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.
Exploration in Fine Art
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.
Saturdays at 10-11:30 am, October 1st to December 3rd
Wednesdays at 4:30-6 pm, September 28th to November 30th
Drawing for Teens
This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: elements of line, composition, proportion, etc., by using different drawing materials. Supplies included! This is a 10 week course.
Thursdays at 5:00-6:30pm, September 29th - December 1st
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! This is a 10 week course.
Sundays at 10:30am-12pm, September 25th - November 27th
Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm, September 27th - November 29th
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.
Thursdays at 7:00-10:00 pm, October 6th to December 8th (10 weeks)
Intermediate Oil Painting with Gordon Pym
The course is designed to help artists 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.
Wednesdays at 10:00 am-1:00 pm, November 9th - December 14th (6 weeks)
Drawing Course with Patricia Morris
Drawing course with Patricia Morris. A drawing course that will focus on drawing techniques, practical instruction, demonstrations, personal coaching and critiques. Materials not included.
Thursdays at 10:30am - 12:00 pm, November 10th - December 15th (6 weeks)
$240 / $300
Have you ever had a desire to try out different art materials but didn't know where to start? Here's an opportunity to have some fun exploring acrylics, watercolour, collage, clay, pastel, print-making, and more. Taught by a variety of talented artists. A 50$ material fee is included.
Tuesdays at 7:00-9:30pm, October 4th to November 22nd (8 weeks)
Tuesdays at 1:30-4:00 pm, November 8th to December 13th (6 weeks)