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.

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.

Register online, by phone at 604.664.1636 or in person at Place des Arts.

View and download our complete 2018/19 Program Guide.

Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media

Do you want to try your hand at drawing, painting or mixed media? Or are you an experienced artist looking to hone your skills? With our wide variety of fine art classes offered by experienced and talented teachers, you’re sure to find something to fit your skill level and interests.

Fibre Arts

Our fibre arts classes for children introduce them to a new world of crafts by exploring weaving, felting and other fibre arts. Kids can create their own one-of-a-kind treasures and gain hands-on experience while developing fine motor skills, colour sense and an understanding of how textiles are created.

In our adult fibre arts classes, students develop skills in tapestry, weaving, and spinning & dyeing while creating beautiful projects. Our well-equipped, dedicated fibre studio, featuring a variety of table and floor looms, as well as spinning wheels, provides the ultimate learning environment.

The studio is available to registered students for practice sessions free of charge. Weaving students are also able to take home small table looms for practice between classes.

Fibre arts equipment loan policy

Students who borrow equipment that will be taken out of the building will be required to sign a contract and pay a refundable deposit of $50 on small equipment and $100 on large equipment. A non-refundable fee of $5 will be charged per session to help cover the cost of repairs and maintenance of loaned equipment.

Pottery & Sculpture

Kids love getting their hands in the mud in our Clay Play handbulding classes, and teens and adults can develop and hone skills in handbuilding or wheelthrowing.

Place des Arts is equipped with a mid-fire stoneware facility consisting of three spaces: the manufacturing area, the glazing area and the kiln room. The manufacturing area has ten pottery wheels and space for handbuilding. Available glazes are displayed in the glazing room with a reference library. Three electric kilns of varying sizes and one gas kiln offer the option of both oxidation and reduction firing.

Clay must be purchased from Place des Arts, and a supply list is available at the registration desk. Open studio time is included for students registered in pottery classes.

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All
Private Lesson
Group Classes
Drop-in
Summer Classes

Adapted Art: Youth and Adults

10+ years

Animation Studio

13 – 17 years

Anime Manga

13 – 17 years

Appalachian Egg Basket

One-day class

18+ years

Art Bugs

8 – 12 years

Art Enhancement

14 – 25 years

Basic Acrylic Painting

Six-week mini session

18+ years

Basic Mixed Media

4-week mini session

18+ years

Cartooning

5 – 7 years

Cartooning

8 – 12 years

Cartooning: Comics

8 – 12 years

Cartoons & Animation

8 – 12 years

Christmas Clay Magic

Two-day class

4 – 7 years

Christmas Clay Magic

Two-day class

8 – 12 years

Creating Comics

Four-week mini session

18+ years

Creative Clay

5 – 7 years

Creative Clay

8 – 12 years

Digital Media Art

13 – 17 years

Draw, Paint & Sculpt

13 – 17 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with Stan Hunc

5 – 7 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with Stan Hunc

8 – 12 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with with Olga Pirogova

5 – 7 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with Olga Pirogova

8 – 12 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with Jocelyn Sanchez

5 – 7 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with Jocelyn Sanchez

8 – 12 years

Drawing & Painting

Classes with Stan Hunc

13 – 17 years

Drawing & Painting Preschool

Classes with Olga Pirogova

3 – 5 years

Drawing & Painting Preschool

Classes with Jocelyn Sanchez

3 – 5 years

Drawing 102

18+ years

Drawing 103

18+ years

Dynamic Composition: Painting in Black and White

One-day class

18+ years

Easter Basketry for Kids

Two-day class

8 – 12 years

Family Time: Felting Fun

Two-day class

3 – 6 years

Fibre Fun

6 – 12 years

Gathering Basket

Two-day class

18+ years

Hello Art!

3 – 5 years

Hello Art!

5 – 7 years

Intro to Pottery: Throw a Basic Cylinder

Three-day class

18+ years

Introduction to Felting

One-day class

18+ years

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving

Six-week mini session

18+ years

Introduction to Table Loom Weaving

18+ years

Let’s Get Digital: Intro to Digital Media

8 – 12 years

Master Mondays

18+ years

Oil Painting for Beginners

Four-week mini session

18+ years

Outdoor Acrylics: Through the Window

Two-day class

18+ years

Painting 102

18+ years

Painting 103

18+ years

Parent & Me: Paints & Pastels

Three-day class

3 – 5 years

Parent & Me: Paints & Pastels

Three-day class

6 – 10 years

Pottery and Sculpture

13 – 17 years

Private Fibre Arts Lessons

18+ years

Private Pottery Lessons

18+ years

Private Visual Arts Lessons

18+ years

So you think you can’t draw?

Six-week mini session

18+ years

So you think you can’t paint?

Six-week mini session

18+ years

Table & Floor Loom Weaving

18+ years

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding

18+ years

Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding: Intermediate

18+ years

Yarn Spinning

18+ years

Yoga & Painting: Enhanced Creativity

One-day class

18+ years

Program Overview

Explore visual art techniques in a safe and nurturing environment. You’ll practice fine motor skills, create artwork, develop social skills and build confidence. This program is designed for those with special needs and/or learning challenges. Participants who require one-on-one support must provide their own support worker/volunteer aid.

Fall: 3D Art | Winter: Painting | Spring: Drawing

Throughout the 2018/19 season, all Arts & Wellness programs will be subsidized by 50%. Register online, by phone or in person and the 50% subsidy* will automatically be applied to all fees associated with the class. *Not valid for other Place des Arts programs.

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Dhanha Lee

Dhanha Lee

Adapted Art and Visual Art for PD

Dhanha is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, installation and social practice. She enjoys working with a wide range of mediums to communicate her ideas. Her social practice study involves working with persons with special needs and using art as a medium to build hope and confidence in a comfortable and fun environment – respecting each other’s ‘diversability.’

A founding member of the Vancouver-based GHIA Collective (Growing Hope Into Action), Dhanha holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement.

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Classes

22096

Thursday • Jan 17 - Mar 7 • 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$131

22097

Thursday • Apr 11 - Jun 13 • 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$155

Program Overview

Stop-motion animation with clay and toys, hand-drawn animation like anime and Saturday-morning cartoons and computer-based Flash animation―in this class, you will try it all while creating your own dynamic and entertaining animated short film! A digital camera with removable card is recommended for this class.

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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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Learn to draw in the diverse styles of Japanese comics and cartoons. You’ll practice design, proportion, expression and body language. Learn to draw your favourite characters, and then create a cast of compelling characters to star in your own printed manga comic book. Supplies included.

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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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Using an over/under weaving method, create a unique twin-bottom, ribbed basket with a handle using commercial cane and natural materials. Incorporate vines, sand and grasses to give your basket an organic look and shape. Traditionally used to carry eggs, this functional basket looks great in the home. Handouts will provide instruction, so you can create more baskets at home.

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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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Catch the art bug! Explore various art techniques using pencils, pastels, markers, watercolours, acrylic paint and polymer clay. You’ll learn what line, colours, shape, form, space, contrast, value and texture are in art. With a focus on the creative process, come expand your imagination and gain a new appreciation for art. Supplies included.

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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’s residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and an 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 and believes that, besides creativity, art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness….

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Program Overview

This workshop combines studio sessions with field trips and focuses on media, style and ideas to provide an enriched program for students serious about improving their artistic ability. Consideration will be given to students’ needs in planning the activities. An interview and/or portfolio are required. Classes take place in Don Portelance’s home studio. Supplies included.

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Don Portelance

Don Portelance

Visual Arts for Youth

Don Portelance is a master artist and teacher, working in a variety of media. Through the years, Don has received many awards and has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. His work appears in private and corporate collections around the world.

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Classes

22160

Thu • Sep 20 - Nov 22 • 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$225

22161

Thu • Feb 7 - Apr 18 • 7:15PM - 9:45PM

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$225

Program Overview

In this acrylics class, you’ll start with the basics through simple techniques and guidance. Gain an easy understanding of this medium through exercises that will help build up your skill and confidence. Experiment with acrylic paints and their various properties by mixing colours, adding gels, using brush techniques and receiving lots of helpful advice. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included.

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Bernadette Rollin

Bernadette Rollin

Adult Yoga

Bernadette has been practicing yoga since 1984. She received her Yoga Teacher Certificate in September 2000 upon completing five years of yoga study with Om Sairam. Bernadette has also received her 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from Sandra Sammartino and her Canadian Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (CYA-E-RYT500). Bernadette has been teaching yoga to both adults and children since 1999, blending dedication, passion and joy into her teaching.

She is a member of the Yoga Alliance and, over the years, has continued to develop her yoga education through workshops, reading and practice. Bernadette is also a successful visual artist and teaches art to children.

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In this fun-filled mixed-media painting class, you will develop and further express yourself by expanding your creativity and knowledge. Add acrylic and watercolour painting techniques such as spattering, spraying, stamp impressions and applying gels, collage paper, fibers and sand to add texture to your creative art pieces. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included.

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Bernadette Rollin

Bernadette Rollin

Adult Yoga

Bernadette has been practicing yoga since 1984. She received her Yoga Teacher Certificate in September 2000 upon completing five years of yoga study with Om Sairam. Bernadette has also received her 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from Sandra Sammartino and her Canadian Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Certification (CYA-E-RYT500). Bernadette has been teaching yoga to both adults and children since 1999, blending dedication, passion and joy into her teaching.

She is a member of the Yoga Alliance and, over the years, has continued to develop her yoga education through workshops, reading and practice. Bernadette is also a successful visual artist and teaches art to children.

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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 included.

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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 included.

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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Dive into the world of comic book making. You’ll create your own cast of characters and bring them to life by throwing them into poses with other characters, objects and environments. You’ll then write and draw your own multi-page story and learn how to lay-out, copy, fold and staple copies of your own comics! Supplies included.

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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. A camera with removable memory card is recommended for this class. Supplies included.

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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Hey Kids! Make your own clay Christmas decorations and gifts for the special people in your lives in this fun and magical class. Supplies included.

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

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

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

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Program Overview

Hey Kids! Make your own clay Christmas decorations and gifts for the special people in your lives in this fun and magical class. Supplies included.

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

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

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

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Learn how to turn your personal stories into a comic book. This class will cover drawing basics, how to format a comic, how to write for comics and the basics on how to print and distribute your comics. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included.

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Vanessa Kelly

Vanessa Kelly

Visual Arts for Adults & Children

Since 2005, Vanessa has enjoyed teaching all ages in drawing, cartooning, comics and animation. Her classes have been hosted throughout the Lower Mainland, including at the City of Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, the City of Richmond’s Arts Centre and Place des Arts in Coquitlam.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Animation from Capilano University. Currently, Vanessa works as a storyboard artist on shows like Ready, Jet, Go! for PBS and Ghost Patrol for Disney.

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Learn the basic techniques of handbuilding pottery while having fun! You’ll engage in independent exploration to create imaginative decorative pieces, which may include animal sculpture or fashioning and decorating functional items. Projects will be fired then painted or glazed. Supplies included.

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

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

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

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Program Overview

Learn the basic techniques of handbuilding pottery while having fun! You’ll engage in independent exploration to create imaginative decorative pieces, which may include animal sculpture or fashioning and decorating functional items. Projects will be fired then painted or glazed. Supplies included.

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

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

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

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Program Overview

Explore digital media through animation, digital drawing, game making and 3D modelling! Using a variety of techniques and approaches, this class encourages creative thinking and problem solving as we take a look at the different aspects and components of digital media. Bring your own fully-charged laptop to every class.

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Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual & Media 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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Each week, learn about and explore techniques of different artists like Gustav Klimt or Vincent van Gogh. Explore working with clay using handbuilding techniques like slab building and coil building to create Trompe-l’œil sculptures. You’ll hone drawing, painting and sculpting skills and work on developing your own artistic style.

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Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual & Media 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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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

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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, watercolor, 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.

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

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, watercolor, 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.

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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

Teacher

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual & Media 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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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

Teacher

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual & Media 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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Program Overview

Express your creative ideas! Through a balance of formal training and creative exploration, you will explore shapes, shading, light, colour and perspective. Draw and paint in a variety of art mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, ink, pencils and crayons, and explore mixed-media techniques as well. Supplies included.

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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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Explore your creativity through mixed-media techniques and drawing and painting in a variety of mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, tempera, ink, pencils and crayons. Make new friends and learn basic drawing skills, including shapes, shading, light and colour in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Supplies included.

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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, watercolor, 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.

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Program Overview

Explore your creativity through mixed-media techniques and drawing and painting in a variety of mediums, including oil and soft pastels, watercolours, tempera, ink, pencils and crayons. Make new friends and learn basic drawing skills, including shapes, shading, light and colour in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Supplies included.

Teacher

Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual & Media 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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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 & white and colour drawing projects using line, tonal value, texture, gradation and volume building. Supplies Included.

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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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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Continuing from Drawing 102, develop and expand your drawing and observation skills in 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 type of projects. Model fee and supplies included.

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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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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Find out how different shapes impact the composition in painting. Explore black and white structures and balance in painting by making simple compositions on paper with cut or torn paper, pen and/or watercolour. Suitable for all levels; supplies Included.

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Jane Appleby

Jane Appleby

Visual Arts for Adults

Jane is an enthusiastic artist and instructor, mentoring students and leading workshops throughout the Lower Mainland for over a decade. She is an award winning painter and photographer, often working from nature and in abstraction. In addition to being an active member of the Passionate Outdoor Painters, Jane frequently exhibits her art work in both solo and group shows throughout Metro Vancouver.

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Try something new in this hands-on workshop. You will learn basic basketry techniques like plaiting and twining, and twist natural rattan cane into small baskets and wreaths just in time for Easter.  Bring a towel; supplies included.

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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 centers 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 the art of wet felting with your child, and acquire the necessary skills to create finished pieces such as beads, vessels and flat felted pieces. Once you learn the basics of this ancient craft, the possibilities are endless―create embellishments, small, wearable pieces and gifts. Supplies included; fee includes parent & child.

First child of parent: $32
Additional child of same parent: $24

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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 centers 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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22072

Wed • May 15 - May 22 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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$32 & $24

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Learn a new world of crafts by exploring the ancient art of weaving. Learn spinning, weaving on table and inkle looms, tapestry weaving, felting and more. Create your own one-of-a-kind treasures and gain hands-on experience while developing fine motor skills, colour sense and an understanding of how textiles are created. Supplies provided.

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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 centers 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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Gathering baskets have many uses, from carrying flowers from the garden to storing items for a meeting. Make your own large, rectangular gathering basket using plaiting and twining techniques incorporated with a square oak handle. This substantial basket will be completed over the two classes with homework in between. Supplies provided.

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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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Creativity and imagination! Come explore different art mediums―painting, drawing, collaging, printing, clay modelling and much more. Through a series of process-oriented and open-ended projects, young children will discover the joy and excitement in doing art!

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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’s residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and an 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 and believes that, besides creativity, art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness….

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Creativity and imagination! Come explore different art mediums―painting, drawing, collaging, printing, clay modelling and much more. Through a series of process-oriented and open-ended projects, young children will discover the joy and excitement in doing art!

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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’s residencies in Italy, Cuba and Vancouver’s schools.

For over 15 years Lena was involved as a volunteer, community art project-leader and an 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 and believes that, besides creativity, art stimulates focus, cognition, self-confidence, perseverance, resourcefulness….

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In this beginner workshop, learn the foundational steps of creating pots on a wheel: how to wedge clay, center, pull and shape a basic clay cylinder. The skills learned here will lay the groundwork for future pottery classes and will give you a taste of what pottery making is like. Clay provided; no pots will be fired and finished.

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Clive Tucker

Clive Tucker

Ceramic Arts for Adults

Almost 20 years ago in a dim corner of industrial Yorkshire, Clive Tucker strayed from his appointed path. After years of study completing two science degrees, Tucker found himself slaving in one of England’s “dark satanic mills.” Disillusioned, he cast his job aside and fled to the exotic east.

In 1993, he landed in Durness, Scotland to apprentice with Lotte Glob at The Far North Pottery. There, he learned the art of throwing and dreamed of becoming an artist. Immigrating to Ontario in 1994, it was not long before he became a self-sufficient potter.

In 1998, restlessness struck once more, and he moved to Vancouver to attend Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Upon graduating he was invited to be artist in residence at the Port Moody Art Centre. Late in 2008, Clive and fellow potter Jacqueline Sheridan opened their own studio, Straight Up Studios in Port Moody.

Clive believes in a playful, yet poignant approach to art. He is very focused on keeping elements of play and whimsy in his work with a light sprinkling of irony. For more information about Clive and his work, visit his website here.

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Explore different felting methods, acquire the skills necessary to create finished pieces and get inspired to explore further. These techniques are easy to master and have many applications as you create beautiful one-of-a-kind art objects. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included.

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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 centers 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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In freestyle weaving, there are no mistakes! This class is for beginners or anyone who would like to challenge their creativity. Starting with a basic project, learn to set up the loom and explore different weaving techniques. You will also complete a second project of your choice. Suitable for all levels. Supplies included. Looms are provided for at-home practice; equipment loans require a deposit. Studio time is available to registered students.

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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, with a focus on “freestyle weaving,” a style of weaving in which “there are no mistakes.”

Dawn 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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In this introductory class, learn how to warp and weave on a table loom and discover the wonderful world of four-shaft weaving! You’ll be amazed at the many ways colour and texture can come into play.  Suitable for all levels. Supplies included. Table looms are provided for at-home practice; equipment loans require a deposit. Bring your own table loom if you have one. Studio time is available to registered students.

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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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In this introduction to digital media for kids, learn how to create art through different mediums within the digital world. From pixel art to animation and game making, this class is catered to curious minds who want to create using computers. Bring your own fully-charged laptop to every class.

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Jocelyn Sanchez

Jocelyn Sanchez

Visual & Media 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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Over the session, classes will be led by two teachers focusing on a theme. Each instructor will offer up their own unique elements of style and technique to this popular form. Students should be able to throw a basic cylinder. Firing fee and open studio time included.

Teachers: David Lloyd and Clive Tucker

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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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Clive Tucker

Clive Tucker

Ceramic Arts for Adults

Almost 20 years ago in a dim corner of industrial Yorkshire, Clive Tucker strayed from his appointed path. After years of study completing two science degrees, Tucker found himself slaving in one of England’s “dark satanic mills.” Disillusioned, he cast his job aside and fled to the exotic east.

In 1993, he landed in Durness, Scotland to apprentice with Lotte Glob at The Far North Pottery. There, he learned the art of throwing and dreamed of becoming an artist. Immigrating to Ontario in 1994, it was not long before he became a self-sufficient potter.

In 1998, restlessness struck once more, and he moved to Vancouver to attend Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Upon graduating he was invited to be artist in residence at the Port Moody Art Centre. Late in 2008, Clive and fellow potter Jacqueline Sheridan opened their own studio, Straight Up Studios in Port Moody.

Clive believes in a playful, yet poignant approach to art. He is very focused on keeping elements of play and whimsy in his work with a light sprinkling of irony. For more information about Clive and his work, visit his website here.

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In this absolute beginner class, discover the wonderful medium of oil paint, with its rich colours and slow drying properties. Learn to paint thick or thin, create hard and soft edges and make changes with ease. Supply list available at the registration desk.

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Cath Hughes

Cath Hughes

Visual Arts

Cath Hughes is a British-Canadian contemporary painter presently living and working in North Vancouver. She holds a BFA in Painting from Oxford University, UK, an MA in Museums and Galleries in Education from London University and is currently a student on the post-graduate painting correspondence course facilitated by Turps Art School in London, UK.

Her art practice is rooted in a collage methodology and draws subject matter from still life, figure and landscape. Cath has worked in art education for twenty years and currently teaches a range of audiences in the community across the Lower Mainland. www.cathhughes.com.

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Learn how to use acrylic paints and colour mixing to capture the outdoors from inside our warm, cozy studio. Learn to work from photos and imagination as well as the landscape outside the windows. Individual expression is encouraged. Class is suitable for all levels. Supplies included.

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Jane Appleby

Jane Appleby

Visual Arts for Adults

Jane is an enthusiastic artist and instructor, mentoring students and leading workshops throughout the Lower Mainland for over a decade. She is an award winning painter and photographer, often working from nature and in abstraction. In addition to being an active member of the Passionate Outdoor Painters, Jane frequently exhibits her art work in both solo and group shows throughout Metro Vancouver.

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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. You’ll work in a variety of mediums, but the focus will be on acrylics. Some painting experience necessary. Supplies included.

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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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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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. You’ll work in a variety of mediums, but the focus will be on acrylics. Painting experience necessary. Supply list available at the reception desk.

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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. His art adventure and passion has never worn out since the time he made a fantastic scribble of “Guernica” at the age of two. Stan started his teaching career over 30 years ago at The Public School of Fine Arts in Opole (Poland) and currently continues as an art instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and here at Place des Arts.

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.

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You and your young artist will explore a wide variety of different art materials and mediums in this fun and exciting art class. Using paints and pastels, the focus will be on exploration and becoming comfortable and confident while creating all sorts of vibrant and unique art projects.

First child of parent: $42.50
Additional child of same parent: $30.50

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

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

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

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22570

Sunday • Feb 17 - Mar 3 • 1:15PM - 2:15PM

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$42.50 & $30.50

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You and your young artist will explore a wide variety of different art materials and mediums in this fun and exciting art class. Using paints and pastels, the focus will be on exploration and becoming comfortable and confident while creating all sorts of vibrant and unique art projects.

First child of parent: $42.50
Additional child of same parent: $30.50

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Noelle Horrocks

Noelle Horrocks

Children's Ceramic Arts

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

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

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22571

Sun • Feb 17 - Mar 3 • 2:30PM - 3:30PM

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FULL; $42.50 & $30.50

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Learn the basics of pottery making using a combination of wheel-throwing and handbuilding techniques. You will produce a series of usable, food-safe dishes ready for your kitchen table. For safety reasons, please do not wear open-toed footwear to class. Supplies included.

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Vin Arora

Vin Arora

Ceramics Technician, Ceramic Arts for Adults & Youth

Vin is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ceramic arts). He currently manages his own studio and teaches both youth and adult pottery and ceramics. Vin has gained valuable teaching experience working with the Learning Through the Arts program. Whether through painting, sculpture or pottery, he enjoys sharing his passion with students of all ages.

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Sessional classes don’t fit your schedule? We offer private lessons to meet your needs. Inquire at the registration desk to arrange a suitable time.

Registration fees & supply fees not included.

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$40/hour (+ tax)

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Sessional classes don’t fit your schedule? We offer private lessons to meet your needs. Inquire at the registration desk to arrange a suitable time.

$40 + tax per hour. Registration fees, firing fees & supply fees not included. Two-hour lesson minimum. Studio orientation included.

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$40/hour (+tax)

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Sessional classes don’t fit your schedule? We offer private lessons to meet your needs. Inquire at the registration desk to arrange a suitable time.

Classes

Call 604-664-1636 for more info

$40/hour (+ tax)

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Discover the secret to a successful drawing: the balance of opposites. Inspired by nature and a selection of well-known artists, you will draw with pencil, chalk and ink on a variety of papers. Topics will include mark-making, line, positive and negative shapes, value, texture, complementary colours and composition. Suitable for all levels; supplies included.

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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, with a focus on “freestyle weaving,” a style of weaving in which “there are no mistakes.”

Dawn 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 included.

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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, with a focus on “freestyle weaving,” a style of weaving in which “there are no mistakes.”

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

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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 both beginner and continuing students. Beginners will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel and create projects using handbuilding techniques. Continuing students are assisted to progress at their own pace. Opportunities for special projects may be accommodated. We will cover making, finishing, decorating and glazing. Suitable for all levels. Firing and open studio time included; schedule posted each session.

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Vin Arora

Vin Arora

Ceramics Technician, Ceramic Arts for Adults & Youth

Vin is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ceramic arts). He currently manages his own studio and teaches both youth and adult pottery and ceramics. Vin has gained valuable teaching experience working with the Learning Through the Arts program. Whether through painting, sculpture or pottery, he enjoys sharing his passion with students of all ages.

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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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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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Clive Tucker

Clive Tucker

Ceramic Arts for Adults

Almost 20 years ago in a dim corner of industrial Yorkshire, Clive Tucker strayed from his appointed path. After years of study completing two science degrees, Tucker found himself slaving in one of England’s “dark satanic mills.” Disillusioned, he cast his job aside and fled to the exotic east.

In 1993, he landed in Durness, Scotland to apprentice with Lotte Glob at The Far North Pottery. There, he learned the art of throwing and dreamed of becoming an artist. Immigrating to Ontario in 1994, it was not long before he became a self-sufficient potter.

In 1998, restlessness struck once more, and he moved to Vancouver to attend Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Upon graduating he was invited to be artist in residence at the Port Moody Art Centre. Late in 2008, Clive and fellow potter Jacqueline Sheridan opened their own studio, Straight Up Studios in Port Moody.

Clive believes in a playful, yet poignant approach to art. He is very focused on keeping elements of play and whimsy in his work with a light sprinkling of irony. For more information about Clive and his work, visit his website here.

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This class is designed for the intermediate potter. Classes will focus on demonstrations and discussions on advanced techniques and technical processes. Opportunities for special projects may be accommodated. Firing and open studio time included; schedule posted each session.

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Vin Arora

Vin Arora

Ceramics Technician, Ceramic Arts for Adults & Youth

Vin is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ceramic arts). He currently manages his own studio and teaches both youth and adult pottery and ceramics. Vin has gained valuable teaching experience working with the Learning Through the Arts program. Whether through painting, sculpture or pottery, he enjoys sharing his passion with students of all ages.

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Discover the fascinating and addictive world of spinning your own yarns. Learn to spin and ply yarns using both a spinning wheel and a drop spindle, and explore chemical and natural dyeing and colour blending using fibre preparation tools. Suitable for all levels; supplies included. Spinning wheels are provided for at-home practice; equipment loans require a deposit. Studio time is available to registered students.

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Barbara Mitchell

Barbara Mitchell

Fibre Arts for Adults

Barbara’s passion is to help weavers and spinners achieve their goals by reducing frustration and increasing confidence. She brings 30 years of weaving, spinning and sewing experience to her work with individuals and groups. Barbara believes in continuous life-long learning and spends every day researching, experimenting and practicing her fibre skills. She adds her background in adult education and career coaching to her weaving passion and builds workshops that are fun, welcoming and creative.

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In this combination yoga and painting class, you will be led through a yoga session followed by a painting exploration to transform your spontaneous creative juices into inspired beautiful paintings. This is not a technical painting lesson, but rather a chance to harness the artistic and spiritual energy that comes from practicing yoga. No prior experience necessary. Supplies included.

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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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