ADULT Courses and Workshops

Oil Painting


   Students will develop their own skills and techniques in this medium as they investigate colour, composition, use of scale, subject matter and technical processes. Students will also examine contemporary and historical oil painting and how it can inform their work using their own references.

Thursdays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fridays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drawing Fundamentals Classes


 Before being able to paint with individual style, you will learn how to draw, shape and form images in perspective while creating composition structures. 

Drawing skills are fundamental to a student’s visual education. Through guided practice, students sharpen their powers of observation as they learn to translate what they see into drawings. Using basic tools and materials, students develop their drawing skills by exploring concepts such as line, form, value, proportion, perspective and composition. Thus, students acquire a foundation of skills, paving the way for future work with visual art media.

We will explore topics including landscape, still life, flowers and more. 

All levels welcome. 

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to;

  • Visually communicate effective drawing concepts
  •  Design and complete a drawing  
  •  Become familiar with a variety of mediums for life drawing  
  •  Understand light and shape    

Supplies Needed:

All supplies available at Opus Art Supplies or can be purchased from the IAA.

  • Sketchbook 

(approx. 11” x 14") 

  • Drawing pencils 
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Blending stump

Monday 10 am – 1 pm

Tuesday  10 am – 1 pm

Acrylic Painting


Enjoying and relaxing with acrylic painting as an expressive and vibrant medium using your own reference. This program was designed to motivate the student using acrylics for the first time, as well as for those returning students to continue on their journey.

You will learn the basic skills, techniques and more i.e. painting wet on wet and glazing. Each student receives as much individual attention as they need. We will focus on landscapes, flowers and figures abstract.

Tuesdays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fridays | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm