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Featured programs at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre

The featured programs below are just a few of the many great classes available at North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre. For information about additional programs and classes, please view our Online Recreation Program Guide or build a program guide with My Rec Guide. To find featured programs at other locations, check Recreation's featured programs.

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Last Updated: Wednesday January 11, 2017 3:51:50 PM

Featured programs
Arts Around the World - Check details and register
Expand your creativity as you learn about people and art from around the globe. Develop your skills with drawing, painting and sculpting in the styles of present and ancient cultures. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Arts Combo - Check details and register
An exciting variety of two- and three-dimensional art activities which may include clay, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media projects. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Arts Combo for Adults - Check details and register
Stretch your creativity with ceramics, painting, drawing and maybe some mixed media, printmaking or sculpture. No need to get organized for class, relax and just bring yourself. All supplies and tools are included to make great looking, interesting art! Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Cartoons & Comics - Check details and register
Enhance your abilities in visual storytelling and develop your own illustrative style in cartoons & comics. Learn about character development, expression, exaggeration, lettering styles and more in this action-packed drawing class. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Cartoons & Comics - Youth - Check details and register
Explore the basic drawing and cartooning fundamentals of line, proportion, shading and perspective. Learn to tell a story or a joke through your drawing, and complete a variety of fun projects, including a multi-page comic book. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Clay Basics - Check details and register
As the recommended foundation for our other clay programs, join us to learn the basics of working with clay. Develop skills in handbuilding, throwing on the potter's wheel, surface decoration and glazing. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Clay Explorations - Check details and register
Discover the exciting world of clay while learning basic skills. Handbuilding methods of pinch, coil, slab and hollow building are presented, as well as an introduction to the potter's wheel. New projects each season allow for continuous skill development. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Clay For Two - Check details and register
A unique opportunity to explore clay and the creative process with your child. Projects teach basic clay working skills while stimulating and encouraging imaginative play and expression. Delight in your child's imagination and your own untapped creativity. Age Group: 0-17 Years + Adult
Create Together - Check details and register
Share some creative fun with your child. Each class offers an exciting new art activity designed to stimulate the imagination and develop your child's social and motor skills. (Nanny, Grandparent or other care-giver may register instead of parent.) Age Group: 0-17 Years + Adult
Drawing & Painting - Check details and register
Explore art fundamentals of line, proportion, shading and perspective through innovative projects. Develop your observational and interpretive skills while exploring a wide range of artist's materials such as acrylic and tempera paints, pastels, wax resist, charcoal and more. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Drawing For the Completely Intimidated - Check details and register
Anyone can learn to draw! Open your mind, relax your hands and let your creativity flow. Drawing exercises allow you to approach drawing from a variety of perspectives while learning about yourself in the process. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Drawing Portraits - Check details and register
Capture an expression, freeze a gesture, bring a portrait to life. Get acquainted with placing faces on paper. You are interested in drawing people better, or want a great foundation to make your paintings more successful. Some drawing experience required. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Explore the Potter's Wheel - Check details and register
Develop and practise your throwing skills in this wheel-focused class. Projects vary season to season, so take this class again to continue skill development. Clay Explorations is recommended, but is not a prerequisite Age Group: 6-17 Years
Family Potter's Wheel - Check details and register
The family that throws together, grows together! Work side-by-side on the potter's wheel. Basic techniques, demonstrations and practise are part of this unique course. Previous clay experience is an asset, but not a prerequisite. Supplies extra. Age Group: 0-17 Years + Adult
Focus on Drawing - Check details and register
Develop your drawing skills using graphite, charcoal, conte, as well as pen and ink. Program includes both observational studies and projects designed to exercise the imagination as students learn about simple perspective, proportion, line, tone, texture and shading. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Focus on Painting for Youth - Check details and register
Proceed with a variety of painting techniques while playing with size, dimension, surface exploration, colour theory and brushstroke. Familiarize yourself with contemporary art movements and the artists who practise them, while developing your own personal style. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Homeschool Art - Check details and register
Focus on the four major components of the Alberta Art curriculum while experimenting with an exciting variety of two- and three-dimensional art activities. These may include clay, drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media projects. Supplies included. Age Group: 6-17 Years
How to Draw People - Check details and register
Let us show you various time-tested strategies and cool techniques for improving your portraits, sketches and action drawings of people. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Oil Painting for the Completely Intimidated - Check details and register
Have you always wanted to try oil painting but don't know where to start? Let us show you how to work in this lush, historic medium with painting projects that allow you to understand colour mixing and theory, application and composition. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Painting With Acrylics - Basics - Check details and register
Develop your artistic ability while being introduced to this versatile medium. Water-based, fast-drying, and practically odourless, acrylic paints can produce a variety of effects. Painting techniques and art fundamentals of composition, design and colour theory are covered. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Painting With Watercolour - Basics - Check details and register
Discover the unique aspects of this beautiful, transparent, and sometimes unpredictable medium. Choose your own subject matter or paint projects suggested by your instructor. Learn paper stretching, brush handling and watercolour painting techniques. No experience necessary. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Potter's Wheel Basics - Check details and register
Fascinated seeing clay transformed on the potter's wheel? Develop your skills through throwing techniques, demonstrations and practise in this introductory course. Clay Basics is recommended, but is not a prerequisite. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Potter's Wheel Basics for Youth - Check details and register
Develop your wheel-throwing skills through instruction, demonstrations and practise on the potter's wheel. Course is structured to allow for lots of individual practice time. Age Group: 6-17 Years
Potter's Wheel Beyond Basics - Check details and register
Further develop wheel throwing and glazing skills through instruction, demonstration and practise on the potter's wheel. Practice time is available at a special discounted rate for participants. Prerequisite: Participants are to be confident in their basic wheel throwing skills. Supplies extra. Age Group: 18 Years and Over
Preschool - Anatomy for Young Artists - Check details and register
We take inspirations from the world of nature and science in this exploration of clay, collage, drawing, painting and more. Bones or feathers, snowflakes or your brain, curious little ones create art to express the wonder of it all. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Preschool - Art Start - Check details and register
Let us introduce your child to the fun of creative self-expression! For preschoolers ready for an independent class, this program provides a positive and encouraging art experience. Exciting projects include painting, collage and three-dimensional art. Age Group: 0-6 Years
Upcycled Art - Check details and register
Make cool sculptures and other types of artworks using recycled materials and other 'junk' we tend to throw away. Our planet will thank you! Age Group: 6-17 Years