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Orange Art School Begins Again Monday Sept 11th!

Registration is now open!

Orange Art Gallery magically turns into Orange Art School on Monday afternoons and evenings and the new classes will run Sept 11th to Oct 16th. The upcoming set of Fall 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 6-9pm. The instructors for the adult evening classes are painter John Marok, mixed media artist Violeta Borisonik, 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 mixed media artist Denise Landriault.

The adult afternoon classes from 2-5pm 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 Fall Art Classes, there will be an Art School Exhibition for all students at the Orange Art Gallery.

Note: There will be no classes on Thanksgiving Mon Oct 9th with the exception of Christina Lovisa Classes.

When: Monday Sept 11th to Monday Oct 16
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
Drop in at the gallery at 290 City Centre Ave

Sculpture by Maria Saracino

It's Still Life y'know!

John Marok

Oil/Acrylic Painter

Evening Class 6-9pm

In this class, John will walk the students on a path of exploration & discovery. Using beautiful and humble objects, he will impart the spirit of learning to see and paint with fresh eyes. Stimulating, simple exercises and basic colour theory are employed in the service of 'imagination restoration'. The results are paintings that students will be proud of and surprised by. All levels welcome!!!

Painting by John Marok


Violeta Borisonik

Mixed Media Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

This course offers an overview of several techniques using acrylic paint and acrylic mediums to give students a new vocabulary to express themselves and push the limits of their creativity.

Experimentation to convey ideas and building confidence through art will be the focus of this course. Through guided exercises, students will learn the elements of design, composition, color and texture. Students will be taught how to build up backgrounds and apply focal points using various painting methods such as: action painting, dripping, drybrush and layering with palette knife. Other techniques will include: stamping, stenciling, photo transfers and collage. Students will complete 2 medium size works and 2 small size works during the 5 classes.

Painting by John Marok

Colour Mixing in the Real World

Charlene Lau Ahier

Figurative Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

Charlene Lau Ahier is a master figurative artist. In this class, students will be using oils to learn to see the exquisite subtlety of nuanced colour through: - Colour mixing with limited and extended palettes - Review of colour theory, materials and systems applicable to figurative, landscape and indoor work - Practical advice on the organization and control of the colour palette - Mixing real, nuanced colours based on direct observation of still life and live models .

Mixed Media Art by Pamela Cockcroft-Lasserre


Christina Lovisa

Encaustic Artist

Afternoon Class 2-5pm and

Evening Class 6-9pm

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. You will complete one 12” x 36” wood painting panels during our time together. 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!

Painting by Charlene Lau Ahier

YOUTH CLASS- Bits and Pieces

Denise Landriault

Mixed Media Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

Students will use a multitude of materials to create inspired and colorfully textured pieces of art. We will focus on the human figure and explore many different ways of expression. You will learn many different techniques in various mediums.Be creative and have fun. All materials are included however it is highly recommended that students bring in some personal items that you have found in and around your house ,garden ect. Lots of fun!!