Observational Drawing 1

Mondays 6pm – 8pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Heather Lewis
(6 weeks) Sept 9 – Oct 21 (no class 10/14)
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This is an introductory class where you will learn how to capture what you see on paper! With plenty of studio time working from set-ups, veteran artist/ teacher Heather Lewis will introduce you to age old exercises and techniques. Gain confidence as your drawing skills develop!  MEMBERS: $150  NON-MEMBERS: $170

 

 

Watercolors

Wednesday afternoons 1 – 4pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Russel Whitten
(7 weeks)  Sept 11 – October 23
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Join Russel Whitten in the studio working from still lifes using watercolors! This class is suitable for all levels. A great class for first time artists who are new to exploring this medium and intermediate artists looking to fine tune their skills.
MEMBERS: $225  NON-MEMBERS: $240

 

 

Ceramics

Wednesday evenings 6 – 8:30 pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Brendan Roddy
(7 weeks)  Sept 11 – October 23
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Join ceramic artist, Brendan Roddy for a fun and informative, hands-in-clay experience. In this class, students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques to create beautiful and functional works of art inspired by the season. Demonstrations on the pottery wheel will give students the confidence to explore and create bowls, plates, mugs and more. The last week of class will be focussed on basic glaze application and all work will be fired in RTA’s kiln which will make pottery durable and functional.

*** Intermediate level students are welcome to join. If you have more experience, we can build on what you already know. Class is limited to 8 students.

MEMBERS: $195 (+ $25 materials fee)   NON-MEMBERS: $210 (+ $25 materials fee)  REGISTER HERE

 

Learn to Sew

Thursdays, 6-8pm

Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Serina Ruggeri
(7 weeks)  Sept 12 – October 24
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Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Now is your chance! River Tree is now offering a relaxed yet informative class for those with little or no knowledge of sewing. After this 7 week class, you will feel confident in your basic sewing skills.

We will cover:  Sewing machine basics (care & use), stitch basics and types, fabric and fiber types, marking and cutting fabric, understanding sewing pattern markings, sizing and fitting.  We will work on some beginners projects so you will have some finished pieces to bring home and show off.

MEMBERS: $168  NON-MEMBERS: $186

 

 

Stone Setting

Fridays, 6-8pm

Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Marrick Auger
(6 weeks)  Sept 13 – October 18
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This is the perfect workshop for learning the art of stone setting. In this 6-week class, students will learn how to create a custom bezel, solder, set stones and more. Students will explore specialized stone-setting tools to design and create their own unique work. This is a great class for beginners and for those with some metalworking experience who want to advance their skills in stone-setting. Fee: $168 (members $150) + $25 materials fee

 

Fall 2 (October 28 – December 12, 2019)

 

Observational Drawing 2

Mondays 6pm – 8pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Heather Lewis
(6 weeks) October 28 – December 9 (no class 11/11)
REGISTER HERE

This is an introductory class where you will learn how to capture what you see on paper! With plenty of studio time working from set-ups, veteran artist/ teacher Heather Lewis will introduce you to age-old exercises and techniques. Gain confidence as your drawing skills develop!  MEMBERS: $150  NON-MEMBERS: $170

 

Landscape Painting (Acrylics)

Tuesdays, 6pm-8:30pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Caren-Marie Michel
(6 weeks)  Oct 29 – December 10 (no class 11/26)
REGISTER HERE

Learn to be fearless in your landscape painting. Six weeks of studio landscape painting in acrylics working with reference photos to paint what you see with glowing color and light. We will explore simplifying your subject, using drawing for strong compositions, developing seeing skills, learning or refreshing some basics, having fun with painting and loosening up with your work. Each class will start with a brief demo on the topic of the class. Students will paint in each class from provided reference photos or from their own photo. Individual feedback and class discussions of work will help to strengthen painting skills. Materials list provided. MEMBERS: $170  NON-MEMBERS: $190

 

Watercolors

Wednesday afternoons 1 – 4pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Russel Whitten
(6 weeks)  Oct 30 – December 11 (no class 11/27)
REGISTER HERE

Join Russel Whitten in the studio working from still lifes using watercolors! This class is suitable for all levels. A great class for first time artists who are new to exploring this medium and intermediate artists looking to fine tune their skills.
MEMBERS: $195  NON-MEMBERS: $220

 

Ceramics

Wednesday evenings 6 – 8:30 pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Brendan Roddy
(6 weeks)  Oct 30 – December 11 (no class 11/27)
REGISTER HERE

Join ceramic artist, Brendan Roddy for a fun and informative, hands-in-clay experience. In this class, students will be introduced to a variety of hand building techniques to create beautiful and functional works of art inspired by the season. Demonstrations on the pottery wheel will give students the confidence to explore and create bowls, plates, mugs and more. The last week of class will be focussed on basic glaze application and all work will be fired in RTA’s kiln which will make pottery durable and functional.

*** Intermediate level students are welcome to join. If you have more experience, we can build on what you already know. Class is limited to 8 students.

MEMBERS: $180 (+ $25 materials fee)   NON-MEMBERS: $195 (+ $25 materials fee)

 

Landscape Painting (Acrylics)

Thursdays, 10am – 12:30pm
Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Caren-Marie Michel
(6 weeks)  Oct 31 – December 12 (no class 11/28)
REGISTER HERE

Learn to be fearless in your landscape painting. Six weeks of studio landscape painting in acrylics working with reference photos to paint what you see with glowing color and light. We will explore simplifying your subject, using drawing for strong compositions, developing seeing skills, learning or refreshing some basics, having fun with painting and loosening up with your work. Each class will start with a brief demo on the topic of the class. Students will paint in each class from provided reference photos or from their own photo. Individual feedback and class discussions of work will help to strengthen painting skills. Materials list provided.
MEMBERS: $170  NON-MEMBERS: $190

 

Library of Hand Bound Books

Thursdays, 6-8pm

Adults & Young Adults (ages 16+)
Instructor: Gayle Fitzpatrick
(6 weeks)  Oct 31 – December 12 (no class 11/28)
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In this class, students will create 6 book structures: a simple pamphlet book, a Japanese Stab Bound book, a basic Codex, a hardcover accordion book, a hardcover book with signatures sewn on tapes, and flutter books. Class will focus on the techniques, structures, tools, materials and processes.  MEMBERS: $95  NON-MEMBERS: $110

 

 

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
~ All classes are age specific and have a minimum of 4 students in order to run.
~ Registration closes 5 days prior to each class starting.
~ Classes subject to cancellation if we do not meet the 4 student minimum. ~

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