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Arts & CultureArt classes with Appleton's Adrian Baker

Art classes with Appleton’s Adrian Baker


October – November 2016

Enjoy fun and informal classes in a bright natural-light studio.

Receive valuable feedback from the instructor as well as from your peers. 

Monday Morning - acrylic on canvas
Monday Morning – acrylic on canvas

Open Studio sessions:

Tuesdays: 9:30am – noon, eight weeks starting October 4th, $250

Tuesdays: 1pm – 3:30pm, eight weeks starting October 4th, $250

These sessions are for students with some previous art experience. As an open-studio participant, you have the option of instruction in painting techniques and colour theory with acrylics or water-based oils, or working on your own projects in your choice of medium, under the guidance of a professional artist. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and helpful feedback from fellow artists. 

Focus on Drawing:

Wednesdays: 9:30am – noon, eight weeks starting October 5th, $250

In this class you will have the option of working with pencil, charcoal or coloured pencil, while learning the skills necessary to draw more accurately and with greater confidence. Emphasis will be on learning, with some finished work being created in the process. This course is designed for both the beginner artist and for those who would like to improve their drawing skills. 

Painting – beginner to intermediate:

Wednesdays: 1pm – 3:30 pm, eight weeks starting October 5th, $250

Working in acrylics or water-soluble oils, beginning painters will learn basic colour theory, colour mixing, and composition as a lead-up to creating finished works on canvas. Intermediate students will continue exploring new techniques for creating a variety of painting styles. This course is designed for students who are still fairly new to painting or are switching to acrylics/oils from a different medium. 

One-day Workshops:

Painting & Drawing TreesSaturday, Nov. 5th, 9:30am – 2:30pm, $100

In this workshop we will review the shapes & patterns of different kinds of trees, what makes them unique, and how to portray trees convincingly in your landscape paintings & drawings.   

Introduction to Drawing Animals – Saturday, Nov. 12th, 9:30am – 2:30pm, $100

This workshop is designed to help you capture the beauty of wild animals or your favorite pet. We will study the skeletal structure and movements of animals, and how to create the textures of fur, skin or feathers using line & tone.


Location: Appleton Studio, 280 Wilson St, Appleton, ON

Instructor: Adrian Baker, BFA,

For more information: 613-257-4233,

Register early, classes & workshops are limited to six people!




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