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Nepean Visual Arts Centre

Nepean Visual Arts Centre, courses for Visual Art in the winter

Experience nature through the eyes of architecture. Improve your drawing skills for challenging botanical subjects by exploring the order of nature, secret rules of geometry and underlying architectural structures.
  • Tue, 1 pm-4 pm, Jan 14-Mar 24, $348.50 1496312
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Explore contemporary painting practices where different styles and techniques are mixed to develop a unique style. Mixed-media, collage, hyper-realism, surrealism, graffiti, abstract painting, among other styles, are examined from a conceptual and technical perspective. During the last stage of the course, students develop a project based on personal interests.
  • Mon, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 13-Mar 30, $290.50 1496338
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Explore your inner self using a variety of art techniques and materials. Weekly themes will offer opportunities for self-reflection and creative thinking. The only requirement for this class is to free your most creative self.
  • Tue, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 14-Mar 24, $290.50 1504168
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
This course introduces the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. In this comfortable and encouraging class, learn tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw, creating a solid foundation for other art classes you may want to try.
  • Sun, 12:30 pm-3 pm, Jan 19-Mar 29, $290.50 1496329
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Create a unique art project meant to imitate resin. Tips, tricks and varied pouring techniques will help create different layers and patterns of colour in this interactive workshop. All supplies included. Participants will be able to take their piece home after a week of drying time. Supplies included.
Paint, collage and stamping are used to create a colourful wall-worthy, mixed-media painting. After the painting is complete, frame and embellish your work with inspirational text using a Cricut® Maker cutting machine.
  • Sat, 1 pm-4 pm, Feb 22, $88.75 1504330
    19 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
  • Sat, 1 pm-4 pm, Feb 1, $88.75 1504340
    11 yrs-14 yrs, 1 class,   Register >
An Old Masters ‘Academic' approach to portraiture. Students create two acrylic portraits on canvas. One is a faithful copy of a traditional portrait painting. The second is an original portrait applying techniques learned in the copy. The quality of your work will surprise you
  • Thu, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Jan 16-Mar 26, $290.50 1496347
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Learn to create drawings that look like a photograph. Work through a series of exercises that will have you producing quality and realistic drawings. If you can write your name, you can learn to draw in a photographic style.
  • Tue, 7 pm-9:30 pm, Jan 14-Mar 24, $290.50 1496350
    19 yrs+, 10 classes,   Register >
Get started with a Cricut® Maker. Put the Cricut® to use over a glass of wine (or tea) and go through the basics to create a DIY project you will be proud of. The instructor will contact you by email to select a design.
  • Fri, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Feb 7, $72.50 1504373
    19 yrs+, 1 class,   Register >
Map location of Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Nepean Visual Arts Centre
1701 Woodroffe AVE
Ottawa,ON
(613) 580-2828


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