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

  • Using acrylic paint, you will learn the basics of colour mixing and blending. Focus will be on how to mix warm, cool and complimentary colours. This course, taught by Art Educator Alishia Ellis, will help to develop your abilities as a painter, by providing you with the skills to mix the perfect colours for your compositions. All painting levels are welcome.

    6 Weeks:
    Mondays, November 6 – December 11 | 5:00 – 6:30pm


    Gallery Members $85 | Non Members $95 (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. 

    6 weeks: 
    Wednesdays, September 20 - October 25 | 7:30 - 9:00pm

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

     

  • This five-session course will provide an introduction to “painterly” printmaking methods, known as monotypes. Through instruction using essential techniques, lots of visual examples, and hands-on demonstrations, art educator Bob Phillips will encourage participants to explore drawing with fluid media to create additive light-field and dark-field prints, hand rubbed transfers, ghost transfers, watercolour monotypes, chine collé and much more! Although this is an introductory experience, substantial knowledge and comfort with printmaking will be achieved. Interactive critiques and individual consultation will further develop imagery and technical competence. Non-toxic printmaking materials and methods will be stressed. All materials are included.

    5 weeks:
    Thursdays, September 21 -October 19 | 6:30 - 9:00pm

    $135 Gallery Member $145 Non Member (plus HST)

  • This five-session course is about relief printmaking without a press. Through instruction using essential techniques, lots of visual examples, and hands-on demonstrations, art educator Bob Phillips  will encourage participants to explore softoleum and woodcut reliefs, and related printing methods. Participants will use their own drawings, visual references or found materials for subject matter. Interactive critiques and individual consultation will further develop imagery and technical competence. Non-toxic printmaking materials and methods will be stressed. All materials are included.

    5 Weeks:
    Thursdays, November 2 - 30 | 6:30 - 9:00pm

    Gallery Members $135 | Non Members $145 (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.