Adult Classes and Workshops
** Please note that we do not offer adult programs during the summer. A new line-up of adult programs will commence in September 2013.
Instructor Bios below
ACRYLIC FLORAL PAINTING, 2 day workshop
Spring 2013: Saturday and Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013. 10am - 4:30pm
$180 Members/ $190 Non-Members (+HST)
Come and explore vibrant, realistic flower painting in acrylics. Marianne Broome will demonstrate step by step from a photograph, explaining the use of a variety of techniques including soft blending on petals, hard and soft edges, achieving depth, handling the background and overall colour harmony. Marianne will provide several different photos of the same flower for you to choose from. View her website at www.naturesedgestudio.ca
Supplies Required. Instructor: Marianne Broome
DRAWING SKILLS and EXPRESSIONS
Spring 2013: No scheduled classes
7:00pm - 9:30pm
$150 Members/ $170 Non-Members (+HST)
Drawing is a pleasurable skill that deepens your perceptions and expands your ability to express yourself. Using pencils, conte, charcoal and ink, we will explore fundamental techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective and value. Optional homework assignments will be assigned. Students will develop their drawing skills and become confident with the tools of expression. Supplies Required.
Instructor: Phil Irish
PAINTING SKILLS & EXPRESSIONS
Spring 2013: Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 11, 2013. 8 weeks
7:00pm – 9:30pm.
$150 Members / $170 Non-Members (+HST)
An introduction to painting techniques in acrylic or oil, this course is suitable for beginners or those who want to revisit painting fundamentals. Concentrate on developing perceptual skills through a series of exercises which gradually increase in range and complexity. Participants will work from a variety of photo images and still life objects. Several canvases will be completed over the duration of the program. Topics include: practical colour theory, the study of light and shadow, composition, visual perspective, paint handling and application. Supplies Required. Instructor: Phil Irish
BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE POTTERY
Spring 2013: Wednesdays, April 10 - June 12, 2013. 9 weeks.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$190 Members / $210 Non-members (+HST)
Come to the pottery room and express yourself with clay! Beginners learn pinch, slab and coiling methods and are introduced the potter’s wheel. Those with experience will learn advanced hand building and throwing techniques including complex forms and decorations. Supplemented by visual resources and discussions you will find that the world of clay is bigger than you think. All clay, firing and glazes included with registration fee. Instructor: Jane Neff
Spring 2013: Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14, 2013. 6 weeks plus a full day of outdoor firing.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
$190 Members/ $210 Non-Members (+HST)
Raku classes are rarely offered. Jane Neff has a great deal of experience with raku pottery and will guide you through the steps. Make your pieces from a special raku clay and then use specially formulated glazes to achieve the smoke, crackle and luster effects that characterize the process. Course fee includes 6 weeks instruction, clay, glazes and a full day of outdoor firing. Previous pottery experience required. Instructor: Jane Neff
ADULT GLEE CLUB
Spring 2013: Wednesdays, April 10 - June 19, 2013. 10 weeks. No class on May 8, 2013.
7:00pm - 8:00pm
$90 Members/ $105 Non-Members (+HST)
Song is a natural form of expression which elevates our mood and energy. Leave the demands of your day and soar with the joy of singing together, songs from Broadway musicals and film. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Anne Thomson-King
OPEN STUDIO FOR FIGURE DRAWING & PAINTING
Spring 2013: Alternating Sundays, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19, 2013.
9:15am - 12:30pm
$13 Members - Pay as you go (HST included).
Open Studio for costumed figure drawing and painting. For more information please contact Richard Marvin at: email@example.com
* NEW * CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES
Spring 2013: Tuesdays, May 21, 28, June 4 & 18, 2013 plus a Field Trip
7:00pm - 9:30pm, 4 weeks.
$125 Members / $135 Non-Members (+HST)
For intermediate and advanced photographers. This series will introduce you to a range of advanced subjects including candid and studio portraiture, landscapes, artistic composition and design, and black and white photography. Each night will feature a different topic and include a practical in-class component. The Creative Photography Series includes a field trip, date to be determined in class. Suitable for those with SLR style cameras.
Instructor: Sylvia Galbraith
MARIANNE BROOME Marianne was born in England but spent much of her childhood in Malaysia. The stunning scenery and abundance of exotic animals and plants heightened her love of nature and keen interest in drawing and painting. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in the beautiful countryside near king City, Ontario. Marianne is a full time artist and a sought after art instructor. Her stunning paintings of flowers, landscapes and wildlife have been exhibited in many juried exhibitions in which she has received numerous awards. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S..., England, Australia and Malaysia. www.naturesedgestudio.ca
SYLVIA GALBRAITH is a recognized professional photographer whose work sells worldwide. She has taught photography to all age groups in many locations, including the University of Toronto, Humber College, and the University of Brandon, MB, as well as locally. She has won many awards and occasionally shows at various venues; Insights 2007, '08 & '09 at the Wellington County Museum, Summer Sensations Art walk in Fergus and the ECFTA's Art in the Yard 2009, where Sylvia won the “Jurors Choice Award”. She has also recently published a book of images from the area titled "A Living River by the Door". www.silvercreekphoto.ca
PHIL IRISH is an artist, curator of the Minarovich Gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts and an inspiring art instructor. He holds a MFA from York University and a BA in Fine Art and English Literature from the University of Guelph. Phil has exhibited extensively across Canada and the United States, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto. Phil was an Artist in Residence in Newfoundland, Quebec and the City of Kitchener. www.philirish.com
JANICE MASON-STEEVES is a painter who exhibits her artwork regularly and is represented by galleries across Canada. She teaches painting workshops throughout Canada and also in the U.S... Janice studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba and later, Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her work is included in numerous corporate, public and private collections in Canada and internationally, including among others, The Government of Ontario Art Collection; The Schulich School of Business (York University), CIBC World Markets (London), First Gulf, Intrawest Corporation, the Senvest Collection (Montreal) and Cenovus Energy (Calgary). www.janicemasonsteeves.com
JANE NEFF has a Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University. She has experience in earthenware, Raku and functional stoneware. Combining wheel and hand building techniques is of special interest, and has shared her techniques in workshops for other potters, as well as, high school students. Her award winning work has been exhibited in group shows, retail venues and galleries, such as the Elora Fergus Studio Tour, Art in the Yard, Arcadia Community Gallery, The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery and the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto.
PETER SKOGGARD is a teacher, composer, poet, and playwright living ecstatically in Elora, Ontario with his wonderful wife Deborah, and near to his fabulous daughter, Emily. Peter comes from a family of artists, which is being highlighted as a Gallery Show January 2011. He has had many commissions and presentations of his work at the ECFTA, the Gorge Cinema, Sensational Elora, The River Run Centre, David Earle’s Temple Studios, The CBC, Ontario Universities. more...
ANNE THOMSON KING graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music with an ARCT in VOICE PERFORMANCE. At Wilfrid Laurier University , she participated in classes of vocal coaching and workshops in Music Therapy. From singing with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir to performing with The Festival Singers of Canada she traveled to many cities in Europe, Russia, the United States and Canada. Anne enjoyed performing in Classical recitals and with Opera and Music Theatre companies. She has held lead roles in musicals which included, MY FAIR LADY,SHOWBOAT, BRIGADOON, and JOSEPH and the TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Her eclectic interest has given her a love of many forms of vocal music. Conducting children's choirs, directing children's shows and pageants,singing on a Celtic TV show and performing a season on Polka Dot Door, she has varied her career with enthusiasm. Anne is thrilled to be teaching, realizing how vital this art form is for elevating our energy and well being.
Programming at the Elora Centre for the Arts is sponsored in part by:
NORMAN and MARION ROBERTSON