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9 Ways to Get the Word Out About Your Art
​Saturday, December 2nd
10:00 a.m. - Noon


You always do what you can to make good work and get the word out about your art. You may want better results, wish it took less time away from the studio and social life or that you'd made more money. 
You are in charge of your art but some results, like income, are actually out of your control. The people who like you and your art enough to open their wallets and give you their hard earned cash are actually in charge of your sales. That doesn't mean that you should throw up your hands and give up. 
9 Basic ways to get more exposure for your art, so you can attract more buyers:
- create a solid body of signature work
- polish your public persona
- manage a qualified mailing list
- photograph and document all of your work
- generate publicity for multiple events
- leverage art business relationships
- market your art in person and in all media
- discover your audience
- be S.M.A.R.T.E.R. about your art business

Instructor: Aletta de Wal is equal parts artist, educator and entrepreneur. Aletta makes the business of art simpler and art marketing easier, so artists can make connections and make sales. 

Cost: $50.00 plus gst


Holiday Creative Fun for All Ages!
Friday, December 8th
3 Times to Choose From:
10:30-12
1-2:30
3-4:30

A Gift from the Heart
Enjoy some fun family time creating small treasures to give to someone special to brighten their holiday.
Make a red-nosed reindeer bookmark, create some custom stamped wrapping paper and tie-dyed tissue to wrap up your special gift from the heart. You can also create some one-of-a-kind sparkly gift tags and holiday cards too!
This workshop is ideal for all ages!
Parents are encouraged to take part with children under 7.
Instructor: Judith Jurica
Cost: $20.00 plus gst

Watercolor & Ink Botanical Holiday Cards

Saturday, December 9th

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Learn how to draw holiday inspired botanicals and create a pleasing greeting card design! This class is open to beginners or people with some watercolor experience already. Learn helpful techniques on how to draw holiday evergreens and flowers. Add vibrant watercolor washes to your ink drawings for maximum impact. Follow along with a step-by-step project demonstration and learn how to add final touches to your design with a dip pen and gold ink.


Instructor: Laura Ashton

Materials: Included

Cost: $70.00 plus gst

Beginners Alcohol Ink Workshop
Friday, November 24th
10:30-1:30


Try something new in this exciting workshop! Alcohol Ink is a medium that flows creating swirling images and brilliant detailed unique art. You will learn the fundamentals of how to use alcohol ink on different surfaces, and instruction on how to finish and seal your pieces at home.

Instructor: Sherise Martin
Cost: $70.00 plus gst
Materials: Included

"Winter" 2017 Class Schedule

LEAP OFFERS ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OF ALL VARIETIES FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS!


WE WILL BE UPDATING THE CLASS SCHEDULE REGULARLY SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK BACK!!


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP FOR ONE OF THESE CLASSES, PLEASE CALL OR VISIT US! 


ALSO CHECK OUT THE 'EVENTS' PAGE FOR UPCOMING FUN EXPERIENCES!


​WE WILL NOW REQUIRE A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT UPON REGISTRATION FOR EVERY CLASS. THANK YOU!

Kids Cornucopia Felting Workshop

Thursday, December 7th

3:30-5:30

Ages: 7-12 years


​Join Felt artist Carmen Laferrière in the magic of Felt making.
Create a red and green cornucopia using a variety of wool fiber and silk to put in your X-Mas tree.

Cost: $35.00 plus gst

(All the material is included.)

Holiday Fun Alcohol Ink Workshop

2 Dates to Choose From!!

Friday, December 15th

OR

Saturday, December 16th

10:30-2:30

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!


Let the holidays begin with this festive Alcohol Ink class.... Come and have fun “letting it flow” creating one of a kind pieces.... This creative class will get you into the Christmas spirit, creating holiday cards & ornaments & more!!!!
All the basics will still be covered.

Materials: Included

Instructor: Sherise Martin

Cost: $80.00 plus gst



8 Week OBSERVATION DRAWING for children!

Wednesdays at 3:30-5:30

​October 18th- December 6th

Level: Beginner, Ages 9-12

Drawing is the great method of researching, developing and communicating ideas. Observation drawing helps children learn about the world, improves their observational skills, develops creative thinking, and builds confidence. Once we can draw from observation, we need no tricks, no guide books, no formulas and no stereotypes. This 8-week course will involve learning to perceive and draw essential visual elements such as line, shape, form, value, space and texture, and studying ways to organize them. Through gradual building up of drawing skills, students will be guided to a final project at the end of the course.


Materials: Included
Instructor: Svetlana Shkuratova

Cost: $195.00 plus gst