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

  • SOLD OUT

    Looking to be a looser more painterly painter? Well, this workshop is for you! Instructor Julie Ponesse will demonstrate her process for creating energy, movement, and freshness in her paintings. A number of exercises are guaranteed to help you create loose and exciting brushwork in your own work.

    2 days: Wednesday March 20 & Friday, March 22 | 9:30am – 4pm (there will be a half hour break for lunch each day)

    Gallery Members $120 | Non Members $130 (plus HST)

    *Our website is currently unable to process registrations. Please contact Melissa Quinn at mquinn@gallerystratford.on.ca or 519.271.5271 to register.

  • 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 mornings, 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 morning painting drop-in.

    Weekly until June 2018:
    Mondays  | 9:30 - 11:30am *drop-in will not take place on holidays or long weekends.

    Tuesdays | 1 - 3pm

    *No drop-in will take place the week of March Break (March 12 & 13), or Tuesday, June 18th

    $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 or email Melissa Quinn at mquinn@gallerystratford.on.ca