Adult Art Classes


 

Are you a member of the Nicola Valley Community Arts Council? Click here to become a member and take advantage of everything your membership offers: a tax receipt for your membership purchase, ability to register for our programs and to book co-working or studio space, and supporting our mission to connect community through the arts. You can also sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date on all things NVCAC.

 

We would love your input and we're always looking for workshop teachers! Which art classes for adults would you like to see? Which art classes for adults would you like to teach? Please get in touch with us at programs@nicolavalleyarts.com and let us know. 

If you're an instructor and would like to send us a course proposal, please use this form

 

To register for one of our classes, click on the registration button for each class. This will take you to a Google Form to be completed. Once you complete and submit the form you will receive an email with a payment link for online payment. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive the email. Once you submit payment, your registration is confirmed.

 

Needlefelting - February


Needle felting is a creative craft that involves sculpting shapes and figures using wool and special felting needles. It’s a simple yet versatile technique that allows you to create amazing creations with just a few supplies. In this workshop, we will be making little bowls [think the size of a large orange].

This is a project for beginners that will take some time but will

offer opportunity for lots of creative expression . These little

bowls could house eggs, a little bird or a treasured stone. 

Suitable for students 15 years and up.

 

Your instructor is Mischelle Pierce and she has been joyfully needlefelting for about 5 yrs after learning to

needlefelt a ball. She finds it to be meditative, and a pleasant,

relatively simple process to start. Then, the possibilities are

endless to create items from birds to bowls.

 

Minimum 4, maximum 8 participants each class.

 

*No refunds on art programs, classes or events, unless NVCAC cancels. 

**Nicola Valley Arts membership required ($20/year)

When: Friday, Feb 23 2024     10 am to noon

Cost: $25 (includes supplies)

Where: Studio Room at Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)


Art and Soul Series


Creative expression is a gift that lives within all of us , but it needs to be taken out and played with. The start of this new year is an excellent time to reignite your creativity. Creative play is good for the mind and body. In these monthly classes all the basic materials will be provided for a variety of topics but there may be times that extras could be purchased.

Maximum 12 participants each class.

 

When: Wednesdays, 10:30 am to noon

 

Schedule: 

Wed, Feb 14 - Needlefelting: We will needlefelt hearts in celebration of the day with cookies and tea (included).

 

Wed, Mar 13 - Leading an Art Class at NVCAC: We will explore opportunities to teach one or more of your favourite Art Activities at the NV Arts Centre. Experienced and Not-Yet Instructors are all welcome. Lunch (included) and general discussion to follow. No cost for this class!

 

Wed, April 10 - Embroidery: We will revisit the emergence of embroidery and creative darning with opportunity to give new life to a favourite piece of clothing

 

Cost:  $10 per class (includes supplies) - except Mar 13 (FREE)

 

Where:  Studio Room at Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)

 

*You can register for individual sessions.

 

*No refunds on art programs, classes or events, unless NVCAC cancels. 

**Nicola Valley Arts membership required ($20/year)


Intermediate Watercolour


A more advanced class for Watercolour painters, with Diane Wandler. This class includes more advanced techniques such as: scratching, use of frisket, use of colour, lifting etc. Students will complete more advanced projects. Some experience with Watercolour painting and basic drawing would be helpful.

 

This course is comprised of 2 classes (3 hours each class) for a total of 6 hours. Minimum 4, maximum 6 participants.

 

When:  Saturday, February 17, 2024     10:00 am to 1:00 pm

         &   Saturday, February 24, 2024     10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost: $80 ($40 per class, includes supplies)

Where: Studio Room at Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)

 

*No refunds on art programs, classes or events, unless NVCAC cancels.

**Nicola Valley Arts membership required ($20/year)


Creative Photography for Beginners

Join Angelina Brooymans for Creative Photography for Beginners.

 

This Photography class is for people who are interested in manual photography, using a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera (preferred) or a cell phone camera if the camera in the phone has manual capabilities and is able to shoot in RAW camera format. 

 

This course consists of 3 Classes:

 

Class #1 - Getting to Know your camera. 

Review of Camera Controls. Please bring your camera manual to the class so that each student can find the controls we will be reviewing. Then we will cover the basics of manual photography,  explaining depth of field, shutter speeds and ISO and how they all interrelate to each other and how to use these for creative photography. Examples of these concepts will be shown.

(If you don't have your camera Operating Manual, you can search and download this from the Internet).

 

Class #2 - Practice

We will explore the principles from Class #1 in more depth and detail. 

Then we will have practice with a set in studio and might also go outside to practice further. 

 

Class #3 - Composition and Creative Techniques

We will have more discussion on proper exposures, reading the histogram, resolution and issues that arise with image quality and how to get the best shots. We will also cover composition, creative techniques, etc.

 

This course is suitable for participants aged 11 and up. 

 

Minimum 4, maximum 8 participants each class

 

When: February 17, February 24, March 2, 2024

               2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

 

Cost: $75 ($25 per class, includes printed handouts)

 

Where: Studio Room at Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)

 

Meet your instructor:  

Angelina began photography as an art medium. From the beginning she experimented with different techniques and printing of her photos. Angelina has taken many photography classes in Vancouver at Ampro photo school, Focal Point and Langara college. She has given private lessons and talks on printing through the Kamloops Photo Arts Club. Angelina believes that the basics of photography must be taught first with an emphasis on creativity using the camera controls.

 

 

*No refunds on art programs, classes or events, unless NVCAC cancels.

**Nicola Valley Arts membership required ($20/year)


Needlefelting Bowl - March


Needle felting is a creative craft that involves sculpting shapes and figures using wool and special felting needles. It’s a simple yet versatile technique that allows you to create amazing creations with just a few supplies. In this workshop, we will be making little bowls [think the size of a large orange].

This is a project for beginners that will take some time but will

offer opportunity for lots of creative expression . These little

bowls could house eggs, a little bird or a treasured stone. 

Suitable for students 15 years and up.

 

Your instructor is Mischelle Pierce and she has been joyfully needlefelting for about 5 yrs after learning to

needlefelt a ball. She finds it to be meditative, and a pleasant,

relatively simple process to start. Then, the possibilities are

endless to create items from birds to bowls.

 

Minimum 4, maximum 8 participants each class.

 

*No refunds on art programs, classes or events, unless NVCAC cancels. 

**Nicola Valley Arts membership required ($20/year)

When: Saturday, March 23 2024     10 am to noon

Cost: $25 (includes supplies)

Where: Studio Room at Nicola Valley Community Arts Centre - 2051 Voght St (beside Kekuli Cafe)


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P: 250-378-6515

E: info@nicolavalleyarts.com

M: PO Box 92 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

2051 Voght Street (beside Kekuli Cafe)

 

Hours: Wed-Sat 10 am - 5 pm | Sun 12 pm - 4 pm

 

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