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.
Online Visual Arts Series: Abstract Art with Marlene Lowden
New! Series of online videos
Explore the mysterious world of abstract art in Place des Arts’ first 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!
To access these videos, you will be prompted during registration to enter a Gmail email address. You cannot register without one! Once registered, you will receive an email from YouTube every Thursday by 12:00 pm (noon) with the link to the latest video. If you register after April 30, you can expect to receive the link(s) to each available video the Thursday following registration. Registration includes the following videos:
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 closed captioning.
You will need some basic art supplies to complete the exercises. View the complete list of supplies and video resources here.
Fees for our online visual arts series are non-refundable.
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.