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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 handbuilding 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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