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Pottery: Full Session Workshop
Discover a great feeling of accomplishment by turning your vision into a work of art. In this workshop class, registrants will explore various techniques of hand building pottery work; as well as try the wheel before finishing their works with beautiful glazes. This is a small workshop class open to all levels of potters.
Fee includes one bag of clay.
Date: Wednesdays, September 11th - December 11th, 2018.
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Dovercourt Recreation Centre – Studio (411 Dovercourt Ave.)
Class Minimum*: 6
What to bring: students may bring an apron to protect clothing. All other supplies will be provided.
*NOTE: If less than 6 people register for this class, it will be cancelled.
Register by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person at 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa, or online.
Watercolour Painting Workshop Series
Join us for an introductory workshop series to watercolour painting. Learn about and become confident in choosing watercolours, paper needs, and use of water, basic colour mixing, sketch designs, finishing touches, and complements on a finished painting. Design, composition and working from a photograph will also be taught. You will walk away with the preliminary skills to express yourself creatively with watercolour paint. Supplies will be provided in class, though students will be guided on how to select their own tools for purchase.
Come and enjoy learning about the watercolour painting basics as Beverly guides us through a pressure-free, step-by-step process where you will get to take home a painting(s) as a final product.
About Beverley Payne
Beverley Payne was born in the province of Quebec where she obtained her initial formal art training. She also studied for two years in the Studio Arts Program at H.B. Beal in London, Ontario. Informal art experiences include courses at the Southampton Art School and various workshops in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario. As well as a past member of the Nine Fine Artists, Gallery Painting Group and the Brush and Palette Club in London, Ontario, she also participates in club, gallery and juried shows.
“I paint my journey, the landscape of which is an ever changing kaleidoscope. I enjoy creating art that is full of pattern, energy, colour and which contains a bit of spirit and mystery. Teaching art is an opportunity to share that joy and adventure. Art affords me the opportunity to express my thoughts and my spirit through the vehicles of imagination and perception. Art, for me, is both a statement and a celebration. It is my adventure into the landscapes of my mind.”
Workshop Two: Tuesday, Oct 9 - Oct 23. 6:30-8:30PM
Location: BSOMA- Bluesfest School of Music and Art. 450 Churchill Avenue North, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5E2
What to bring: A small container for water and your enthusiasm. All other materials will be supplied.
Class Minimum*: 6
*If less than 6 people register, the class will need to be cancelled.
Register by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person at 411 Dovercourt Ave., or online.
Ukulele Building – Heirloom Soprano Ukulele
Students will build these beautiful tulip shaped soprano ukuleles from scratch. There will be some choice in woods, banding, strings, fretboard and tuners that will be used in the construction of the instruments, that will turn the ukulele into an individualized work of art. In the end students will construct a ukulele that is unique, has excellent intonation and will be cherished by the builder. Students will not be using any power tools that could cause serious injury. The shop is large enough to accommodate a maximum of 4 builders at a time. All supplies are included. Students will also receive $20 off one group lesson or four private lessons at the Bluesfest School of Music and Art in 2019 to learn to play their instrument.
Date: Wednesdays, September 19, 2018 to December 12, 2018
Location: 2 minute walk from Dovercourt - address will be provided upon registration
Class Minimum: 3
What to bring: All supplies required will be provided.
Register by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person at 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa, or online here.
Intro to West Coast Swing: 3 Workshop Series Available
Swing your way through Fall with one of our West Coast Swing Workshops. Swing dancing is a wonderful way to meet great people while learning to dance. West Coast Swing is a partnered modern swing dance done to a wide variety of music, including pop, blues, soul, and country. It is a linear dance with a smooth, elastic aesthetic and an emphasis on improvisational movement, and a fun social dance with that does not require a high fitness level. Join us for one (or all!) of our workshops coming this Fall.
Workshop One: Thursday, Sept 13 - Oct 13. 8:00-9:30PM
Workshop Two: Thursday, Sept 20 - Oct 25. 6:00-8:00PM
Workshop Three: Thursday, Nov 1 - Dec 6. 8:00-9:30PM
Location: 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 0S9.
What to bring: comfortable shoes/ clothing to be able to dance in. No partner or previous dance experience is required.
Class Minimum*: 6
*NOTE: Class will be cancelled if less than this number of people register
Register in person, online, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or in person at 411 Dovercourt Ave, Ottawa, or online here.