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Orange Art School Begins Again Monday Nov 6th!

Registration is now open!

Orange Art Gallery magically turns into Orange Art School on Monday afternoons and evenings and the new classes will run Nov 6th to Dec 4th. 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 Russ Paquette, mixed media artist Violeta Borisonik, figurative artist Charlene Lau Ahier, and encaustic artist Christina Lovisa(classes are full).

There will be one evening youth class for children aged 8-12 which will be instructed by mixed media artist Julie Berthelot.

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.

When: Monday Nov 6th to Monday Dec 4th

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

Architectural Storefronts

Russ Paquette

Acrylic Painter

Evening Class 6-9pm

This course takes a step-by-step approach to creating a storefront painting. We will begin with the instruction of how to create a great photographic reference, next we will focus in on the specific image or images you might want to take from the main reference, and then we will choose our colour palette, prepare the painting surface, scale the drawing, and block out the main areas. From here we will begin the process of adding the details that will bring your painting to life. Finally, we will consider adding elements that may help tell the story. The students will work from a supplied reference in order to create one or two finished storefront acrylic paintings by the end of the five weeks.

Painting by John Marok

Making Real World Colour Come Alive!

Charlene Lau Ahier

Figurative Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

In this new painting class that explores colour as a natural language, we will animate real world colour choices in order to bring nuanced colour to life. In a series of still life studies, we will gain momentum on learning to see colour space differently, by applying the foundations of colour theory, harmony and design, and combining this with intuition and sensory observation. With the spirit of experimentation in mind, we’ll use oil pastel, oil paints and limited colour palettes to explore how to create the subtle but powerful illusion of natural form. .

Mixed Media Art by Pamela Cockcroft-Lasserre


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.

Mixed Media Art by Pamela Cockcroft-Lasserre

TWO WORLDS COLLIDE! - Both Classes are FULL.

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. 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- Stylized Landscapes

Julie Berthelot

Mixed Media Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

Learn the techniques used by Julie Berthelot in her ‘Urban Forest’ series to create stylized landscapes in acrylic paint on canvas. The class will focus on experimentation with the creation of texture using modeling paste, and different paint techniques, including dropping paint on the final piece. Specifically, students will learn the technique Julie uses to create her birch tree paintings, as a main focus, and also be invited to experiment and create one or two more pieces (as time allows) in the ‘Urban Forest’ style.