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ART COURSES

We are happy to once again be offering our courses to all children, teens, and adults! We’re ready to teach, learn, and have fun in a safe environment. Before registering, please be sure to read our new code of conduct that includes some of the safety protocols we’ve implemented.

The Viva Vida Art Centre offers a variety of art and leisure courses as well as workshops for children, teens and adults, throughout the year.

 

Our hands-on courses range from 5 to 10 weeks with an ideal environment for exploring one's own creativity as well as learn new skills. 

YOUTH COURSES AND ADULT COURSES

YOUTH COURSES 

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Youth Fine Art

Participants will learn to focus on Fine Art fundamentals such as elements of line, composition, proportion, blending, color theory, etc. by using an array of mediums to create wonderful pieces of art in a variety of styles. We will look at different art styles and take inspiration from artists throughout history to guide students through the artistic learning process.

Supplies included! 

Spring Courses

10 weeks course

Saturdays

10:00-11:30| 8-12yrs

$250.​

  Starts April 20th 2024

 

Wednesdays

5:00 pm-6:30 pm | 8-12 yrs 

$250

 Starts April 17th 2024

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Introduction to Fine Arts

Explore all that is fine art as participants experiment with a variety of different mediums such as clay, acrylic paint, printmaking, collage, charcoal, paper, and much more.

Supplies included!

Spring Courses

10 weeks course.

Saturdays

10:00 am-11:30 am| ages 4-7yrs

$250

Starts April 20th 2024

Wednesdays

5:00 pm-6:30 pm| ages 4-7 yrs

$250

Starts April 17th 2024

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Youth Drawing

This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: elements of line, composition, proportion, etc., by using different drawing materials.

Supplies included!

Spring Courses

10 weeks course.

Thursday​

5:00-6:30 pm| ages 7-9 yrs

$250

Starts April 25th 2024

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Drawing and Painting 10 and up

This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing and painting : elements of line, composition, proportion, etc., by using different drawing and painting materials. Supplies included! This is a 10 week course.

Spring Courses

   10 weeks course.

Thursday

6:00 pm -7:30 pm| ages 10 and up.

$250

    Starts April 25th 2024

ADULT COURSE

Soft Pastel Course with Nasim Alavi
 

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Explore the enchanting world of pastel painting in our class where vibrant pigments come alive on paper. Whether you're a beginner or experienced artist, join us for a journey of expression through the gentle touch of pastels.

In this 5 lessons course, Nasim will introduce participants to colour theory, value, temperature, and application techniques. Participants will learn how to set-up and complete an entire pastel paintings by the end of these courses.

 

5 week courses

Starting from March 24th - April 21st 2024

Every Sunday

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

$130

(Materials not included)

Introduction to Oil Painting Course with Patricia Morris
 

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Discover the beauty of traditional oil painting techniques while creating your own landscape compositions.

You will learn about simple and atmospheres perspective, explore a bit of colour theory and unlock the enchanting world of landscape painting. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, join us on a journey of self-expression and creativity.

 Artist : Patrica Morris, MFA, Dip. Ed, SCA. 

 

5 week courses

Starting from April 10th - May 8th 2024

Every Wednesday

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

190$

(Materials not included)

Classical Oil Painting Course for Intermediate to Beginner with Gordon Pym
 

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The course is designed to help beginners and intermediates who want to improve on their rendering skills using oil paints. The focus will be primarily on creating realistic landscapes but other subjects can be covered. Composition, perspective, advanced colour mixing along with strategies for realistic rendering will be covered. How to plan a painting, size and formats will be discussed. The importance of value in depicting realistic space will stressed. How to use photo references and working from your imagination will be discussed.

 

5 week courses

Starting from May 7th - June 4th

Every Tuesday

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

225$

(Materials not included)

Handbuilt Pottery with Patricia Srigley
 

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Learn a variety of fun methods for hand-building in clay. Create freehand dishes and sculptures and a variety of forms, both functional and decorative. Once your pieces have been kiln-fired, you will finish them with glazing techniques to add colour and texture. 

 

6 week courses

Starting from May 8th - June 5th

Every Wednesday

7:00 - 9:30 pm 

225$

(Materials not included)

Watercolour Course with Micheline Sansregret
 

In this session of five courses, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of this wonderful medium. Each session will include some information regarding which brushes are the best suited for the medium, how to check for the pigments of the new colours that exist, the type of paper to use for the best result and how to keep track of your experiments in a  sketchbook! 

During these sessions, we will also experiment with pen and ink!

Come and join us for an artistic experience worth your while!

 

6 week courses

Starting from May 16th - June 20th 

Every Thursday

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$225

(materials not included)

Watercolour Course with Patricia Srigley
 

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Come and experiment a watercolour course of a different kind! Enjoy learning about and expanding your watercolour painting skills. Experiment with a variety of specialized watercolour techniques. Learn about the tools and materials specific to watercolour painting. Practice painting with colour and value, as you have fun developing your own painting style.

 

5 week courses

Starting from May 7th - June 4th

Every Tuesday

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

190$

(materials not included)

Acrylic with Nedia El Khouri
 

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Work on perfecting your painting skills. In this class, we will be working with a variety of acrylic techniques, as well as developing your own creative signature. Weekly demonstrations, presentations, group critiques, and individual mentoring will help participants to progress at their own pace. This course is geared towards students interested in both abstract  or figurative painting.

 

5 week courses

Starting from May 29th - June 26th 

Every Wednesday

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

$190

(Materials not included)

Creative Sampler
 

Have you ever had a desire to try out different art materials but didn't know where to start? Here's an opportunity to have some fun exploring acrylics, watercolour, collage, clay, pastel, print-making, and more. Taught by a variety of talented artists.

A 50$ material fee is included.

 

5 week courses

Starting from May 8th - June 5th 

Every Wednesday

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

Starting from May 9th - June 6th

Every Thursday 

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

$240

($190 course + $50 for materials)

Landscape in Oils with David Kelavey
 

Learn and appreciate the fundamentals of making a strong painting. While the course focuses on producing compelling, impressionistic landscape paintings in oils, David addresses five key concepts used by all artists. During the classes, you will learn about using a limited palette, selecting the best composition, understanding the importance of contrast and light, seeing your subject as an artist, and even how to hold the brush for maximum control while loosening up…and more! Materials not included.

5 week courses

Starting from May 7th - June 4th 

Every Tuesday

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

$ 225

(materials not included)

WORKSHOP

Chinese Brush Painting with George Hsiung : Bamboo and Birds
 

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Join us Sunday, June 2nd from 10h30 am to 4 pm for a workshop taught by artist George Hsiung! This workshop is for both painters and potters Workshop will consist of Tai Chi to relax the mind and body, traditional Chinese brush painting, and get your Chinese horoscope read! Refreshments will be served.

**Supplies and refreshments are included in the price*

June 2nd 

10:30 am - 4:00 pm 

$ 100

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