Fall & Winter Studio Programs

Penny Wearne is settling into the Fall/Winter programs at the Creative Age Art Studio in Thames Centre. Kathy Smith is wrapping up our 2019 New Horizons for Seniors special project grant and looking forward to more creative adventures. Everyone is getting ready for hibernation…..

Winter is the time for comfort, quiet, peace and home.

The 2020 calendar will be released in December.

Creative Age Art Studio Schedule

Program registrations and payments


All workshops are registered and paid for through Karen Gress (519-268-2025) in the Dorchester Senior Centre office. The exception to this is the Silk Painting workshop.

  
There’ll be drop-in activities during the Fall and Winter months. Drop-In Fees can be made that day at the art studio.  Questions about the classes and location can be made by emailing – Penny Wearne, Program Coordinator penny@pennywearne.com


Volunteer opportunities: one big change is moving the Drop-In Day to Thursdays with a different theme for the Drop-In Days each month.  Volunteer artists are encouraged to bring their talents to Drop-In Days.  It doesn’t have to be art based… it could be a writing class… or a meditating class… or a playlist sharing class!   Please consider taking one or two or more drop-in days to share your art passion… let me know if you’d like to lead a small class or two and I’ll arrange for materials.   Please send ideas for Drop-In Days… what would you like to experiment with… what would you like to learn more about?  penny@pennywearne.com

AUGUST ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES with PETER JOHN REID
Tuesday:  August  6
All Day Workshop:  10am – 4pm  The last half-hour of the workshop will be for evaluation of the work done that day.  “Dry Brushing Technique and Palette Knife Work”
http://www.peterjohnreid.com/techniques—dorchester–2.html
Student grade paints and canvases will be provided.  Bring your lunch.  Tea/Coffee/Water & muffins will be provided.Cost:  $80/members   $90/non-members    

SEPTEMBER ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES with PETER JOHN REID
Tuesday:  September  3
All Day Workshop:  10am – 4pm The last half-hour of the workshop will be for evaluation of the work done that day. “Splash and Watercolour Techniques”http://www.peterjohnreid.com/techniques—dorchester–3.html
Student grade paints and canvases will be provided.  Bring your lunch.  Tea/Coffee/Water & muffins will be provided.Cost:  $80/members  $90/non-members 

Class with Peter John Reid

DROP-IN THURSDAYS with VARIOUS THEMES
Thursdays:  September 5, 12, 19, 26 Afternoons:  1pm – 3pm  
Student grade materials will be provided.  Cost:  $2.00

ACRYLIC PAINTING with SUSAN HEWITT GRAHAM  

OCTOBER ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES with PETER JOHN REID
Tuesday:  October 1
All Day Workshop:  10am – 4pm  The last half-hour of the workshop will be for evaluation of the work done that day. “S’graffito Technique”http://www.peterjohnreid.com/techniques—dorchester–4.htmlStudent grade paints and canvases will be provided.  Bring your lunch.  Tea/Coffee/Water & muffins will be provided.Cost:  $80/members  $90/members 

DROP-IN THURSDAYS with VARIOUS THEMES
Thursdays:  October 3, 10, 24, 31Afternoons:  1pm – 3pm  Student grade materials will be provided.  Cost:  $2.00 

ENCAUSTICS with KIM KOOL “Encaustics is an ancient art form that involves fusing layers of oil tinted beeswax together with various heating techniques  As the layers are built up, objects can be embedded in the wax and gouging techniques are incorporated to create shapes and designs.  Colors are used simultaneously to add depth and beauty to the work.  Encaustics is a unique medium which allows participants to explore their creativity while effectively engaging the senses. It is both deeply therapeutic while at the same promoting a sense of play.”

Tuesday:  October 15
All Day Workshop:  11am – 4pm  
http://www.edgeofgrey.ca/art.html
Encaustic materials and 4×6″ cards and 6×6″ boards will be provided.   Bring your lunch.  Tea/Coffee/Water & muffins will be provided.Cost:  $110/members  $120/non-members
Class size limited to 8.      

SILK PAINTING with ARALE VALLELY
“A native of Hong Kong, Arale has been painting exclusively on silk since 2009. She is inspired by the challenge of aesthetically capturing complex subjects such as flowers and food through this unique medium. Having lived in Hong Kong, Qatar, and now Canada, her artistic themes have been greatly influenced by her multicultural experience.
Arale’s work resides in collections in more than a dozen countries around the world, and she has been featured in print publications, art symposia, and charity events overseas. A visit to her newly-renovated studio space will illustrate how she produces her unique works and how she teaches others the process of silk painting.”
Tuesday:  October 22
Four Hour Workshop:  10am – 2pm
http://artbyarale.com/
This workshop will take place at Arale’s Studio in west London.  Car-pooling can be arranged for a small group of 4 – 6.  Materials will be provided.  Bring a lunch & snacks.  Cost:  $60.00Please email me (penny@pennywearne.com) to indicate your interest in this unique opportunity.      

NOVEMBER ACRYLIC TECHNIQUES with PETER JOHN REID
Tuesday:  November 5 
All Day Workshop:  10am – 4pm The last half-hour of the workshop will be for evaluation of the work done that day. “Impasto Technique”http://www.peterjohnreid.com/techniques—dorchester-2.html
Student grade paints and canvases will be provided.  Bring your lunch.  Tea/Coffee/Water & muffins will be provided. Cost:  $80/members   $90/non-members 

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING  with SUSAN HEWITT GRAHAM

Fridays:  November 1, 8, 15
Afternoon Workshop:  1pm – 3pm
Student grade paints and paper will be provided.  Brushes are available for use.  If you have your own brushes, please feel free to bring for use during the classes.  
This is a set of three workshops with skills and techniques building on each class.  Cost:  $60/members   $70/non-members 

DROP-IN THURSDAYS with VARIOUS THEMES
Thursdays:  November 7, 14, 21, 28

Afternoons:  1pm – 3pm  

Student grade materials will be provided.  Cost:  $2.00 

FELTING A LANDSCAPE with MEGAN CLELAND Tuesday: 

November 12th

All day workshop:  10am – 3pm

A fun class creating a small wet-felted landscape. We will be using a favourite photo provided by the student so each landscape will be special. We will look at composition and colourways so the student has an interesting picture. Laying out the fibre and the actual felting will be in the morning. The afternoon will consist of the embellishment with needle felting and freehand machine stitching will provide finer detail or hand-stitching using embroidery threads.https://www.inthelineoffibre.ca Materials will be provided.  Bring your lunch.  Tea/Coffee/Water & muffins will be provided. Cost:  $80/members   $90/non-membersMinimum class size of 5 needed.     

DECEMBER 

DROP-IN THURSDAYS with VARIOUS THEMES
Thursdays:  December 5, 10, 19Afternoons:  1pm – 3pm  Student grade materials will be provided.  Cost:  $2.00 There may be another class come in December but this will be announced later.     

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