Orange Art Gallery 290 City Centre Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 613.761.1500 shop online
Orange Art Gallery 290 City Centre Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 613.761.1500 shop online

Orange Art School Begins Again
Monday Jan 15th!

Registration is now open!

Orange Art Gallery magically turns into Orange Art School on Monday afternoons and evenings and the new classes will run Jan 15th to Feb 12th. The upcoming set of Winter Art Classes are a five week session of classes with one of our five art instructors. Students will specialize with one instructor for all five weeks.

There will be 4 adult evening classes from 6-9 pm. The instructors for the adult evening classes are painter Julie Berthelot, mixed media artist Denise Landriault, figurative artist Charlene Lau Ahier, and encaustic artist Christina Lovisa.

There will be one evening youth class for children aged 8-12 which will be instructed by polymer clay artist Maria Saracino.

The adult afternoon classes from 2-5 pm will be with encaustic artist Christina Lovisa.

To learn more about the different classes being offered , see below and select your class! Lots of fun.

Courses are designed for all skill levels. Supplies and tools are included! Refreshments and snacks are complimentary. Just bring yourself!

At the end of the Winter Art Classes, there will be an Art School Exhibition for all students at the Orange Art Gallery.

When: Monday Jan 15th to Monday Feb 12th

Night 6-9pm, Afternoon 2-5pm
Where: Orange Art Gallery, 290 City Centre Ave.
Cost: Adults $290 plus HST,
Youth Ages 8-12 $225 plus HST

How to Register: Call Ingrid or Jim at the Orange Art Gallery or drop in at the gallery at 290 City Centre Ave

Hall of Orange Art Gallery

Photorealistic Painting in Acrylic - Julie Berthelot

Acrylic Painter

Evening Class 6-9 pm

This series of classes will teach various techniques in the painting of a realistic image in acrylic. Students will first get an overview of the entire process, from drawing the image on canvas to mixing paint colours and brush techniques. They will then come to class with an image of their choosing, and be guided in the process of painting it realistically using these techniques.

Julie Berthelot

Bits and Pieces - Denise Landriault

Mixed Media Artist

Evening Class 6-9 pm

Learn a multitude of techniques which each student will execute in their own style. We will build on ideas, creative process and mixed medium application. This course is for the creative person who enjoys working in a free and spontaneous way. All materials are included. Fabric, pastel,lace ,buttons,acrylic,inks and many many more. You are also welcome to bring your own personal items for yourself and to share. Each student will complete 2 small and one larger piece on wood panel.

Denise Landriault

Foundational Drawing - Charlene Lau Ahier

Figurative Artist

Evening Class 6-9 pm

This exploratory course will touch on a variety of approaches for understanding how to make compelling creative decisions while drawing from observation from models and still life.
* Technical and expressive use of line, contour and volume
* Observation and drawing from the live model
* Overview of surface anatomy
* Perception of values
Emphasis will be placed on pushing boundaries and exploring new ways of seeing, with the aim of bringing clarity and power to your drawings. The program is suitable for all levels, and serves as an introductory instruction for beginners, as well as a refresher for intermediate and advanced artists.

TWO WORLDS COLLIDE! - Christina Lovisa

Encaustic Artist

Evening Class 6-9 pm

A 5-week intensive course in Christina’s self-developed technique of combining mixed media and encaustic art as introduced in her book, Two Worlds Collide. We will be collaging, stencilling and painting our pieces then finishing them with final layers of encaustic medium, stylus, rub-ons and foils. All materials are included but suggested materials will be all stuff mixed media - papers, collage items, assemblage pieces stencils, scrapbook items etc. Please note: This course is designed to slow-down the pace a bit and create carefully executed art pieces - additional pieces will not be permitted during this workshop, so take your time and have fun!

Christina Lovisa

YOUTH CLASS - Build a Bust
Maria Saracino

Master Polymer Clay Artist

Evening Class 6-9 pm

Afternoon Class 2-5 pm and Evening Class 6-9 pm

Polymer Clay Artist, Maria Saracino will show you all the tips and tricks of working with polymer clay and textiles to create beautiful realistic 3 dimensional sculptures. Each week Maria will walk you through the steps from building the armature, to facial anatomy and sculpting in polymer clay, to painting the eyes, creating wigs and costuming, and finally the finished touches.

Maria Saracino