#YGKsummer: Get Creative with Kingston School of Art

Join a class or workshop in watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, drawing, sculpting, mixed media and printmaking.

The Kingston School of Art (@KSOAKingstonArt) is a non-profit charitable organization formed in 1994.

Governed by a community based volunteer Board of Directors, the School is supported by fundraising, student fees, donations and grants. People involved in the School recognize the importance of art and believe that affordable fine arts programming should be available to the Kingston community. Visit our website www.ksoa.info for more information.

Summer Art Classes

“Anyone Can Do Art & I’ll Prove It!” with Debbie Ottman-Smith

Sundays 1PM to 3PM. Five weeks beginning May 24th until June 28th (No class June 14.)

Notice how drawing or painting seems to come so naturally to some people? Not me; growing up I was envious of my class-mates who had the gift! I was finally able to because of my desire.  In my classes I teach everyday people how to make their very own masterpiece. I believe learning realism first builds confidence. Individuality is a top priority in all my classes.  Here you will learn the fundamentals through lessons and projects designed for honing your skills and stretching your imagination.  Choose any medium; I can help you manipulate pencils (coloured or graphite), paints (acrylic, watercolour or w/s oils – no turps please). More experienced students may opt to choose their own projects – everyone will have one-on-one time for my assistance.

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“The Art of Tangling” with Lori St Clair

Thursdays 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Two weeks ($75) or four weeks ($140) starting June 4.

Remember what it was like to escape into a creative moment as your pen doodled on a piece of paper while listening to someone or something? Peaceful, relaxing, inspiring. If we re-created that creative space and gave you freedom to explore it, what would you find? Many delightful and inspiring surprises no doubt! This is the environment that “tangling” offers. A relaxing journey into the process of creativity and the freedom to follow where it leads.

You are first introduced to a few patterns to use and adapt, creating variations as your string suggests. Then a few more patterns are gradually introduced. As you learn the principles and elements of a successful design, you can add colour to further enhance your tangle. It is relaxing and fun. No experience necessary, just a spirit of adventure.

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Drop-In for Beginners: “Give Art a Try” with Debbie Ottman-Smith

Sundays 1PM to 3PM. April 19th until May 10th. Drop-Ins are welcome ($25 cash).

Give Art a Try … Learn the Skills needed to Wield Paint Brushes or Pencils. This 4 week session is a trial run designed for true beginners. No wasted money on materials you may never use again! Find out what it is really all about, learn how to see through the eyes of an artist; after all you never know until you try! Paints [oils/acrylics/watercolours], pencils, brushes, canvases and paper supplied by the KSOA. What a great Mother’s Day Gift this would be!

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Summer Art Workshops

“Driven To Create” Workshop for All Types of Media with Debbie Ottman-Smith

2nd last Saturday of every month, 3PM until 6PM.

Introducing a new demonstration segment! Each month I will do a demo &/or discussion on a difficult aspect of creating a good painting. This month’s focus will be on tricks for controlling acrylic paints, along with application techniques.

Genres: Realism and Impressionism

  • May 23rd Demo: TEMPESTUOUS SKY & EYES
  • June 20th Demo: TREES [subject to change].

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“Art It Up” Workshop

Wednesdays from 1PM until 4PM.

Don’t have space at home to do your art? Would you like to paint, draw or create but don’t need instruction? Do you like to have the camaraderie of fellow artists? Would you like positive feedback from others? If you answered yes to any of these question “Art It Up “ is for you!

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Office / Gallery Hours

  • Monday 10:00 am – Noon
  • Tuesday 10:00 am – Noon
  • Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday  10:00 am- 8:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

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