Personal Development/Fine Arts

Photography Basics

 This course is designed to help you get your camera off the automatic setting. The course explores what all the little icons in your camera menu mean and how you can use them to capture your best photos. Once the class is comfortable with how to use their cameras we move to discussing common photography mistakes (and how to avoid making them), composition and tips and tricks on how to get more creative images.
Instructor:  Erin Legare 
Dates: Feb 4 - March 11, 2019 no class Feb 18
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm 
Cost:  $50.00 for 5 classes
Age:  16+

Photography Beyond Basics

 This course is designed for ameatuer photographers who have the basic knowledge of their digital camera but want to further improve their technique and their photos.
Instructor:  Erin Legare
Dates:  Monday March 18-April 15, 2019
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm 
Cost:  $50.00 for 5 classes
Age:  16+

Sketch and Draw - class is full

Come and join us for a beginner sketch and draw class. We will do exercises to learn to control your hand and perception. Focus on sketching simple items to determine how the light affects the item and create depth in our drawings. We will sketch inanimate and animate objects. The only requirements are a sketch book, some pencils and an eraser. So come and join us!
Instructor:  Holly Blackler
Dates:  Wednesday Feb 6 - March 27, 2019
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm 
Cost:  $50.00  (8 weeks)
Age:  13+

Beginner Watercolor  class is full

This class will introduce beginners to the way watercolour painting works and how you can be successful in this fascinating and rewarding art form.

By introducing various brushes and brush strokes, you will practice manipulating paint, blooms and blends, soft and hard edges, using wet and dry techniques on wet and dry paper.

 Based on the on a "split primary" theory, you will learn about colour temperature by creating your own colour wheel for personal reference. This will help you to avoid "mixing mis-haps" and learn how to successfully create vivid secondaries and subtle tertiary colours using a very simple, limited palette.

As you grow in confidence with this knowledge and these skills, instructor Janet Warnes-Morris will guide you step-by-step through demonstrations of compositions of fruits and florals, also wildlife studies and a variety of landscapes and seascapes.


Date: Monday Feb 4 - March 4, 2019 (5 classes)
Time: 10:00-12:00 noon 
Cost:  $75.00 includes supplies
Age:  Adult 
 Watercolor Beyond Basics

This series of classes will introduce you to some new techniques and materials as you gain confidence in your watercolor skills.  We will continue to explore wet-on-wet to create all kinds of skies, clouds and seascapes. There will be wax and watercolour crayons and pastels available to depict tranquil rocky lakes and snow scenes. We will be learning how to depict effective reflections, shadows and perspective. There will also be more drawing instruction so that we can begin to include life-like figures, buildings, and trees into our compositions. In the style of Chinese Brush Painting, you will be guided toward a looser style of brushstrokes suggesting movement to bring your paintings to life!
Instructor:  Janet Warnes-Morris
Dates:  Tuesday Feb 5 - March 5, 2019  (5 classes)
Time:  1:00-3:00 pm
Cost:  $75.00 (includes supplies)
Age:  Adult


North Woodside Community Centre
230 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 3R8

Phone: (902) 463-9276
Fax: (902) 463-1488

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