Arts, music and photography

Arts, music and photography

Learn the ukulele

Want to play some music at the next campfire or jam session, but don’t want to carry around a large instrument? The ukulele is a four-string member of the guitar family that’s becoming very popular in mainstream music and with music lovers looking to learn a new instrument. In this course, you’ll learn the theory and basics of playing the “uke,” such as picking and chords. You’ll be sharing your tune in no time. Please bring your own ukulele and your enthusiasm.

Instructor: Adrian D'Avirro

Wednesdays, Feb. 12 to Mar. 12

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Mentorship in photography

Bring your skills to class and have a mentor guide you to new photographic heights. Whatever subjects you shoot, this course will help you realize your goals.  When change reaches a critical level of pressure, learning can escalate.  Here the mentor will encourage the learner into change, provoking a different way of thinking. This is for the serious photographer with a DSLR that wants to further their knowledge and would like a more one on-one training. Limited enrolment, register early.

Instructor: Archie Hood

Thursdays, Jan 30 to Mar. 6

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Sketching with pencil

Let your pencil come alive in this course. There will be a new sketching or learning exercise each week that provides a finished pencil drawing with a variety of subjects. Techniques of line, shading, proportions and positive and negative shapes will be discussed and applied. Sketching can provide a lifetime of enjoyment once you understand the fundamentals. A material list will be supplied to all registrants.

Instructor: Diane Horton Barnsley

Monday, Feb. 24 to Mar. 24

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


DSLR basics

Are you interested in getting the very best results with your DSLR camera? Focus on gaining familiarity with the key features of your camera to help you improve your photography skills. The primary goal in this course is to quickly progress from the cameras AUTO mode using a variety of factors, including shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity. This guide gives beginners a grasp of the basics with easy-to-understand explanations of the features and design of digital single-lens reflex cameras.

Instructor: Archie Hood

Mondays, Mar. 17 to 31

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Thrift store art

Nothing adds character to a space like art. But if you're on a tight budget, your options may be limited. Add some glamour to your home by finding art at a thrift store, original or a print will work, and then modify it and make interesting and entertaining to look at. This 4-hour workshop, will introduced you to different artistic ideas and techniques, and you’ll leave with a new masterpiece. Please bring a painting or two to class.


Saturday Mar.22

10 to 2 p.m.


Art in acrylic

Acrylics are the most versatile and forgiving medium for the beginner painter. Easy to handle and control once you learn a few basic principles. Learn about colour, mixing, blending soft transitions and sharp edges, shadows and light, backgrounds and most important organizing your palette. Recommended for those with some drawing background.

Instructor: Jim Maunder

Wednesdays, Mar. 26 to Apr. 23

7 to 9 p.m.


Street photography: capture moments in your city

Street photography is a reflection of everyday life – real expressions of public places and spaces that people visit every day; the street where you live, the local flea market, the abandoned barn. In this course you will learn to take candid pictures of things that you don’t notice in your daily life. We will alternate shooting field trips and in-class critique sessions and each field trip will involve a new challenge to develop your skills and introduce you to new techniques.


Thursdays, May 1 to 15, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Sundays, May 4 to 11, 2 to 4 p.m.