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.

You can register online, by phone at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts.

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: Art Sampler

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Art Sampler

8 – 12 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 and Animation

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Comic Storytelling

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Creative Clay

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Creative Clay

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Draw & Sculpt

7 – 9 years

In-Person & Online: Draw & Sculpt

10 – 13 years

In-Person & Online: Draw, Paint, Collage

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Jocelyn Sanchez

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting

with Jocelyn Sanchez

8 – 12 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 in Acrylics

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting in Watercolours

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing & Painting- Preschool

3 – 5 years

In-Person & Online: Drawing and Painting Landscapes

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Drawing in 3D

Six-week mini session

13 – 17 years

In-Person & Online: Exploring Watercolour Painting

Two-day class

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Holiday Clay Magic

Two-day class

4 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Holiday Clay Magic

Two-day class

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Inspired Drawing

13 – 17 years

In-Person & Online: Life Drawing

13 – 17 years

In-Person & Online: Oil Painting for Beginners

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Oil Painting- Portraits

Two-day class

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Painting and Pottery

8 – 12 years

In-Person & Online: Painting and Pottery

5 – 7 years

In-Person & Online: Pencil, Charcoal and Ink Drawing

Six-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Portraiture and Figure Drawing

18+ years

In-Person & Online: Pottery and Sculpture

13 – 17 years

In-Person: Art Sampler- Art for the Soul

18+ years

In-Person: Basic Acrylic Painting

18+ years

In-Person: Basic Watercolour Painting

18+ years

In-Person: Drawing & Painting

with Stan Hunc

5 – 7 years

In-Person: Drawing & Painting

with Stan Hunc

8 – 12 years

In-Person: Drawing & Painting

with Stan Hunc

13 – 17 years

In-Person: Drawing 101

18+ years

In-Person: Drawing 102

18+ years

In-Person: Drawing 103

18+ years

In-Person: Garlic and Herb Basket

One-day class

18+ years

In-Person: Intermediate Acrylic Painting

Four-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Intermediate Watercolour Painting

Four-week mini session

18+ years

In-Person: Intro to Abstract Painting

18+ years

In-Person: Intro to Mixed Media Art

18+ years

In-Person: Painting 101

18+ years

In-Person: Painting 102

18+ years

In-Person: Painting 103

18+ years

In-Person: Random Weave Garden Basket

One-day class

18+ years

In-Person: Scratching the Surface

Three-day class

18+ years

In-Person: Table & Floor Loom Weaving

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Advanced

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Intermediate

with David Lloyd

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Intermediate

with Fredi Rahn

18+ years

In-Person: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding – Intermediate

with Dan Severance

18+ years

In-Person: Woven Pencil Holder

One-day class

18+ years

Online Visual Arts Series: Abstract Art with Marlene Lowden

Series of online videos

all ages

Online: Fibre Fun

Six-week mini session

6 – 12 years

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

18+ years

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

18+ years

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

18+ years

Online: Weave at Home – Cardboard Storage Container

Two-day class

18+ years

Online: Weave at Home – Mug Mat

Two-day class

18+ years

Online: Weave at Home – Small Pouch

Two-day class

18+ 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 see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 printed manga comic book.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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

Anime/Manga & Comic Storytelling for kids and teens

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 endeavours.

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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 our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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 our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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

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 self-directed project.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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 included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 to character development to visual storytelling to lettering! You’ll start by creating your own character and story and then learn how to translate your piece into visual comic form. Supplies not included. Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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

Anime/Manga & Comic Storytelling for kids and teens

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 endeavours.

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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. All projects made in this class will be fired and glazed. Fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date. Some supplies included.


These supplies must be picked up from Place des Arts during operating hours starting on Tuesday, September 7. Please refer to the supply list for additional supplies needed for your class.

After the last class, projects are to be dropped off at Place des Arts. Once glazed and fired, Place des Arts will notify families for pick-up (approximately four weeks after the class end date).

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

Teacher

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. All projects made in this class will be fired and glazed. Fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date. Some supplies included.


These supplies must be picked up from Place des Arts during operating hours starting on Tuesday, September 7. Please refer to the supply list for additional supplies needed for your class.

After the last class, projects are to be dropped off at Place des Arts. Once glazed and fired, Place des Arts will notify families for pick-up (approximately four weeks after the class end date).

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

Teacher

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

Using different animals as your inspiration, learn how to draw and create them as 3D figures. You will learn various drawing methods and techniques including sketching and continuous line drawing, and use mediums like graphite, charcoal and pastels. After drawing your animals, learn the art of sculpting and turn your 2D drawing into a 3D figure using modelling clay.   Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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.

Close

Program Overview

Using different animals as your inspiration, learn how to draw and create them as 3D figures. You will learn various drawing methods and techniques including sketching and continuous line drawing, and use mediums like graphite, charcoal and pastels. After drawing your animals, learn the art of sculpting and turn your 2D drawing into a 3D figure using modelling clay.   Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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

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 included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

No class Nov 21

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 media and explore mixed-media techniques. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual Arts for Children & Teens

Jocelyn Sanchez is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist focused on visual development and storytelling through digital media and illustration.

A recent MA Animation graduate from the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom, she is currently working on a children’s book and short animation series.

She is excited to share her knowledge and passion of visual and media arts with the students of Place des Arts.

Close

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 media and explore mixed-media techniques.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual Arts for Children & Teens

Jocelyn Sanchez is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist focused on visual development and storytelling through digital media and illustration.

A recent MA Animation graduate from the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom, she is currently working on a children’s book and short animation series.

She is excited to share her knowledge and passion of visual and media arts with the students of Place des Arts.

Close

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 media and explore mixed-media techniques.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 media and explore mixed-media techniques. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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 learn acrylic painting techniques, discover how to mix colours and get creative with how to use them.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

No class Nov 21

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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, 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 included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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

Explore your creativity through mixed-media techniques and drawing and painting in a variety of mediums. Learn basic drawing skills, including shapes, shading, light and colour in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual Arts for Children & Teens

Jocelyn Sanchez is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist focused on visual development and storytelling through digital media and illustration.

A recent MA Animation graduate from the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom, she is currently working on a children’s book and short animation series.

She is excited to share her knowledge and passion of visual and media arts with the students of Place des Arts.

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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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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Make your artwork pop by learning how to create realistic 3D drawings using perspective, depth, colour, shading and other techniques. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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

Anime/Manga & Comic Storytelling for kids and teens

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 endeavours.

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In this workshop, explore basic and foundational techniques to get you started on your adventures in watercolours. You’ll learn about ‘wet into wet’ and ‘wet into dry’ painting, controlling your colours and edges, how to use masking fluid and salt in your artwork, and more!  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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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Hey kids! Using clay, create holiday decorations and gifts for the special people in your lives in this fun and magical class. Projects in this class will not be fired. Some supplies included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

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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Hey kids! Using clay, create holiday decorations and gifts for the special people in your lives in this fun and magical class. Projects in this class will not be fired. Some supplies included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

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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Learn, explore, and analyze different types of drawing styles from master artists. Each week you will be introduced to a different artist’s work and learn to create art in that artist’s style. Artist suggestions will be accommodated if possible.  Supplies not included. 


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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

Anime/Manga & Comic Storytelling for kids and teens

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 endeavours.

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Discover how to capture the essence of a pose and learn to quickly sketch and capture a pose in real-time. Then, learn how to develop a sketch into a detailed drawing. Students and the teacher will take turns posing for quick sketches. Photos and reference pictures will be used as well. Note: some photos will contain nudity. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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

Anime/Manga & Comic Storytelling for kids and teens

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 endeavours.

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This class 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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

No class Nov 21.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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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Oil painting is a great way to capture features, skin tones and the beauty of expressions. Learn to capture a likeness by blocking in dark and light tones and then adding the subtleties and colours that will bring it to life. Some experience with drawing faces and painting general subject matter in oils or acrylics is recommended. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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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This unique class explores art movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Pop Art, and interprets these styles through pottery. Learn how to manipulate clay to mimic Van Gogh’s brushstrokes or how to use pottery tools to imitate Pointillism. Explore colour theory and painting techniques through your clay bowls, cups and sculptures. You will be encouraged to develop your individual style while combining paint and clay! All projects made in this class will be fired and glazed. Fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date. Some supplies included.


Some supplies included. These supplies must be picked up from Place des Arts during operating hours starting on Tuesday, September 7. Please refer to the supply list for additional supplies needed for your class.

After the last class, projects are to be dropped off at Place des Arts. Once glazed and fired, Place des Arts will notify families for pick-up (approximately four weeks after the class end date).

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

Teacher

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

This unique class explores art movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Realism and Pop Art, and interprets these styles through pottery. Learn how to manipulate clay to mimic Van Gogh’s brushstrokes or how to use pottery tools to imitate Pointillism. Explore colour theory and painting techniques through your clay bowls, cups and sculptures. You will be encouraged to develop your individual style while combining paint and clay! All projects made in this class will be fired and glazed. Fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date. Some supplies included.


Some supplies included. These supplies must be picked up from Place des Arts during operating hours starting on Tuesday, September 7. Please refer to the supply list for additional supplies needed for your class.

After the last class, projects are to be dropped off at Place des Arts. Once glazed and fired, Place des Arts will notify families for pick-up (approximately four weeks after the class end date).

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

Teacher

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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Develop the fundamentals of drawing with pencil, charcoal and ink. Practice drawing what you see by working from still life and photographs and copying the masters of art history. With an emphasis on realism and a splash of creativity, learn to interpret and express what’s around you with an artistic spin.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

This class accommodates both in-person and online students.
Before registering for this 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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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! All projects made in this class will be fired and glazed. Fired projects will be ready for pick-up from Place des Arts approximately four weeks after the class end date. Some supplies included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

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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Did you know that art can help to develop and enhance perception, cognitive processing, creativity and self-expression? Tap into your inner creativity and expand your artistic literacy through different projects involving drawing, painting, collaging and mixed media. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

Before registering for this 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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Start with the basics of acrylic painting through simple techniques, exercises and guidance. Gain an easy understanding of this medium building up your skill and confidence. Experiment with acrylic paints and their various properties by mixing and applying colour theory, value range, brush techniques, composition, all with helpful advice. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

Bernadette Rollin

Bernadette Rollin

Adult Visual Arts

Bernadette Rollin was born and raised in Switzerland where from early childhood she loved to draw, paint and do crafts. In 1977, she moved and immigrated to Vancouver.

In 1982 Bernadette began exploring decorative painting which she had fully enjoyed for ten years and by 1992 Bernadette then moved on to discover the beauty of watercolour painting.

Since 1999 the technique and mediums of her art have evolved to include pastels, oils, acrylics, ink stamping and layering of porous material, all of which have challenged her to further explore the inner-depths of her art and creativity. Through the inspiration of Bernadette’s love of gardening, outdoor activities and nature these themes are now being incorporated throughout her art work.

Over the years, Bernadette has continued to develop artistically exploring a variety of techniques, perfecting her skills through studies in drawing and painting courses. Bernadette’s current works incorporate painting larger, semi-abstract mixed media on canvas with varied surfaces complete with bolder and brighter colours.

Bernadette was a Founding Member of the Art Focus Art Group as well as being an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Over the years, Bernadette has participated in many selected solo and group exhibitions with Bernadette’s art work being purchased by a number of Government agencies as well as by collectors around the world.

Currently Bernadette also teaches painting to children and adults, in conjunction with being a yoga instructor.

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In this watercolour class, you’ll start with the basics, learning easily through simple techniques. With experienced guidance, gain a fundamental understanding of materials and exercises that will build up your skills and confidence. Experiment with watercolour pigments, papers, applying and mixing paint, brush techniques, composition and more. Suitable for beginners and intermediates.  Supplies not included. Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

Bernadette Rollin

Bernadette Rollin

Adult Visual Arts

Bernadette Rollin was born and raised in Switzerland where from early childhood she loved to draw, paint and do crafts. In 1977, she moved and immigrated to Vancouver.

In 1982 Bernadette began exploring decorative painting which she had fully enjoyed for ten years and by 1992 Bernadette then moved on to discover the beauty of watercolour painting.

Since 1999 the technique and mediums of her art have evolved to include pastels, oils, acrylics, ink stamping and layering of porous material, all of which have challenged her to further explore the inner-depths of her art and creativity. Through the inspiration of Bernadette’s love of gardening, outdoor activities and nature these themes are now being incorporated throughout her art work.

Over the years, Bernadette has continued to develop artistically exploring a variety of techniques, perfecting her skills through studies in drawing and painting courses. Bernadette’s current works incorporate painting larger, semi-abstract mixed media on canvas with varied surfaces complete with bolder and brighter colours.

Bernadette was a Founding Member of the Art Focus Art Group as well as being an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Over the years, Bernadette has participated in many selected solo and group exhibitions with Bernadette’s art work being purchased by a number of Government agencies as well as by collectors around the world.

Currently Bernadette also teaches painting to children and adults, in conjunction with being a yoga instructor.

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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 media and explore mixed-media techniques.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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 media and explore mixed-media techniques. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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 media and explore mixed-media techniques.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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Get acquainted with the most popular drawing mediums such as graphite pencil, coloured pencils, watercolour pencil crayons, charcoal, chalk pastels and pen & ink. Practice your drawing skills and learn the technical aspects of various forms of drawing in a series of dynamic art projects. Suitable for all levels.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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Learn to twine and weave using vine, cane and coloured wire. Your finished basket can be hung in the kitchen to hold garlic and herbs or be used for storing yarn, soap or other small items. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included. Please bring your own scissors.


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

Teacher

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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Develop your painting skills and learn more about a variety of enhanced acrylic media techniques in this encouraging and helpful class. If you are working with acrylics on an intermediate level or have completed Basic Acrylic Painting, this class is for you. Requirements: A fundamental understanding of acrylic painting theory and working with acrylic materials. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Teacher

Bernadette Rollin

Bernadette Rollin

Adult Visual Arts

Bernadette Rollin was born and raised in Switzerland where from early childhood she loved to draw, paint and do crafts. In 1977, she moved and immigrated to Vancouver.

In 1982 Bernadette began exploring decorative painting which she had fully enjoyed for ten years and by 1992 Bernadette then moved on to discover the beauty of watercolour painting.

Since 1999 the technique and mediums of her art have evolved to include pastels, oils, acrylics, ink stamping and layering of porous material, all of which have challenged her to further explore the inner-depths of her art and creativity. Through the inspiration of Bernadette’s love of gardening, outdoor activities and nature these themes are now being incorporated throughout her art work.

Over the years, Bernadette has continued to develop artistically exploring a variety of techniques, perfecting her skills through studies in drawing and painting courses. Bernadette’s current works incorporate painting larger, semi-abstract mixed media on canvas with varied surfaces complete with bolder and brighter colours.

Bernadette was a Founding Member of the Art Focus Art Group as well as being an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Over the years, Bernadette has participated in many selected solo and group exhibitions with Bernadette’s art work being purchased by a number of Government agencies as well as by collectors around the world.

Currently Bernadette also teaches painting to children and adults, in conjunction with being a yoga instructor.

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Expand your knowledge of watercolour techniques, and gain confidence and creativity in your painting skills in this constructive class. If you know how to work with watercolours at an intermediate level or have completed Basic Watercolour Painting, this class is for you. Requirements: A fundamental understanding of watercolour theory, working with watercolour materials and pigments. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

Program Overview

This class will cover basic art elements and principles such as colour, texture, contrast, balance and more. Discover the versatility of acrylic painting using various tools and mediums to create your art. Suitable for all levels. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

Before registering for this 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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint, or if you’re looking to refresh your knowledge of painting, this class is for you. Learn about the elements of visual composition and some of the technical aspects of painting in an encouraging and relaxed atmosphere. Suitable for all levels.  Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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Let your imagination guide you to create a one-of-a-kind garden basket. You will learn basic basketry techniques including plain weaving, with or without a border, to create your free form basket. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included. Please bring your own scissors.


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

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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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This weekend workshop is suitable for students who have taken at least one introductory ceramics class. This workshop covers a range of surface decoration techniques for ceramics. Techniques such as slip application, applied and carved texture and glazing will be covered. Some tool making will help you develop a personal vocabulary of mark-making. Firing fee and access to glazes are included, please refer to our website for the Supply List.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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Weaving on a four-shaft loom allows for endless combinations of yarn, texture and structure. Learn how to set up a loom and weave a basic project, then further develop your skills using table or floor looms. Suitable for all levels. Some supplies included. Students may need to purchase additional materials for specific projects; supplies will be discussed in class. Table looms are available for at-home practice; equipment loans require a deposit.


Bring your own table loom if you have one. Studio time to access floor looms is available to registered students; the Open Studio Sign-Up Schedule will be emailed to students prior to the class start date.

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

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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. 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.

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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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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. 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.

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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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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. 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.

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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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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. 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.

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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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Help keep your workspace tidy with this woven basket that holds your pencils or paintbrushes. Learn to plain weave with flat cane and twine with round cane to create a basket that is both practical and creative. Combine colour and texture with form and function to make your unique pencil holder. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included; please bring your own scissors.


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

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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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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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While cozying 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. Some supplies included.


Some supplies included. These supplies must be picked up from Place des Arts during operating hours starting on Monday, September 13. Please refer to the supply list for additional supplies needed for your class.

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

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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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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, printmaking, collage and more to create unique works of art. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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Learn to let go of your fear and self-judgment while creating an intuitive acrylic painting. Learn and apply new techniques each week and gradually build up your painting in layers. Supplies not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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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.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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Repurpose your shipping boxes into a handwoven cardboard storage container. Learn how to weave a box in your desired dimensions and make a lid for it. Supplies are not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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Learn to repurpose scrap fabric to weave a functional mug mat (coaster) in two different styles. You will learn the traditional weaving technique of twining to make one circular coaster and one square mug mat. Supplies are not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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Learn to weave a small cotton neck pouch using a cardboard “loom” that you can make from a repurposed cereal box. Supplies are not included.


Please see our supply list and ensure you can gather all necessary supplies before the first day of class.

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

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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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