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Orange Art School Begins Again Monday May 29th!

Registration is now open!

Orange Art Gallery magically turns into Orange Art School on Monday afternoons and evenings and the new classes will run May 29th to June 26th. 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 3 adult evening classes from 6-9pm. The instructors for the adult evening classes are painter John Marok, acrylic artist Julie Berthelot and mixed media artist Denise Landriault.

There will be one evening youth class for children aged 9-13 which will be instructed by mixed media artist Megan D'Arcy.

The adult afternoon classes from 2-5pm with encaustic artist Christina Lovisa is now full.

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 May 29th to Monday June 26th

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

Sculpture by Maria Saracino

Face Yourself- CLASS IS NOW FULL!

John Marok

Oil/Acrylic Painter

Evening Class 6-9pm

Painting the human face with an emphasis on personal expression. We all have an inner voice that seeks to be heard. If you'd like to discover it or if you wish to deepen its spirit then this class is for you! 2 eyes, a nose and a mouth make a face but what is it that makes each of us so unique? By examining our own face and the faces of others we will explore brushwork, basic colour theory and, importantly, stimulate and engage our imagination to discover ways of making the painting our own. Fun, informative and challenging are the keywords to my teaching. All levels welcome!

Painting by John Marok

Photorealistic Painting in Acrylic- 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE

Julie Berthelot

Acrylic Artist

Evening Class 6-9pm

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. .

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


Megan D'Arcy

Mixed Media Artist

Youth Evening Class 6-9pm

This class is great for youth looking to explore their imagination using mixed media such as photography, collage, acrylic and resin. Students will experiment with different syles and learn techniques to build a unique cityscape all of their own. To finish the projects Megan will demonstrate how to apply acrylic resin to complete the projects.

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!