Teens and Adults

Thank you for your interest in Gallery Stratford education programs.  Here are answers to frequently-asked questions: All programs, unless otherwise stated, require pre-registration and payment.  Payment may be made using online registration, by phone (with Visa, Mastercard), or in person at the Gallery (credit card, cheque, debit or cash).  The Gallery cannot hold a spot in a class without payment.  Participants are responsible for knowing the schedule of their registered class.  Access to the Gallery and the classroom will be provided 10 minutes prior to the start of each session. Class sizes are set to ensure an optimal experience for each participant.  For sold out programs, you may wish to contact the Education Officer to be added to a waiting list, or to the Gallery email list for future classes.

Teens and Adults

  • Art educator, Alishia Ellis will guide you through the steps of capturing compositions using ink & watercolour paint. Combining the two mediums create both a detailed foundation (ink) and an elevated finish (watercolour). The results add an extraordinary dimension to your work. Play with textures, lines, colour and more in this exploratory, all levels class. 

    5 days:
    July 10 - 14 | 4:45 - 6:15pm

    $85 Gallery Member $95 Non Member (plus HST)


    Spend your mornings working on original acrylic paint compositions. Enjoy the relaxed and supported studio atmosphere as artist Diana Erb guides and inspires to further develop your artistic practice in this hands-on class. Materials included in this all levels class. 

    5 Days:
    July 24 - 28 | 10am - 12pm

    $90 Gallery Members | $100 Non Members (plus HST)

  • Break out of the automatic setting comfort zone on your SLR camera. Understanding the camera's manual settings is fun, easy and brings photographs to new levels of brilliance. Local photographer, Terry Manzo, will lead with this creative and inspiring course. Through a relaxed environment, students will gain inspiration and guidance while practicing new skills in this hands-on class. Please bring your SLR camera!

    Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9pm | July 17 - August 3

    (July 17,  July 20, July 24, July 27, July 31,  August 3)

    Gallery Members $165 Non Members $175 (plus HST)

  • Participants will be inspired to capture images using creative and thoughtful methods with their SLR digital camera. This is a great course for those who have completed the Intro to SLR Photography course, or who have a good understanding of the manual settings on their SLR camera. Local photographer, Terry Manzo, will lead with this creative and inspiring week-long course. 

    July 17 - 21 | 9am - 12pm
    Gallery Members $165 | Non Members $175 (plus HST)

  • Join like-minded creative people in this one-of-a-kind art making class. Be inspired to tackle new projects each day and enjoy the freedom to express your artistic nature in Studio 54 (conveniently located at Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo Street). Techniques include painting, drawing, mixed media and sculpture.  Materials included in this all levels class. Led by Melissa Quinn. 

    4 Days: 
    July 10 - 13th | 10am - 11:30am 

    $60 Gallery Member $65 Non Member (plus HST)


  • Open Studio Life Drawing

    Drawing from a model each week, we will have a series of short poses in the first hour, two medium length poses in the second and a single long pose in hour three. As always, you are welcome to attend for whatever combination of times suits your schedule. Open Studio was started by the Gallery's first Director Robert Ihrig, the current program is hosted by Stratford artist Ken Nutt. Please bring your own drawing supplies.

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    Wednesdays, Ongoing | 7:00pm to 10:00pm

    $10 for Two Hours | $15 for Three Hours 

    Student Discount: $5 for Two Hours | $10 for Three Hours 

    Participants may also drop in and pay.

  • Customized sessions are arranged to provide individuals with specialized instruction in painting (acrylic and/or watercolour) or drawing (pencil, ink, charcoal or conte crayon) outside of our standard classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow your creative levels or to build your portfolio (especially for secondary students wishing to apply to post-secondary art schools).

    $50/hr (min. 2hrs). All materials included.

    For more information, please call (519.271.5271 x223) or email : Nell Crook, Curator of Exhibitions and Education.