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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

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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! 

Fall Courses

10 weeks course

Sundays

10:30am-12:00pm| 9-12yrs

$250.​

  Starts October 1st 2023

Tuesdays 

4:30 pm-6:00pm | 7-9yrs

$250

 Starts September 26th 2023

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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!

Fall Courses

10 weeks course.

Saturdays

9:30 am-11:00 am| ages 4-7 yrs

   $250     

Starts September 30th 2023

Wednesdays

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

$250

Starts September 27th 2023

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Exploration in 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! This is a 10 week course.

Fall Courses

   10 weeks course.

Saturdays

11:00 am-12:30 pm| ages 8-10 yrs

$250

Starts September 30th 2023

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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!

Fall Courses

10 weeks course.

Thursday​

4:30-6:00 pm| ages 7-9 yrs

$250

Starts September 28th 2023

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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.

Fall Courses

   10 weeks course.

Thursday

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

$250

    Starts September 28th 2023

ADULT COURSE

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 October 3rd - 31st 

Every Tuesday

10:30 am - 1:30 pm 

190$

(Materials not included)

Classical Oil Painting Course for Intermediate to Beginner with Gordon Pym

You will be starting with a few exercises to brush up on colour theory while experimenting with painting techniques.  You will then be assisted  in developing your own compositions for an independent project using your favourite technique. Landscape, still life, abstractions and portraiture are all options. Follow your own inspiration with guidance.

5 week courses

Starting from October 4th - 31st 

Every Wednesday

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

155$

(Materials not included)

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!

 

5 week courses

Starting from Oct 26th - Nov 16th 

Every Thursday

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

155$

(materials not included)

Acrylic Painting Course with Patricia Morris

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 Oct 4th - Nov 1st 

Every Wednesday

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

205$

(155$ + 50$ material cost will be included)

Watercolour with Micheline Sansregret

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.

Coming up soon!

195$

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