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Orange Art School Begins Again Monday March 20th!

Registration is now open!

Orange Art Gallery magically turns into Orange Art School on Monday afternoons and evenings and the new classes will run March 20th to April 17th. The upcoming set of Spring 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 1 adult afternoon classes from 2-5pm with encaustic artist Christina Lovisa.

There will be 3 adult evening classes from 6-9pm. The instructors for the adult evening classes are painter John Marok, master polymer clay artist Maria Saracino and mixed media artist Denise Landriault.

There will be one evening youth class for children aged 9-13 which will be instructed by painter Russ Paquette.

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 Spring Classes, there will be an Art School Exhibition for all students at the Orange Art Gallery.

When: Monday Mar 20th to Monday Apr 17th

Afternoon Classes 2-5pm, Evening Classes 6-9pm

Where: Orange Art Gallery, 290 City Centre Ave.
Cost: Adults $290 plus HST,
Youth Ages 9-13 $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

Mixed Media Art by Pamela Cockcroft-Lasserre


Christina Lovisa

Encaustic Artist

Afternoon Class 2-5pm

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 two 16” x 20” 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!

Sculpture by Maria Saracino

Painting- Take it Personally! CLASS IS NOW FULL

John Marok

Oil/Acrylic Painter

Evening Class 6-9pm

There are a million ways to make a painting. In this class, we will discover ways to make it our own. You, as student, will be guided through exercises employing both conventional and non-conventional techniques. Using personal objects as our subject matter and an emphasis on intuition and spontaneity, we will explore and discover mark-making and imagery that is distinct and meaningful. Universally approachable, yet challenging, together we will create paintings that reflect our true self, paintings that we would proudly display.

Sculpture by Maria Saracino


Maria Saracino

Master Polymer Clay Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

Maria will take you through the step by step process of building an armature, facial and hand anatomy and sculpting in polymer clay. In addition you will learn how to create a wig in wefted mohair, basic pattern making and costuming and embellishment without the use of a sewing machine. Whether you plan on making a witch, a chef or a boudoir lady, one of the fun aspects of the class is seeing how the character develops.

Painting by Charlene Lau Ahier

Bits and Pieces- 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Denise Landriault

Mixed Media Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

This class is perfect for those individuals who want to explore their imagination. Students will use mixed media such as acrylic paint, vintage fabric, thread, paper and lace to build a whimsical piece of artwork which will be truly unique. Denise will guide students through the process of building up the background. Then she will teach some techniques of adding details in a series of layers to finish the masterpiece. Lots of fun!!

Mixed Media Art by Christina Lovisa

Playing with Structures- 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Russ Paquette

Acrylic Artist

Youth Evening Class 6-9pm

The aim of the class is to help students create fun structures, thereby peaking their interest in architectural art. They will play creatively using simple perspective drawing techniques in order to construct three dimensional looking boxes or buildings. Next they learn to craft bricks, siding, windows and doors for their constructions using acrylic paint or coloured pencils.

Finally they will use all these new skills in order to create a finished architectural piece of art. Some may choose to work from a supplied photographic reference, while others may want to create a whimsical structure of their own making.