Place des Arts offers students of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to develop a deep appreciation of the visual arts. Our objective is to provide a friendly, non-competitive environment where creativity and innovation can flourish. Classes are taught both online via Zoom and in-person at Place des Arts.

Registration for our Winter/Spring Session is open. You can view our program guide here! 

NOTE: Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, Spring session in-person Adult Visual Arts may transition from an in-person to an online class and there may be changes to in-person adult fibre and ceramics group classes. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Visual Arts classes for all ages in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing and painting as well as fibre arts and ceramic arts, run during the fall, winter and spring sessions. Students are encouraged to take more than one session, as each session introduces new ideas, techniques and materials.

Some of our classes are structured to accommodate in-person and online students at the same time. The teacher’s instruction will be live-streamed via Zoom for students choosing the online option. If the in-person portion of the class is full, please consider registering for the online option.

Some of the classes include Supply Kits (which are included in the description below). We recommend students purchase art supplies from Coquitlam Opus (subject to availability).

 

Program Type?

All
Private Lessons
Group Classes
Drop-in
Summer Classes
In Person
Online

In-Person & Online: Animation Studio

11 – 14 years

In-Person & Online: Anime/Manga

13 – 17 years

In-Person & Online: Beginner Drawing & Painting

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Cartooning

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Cartooning

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Cartoons & Animation

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Comic Storytelling

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Draw, Paint, Collage

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Stan Hunc

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Stan Hunc

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Olga Pirogova

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Olga Pirogova

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Stan Hunc

13 – 17 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting in Watercolours

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting Landscapes

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Drawing 102

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Drawing 103

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Oil Painting for Beginners

Two-day class

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Painting 102

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Painting 103

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Portraiture & Figure Drawing

18+ years

In-Person: Art Sampler

11 – 14 years

In-Person: Art Sampler

8 – 10 years

In-Person: Art Sampler

5 – 7 years

In-Person: Intro to Mixed Media Art

Four-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Intro to Typographic Art

Four-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Miniature Easter Basket

One-day class

18+ years

In-Person: Table & Floor Loom Weaving

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Advanced

with Fredi Rahn and David Lloyd

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Intermediate

with Dan Severance

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Intermediate

with David Lloyd

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Intermediate

with Fredi Rahn and David Lloyd

18+ years

Online Visual Arts Series: Abstract Art with Marlene Lowden

Series of online videos

all ages

Online: Creative Clay

8 – 12 years

Online: Creative Clay

5 – 7 years

Online: Fibre Fun

Six-week mini session

6 – 12 years

Online: Pottery and Sculpture

13 – 17 years

Online: So you think you can’t make art?

18+ years

Online: So you think you can’t paint in watercolour?

18+ years

Online: Stitch It Up

11 – 14 years

Program Overview

From designing and storyboarding to timing and editing, create your own dynamic and entertaining animated short film while practicing the hand-drawn animation techniques of anime, Saturday-morning cartoons or stop-motion animation with clay or toys. Supplies not included, please View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Kenten Bowick

Kenten Bowick

Cartooning & Animation

Kenten is a comics creator, illustrator and graphic designer. In addition to publishing his own comics and comic strips and doing freelance storyboarding and character design for the television industry, he teaches weekly comics and cartooning classes. In his free time, Kenten is completing a graphic novel.

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Program Overview

Learn to draw in the diverse styles of Japanese comics and cartoons. You’ll practice design, proportion, expression and body language. Learn to draw your favourite characters, and then create a cast of compelling characters to star in your own printed manga comic book. Supplies not included. View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Sarah Leigh

Sarah Leigh

Sarah has a background in Classical Animation and has worked as a character animator on 2D animation television shows. Currently, she teaches a variety of programs including drawing, painting, cartooning, animation and claymation to students of all ages. She enjoys helping and supporting students in creating and expressing their artistic endeavors.

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Program Overview

The focus of this introduction to drawing and painting class is on learning the fundamentals of creating 2D art. From lighting and shading to understanding perspective and more, each exercise will allow you to explore different techniques and materials. The content in each class will lead to the completion of a pet/animal portrait. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Rebecca Blair

Rebecca Blair

Celtic Harp, Adult Visual Arts

Offering In-Person and Online Lessons on Monday

Offering Online Lessons on Tuesday

Music Bio

Rebecca’s career as a musician and teacher has been both rich and varied. Her musical studies began in the classical realm with the clarinet, culminating in 1996 when she graduated with a master’s degree in performance and musicology from the University of Victoria.

Since then, she has focused her interest on Celtic music and improvisation on the harp, attending many Celtic harp workshops all over North America and Ireland, where she studied with such notables as Kim Robertson and Sharlene Wallace.

Rebecca’s approach to playing and teaching the harp draws on her classical background and combines it with her passion for Celtic music. Her teaching philosophy focuses on balancing disciplined technique with improvisation and creativity.

Rebecca regularly gives harp workshops at Place des Arts, which attract students from all over the province. She is active in the Vancouver folk music scene, performing around the Lower Mainland as both a soloist and with groups such as the Maenads and Triskellion.

Rebecca works as a freelance musician, playing at many special events; her audiences have included the President of Ireland and the International Bar Association. She has also applied her skills as a studio musician and has been featured on CD’s such as the Maenads and Orra Chan by Teresa Doyle. Rebecca keeps a busy schedule of teaching and performing, as well as studying Irish dance. Visit her website at www.dancingharp.com.

Visual Arts Bio

Rebecca Blair has been an active member of the arts community in Vancouver, which includes a decade of teaching at Place des Arts. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Lethbridge and a Master’s of Arts from the University of Victoria. For nine years Rebecca taught drawing courses at Whatcom Community College in Washington State.

Rebecca’s art experiences have also taken her to Italy where she taught for a semester in Florence and attended a fresco restoration workshop in Altamura, Puglia. She has participated in several local art events such as the East Vancouver Cultural Crawl and art shows at Place des Arts. She attends the life drawing sessions at Vancouver’s Basic Inquiry studio.

Rebecca’s body of work focuses on watercolour landscapes and portraits in various media which is inspired by her travels both local and abroad. She is presently writing a book on the 17th-century Dutch artist, Jan Vermeer.

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Program Overview

Learn to draw all kinds of characters, from funny animals to humans. You’ll practice design, proportion, expression and body language, and learn how to draw your favourite characters. Then you’ll create your own characters to feature in the comic stories you write. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Kenten Bowick

Kenten Bowick

Cartooning & Animation

Kenten is a comics creator, illustrator and graphic designer. In addition to publishing his own comics and comic strips and doing freelance storyboarding and character design for the television industry, he teaches weekly comics and cartooning classes. In his free time, Kenten is completing a graphic novel.

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Program Overview

Learn to draw all kinds of characters, from funny animals to humans. You’ll practice design, proportion, expression and body language, and learn how to draw your favourite characters. Then you’ll create your own characters to feature in the comic stories you write. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Kenten Bowick

Kenten Bowick

Cartooning & Animation

Kenten is a comics creator, illustrator and graphic designer. In addition to publishing his own comics and comic strips and doing freelance storyboarding and character design for the television industry, he teaches weekly comics and cartooning classes. In his free time, Kenten is completing a graphic novel.

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Program Overview

Stop-motion animation with clay and toys, and hand-drawn animation like anime and Saturday-morning cartoons  in this class, you will try it all while creating your own dynamic and entertaining animated short films. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Kenten Bowick

Kenten Bowick

Cartooning & Animation

Kenten is a comics creator, illustrator and graphic designer. In addition to publishing his own comics and comic strips and doing freelance storyboarding and character design for the television industry, he teaches weekly comics and cartooning classes. In his free time, Kenten is completing a graphic novel.

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Program Overview

Learn the creative process of making comics, from idea generation and scriptwriting to drawing and lettering! You’ll start by writing your own scripts and then learn how to translate your piece into visual comic form. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Sarah Leigh

Sarah Leigh

Sarah has a background in Classical Animation and has worked as a character animator on 2D animation television shows. Currently, she teaches a variety of programs including drawing, painting, cartooning, animation and claymation to students of all ages. She enjoys helping and supporting students in creating and expressing their artistic endeavors.

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Program Overview

Explore art through a variety of mediums and create works by combining pencil drawings, watercolours, oil pastels, pencils, collage materials and other art supplies. Learn foundational drawing and painting skills while creating mixed media projects that develop your creativity and imagination. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to  the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students. 
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Cara Bain

Cara Bain

Cara Bain has a passion for capturing the faces and places that surround her. Her work explores the ways people search for meaning and find a connection with themselves, with others and with their surroundings. She is also devoted to landscape painting, both indoors (working from images) and ‘en plein air’ (painting in the great outdoors from life). She’s known for her unique combination of oil paint with copper leaf patina, unexpected colours, and expressiveness.

Cara has been an art instructor since 2016 and joined the Place des Arts team in 2018, teaching and inspiring children, teens and adults to build a solid foundation of technique to express their creative ideas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Capilano University and over 15 years of experience in fine arts including participation in numerous exhibitions in greater Vancouver.

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Olga Pirogova

Olga Pirogova

Visual Arts for Children

Olga received her BFA from the Institute of Art and Design in Moscow. She has worked in a wide variety of media, including oil, watercolour, pen & ink, ceramic and puppet making. Throughout the years, her artwork has been presented at individual and group shows in both Russia and Canada. She has enjoyed her work as an art teacher for almost 20 years.

https://olgapirogovastudio.com/

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Olga Pirogova

Olga Pirogova

Visual Arts for Children

Olga received her BFA from the Institute of Art and Design in Moscow. She has worked in a wide variety of media, including oil, watercolour, pen & ink, ceramic and puppet making. Throughout the years, her artwork has been presented at individual and group shows in both Russia and Canada. She has enjoyed her work as an art teacher for almost 20 years.

https://olgapirogovastudio.com/

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration you will explore shapes, shading, light, and colour. Draw and paint in a variety of art media, including watercolours, pencils, and pencil crayons and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Cara Bain

Cara Bain

Cara Bain has a passion for capturing the faces and places that surround her. Her work explores the ways people search for meaning and find a connection with themselves, with others and with their surroundings. She is also devoted to landscape painting, both indoors (working from images) and ‘en plein air’ (painting in the great outdoors from life). She’s known for her unique combination of oil paint with copper leaf patina, unexpected colours, and expressiveness.

Cara has been an art instructor since 2016 and joined the Place des Arts team in 2018, teaching and inspiring children, teens and adults to build a solid foundation of technique to express their creative ideas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Capilano University and over 15 years of experience in fine arts including participation in numerous exhibitions in greater Vancouver.

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Program Overview

This class offers an introduction to capturing the majesty of landscapes in charcoal and acrylics. Learn about colour theory, composition and how to translate nature’s complexities into art pieces. By the end of the session, you will know what makes an effective landscape painting and how to create one. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Teacher

Cara Bain

Cara Bain

Cara Bain has a passion for capturing the faces and places that surround her. Her work explores the ways people search for meaning and find a connection with themselves, with others and with their surroundings. She is also devoted to landscape painting, both indoors (working from images) and ‘en plein air’ (painting in the great outdoors from life). She’s known for her unique combination of oil paint with copper leaf patina, unexpected colours, and expressiveness.

Cara has been an art instructor since 2016 and joined the Place des Arts team in 2018, teaching and inspiring children, teens and adults to build a solid foundation of technique to express their creative ideas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Capilano University and over 15 years of experience in fine arts including participation in numerous exhibitions in greater Vancouver.

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Program Overview

If you have already taken Drawing 101 or are drawing at an intermediate level, this class is for you. Expand your understanding and expertise of essential elements of visual composition and drawing in challenging classic and contemporary types of drawing projects. Working with a variety of subjects, practice your drawing skills in a series of stimulating black and white and colour drawing projects using line, tonal value, texture, gradation and volume building. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

Continuing from Drawing 102, develop and expand your drawing and observation skills in a series of challenging projects using a variety of mediums such as charcoal, ink, graphite and pencil crayons. Students will explore proportion, resemblance, texture, shape and visual expression in observational and imaginary, program-inspired or self-directed types of projects. Supplies not included, View our supply here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

This workshop is perfect for those interested in trying oil paints who need some tips to get going! Combine colour theory with an introduction to oil painting. You’ll use primary colours to mix tones, learn about general principles, painting mediums, brush care, and more while creating a beautiful work of art. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

 

Teacher

Cara Bain

Cara Bain

Cara Bain has a passion for capturing the faces and places that surround her. Her work explores the ways people search for meaning and find a connection with themselves, with others and with their surroundings. She is also devoted to landscape painting, both indoors (working from images) and ‘en plein air’ (painting in the great outdoors from life). She’s known for her unique combination of oil paint with copper leaf patina, unexpected colours, and expressiveness.

Cara has been an art instructor since 2016 and joined the Place des Arts team in 2018, teaching and inspiring children, teens and adults to build a solid foundation of technique to express their creative ideas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Capilano University and over 15 years of experience in fine arts including participation in numerous exhibitions in greater Vancouver.

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Program Overview

If you have already taken Painting 101 or are painting at an intermediate level, this class is for you. Master your knowledge of colour and brush strokes in a series of challenging projects. Learn new creative layout, image alteration skills and painting techniques in an encouraging and relaxed atmosphere. Some painting experience necessary. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

If you have already taken Painting 102 or are painting at an intermediate level, then hone your skills with this advanced class. Learn layering, glazing, watercolour reduction, new textures, washes and more. Painting experience necessary. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Stan Hunc

Stan Hunc

Visual Arts for Adult, Children & Youth

Stan is an art practitioner with ten years of formal art training (MFA and MEd) and lifelong practice. Currently, he works as a semiretired art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and at Place des Arts in Coquitlam. Throughout the years, Stan’s work has been presented at individual and group art shows in Poland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, South Korea, China and Canada.

More info: www.stanhunc.com

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Program Overview

Have you ever wanted to capture the essence of a person through art? In this class, you will learn an easy, step-by-step approach to create beautiful portraits or figurative pieces. Learn about proportions, anatomy and tone. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition to a strictly online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning completely online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Cara Bain

Cara Bain

Cara Bain has a passion for capturing the faces and places that surround her. Her work explores the ways people search for meaning and find a connection with themselves, with others and with their surroundings. She is also devoted to landscape painting, both indoors (working from images) and ‘en plein air’ (painting in the great outdoors from life). She’s known for her unique combination of oil paint with copper leaf patina, unexpected colours, and expressiveness.

Cara has been an art instructor since 2016 and joined the Place des Arts team in 2018, teaching and inspiring children, teens and adults to build a solid foundation of technique to express their creative ideas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication from Capilano University and over 15 years of experience in fine arts including participation in numerous exhibitions in greater Vancouver.

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Program Overview

Creativity and imagination! Come explore different art mediums — painting, drawing, collaging, modelling clay and more. Through a series of process-oriented and open-ended projects, discover the joy and excitement of art! Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 


Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Lena Savic

Lena Savic

Visual Arts Teacher

Lena Savic studied Art History at Belgrade University and Fine Arts at Langara College and ECUAD. She had worn many hats in art; from art critic, juror, curator, art dealer, gallery manager, to art instructor and practising artist in her East Side studio. She took part in artist residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and instructor in various art programs and events for children and adults across Metro Vancouver. Her interests are diverse, yet throughout all her work in photography, mixed media, installation, painting, drawing and earlier ceramics, she has been drawn to the texture.

As an instructor, Lena emphasizes formalism as a foundation of visual literacy. Besides creativity, she believes that art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness, social and emotional development and health.

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Program Overview

Creativity and imagination! Come explore different art mediums — painting, drawing, collaging, modelling clay and more. Through a series of process-oriented and open-ended projects, discover the joy and excitement of art! Supplies not includedView our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class. 


 Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 

Teacher

Lena Savic

Lena Savic

Visual Arts Teacher

Lena Savic studied Art History at Belgrade University and Fine Arts at Langara College and ECUAD. She had worn many hats in art; from art critic, juror, curator, art dealer, gallery manager, to art instructor and practising artist in her East Side studio. She took part in artist residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and instructor in various art programs and events for children and adults across Metro Vancouver. Her interests are diverse, yet throughout all her work in photography, mixed media, installation, painting, drawing and earlier ceramics, she has been drawn to the texture.

As an instructor, Lena emphasizes formalism as a foundation of visual literacy. Besides creativity, she believes that art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness, social and emotional development and health.

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Program Overview

Creativity and imagination! Come explore different art mediums – painting, drawing, collaging, modelling clay and more. Through a series of process-oriented and open-ended projects, discover the joy and excitement of art! Supplies not included, please see View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Teacher

Lena Savic

Lena Savic

Visual Arts Teacher

Lena Savic studied Art History at Belgrade University and Fine Arts at Langara College and ECUAD. She had worn many hats in art; from art critic, juror, curator, art dealer, gallery manager, to art instructor and practising artist in her East Side studio. She took part in artist residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and instructor in various art programs and events for children and adults across Metro Vancouver. Her interests are diverse, yet throughout all her work in photography, mixed media, installation, painting, drawing and earlier ceramics, she has been drawn to the texture.

As an instructor, Lena emphasizes formalism as a foundation of visual literacy. Besides creativity, she believes that art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness, social and emotional development and health.

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Program Overview

Come and expand your visual literacy through mixed media art. Each class will explore a different set of artistic elements and principles such as line, shape, colour, texture, contrast, balance, rhythm and more. Learn how to combine acrylic paints, pencil drawings, inks, pastels, tempera paints, photography and textiles on different surfaces. Open to all levels. Supplies not included, View see our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition from an in-person to an online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Lena Savic

Lena Savic

Visual Arts Teacher

Lena Savic studied Art History at Belgrade University and Fine Arts at Langara College and ECUAD. She had worn many hats in art; from art critic, juror, curator, art dealer, gallery manager, to art instructor and practising artist in her East Side studio. She took part in artist residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and instructor in various art programs and events for children and adults across Metro Vancouver. Her interests are diverse, yet throughout all her work in photography, mixed media, installation, painting, drawing and earlier ceramics, she has been drawn to the texture.

As an instructor, Lena emphasizes formalism as a foundation of visual literacy. Besides creativity, she believes that art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness, social and emotional development and health.

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Typographic art uses letters and/or words as visual elements to convey a message, to evoke an emotion or simply create a playful design. Arrange letters and words alone or incorporate them into an image in painting, drawing, polymer clay or mixed media. Expand your creativity and imagination while learning about the principles of art composition while using familiar shapes. Suited to all skill levels. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.


This class accommodates both in-person and online students.  
Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 
Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition from an in-person to an online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

Teacher

Lena Savic

Lena Savic

Visual Arts Teacher

Lena Savic studied Art History at Belgrade University and Fine Arts at Langara College and ECUAD. She had worn many hats in art; from art critic, juror, curator, art dealer, gallery manager, to art instructor and practising artist in her East Side studio. She took part in artist residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and instructor in various art programs and events for children and adults across Metro Vancouver. Her interests are diverse, yet throughout all her work in photography, mixed media, installation, painting, drawing and earlier ceramics, she has been drawn to the texture.

As an instructor, Lena emphasizes formalism as a foundation of visual literacy. Besides creativity, she believes that art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness, social and emotional development and health.

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Come weave your own mini Easter basket to display flowers or Easter eggs in! Learn the basics of plain weaving using flat cane to create a basket with a handle and finished edge. Your handmade basket will be a unique addition to your spring décor! Supplies included. Please bring your own scissors.


Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

All registered participants will be required to complete an in-person waiver at the time of registration.

A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, this class may transition from an in-person to an online class. If you register for this class, Place des Arts will email you by April 1, 2021, to inform you if the class will be transitioning online. No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy prior to finalizing your registration.

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Kristen Conboy

Kristen Conboy

Basketry for Adults

It is the tactile nature of basketry that inspires Kristen to continue learning and teaching basketry – and the practical side of her loves to create functional art that can be used and admired. Basket weaving is about creating something with your hands; there is a sense of satisfaction gained from looking at the finished product and saying, “I made that.”

Kristen has over 20 years of experience working with fibre, whether it be knitting, weaving or basketry. Kristen’s professional career is outside of the studio; to the classroom she brings with her years of experience teaching adults, a passion for learning and a love of creating.

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Weaving on a four-shaft loom allows for endless possible combinations of yarn, texture and structure. Learn how to set up a loom and weave a basic project, then further develop skills using table or floor looms. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included. Table looms are provided for at-home practice; equipment loans require a deposit. Studio time is available to registered students. Studio access is limited and students are required to sign-up for Open Studio in advance. 


Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 

All registered participants will be required to complete an in-person waiver at the time of registration.

A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit.

Table looms are provided for at-home practice; equipment loans require a deposit. Bring your own table loom if you have one. The Open Studio Sign-Up Schedule will be emailed to students prior to the class start date.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, there may be changes to this program. Enrolled students will be emailed by April 1, 2021, with any relevant changes.  No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy.

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Rosie Kerschbaumer

Rosie Kerschbaumer

Fibre Arts for Adults

Rosie Kerschbaumer has a BA from the University of Alberta and a Fashion Arts and Technology Diploma from Kwantlen Polytechnic. She also worked in the garment industry for several years. She is a member of the Coquitlam and the Greater Vancouver Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guilds. Rosie is captivated by the way weaving blends different fibres, techniques and structures to create endless unique results.

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This class is suited to experienced students who can competently throw a variety of cylinders, have a solid understanding of ceramic vocabulary and are looking to refine these skills. Classes will focus on demonstrations of advanced projects and discussions on specialized techniques and advanced technical processes. Opportunities for self-directed special projects may be accommodated. Firing and open studio time included. Open studio access is limited and students are required to sign-up for Open Studio in advance. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. Please note: masks must be worn at all times in the ceramics studio. 


This class will be taught by Fredi Rahn and David Lloyd. They will each be teaching 4 sessions of this class.

All registered participants will be required to complete an in-person waiver at the time of registration. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. 

Before registering for the in-person class, please review our Safety Plan. 

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, there may be changes to this program. Enrolled students will be emailed by April 1, 2021, with any relevant changes.  No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy.

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Fredi Rahn

Fredi Rahn

Ceramic Arts for Adults

Friederike (Fredi) Rahn was born in 1966 in Harlow, England. She studied ceramics at Sheridan College (Ont) and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since 1990, she has maintained an active studio practice in Vancouver.

Fredi has participated in artists’ residencies at Watershed, Maine, the Archie Bray Foundation, Montana, and was a participant in the Mexico / Canada ceramics exchange in Puebla, Mexico and the Banff Centre.

She teaches at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Fredi makes utilitarian tableware with strong decorative elements. Her work is exhibited across Canada and the United States.

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David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Ceramic Arts for Adults

David Lloyd taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for 24 years before retiring to raise a child. He acquired a wide range of forming, firing and decorating techniques with the belief that you have to be ready to try everything in the diverse field of ceramics. Making things is fun, and making things really well is highly satisfying. With good teachers, we can all learn to make things better than we thought we could. Enjoy Making.

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Program Overview

This class is suited to experienced students who are comfortable working independently on the wheel and can throw a balanced cylinder. Students are assisted to progress at their own pace. Opportunities for special projects may be accommodated. We will cover making, finishing, decorating and glazing. Firing and open studio time included. Open studio access is limited and students are required to sign-up for Open Studio in advance. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. Please note: masks must be worn at all times in the ceramics studio.


All registered participants will be required to complete an in-person waiver at the time of registration. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. 

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, there may be changes to this program. Enrolled students will be emailed by April 1, 2021, with any relevant changes.  No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy.

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Dan Severance

Dan Severance

Ceramic Arts for Adults

Dan Severance first did wheel throwing in high school in Burnaby and was lucky to have potters as teachers who encouraged him to take classes at the Shadbolt center in Burnaby. But like most youth, it was adventure time and clay work was put aside.

27 years later in 2004, Dan decided to try wheel throwing again. He took a beginners course with Gillian McMillan at the Port Moody Arts Center, followed by more courses taught by Clive Tucker.

Dan Severance’s work has now shifted to handbuilding functional wares decorated with brightly colored under glazes. Dan is a member of the BC Potters Guild and the Tri-City Potters’ Group. His work can be seen at the Gallery of BC Ceramics on Granville Island and Kizmit gift gallery in Fort Langley.

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Program Overview

This class is suited to experienced students who are comfortable working independently on the wheel and can throw a balanced cylinder. Students are assisted to progress at their own pace. Opportunities for special projects may be accommodated. We will cover making, finishing, decorating and glazing. Firing and open studio time included. Open studio access is limited and students are required to sign-up for Open Studio in advance. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. Please note: masks must be worn at all times in the ceramics studio. 


All registered participants will be required to complete an in-person waiver at the time of registration. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. 

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, there may be changes to this program. Enrolled students will be emailed by April 1, 2021, with any relevant changes.  No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy.

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David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Ceramic Arts for Adults

David Lloyd taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for 24 years before retiring to raise a child. He acquired a wide range of forming, firing and decorating techniques with the belief that you have to be ready to try everything in the diverse field of ceramics. Making things is fun, and making things really well is highly satisfying. With good teachers, we can all learn to make things better than we thought we could. Enjoy Making.

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Program Overview

This class is suited to experienced students who are comfortable working independently on the wheel and can throw a balanced cylinder. Students are assisted to progress at their own pace. Opportunities for special projects may be accommodated. We will cover making, finishing, decorating and glazing. Firing and open studio time included. Open studio access is limited and students are required to sign-up for Open Studio in advance. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. Please note: masks must be worn at all times in the ceramics studio. 


All registered participants will be required to complete an in-person waiver at the time of registration. A daily Student Screening Questionnaire must be completed via our website before arriving for your class or Open Studio visit. By registering for this program, the student acknowledges they have read and agree to the studio procedures outlined in the Student Ceramics Handbook. 

Before registering for this in-person class, please review our Safety Plan.

Subject to Provincial Health Order updates, there may be changes to this program. Enrolled students will be emailed by April 1, 2021, with any relevant changes.  No email will be sent if there is no change. Please review our Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy.

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Fredi Rahn

Fredi Rahn

Ceramic Arts for Adults

Friederike (Fredi) Rahn was born in 1966 in Harlow, England. She studied ceramics at Sheridan College (Ont) and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Since 1990, she has maintained an active studio practice in Vancouver.

Fredi has participated in artists’ residencies at Watershed, Maine, the Archie Bray Foundation, Montana, and was a participant in the Mexico / Canada ceramics exchange in Puebla, Mexico and the Banff Centre.

She teaches at the Shadbolt Center for the Arts and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Fredi makes utilitarian tableware with strong decorative elements. Her work is exhibited across Canada and the United States.

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David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Ceramic Arts for Adults

David Lloyd taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for 24 years before retiring to raise a child. He acquired a wide range of forming, firing and decorating techniques with the belief that you have to be ready to try everything in the diverse field of ceramics. Making things is fun, and making things really well is highly satisfying. With good teachers, we can all learn to make things better than we thought we could. Enjoy Making.

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Explore the mysterious world of abstract art in this online visual arts series! View five videos by artist and educator Marlene Lowden to discover how artists use the elements of design to express themselves while experimenting with materials you have at home. Through a series of fun activities in each video, you will be introduced to each element of design and learn how to interpret these elements when looking at abstract art. This video series is suitable for all ages and ability levels, gather your household or tune in with friends virtually and begin creating! 

The first video is available here.

To access these videos, you will be prompted during registration to enter a Gmail email address. Once registered, you will receive four emails from YouTube by 12:00pm (noon) the Thursday following your registration. Please note that videos will be sent by January 7 for registrations between December 18-January 3. This series includes the following videos:

  • Video 2: Learn about colour and texture by playing with paint and experimenting with mark-making tools. 
  • Video 3: Explore how shape and size create meaning through collage activities. 
  • Video 4: Learn how value can create a mood or feeling in a work of art and practice with painting. 
  • Video 5: Review the seven elements of design and learn some techniques to create art with intention.  

Marlene recommends between 20-30 minutes to complete each activity, and each video contains 2 activities. Playback options include the ability to pause, go forward or backward as well as subtitles. 

You will need some basic art supplies to complete the exercises. View the complete list of supplies and video resources here. 

Marlene Lowden is a painter, facilitator and yoga teacher. She co-hosts an annual art and yoga retreat in Spain and connects to her community as an instructor in schools and at art festivals. She is a proud alumni member of Thrive Art Studios, an international collective of female artists. Marlene is honoured to have her artwork in private and public collections in Canada and internationally

Fees for our online visual arts series are non-refundable.

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Marlene Lowden

Marlene Lowden

Online Visual Arts Series: Abstract Art

Marlene Lowden is a painter, facilitator and yoga teacher. She co-hosts an annual art and yoga retreat in Spain and connects to her community as an instructor in schools and at art festivals. She is a proud alumni member of Thrive Art Studios, an international collective of female artists. Marlene is honoured to have her artwork in private and public collections in Canada and internationally. 

 

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Use your imagination and have fun creating unique clay projects. Individual exploration is encouraged as you discover cool clay techniques. Supplies included. All projects will be fired and glazed. Detailed instructions for project drop-off will be emailed to families and fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date.

What’s included in your kit:

  • M-340 clay
  • Variety of underglazes
  • 2 paintbrushes
  • Bamboo skewers

What you need at home:

-A large, flat surface to work on, at least 2′ x 2′

-A plastic tablecloth or heavy poster board/cardboard to cover and protect the surface you are working on; the cover should be taped/secured to your working surface

-Light plastic (eg. a grocery bag) for covering your projects between classes

-A stable container for water (eg. an empty yogurt container between 500-750mL)

-A larger container with warm water for rinsing hands (can be disposed of outdoors to prevent any clay from going down your sink)

-Paper towel or rag for drying your paintbrush

-Paper towel or rag to clean your hands

-Dress for mess, wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy or an artist’s apron

-A plastic container with a lid clearly labelled with student’s first and last name (for storing works in progress and for dropping off and picking up projects from Place des Arts)

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for this online class, please review ourGuide for Online Classes and Lessons 

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

Supply kits can be picked up from Place des Arts beginning on Monday, January 4 during the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:30am-8:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday: 1:30-4:30pm
Please come to the front door off Brunette Avenue, near the Spirit Bear statue. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device).
 

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

Noelle is a ceramic artist and instructor who is passionate about sharing her love of clay with students of all ages. She has a BFA in Ceramics from Emily Carr and 18 years of teaching experience throughout the Lower Mainland at organizations such as Arts Umbrella, The Anvil Centre and The Surrey Art Gallery. Her studio practice focusses on whimsy, storytelling and colour as it relates to sculptural forms.

She believes that clay is a unique and magical material that allows unlimited possibilities in creative expression and finds great joy in supporting her students in finding their own unique art voice and vision.

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Program Overview

Use your imagination and have fun creating unique clay projects. Individual exploration is encouraged as you discover cool clay techniques. Supplies included. All projects will be fired and glazed. Detailed instructions for project drop-off will be emailed to families and fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date.

What’s included in your kit:

  • M-340 clay
  • Variety of underglazes
  • 2 paintbrushes
  • Bamboo skewers

What you need at home:

-A large, flat surface to work on, at least 2′ x 2′

-A plastic tablecloth or heavy poster board/cardboard to cover and protect the surface you are working on; the cover should be taped/secured to your working surface

-Light plastic (eg. a grocery bag) for covering your projects between classes

-A stable container for water (eg. an empty yogurt container between 500-750mL)

-A larger container with warm water for rinsing hands (can be disposed of outdoors to prevent any clay from going down your sink)

-Paper towel or rag for drying your paintbrush

-Paper towel or rag to clean your hands

-Dress for mess, wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy or an artist’s apron

-A plastic container with a lid clearly labelled with student’s first and last name (for storing works in progress and for dropping off and picking up projects from Place des Arts)

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for this online class, please review ourGuide for Online Classes and Lessons 

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

Supply kits can be picked up from Place des Arts beginning on Monday, January 4 during the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:30am-8:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday: 1:30-4:30pm
Please come to the front door off Brunette Avenue, near the Spirit Bear statue. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device).

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

Noelle is a ceramic artist and instructor who is passionate about sharing her love of clay with students of all ages. She has a BFA in Ceramics from Emily Carr and 18 years of teaching experience throughout the Lower Mainland at organizations such as Arts Umbrella, The Anvil Centre and The Surrey Art Gallery. Her studio practice focusses on whimsy, storytelling and colour as it relates to sculptural forms.

She believes that clay is a unique and magical material that allows unlimited possibilities in creative expression and finds great joy in supporting her students in finding their own unique art voice and vision.

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Program Overview

Cozy up at home, explore a variety of fibre arts and create beautiful and functional one-of-a-kind textile treasures. You will learn about hand weaving, felting, basketry and more! Gain hands-on experience while developing an understanding of how fibres can be transformed. Supplies included.

What’s included in your kit:

-A variety of yarn, string and fibre

-2 small prepared hand weaving looms

-felting fleece and finding for projects

-Kid-friendly dye (Kool-Aid)

-Basketry cane

What you need at home:

-A large, flat surface to work on, at least 2′ x 2′-Scissors

-1 glass jar (large mason jar or spaghetti sauce jar)

-2 Tbsp of white vinegar

-White craft glue

-Masking tape

-A tea towel or hand towel

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

Supply kits can be picked up from Place des Arts beginning on Monday, January 11 during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:30am-8:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday: 1:30-4:30pm

Please come to the front door off Brunette Avenue, near the Spirit Bear statue. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device).

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Catherine Dumaine

Catherine Dumaine

Fibre Arts for Children & Youth

Catherine Dumaine is a fibre artist living in Port Coquitlam, B.C. She has been teaching in art centres and institutions around the Lower Mainland and in local schools since 2007. Catherine’s Fibre Fun classes for children are among Place des Arts’ most popular programs, and she is also a regular art camp teacher, where she offers a variety of fibre arts classes to children and youth.

Catherine’s work has been exhibited in shows locally including at Place des Arts, in the Port Moody Festival of the Arts and at Leigh Square Community Arts Village. She also served as the curator for the Craft Year 2007 exhibit Au Naturel.

Catherine has led community engagement workshops for Place des Arts, both at the centre and as a Place des Arts representative at external community events. In 2013, she helped Place des Arts celebrate our 40th Anniversary with her community engagement Social Fabric Project, and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 as an artist in residence, she engaged thousands of school students to create lantern installations that were unveiled during our annual winter season event. Catherine continues to advance her skills through the multitude of fibre arts workshops she takes each year.

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You will learn a range of handbuilding techniques to design and build your own small-scale ceramic sculptures and usable cups or bowls. Use clay to explore form, surface and subject while allowing your imagination to take flight! Projects from this class will be fired and glazed. Detailed instructions for project drop-off will be emailed to families and fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date.

What’s included in your kit:

-M-340 clay

-Variety of underglazes

-2 paintbrushes

-Bamboo skewers

-Set of pottery tools

What you need at home:

-A large, flat surface to work on, at least 2′ x 2′

-A plastic tablecloth or heavy poster board/cardboard to cover and protect the surface you are working on; the cover should be taped/secured to your working surface

-Light plastic (eg. a grocery bag) for covering your projects between classes

-A stable container for water (eg. an empty yogurt container between 500-750mL)

-A larger container with warm water for rinsing hands (can be disposed of outdoors to prevent any clay from going down your sink)

-Paper towel or rag for drying your paintbrush

-Paper towel or rag to clean your hands

-Dress for mess, wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy or an artist’s apron

-A plastic container with a lid clearly labelled with student’s first and last name (for storing works in progress and for dropping off and picking up projects from Place des Arts)

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for this online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

Supply kits can be picked up from Place des Arts beginning on Monday, January 4 during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:30am-8:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday: 1:30-4:30pm

Please come to the front door off Brunette Avenue, near the Spirit Bear statue. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device).

 

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

Noelle is a ceramic artist and instructor who is passionate about sharing her love of clay with students of all ages. She has a BFA in Ceramics from Emily Carr and 18 years of teaching experience throughout the Lower Mainland at organizations such as Arts Umbrella, The Anvil Centre and The Surrey Art Gallery. Her studio practice focusses on whimsy, storytelling and colour as it relates to sculptural forms.

She believes that clay is a unique and magical material that allows unlimited possibilities in creative expression and finds great joy in supporting her students in finding their own unique art voice and vision.

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Program Overview

Explore various art techniques in this playful introduction to art for nervous beginners, or anyone who would like to shake things up and try something different. With a step-by-step approach, experiment with drawing, painting, collage and more to create unique works of art. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class. 

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for this class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons.

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

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Dawn Livera

Dawn Livera

Fibre & Visual Arts for Adults & Children

Dawn Livera is a visual artist primarily working in textiles and mixed media. Dawn’s art practice begins with the belief that in art “there are no mistakes.”

Dawn has been an artist for her entire life. She studied weaving with a master weaver for many years and completed the Fashion Arts program at Vancouver Community College. She also has a BSc from UBC.

Community engagement is an important part of Dawn’s practice. She believes that making art should not be the private domain of the talented or learned few. Rather, everyone should feel free to explore their own creativity without worrying about whether their art is good enough.

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Program Overview

Learn to let go of your fear and self-judgement while creating a series of intuitive watercolour paintings. Perfect for the absolute beginner, each week will feature a different technique and style, so you can build on your skills. Supplies not included, View our supply list here and ensure you are able to gather all necessary supplies prior to the first day of class.

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

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Dawn Livera

Dawn Livera

Fibre & Visual Arts for Adults & Children

Dawn Livera is a visual artist primarily working in textiles and mixed media. Dawn’s art practice begins with the belief that in art “there are no mistakes.”

Dawn has been an artist for her entire life. She studied weaving with a master weaver for many years and completed the Fashion Arts program at Vancouver Community College. She also has a BSc from UBC.

Community engagement is an important part of Dawn’s practice. She believes that making art should not be the private domain of the talented or learned few. Rather, everyone should feel free to explore their own creativity without worrying about whether their art is good enough.

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Program Overview

Explore the art of hand-sewing in this creative and practical class. Learn skills that can be used to embellish and repair clothing as well as make works of textile art. You will learn embroidery, patchwork, mending and darning skills and how to sew on a button. You will also be introduced to the work of contemporary and historical textile artists. Supplies included.

What’s included in your kit:

-variety of fabrics

-Pins and needles

-Assorted thread

-Miscellaneous sewing notions including buttons and templates

Optional Materials (not included in the kit):

-Thimble-Small pieces of quilting cottons in colours and patterns you like

-Additional embroidery floss in your favourite colours (DMC brand or similar quality recommended)

-Tape measure

What you need at home:

-Scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric)

-Pencil

-A large, flat surface to work on, at least 3′ x 2′

-Good lighting

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform.


Before registering for the online class, please review our Guide for Online Classes and Lessons. 

This class will be conducted via the Zoom platform. You must ensure your electronic device is compatible with Zoom and you have Zoom downloaded prior to the first class.

Supply kits can be picked up from Place des Arts beginning on Monday, January 4 during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:30am-8:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday: 1:30-4:30pm

Please come to the front door off Brunette Avenue, near the Spirit Bear statue. Please bring a copy of your receipt (printed or on your mobile device).

Teacher

Dawn Livera

Dawn Livera

Fibre & Visual Arts for Adults & Children

Dawn Livera is a visual artist primarily working in textiles and mixed media. Dawn’s art practice begins with the belief that in art “there are no mistakes.”

Dawn has been an artist for her entire life. She studied weaving with a master weaver for many years and completed the Fashion Arts program at Vancouver Community College. She also has a BSc from UBC.

Community engagement is an important part of Dawn’s practice. She believes that making art should not be the private domain of the talented or learned few. Rather, everyone should feel free to explore their own creativity without worrying about whether their art is good enough.

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