculptural pieces. My art can be seen in many private collections. I continue to learn & grow as an artist & teacher. 
olgasenyk@gmail.com

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Children’s Classes

 

All Media – Ages 8 to 16

Saturday Morning and Afternoon

This is a program of basic art in a variety of media. The students are a mix of ages and abilities; sometimes working from one still life, learning about perspective, form pattern & composition or on individual works. They work in pencil, pencil crayon, ink, watercolour & acrylic. I am always striving to improve their motor skills, an understanding of shapes, imagination and creativity, in a fun, positive, nurturing environment. 

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About Instructor Olga Senyk

Olga Senyk

My teaching method has come from The John Smith School of Art, Toronto. I have been teaching children the fundamentals of art for 30 years (mixed media) & adults in oil for 4 years. I’ve been a potter for 15 years producing thousands of functional & sculptural pieces. My art can be seen in many private collections. I continue to learn & grow as an artist & teacher. 
olgasenyk@gmail.com

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Children – 6 to 16
Saturday Afternoon

Students are taught in a positive and fun classroom atmosphere. Each student is encouraged to express their unique creativity and imagination throughout the learning process. We are excited to offer a fun-filled, multi-media children’s art class. Students will be exploring many different techniques, using various media, and encouraged to express their unique creativity throughout their learning process.
Ages: 6 – 16 years old (must be able to write/take notes and use scissors without help)
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About Instructor Yuni Ko

Yuni Ko

Yuni was nominated for the “Artist for UNICEF” Palermo Italy and invited as a Guest Artist  for the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 Symposium event. She is a WCA  Jury member for art Competition ‘Compete for Peace, Not War’ and for ‘The Gandhi Foundation’ India  as well 2017.  She is the recipient of several international juried art awards. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows, art fairs, galleries, and museums including the LOUVRE in Paris, France.  Her work is found in private and public collections in the U.S., France, England, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Korea and Canada.
She is an innovative art teacher who inspires young people. Many of her students have received art awards and certificates and won art contests. Yuni creates instructional programs and lessons that meet individual student needs and group level requirements.
​Yuni  studied  at Emily Carr University Arts and Design in Vancouver and École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris where she studied her visual arts. She also studied interior design at Int’l Academy of Design in Toronto.  She  received a Children’s Art and Art Therapy Certificate at Korea Children’s Teacher Academy and the Children’s Sexual Health Certificate at the City of Toronto Public Health Canada

yunikoart.com
artistyuni@yahoo.ca

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Teen Classes

 

Art for Teens

Thursday Afternoon

Draw, paint, experiment! Find out what you love about art and just go with it. Perfect for teens working on their fine art or graphic art portfolios. Free portfolio assessment.

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About Instructor Michelle Richards-Clermont

Michelle Richards-Clermont

A 30 year career in Graphic Design included implementing and teaching a Computer Graphics Training program at the GCIU Local 500m for unemployed union members, teaching Continuing Education at George Brown College, creating and publishing a Children’s Art and Activity Journal for the new millennium and numerous volunteer art projects with her children’s schools and various Girl Guide units in and around Thornhill. A love of art and a desire for change has inspired her to pursue art full time and now dedicates most of her time to developing and promoting her artwork and teaching.

michelle.richards.clermont@gmail.com

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