The creative arts are exercised through practice as a profession as well as for hobby. The arts and design fields are booming as we see every day in the media. It is incredible to see how arts, design and creative technology have become such a big part of our daily lives. For those who wish to stay current with the trends and technology or to begin a new profession in the arts and design industries, our programs are right for you. We highly recommend that you exercise and develop your creative interests through the mentorship of our reputable professionals. If not for professional development, it is also important to exercise your mind at all ages. Whether it is for self-exploration, stress management, anger management, to exercise motor skills, keep the mind active or distracted, to improve skills or for the pleasure of creation and innovation, adults can find multiple benefits to practicing in the arts. “Art is a form of therapy for the mind, soul and body. Art has the potential to change lives in profound ways. When words are not enough we turn to images and symbols to tell our stories. And in telling our stories through art, we can find a path to health and wellness, emotional reparation, recover and ultimately transformation” (International Art Therapy Organization). Our adult classes are the perfect fit for all your needs, whether it be to escape from the chaos of your lifestyle, to improve mental health, to be active in the community, to spend time with friends or to pass your time doing what you love. Sign up today!
PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE GENERAL INTEREST CLASSES-REFER TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
FALL TERM (Sept.-Dec.-16 weeks)
WINTER TERM (Jan.-Apr.-12 weeks)
SPRING TERM (Apr.-Jun.-12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM (Jul.-Aug. -8 weeks)
Adults Programs-Ages 22+
Technology is changing daily. In today’s society the use of computer technology is essential. It is a portal for communication. Understanding the basic use of your computer will allow you to explore information, make contacts with family and friends, organize your lifestyle and appointments, improve your skills in the workplace, and much more. This program is ideal for those who would like to become a part of the world of technology. Students will learn basic Microsoft Windows functions, how to use Google and how to send e-mails. All the necessary tools required to interact and socialize with technology.
Adult Computers, Marketing & Branding
This program is designed for adults who are opening a new business or need a business makeover and require training in marketing techniques and design as well as establishing a brand identity. Students will research the current industry trends and brainstorm ideas. Mina Spremulli is a certified Marketing and Image Consultant as well as a Brand Architect. Students will work with Mina toward a creative campaign.
Adult Private Image Consulting
Image is an important factor in the social and professional environment. Adults who seek self improvement or professional mentorship will find this program beneficial. Students will discover all the dos and don’ts for their particular style, personality and body type. Students will be given the opportunity to go shopping with Mina (there is no obligation to purchase) and experience different styles. Students will also receive a personal colour analysis that they can use toward their: clothing, make-up, accessory purchases and hair colouring. To top it off a professional make-up artist will provide one-on-one consultation and training for day to evening cosmetic techniques. This is an all around personalized and custom experience.
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Adult General Arts
Students will have the option to choose their own projects. Whether your interest is: painting, drawing, creating mixed media compositions, creative art development, abstract art, etc… this program offers the freedom of self-expression through a variety of mediums. Each student will be under the direct guidance of a professional instructor and will be provided with all the techniques, tools and skills required to create their pieces. There is no previous experience required for this class.
This program focuses on drawing the human figure from live observation both clothed and unclothed. A range of structured exercises varying from short gestures to sustained poses, the principles of composition, proportion and volume are explored through line and tone and the modelling of light and shadow. Anatomy and portraiture are introduced, as well as techniques such as measuring, reference point, hatching and contour drawing.
Adult General Sewing
The ability to sew fulfills a great self-satisfaction. Whether you are a master tailor or a beginner sewer, this class will provide you the opportunity to create. When you participate in a program like this, you will not only exercise your current skills, but you will learn many new ones. You will be instructed on the current industry fashion trends and construction methods, while working on your own projects. For those enrolled into “Adult Garment Drafting” you may wish to use your own patterns. Join us today! There is no previous experience required for this class.
Adult Garment Drafting- Skirts
This program is catered to adult students wishing to learn the art of drafting. You will learn to design and create your own skirts. Students will be instructed on: dart manipulation, pleats and tucks, as well as a variety of skirt styles. Students will learn how to create their own basic skirt block that they can manipulate into any style they have previously learned. If you wish to sew your skirts, we recommend that you enrol into our “Adult General Sewing” program.
Adults Garment Drafting- Bodice
This program is catered to adult students wishing to advance their skills in the art of drafting. You will learn to design and create your own sleeveless bodices. Students will be instructed on: dart manipulation, pleats, tucks, as well as a variety of bodice styles. Students will learn how to create their own basic bodice block that they can manipulate into any style they have previously learned. If you wish to sew your bodices, we recommend that you enrol into our “Adult General Sewing” program.