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

  • This course is a chance to explore both drawing and watercolour skills and techniques. Beginning with a drawing, you will be guided by Art Educator, Alishia Ellis, to work towards turning your drawing into a final watercolour composition.

    4 Weeks:
    Mondays, April 9 – 30 | 4:15 – 6:30pm

    Gallery Members $85| Non Members $95 (plus HST)

  • Get creative and have fun working with a wide variety of different media 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). Materials included in this all levels class. Led by Melissa Quinn. 

    5 weeks: 
    Wednesdays, March 28 - April 25  | 7:00 - 9:00pm

    $95 Gallery Member | $105 Non Member (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!

    Wednesdays, April 25 - May 23 | 6:30pm - 9pm 

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

  • Block Printing is an art form with as much character as it has history. You will begin by learning the basics of Linoleum Printing by creating a one colour print series. You will then apply those principles to a two colour, two block print, and finally to a reduction print process with unlimited colour options. Block printing is forgiving, versatile and progressively more rewarding. This course is taught by artist Miranda Franken.

    4 weeks:
    Thursdays, May 17 - June 7 | 5:30pm - 9pm

    $145 Gallery Member $155 Non Member (plus HST) 

  • Spend your afternoons 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.

    6 weeks: Wednesdays, May  9 – June 13 | 1:00 - 3:00pm

    Gallery Members $105 | Non Members $115 (plus HST)

  • Enjoy the relaxed and supportive studio atmosphere, and gather with others to work on your own original acrylic painting compositions. There will be no instruction offered on these afternoons, but paint, brushes, easels and a selection of small canvases will be provided for you to use. Bring your friends and fellow artists to inspire each other in this self-guided afternoon painting drop-in.

    Tuesdays, January 9 - June 26  | 1 - 3pm 

    $5 Drop-in fee per session (pay upon arrival)

  • 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.

    To Subscribe to our Open Studio E-Newsletter please click HERE

    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.