Adult Art Programs
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre And Art Gallery
225 Confederation Drive
Toronto, ON M1G 1B2
(two streets south of Lawrence Ave. E, off of Scarborough Golf Club Rd.)
To register or for information: 416-396-4026 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginner Pottery - Students will become familiar with a pottery studio environment while learning to work with clay, pottery tools and equipment through various hand building and wheel thrown projects.
Intermediate Pottery - Students focus on refining techniques acquired in the introductory course.
Different hand building and wheel thrown projects are assigned enabling students to work at their own pace. Prerequisite: Students must be able to centre, or have taken 3 beginner sessions, or have a strong familiarity with wheel techniques.
Advanced Pottery - Students should be confident on the wheel and able to produce centred forms. Course focus is on combining throwing and sculptural techniques to produce complex forms. A self-directed approach is encouraged, with guidance from the instructor to use the wheel as a tool.
Pottery - Wheel Work (Intermediate/Advanced) – Prerequisite: Four sessions of experience with wheel throwing, centering and hand building. This course focuses on refining wheel throwing techniques through demonstration and individual attention by the instructor. Forms produced from joined wheel thrown parts will be introduced. Students will learn to critique their own forms in order to advance their control of wheel techniques.
Pottery Explorations – This is an exploratory class for intermediate and advanced potters. You will spend class time trying a variety of techniques related to making pottery, sculpting, glazing and firing. The course may be broken down into two parts, and may have more than one instructor. Pottery Explorations will challenge you to try different things, and will be project/technique based. For more information about the specifics of the course, please contact the office at 416-396-4026.
Sculpture (All Levels) - Beginners will learn how to handle clay at various consistencies, use and make tools for clay work and finish dry clay. Students will be encouraged to develop their individual style when they have mastered the basics.
Please note: All students taking Pottery MUST purchase clay from Cedar Ridge Creative Centre which includes glazing, firing and technician costs. Cash or cheque only.
Raku Workshop Intermediate/Advanced – Learn the techniques of ancient Japanese Raku firing. Students work on their own pieces (non-functional) in preparation for an outdoor firing. Please note: Previous pottery experience is required for all Raku classes and workshops. Students should be at an intermediate level. There is a limit of 6 pieces per person on the final firing date.
|Pottery- Beginner/Intermediate||Keltie Kennedy||Sat||9 a.m. – 12 noon||March 23||2200966||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery - Intermediate||Susan Robinson||Mon||7 -10 p.m.||March 25||2200965||$144/10 wks|
|Raku Workshop –
|Ed Keith||Mon||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 25||2201022||$105/6wks|
|Pottery Explorations||Various||Tue||1 - 4 p.m.||March 26||2200967||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery - Beginner/Intermediate||Keltie Kennedy||Tue||7 -10 p.m.||March 26||2200964||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery - Beginner||Keltie Kennedy||Wed||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 27||2200963||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery – Beginner/Intermediate||Keltie Kennedy||Wed||1 – 4 p.m.||March 27||2200968||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery – Beginner/Intermediate||Keltie Kennedy||Wed||7 – 10 p.m.||March 27||2200977||$144/10 wks|
|Sculpture - All Levels||Ed Keith||Thu||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 28||2201002||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery Wheel Work - Intermediate/Advanced||Keltie Kennedy||Thu||1 - 4 p.m.||March 28||2200969||$144/10 wks|
|Keltie Kennedy||Thu||7 – 10 p.m.||March 28||2200970||$144/10 wks|
|Pottery - Intermediate||Susan Robinson||Mon||7 – 10 p.m.||July 8||2199143||$115/8 wks|
|Pottery – Beginner/Intermediate||Keltie Kennedy||Sat||9 a.m. – 12 noon||July 6||2199145||$115/8 wks|
|Pottery – Beginner/Intermediate||Keltie Kennedy||Sat||1 – 4 p.m.||July 6||2201060||$115/8 wks|
|Raku Intensive||Ed Keith||Wed||9 a.m. – 12 noon||Sept 4||2199565||$105/6 wks|
Decorative Painting – Decorative Painting utilizes pre-made patterns to form images onto a wood piece or other surface. Drawing skills are not essential. This style of painting uses various techniques to apply acrylic craft paint onto the art piece. Previous painting experience is not essential.
Drawing & Painting – Students will expand their working knowledge of drawing and painting. Elements of perspective, shape, colour, value and texture will be discussed. Individual teaching helps students to explore aspects of their preferred media such as pencil, water-soluble oils, acrylic or watercolour.
Drawing Fundamentals – This program is ideal for the beginner artist, as well as those who have never learned formal drawing principles. A variety of drawing tools will be used, and the techniques and effects offered by each will be explored. Elements and principles of design, as well as the processes of developing works of art, will be studied and applied in individual projects. Still life, portraiture, figure drawing, architecture, abstract, and semi-abstract design will be explored, plus much more.
Painting with Acrylic & Oil – Students will expand their working knowledge of painting, using acrylic or oil. Elements of perspective, shape, colour, value and texture will be discussed. Individual teaching helps students to explore aspects of their preferred media. No solvents.
Portrait Painting - This course will help students who wish to capture the likeness of a live model and to understand the critical structure of the human face. A basic knowledge of drawing is required. All media except oils. Students are responsible for all materials. Note: A model fee will be charged.
Watercolours: Beginner – This course will cover techniques in watercolour as well as the study of composition, value, colour, and negative painting through various exercises and painting problems.
Watercolours: Intermediate - Build skills, experimenting with: painting wet-in-wet, pouring colour, doing multiple washes, and learning to develop brush work skills. Developing critical skills is also emphasised.
Watercolours: All Levels - This course is for everyone. If you are a beginner, you will be guided on an individual basis. If you are experienced, you will work on more advanced level projects. This course is organized thematically with weekly demonstrations and individual critiques.
Wildlife Art (All Levels) – Students learn to develop the drawing and painting techniques necessary to render their favourite animals and how to capture form, mood, movement and texture in an animal.
Printmaking Primer - Non Toxic Printmaking is a fun way to express your creativity! Learn time-honoured and innovative techniques such as: Relief, Intaglio, Embossing, Collograph and Monoprinting. Experiment with colour, layering, chine collé! Print on Western and beautiful Japanese papers as you create unique limited edition prints! How to make your original prints into handmade books will also be covered in this class. Supply fee: $25
Modern Batik Art: Introduction – This two-day workshop will introduce you to Modern Batik Art. Batik is a technique where wax is applied to fabric using water soluble dyes. Modern Batik technique is a revolutionary repackaged application that enhances the detail of an image on fabric using wax and dyes. The effect that can be achieved through resistant dyeing often results in amazing, unpredictable textures and tone. Modern Batik designs can be as complicated or as simple as the artists desires. They can be realistic and pictorial or purely expressive. The main goal, when working with Modern Batik art, is to enjoy the medium and allow the versatility of wax and dyes to reveal itself gradually to you on fabric.
|Portrait Painting||Laurette Wijetunga||Mon||1 – 4 p.m.||March 25||2201018||$144/10 wks|
|Portrait Painting||Laurette Wijetunga||Tue||1 – 4 p.m.||March 26||2201020||$144/10 wks|
|Watercolours - Beginner||Pam Erickson||Tue||7-10 p.m.||March 26||2201009||$144/10 wks|
|Decorative Painting||June Lai||Wed||12:30 - 3:30 p.m.||March 27||2200961||$144/10 wks|
|Watercolours - All levels||Bev Hulme||Wed||7-10 p.m.||March 27||2201008||$144/10 wks|
|Drawing & Painting||Sue Ericsson||Wed||1 – 4 p.m.||March 27||2201011||$144/10 wks|
|Drawing Fundamentals||Sue Ericsson||Wed||6:30 – 9:30 p.m.||March 27||2201001||$144/10 wks|
|Drawing & Painting||Jay Dampf||Wed||7 – 10 p.m.||March 27||2201019||$144/10 wks|
|Watercolours - Beginner||Bev Hulme||Thu||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 28||2201013||$144/10 wks|
|Drawing & Painting||Jay Dampf||Thu||1 - 4 p.m.||March 28||2201010||$144/10 wks|
|Wildlife Art||Jay Dampf||Thu||7-10 p.m.||March 28||2201012||$144/10 wks|
|Watercolours -Intermediate||Bev Hulme||Fri||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 29||2201007||$144/10 wks|
|Watercolours - All Levels||Pam Erickson||Sat||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 23||2201005||$144/10 wks|
|Drawing & Painting||Jay Dampf||Sat||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 23||2201000||$144/10 wks|
|Painting with Acrylic & Oil||Jay Dampf||Sat||1 - 4 p.m.||March 23||2201006||$144/10 wks|
|Printmaking Primer||Liz Menard||Mon||1 – 4 p.m.||March 25||2249674||$105/6 wks|
|Modern Batik Art - Introduction||David Kibuuka||Sun||10 a.m. – 4 p.m.||April 7||2222826||$275/2 wks|
Weaving - New students will be welcomed into a multilevel weaving environment where they will begin by learning basic weaving skills and can continue to advance at their own pace. At the beginner level, your first project will be a set of place mats. With this project you will learn all the basic skills including: winding the warp, dressing the loom, basic weave structures and finishing techniques, terminology, loom descriptions and to read weaving patterns. Materials will be provided by the instructor for $20. Loom rental fee of $30 for all students to be paid in the main office.
Sewing (Beginner/Intermediate) - This specialty workshop will lead participants through the basic process of constructing a simple garment from a commercial pattern. Learn to make simple alterations to the pattern, cut the fabric, and sew the garment. Students may choose, in collaboration with the instructor, their level of difficulty. It is applicable to beginning and intermediate sewers wishing to learn the basics of garment construction. *Please note, participants are required to bring in their own sewing machine.
|Weaving||Christine Shipley||Tue||1- 4 p.m.||March 26||2200971||$144/10 wks|
|Weaving||Christine Shipley||Tue||6:30 - 9:30 pm||March 26||2200972||$144/10 wks|
|Weaving||Christine Shipley||Wed||1- 4 p.m.||March 27||2200975||$144/10 wks|
|Weaving||Christine Shipley||Wed||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||March 27||2200976||$144/10 wks|
|Sewing - Beginner/Intermediate||TBD||Thu||1- 4 p.m.||March 28||2200981||$144/10 wks|
|Sewing - Beginner/Intermediate||TBD||Thu||6:30 – 9:30 p.m.||March 28||2200982||$144/10 wks|
Artists with previous experience are welcome to join our open studio concept. Come out and paint, sculpt, spin, knit or carve for 10 weeks in a non-instructional, friendly working atmosphere.
**Pottery/Sculpture Open Studios – You must CURRENTLY be enrolled in a pottery class at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre in order to register for any pottery or sculpture open studio. No drop-ins. Cedar Ridge reserves the right to withdraw any registrants for pottery/sculpture open studios who do not meet the above requirements.
|Open Studio||Day||Time||Start Date||Course code||Fee|
|Spinning||Tue||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 26||2200974||$52/10 wks|
|Stone Sculpture||Tue||9 a.m. – 12 noon||March 26||2201014||$52/10 wks|
|Painting||Tue||9 a.m. – 12 noon||March 26||2201016||$52/10 wks|
|Pottery||Tue||9 a.m. – 12 noon||March 26||2201015||$52/10 wks|
|Folk Art||Tue||9 a.m. – 12 noon||March 26||2200978||$52/10 wks|
|Watercolour/Acrylic||Tue||1- 4 p.m.||March 26||2201004||$52/10 wks|
|Weaving||Wed||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 27||2200980||$52/10 wks|
|Woodcarving||Wed||12:30 - 3:30 p.m.||March 27||2200973||$52/10 wks|
|Woodcarving||Sat||9 a.m. – 12 noon||March 23||2200979||$52/10 wks|
|Sculpture & Pottery||Fri||9 a.m.-12 noon||March 29||2201003||$52/10 wks|
|Knitting||Sat||9 a.m. - 12 noon||March 23||2200983||$52/10 wks|