Programming information for Schools can be found at the bottom of this page.

Studio classes and workshops for all ages and all skill levels are offered year-round, with a special emphasis on children's classes during the summer and March Break, and classes for adults on weekends and evenings. Creative thinking and problem solving are crucial to success in all areas of life; the art gallery provides a pleasant, accepting location to develop and practice these skills.

Registration for all of our art classes and workshops is now online.  If you need any help registering or would like to pay in person, stop by the Gallery or the Peach King Centre and staff would be happy to help set up an account or register you for a program.  Gallery members should contact the Gallery before paying to receive their membership discount.

Saturday classes for kids

Creative Makers for Ages 8-14

Session 1:  Saturdays, February 2 - March 2

Session 2:  Saturdays, May 4 - June 1   

Times: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Fee:  $75 per session

It’s time to stretch your creative tool box and expand your skills with mixed medias. Learn a technique and then make your artistic mark with a range of projects that support your new knowledge. Draw, Paint, Print, Sculpt and Mix your ideas with great materials and tools.

ARTexpress for Ages 5-9

Session 1:  Saturdays, February 2 - March 2

Session 2:  Saturdays, May 4 - June 1

Times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee:  $75          

Draw, Sculpt & Paint Imagination Creations in this multi-media exploration. Work from imagination and a few of your favourite things to discover how to build creative ideas into masterpieces.

Animal Mania Mash-up! for Ages 7+

Dates:  Saturdays January 19 & 26

Times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee:  $39          

Create animal themed projects that explore the colour, texture, and patterns of wild creatures. Learn how to draw an animal as a cartoon and in detail. Sculpt an animal with a habitat on day 2. A great intro to our regular classes.

Sketching Creators Workshops for Ages 9+

Dates:  Saturdays January 19 & 26

Times:  1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee:  $39          

Become part of the GPAG art club. People, playful objects, imagination and techniques will be combined to create imaginative works to inspire continued sketching

Afterschool classes for kids

Creator Studios for Ages 5-8

Session 1:  Tuesdays, January 22 - February 19

Session 2:  Tuesdays, March 19 - April 16

Times: 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Fees:  $63 per session

Draw, paint, sculpt and craft creator projects that are fun opportunities to make and take art that will build confidence, expand curiosity and critical thinking.  Make room for the masterpieces.

Master Art Makers for Ages 8-14

Session 1:  Thursdays, January 24 - February 21

Session 2:  Thursdays, March 21 - April 25

Times: 4:00 -5:15 p.m.

Fees:  $63 per session

Build skills, learn techniques in sculpting with clay, sketching with dry and wet media. Make and take something new each week.

Workshops and PA days for kids

PA Day Makers for Ages 5+

Dates:

Times: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Fee: $5/date

Join the Magical Creators in this hour of Crafty fun. Learn & Make new art projects each session. Sign up today to avoid disappointment as space is limited - maximum 15 students.

Art programs for teens

 

 

One day workshops for adults

Felting - Create a Basic Tapestry

Instructor:  Monika Schaefer

Date:  Sunday, February 3

Times:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Fee:  $45 

Let Monika teach you how to paint with wool. Learn the foundations to felting while making an original 11” x 14” tapestry. Bring some images to refer to for creative inspiration & 3 old towels to blot up the wet felt.

 3D Needle Felted Critters

Instructor:  Monika Schaefer

Date:  Sunday, February 3

Times:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $45 + $14 materials fee

Learn how to make a 3D animal of your choice, or other small 3D felted fun like fairy mushrooms.  Bring some images to refer to for creative inspiration. 

No $14 needle kit fee if you bring your own.

 Sound Bowl Creative Art Experience

Date:  Sunday, March 24

Times:  1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Fee:  $60

This workshop is both a personal and collaborative community initiative. First you will be invited to join us in the gallery and immerse yourself in a meditative sonic experience tailored to help you relax and recharge your mind and body. The second part will be a collaborative art making experience in the studio space that will be focused on creating community well-being through a spontaneous painting exercise on a shared canvas.

Art classes for adults

 Watercolour Clarity - Toolbox of Skills

Instructor:  Julie Snider

Dates: Tuesdays, January 8 - February 5

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $100

Build up your toolbox and broaden your skills on a variety of techniques, colour mixing and subjects. Julie will guide you on painting a variety of subjects, using techniques such as wet and wet, negative painting, glazing, and controlled wet and wet, while using transparent watercolour. Projects will touch on a variety of subjects like still life, landscapes and floral.

 Costume Drawing Open Studio

Dates: Fridays, January 11 - Feb 15

Times:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $75

Practice seeing and speeding up your drawing skills, or refine your style and learn from others in this open studio setting. GPAG coordinated models will mix up short and long poses. no instructor

 Drawing Simplicity

Dates:  Thursdays, January 24, 31, Feb 7

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $65

Are you wanting to sketch but don’t know where to start? Let’s help you understand the foundation to easy sketching, and practical approaches for the simple practice of exploring ideas and translating objects and images onto paper. Pencil, pen, pencil crayon and colour washes will be explored.

 No Rules Sketchbook School

Instructors: Laura and Leanne

Dates: Saturdays, February 2, 16, March 9

Times:  3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Fee: $75 + $30 matieral fee

It’s time to relax and play with art making. Join Laura and Leanne on this bi-weekly 3 session workshop that will support your desire to create. No Rules Sketchbook makes it possible for busy folks to fill their sketchbooks. All materials are included on this creative journey of self expression. Bring a friend and find your marks filling up with a new, easy creative outlet that provides time to practice between each session.

 Beginner Portrait Workshop

Dates:  Tuesday February 19, 26, March 5

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $60

Learn about skull and muscle structure, technical measuring proportions, and building the illusion of facial forms with this 3 evening session to get you started on self-portrait studies and working from a model. This starter will help you with life drawing.

 Life Drawing Open Studio

Dates:  Thursdays, March 7 - April 4

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $75 

The Open Studio format allows each artist/student to determine their own needs; quick studies, gestures and extended poses. There is no instructor and each participant chooses their own media. No materials are provided by the gallery. Please note, oil paints are not allowed. no instructor

 Expressive Watercolour

Instructor:  Flora Hutterer

Dates:  Tuesdays, March 19 - April 16

Times:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Fee: $100

Flora is ready to help students reach farther into new intuitive painting approaches and connecting watercolour techniques with style development while providing individual attention and lots of information.

School Programming

Many schools are regular visitors to the gallery, coming for exhibition tours, skill-based workshops or combinations of both. We have numerous curriculum-based programs to offer and make a special effort to work with the educators in our community to adjust our programs to the needs of individual classes. Outreach programs are also available; an experienced artist instructor can teach many techniques in your classroom. Special outreach workshops that are designed to work with our Art in the Schools program of mini-exhibitions are also available.

Download a PDF version of our Elementary Education Guide or contact the Gallery if you require a copy in a different format, would like to know about Secondary Education programming options or if you would like to inquire about booking a visit.

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