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Nepean Visual Arts Centre, Faux Encaustic Sampler course in the winter

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Landscape painting is a rewarding art to master. Embrace how acrylic paint hugs the canvas while you design and create your unique pieces. The focus is on perspective, depth, colour, value and design in this all skill level class. Creative direction given by professional fine artist.
  • Mon, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 15-Mar 5, $177.25 1100824
    19 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
Image transfer techniques are an easy, modern and creative way to add dimension to any work! Create a unique family photo display on wood artists' panels to take home. The benefit of this class is that applications are endless. Supplies included.
No matter how big or how imaginative, artistic freedom is what abstract art is all about! Explore painting on a large-scale canvas, focusing on the use of colour, space, line, shape and texture.
  • Sun, 1 pm-3 pm, Jan 21-Feb 18, $132.50 1100985
    6 yrs-9 yrs, 5 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 17-Mar 7, $202.50 1116938
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Learn fundamental elements of composition, with tips and techniques to take you to the next level. Exercises emphasize the design of visual elements and the development of individual style in drawing and watercolour. Intermediate to advanced botanical art students.
  • Wed, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Jan 17-Mar 7, $243.25 1100841
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Explore your artistic side with this night out! Learn the very basics of acrylic painting, completing a 16 x 20 canvas while exploring and savouring wines from around the world. Supplies and two glasses of wine included. Professional art instructor and wine sommelier guide you and answer questions.
  • Fri, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Feb 16, $73.25 1101053
    19 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Be introduced to the world of abstract art. Explore the principles and elements of design starting by creating a variety of small sheets of collage paper using tissue, paint and stamps. Finish by creating a 10” x 10” piece you can frame at home. Supplies included.
  • Sat, 10 am-4 pm, Jan 27, $124.50 1101105
    19 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Pick up a brush and give it a try! This introductory class explores painting in both oils and acrylics. Paint mixing, colour, value, form and techniques will be covered through the instructor’s step-by step demonstrations.
  • Tue, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 16-Mar 6, $243.00 1100852
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 1 pm-4 pm, Jan 17-Mar 7, $243.00 1100855
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 9 am-noon, Jan 17-Mar 7, $243.00 1100857
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Thu, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 18-Mar 8, $202.50 1100861
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Fri, 1 pm-4 pm, Jan 12-Mar 2, $243.00 1100863
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
No instruction. Bring your own subject matter or still life to paint. Please use only odourless solvents.
  • Fri, 9:30 am-noon, Jan 12-Mar 2, $42.50 1100874
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Simulate the look of encaustic painting (wax painting) using acrylic mediums on panels and paper to recreate its luminous quality without the use of toxic materials and special ventilation. Supplies included. Designed to give a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process.
This supportive studio group is dedicated to portraiture in its many forms. No instruction is involved. All levels of skill are welcome. Studio members share the cost of the model.
  • Mon, 9:30 am-noon, Jan 15-Mar 5, $37.25 1100879
    19 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
Learn age-old methods of painting with oils. Using Vermeer's painting Girl with the Pearl Earring as inspiration, explore a traditional approach to oil painting. Various skills and materials such as colour, under-painting, over-painting, glazing, etc will be looked at.
  • Mon, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 15-Mar 5, $212.75 1100883
    19 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
  • Wed, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 17-Mar 7, $243.25 1100885
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Watercolour is a soft and beautiful form of expression. Through exercise and demonstrations, learn to create a colour wheel and apply washes to paper while exploring realism, abstraction and non-representation.
  • Mon, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Jan 15-Mar 5, $212.75 1100887
    19 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
Really challenge yourself! Push the limits of watercolour techniques, colour theory and the element of painting. One-on-one attention will be tailored to each student.
  • Mon, 1 pm-4 pm, Jan 15-Mar 5, $212.75 1100888
    19 yrs+, 7 classes,   Register >
No instruction. Bring your own subject matter or still life to paint.
  • Thu, 10 am-3 pm, Jan 18-Mar 8, $85.25 1100911
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Fri, 10 am-3 pm, Jan 12-Mar 2, $85.25 1100912
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
  • Tue, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Jan 16-Mar 6, $42.50 1128658
    19 yrs+, 8 classes,   Register >
Map location of Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Nepean Visual Arts Centre
1701 Woodroffe AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2828


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