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:  Monday Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12
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 Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm 
Cost:  $50.00 for 5 classes
Age:  16+

Sketch and Acrylic Paint Class

Come and join us for a beginner art class. This will include sketching and acrylic painting. We will focus on the basics- angles and shadows, primary colors, and brush techniques. A fun class for anyone who has always wanted to sketch/paint.

Materials required:
Learning to sketch or paint does not have to be costly. Bring to the first class a sketch book and pencils. These can be obtained at the dollar store. As the class progresses and we move into acrylic paints and decide on the project that we will be completing, brushes, paints and canvas will be needed and we can discuss what is required for painting in the first few classes. Again all of these supplies can be purchased at the dollar store. 
Instructor:  Holly Blackler
Dates:  Wednesday Oct 17 - Dec 12, 2018  no class Oct 31
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm 
Cost:  $50.00  (8 weeks)
Age:  13+

Beginner Watercolor

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: Tuesday Oct 9-Nov 6, 2018 (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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