2017 Winter Courses

 
 

. . . gives you a great range of high quality art courses for Adults in the winter.  Supplies for some of these courses are included in the intuition fee. We offer an alternative view on art making that revolves around real art education where participants develop actual art making skills.  People learn by watching and doing.  Learn real art in the fine art courses provided at the ARTRA Art School.


Get in touch with us at;


frank@frankhaddock.com


-OR-


780-443-2462 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday Noon to 4pm)


The ARTRA Art School is a proud supporter of the Hervey Foundation for Cats (a no kill facility for rescued cats).  Our cat mascot, named ‘PC’, brings life to our learning environment. If you suffer from cat allergies please consider taking an antihistamine prior to your sessions and refrain from touching PC.  If you have severe  allergies to cats we recommend you participate in classes at other facilities.  Because our classes are small to enhance personal attention from our professional instructors we can not issue refunds once the class has been confirmed.


WHAT A GREAT TIME TO THINK ABOUT

NEW ART COURSES!

NEW ONE DAY WORKSHOPS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!


How often do you get to paint a horse?  Don’t miss this chance!!


Paint A Horse With Acrylics!


Learn how to paint a horse with a limited palette of colours (and no browns)!!  In this workshop you will be guided step-by-step as you bring a horse to life on canvas!  What an excellent way to spend a warm afternoon!  No drawing skill necessary! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10080WN - Saturday, January 21, 1 - 4pm           $60


Did you miss the portraits in watercolours course in the Fall?  Well don’t take a chance on missing this fun session!

One Colour Portrait Of A Child In Watercolour

Curious to learn how to create stunning monochromatic portraits with watercolours?  Look nowhere else as all your questions about portraits can be answered in this informative workshop.  With demonstrations that will show you each step towards a basic portrait of a child this may be the most valuable watercolour workshop you have experienced.  No previous painting experience is necessary.  You won’t find a better portrait class anywhere! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10081WN - Sunday, January 22, 1 - 4pm           $60


Sometimes perspective can seem complicated but here’s a course where its made easy for you to understand!

Understanding Perspective

Learn how to unlock the mysteries of two-point perspective to create drawings of houses that look real.  Participants will be shown how to draw the basic building and then add details that will make the image appear to be three dimensional.  This workshop will show you how easy it is to draw buildings in perspective! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10082WN - Saturday, January 28, 1 - 4pm           $60


Winter On The Farm In Watercolours


Learn how to orchestrate a number of watercolour techniques to paint this wonderful country farm.  Learn some key points to help establish perspective.  Learn how to do that darn drybrush technique and explore some basic wet-in-wet.  A great way to spend a winter afternoon! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10083WN - Saturday, February 4, 1 - 4pm           $60


Country Road With Thick Paint!


Mix some acrylic paint and some heavy body gel medium and you got the thick paint.  Now learn how to hold that brush so you get the best results!  Yes you have to hold your brush differently.  You will also learn how to mix a variety of colours from a limited palette of primary colours!  Don’t miss this workshop! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10084WN - Sunday, February 5, 1 - 4pm           $60


Did you miss painting the bear last fall?  Don’t miss it this time!

Paint A Bear With Watercolours!

Ever wanted to paint wildlife with your watercolours?  Here’s a chance for you to learn how to work with these challenging subjects.  Some of the techniques you will learn include the wet-in-wet technique and drybrush!  Don’t miss this opportunity to follow a step-by-step approach with plenty of personal attention!

No drawing experience necessary! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10085WN - Saturday, February 18, 1 - 4pm           $60


Drawing Portraits From Life With Pencil!

Wow!  Learn how to draw a portrait from life.  You will be guided from start to finish as you develop a drawing with pencil.  You will need some previous experience with drawing in order to fit in this class.  Personal guidance is a big part of this session.  Don’t wait to enroll as space is very limited!

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10086WN - Saturday, March 4, 1 - 4pm           $60


The Rivers Edge With Acrylics!!

Did you miss this workshop last Fall?  Don’t miss it this time.  Excellent instruction!  Great subject!!  What more could you ask for?
In this session you will receive step-by-step guidance.  Learn how to mix colours from a limited palette as you are shown how to start and develop your painting.  A brief discussion of composition will also occur to help you understand how all the parts fit together.

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10087WN - Sunday, March 5, 1 - 4pm           $60


Painting Orange Slices With Watercolours

You haven’t taken a drawing course until you’ve taken this drawing course with Susanne.  This course is for beginners and those who want to upgrade their drawing skills!

Get your dose of vitamin C in this fun workshop.  Learn how to use wet-in-wet techniques and masking fluid as you paint a subject that will make you feel better just by painting it! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10088WN - Saturday, March 11, 1 - 4pm           $60


The Tree Beside The Road In Acrylics


Spend a pleasant afternoon painting this charming country scene!  Now is the time to get ready for spring with these lush greens that will be created with a limited palette of primary colours.  Some discussion on perspective will occur as you learn how to paint step-by-step! 

Cost of course includes supplies.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10089WN - Saturday, March 25, 1 - 4pm           $60


Wine And Grapes With Oil Painting Workshop



This exciting workshop offers you that opportunity to learn how to develop a realistic still life using oil paint on black gessoed canvas.  Learn how to get your drawing on the canvas; how to use black gessoed canvas for extra dramatic effect; how to mix colours to achieve glistening glass with reflections.  -and how to paint a bundle of grapes that will make want a sip of wine with your painting. 

Contact frank@frankhaddock.com for supply list.

Instructor: Gail Seemann

#10030WN Monday, February 6 - 20, 6:30 - 9:30pm

$95

(Plus nominal fee for photo reference will be charged)


Did you miss this workshop last Fall?  Don’t miss it this time.  Excellent instruction!  Great subject!!  What more could you ask for?

Classic Coffee Pot and Cinnamon Bun

Using Oil Painting Workshop


This exciting workshop offers you that opportunity to learn how to develop a realistic still life using oil paint on black gessoed canvas.  Learn how to get your drawing on the canvas; how to use black gessoed canvas for extra dramatic effect; how to mix colours to achieve silver metal with reflections.  -and how to paint a cinnamon bun that will make your mouth water. 

Contact frank@frankhaddock.com for supply list.

Instructor: Gail Seemann

#10031FA Monday, February 27 - March 13, 6:30 - 9pm

$95

(Plus nominal fee for photo reference will be charged)

 

The ARTRA Art School . . .

GOOD NEWS!


A link to the winter brochure will be placed here shortly.


Think about giving the gift of an art course or workshop to someone you love.


They will love you more!

Really!

 

Here Is How To Register

In Any Of These Great Art Courses!


1. By Mail/In Person

    the ARTRA Art School

    15011A - 118 Ave.

    Edmonton,  Alberta

    T5V 1H9


2. By Phone

    780 - 443 - 2462

    Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday

    1pm - 4pm


3. E-transfer via Online Banking

    Email frank@frankhaddock.com for details



Payment:


Method of payment is by cash or cheque.  Payment for classes is due upon registration and deadline for registration is the Friday prior to course commencement.  Registrations are not guaranteed until payment has been received.  Full refunds are only issued if there is insufficient registration.  No refunds will be issued for any reason after confirmation of class numbers have been made with the instructor.  No make up classes are possible.  Prior to this other refunds/cancellations are subject to a $35.00 processing fee.


In order to confirm actual registration with our instructors, we will not be accepting registration without payment. This will eliminate last minute unpaid cancellations that could cancel the class and therefore disappoint other paid registrants.


Avoid the disappointment of missing out on any art course! Enroll early as space in each course is limited!


HERE ARE LONGER CLASSES THAT REALLY LET YOU GET INTO YOUR ART!

You haven’t taken a drawing course until you’ve taken this drawing course with Susanne.  This course is for beginners and those who want to upgrade their drawing skills!

Beginner’s Drawing Made Easy!

Are you the world’s greatest stick figure artist? Have nor fear!  While focusing on line proportions, values and shading techniques, Susanne with her step by step demonstrations will teach you how to create representational drawings using graphite.  With this versatile and easy to use medium, you will have the knowledge to tackle any project with ease.   This is a fantastic course for any beginner or anyone who wants to improve their skills. 

Contact frank@frankhaddock.com for supply list.

Instructor: Susanne Lamoureux

#10032WN Tuesday, January 24 - February 28, 6:30 - 9:30pm             $175             

(Plus nominal fee for photo reference will be charged)


How To Draw Anything With Charcoal

Learn how to draw a wide variety of subjects with charcoal.  This drawing medium is perhaps one of the oldest mediums we know of.  Come and learn how you can use this medium on almost every subject you could imagine.  Susanne will show you how to manipulate the charcoal medium to help create stunning drawings.  With Susanne's step by step instruction, you will learn different shading and techniques, how to use compressed charcoal, vine and charcoal pencils to emphasize texture and values.  This course will give you much experience that you will have confidence to draw anything in charcoal. Prerequisite; a beginner’s drawing course.

Contact frank@frankhaddock.com for supply list.

Instructor: Susanne Lamoureux

#10033WN Tuesday, March 7 - April 11, 6:30 - 9:30pm                 $175

(Plus nominal fee for photo reference will be charged)


The Basics Of Landscapes With Watercolours!

Lots of demonstrations and professional instruction will help you learn the basics of painting landscapes with watercolours.   Learn what materials are used and how to start your landscapes.  You'll be shown how to use three simple colours and several techniques to create landscapes you will treasure.  Step-by-step instruction accompanies each project so you know just how to handle the brush and colour when painting the various elements of landscapes.   Many handouts will help you remember the ideas introduced in each session making this a complete 'learning how to paint' course!  

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10034WN - Wednesday, January 25 - March 1, 6:30 - 9:30pm                 $175


Painting Animals With Watercolours

A special course for animal lovers.  Do you like animals?  Want to do some paintings of animals in watercolours?  This course is what you are looking for.  This class is where you will learn how to create the illusion of form and volume to make your paintings appear to pop off the page.  You will also learn how to mix colours to paint animals without using brown or black paint.  You will also learn how to create the illusion of fur without getting into picky details.  If you’ve seen Frank Haddock’s paintings and you want to learn how he paints animals this is your course.  A class like this doesn’t happen often so don’t miss this one.  Now you can learn how to paint animals with a professional artist who actually paints animals!

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10035WN - Wednesday, March 8 - 29, 6:30 - 9:30pm 

$150


Introduction to Coloured Pencils Level One

This course is a wonderful foundation for all Coloured pencil courses.  With Susanne’s step by step instruction, you will focus on mastering layering and be introduced to blending and gradating colours.  At this level, you will also learn the importance of values and shapes and how they create successful representational drawings.  Exploring a variety of paper, you will be amazed at your own coloured pencil results. 

Contact frank@frankhaddock.com for supply list.

Instructor: Susanne Lamoureux

#10036WN Thursday, January 26 - March 2, 6:30 - 9:30pm                 $175

(Plus nominal fee for photo reference will be charged)


Introduction to Coloured Pencils Level Two

This session will expand your skills and knowledge of coloured pencils. Using a variety of papers, you will explore a range of subjects while focusing on colour theory.  Further blending and layering colours to create depth will add beauty and luminosity to your pictures.  Prerequisite Introduction to Coloured Pencils Level One.   

Contact frank@frankhaddock.com for supply list.

Instructor: Susanne Lamoureux

#10037WN Thursday, March 9 - April 13, 6:30 - 9:30pm                 $175

(Plus nominal fee for photo reference will be charged)


Personal Passages in Art

Here is a course where you can work on the project of your choice!  Use any medium and explore any subject and receive expert guidance.    Now you can receive professional advice on the painting project you’ve always wanted to work on.

Instructor: Frank Haddock

#10038WN - Friday, January 27 - March 17, 1:30 - 4:30pm                 $175