Please note: Courses in the Community Arts Program will continue and are open to everyone however, we are no longer accepting new enrolments in the certificate option. Students already enrolled in the certificate option will be able to complete their certificates. 

For more information, visit the FAQ page or contact program coordinator Jasmin Fookes or call 306-966-5530.

Art History

Discover artworks and artifacts of western visual culture within a world context.


Questions?

Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

Visual Art Survey

with Roger Trottier
Please note: this is a hands on art history course
In this class students will explore visual art from the early 16th century to present day through theory and individual hands on projects. This introduction of methods will support your skills and knowledge in all art disciplines. Western culture is considered in its world context and artworks/artifacts are discussed as conveyors of cultural value and meaning.

Tuesday evenings: Jan.17th to April.18th
* no class during Reading Week on February 20th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 243 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North
$350 - class registration
$25 - handout
* plus art supplies

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

2D Design

Design basics for artists & crafts people.

Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

2D Design

with Bobbi Clackson-Walker
Develop fundamental skills and your personal design aesthetic. This course provides a foundation for all two dimensional work. Discover ways to implement various techniques in your assignments. Various mediums will be incorporated as tools to help you convey your personal expression. Develop problem-solving skills and complete a final project for your portfolio that effectively integrates design principles you have learned in class. 

Two Weekend Workshop: March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm
Room 243 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

 

Drawing

Drawing is fundamental to developing as an artist.


Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

Drawing I

with Carol Wylie 
Drawing is the basis of virtually all art. This class provides a good foundation and focuses on fundamentals such as composition, line, form, balance, light, etc., using a variety of materials. Work toward developing your personal style and artistic voice. 

Monday mornings: Jan.16th to April 17th
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 20th
9:00am to 12:00pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment.   


Drawing II

with Carol Wylie
Prerequisite: Drawing I
Explore different media including pencil crayon and coloured conte. Experiment with different mark-making and discover which method is best suited for each medium. Draw with colour and/or coloured paper. Subject matter includes still lifes, landscapes and costumed models.

Monday mornings: Jan.16th to April 17th
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 20th
9:00am to 12:00pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment.  

Drawing I

with Robin Adair
Drawing is the basis of virtually all art. This class provides a good foundation and focuses on fundamentals such as composition, line, form, balance, light, etc., using a variety of materials. Work toward developing your personal style and artistic voice.

Thursday evenings: Jan. 19th to April 20th
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 23
6:30 to 9:30pm 
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment.  

Life Drawing I

with Carol Wylie
Prerequisite: Drawing I or equivelent experience 

Students will learn to render the human form in a variety of postures using various drawing medium. Exercises will range from highly detailed to loose expressive guestural sketches. Discussions cover foreshortening, proportion, and the relationship of the figure to its environment. Life drawing provides a strong basis for portraiture, illustration, and sculpture. Students will work from a nude model most classes.

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18th to April 19th
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 22
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 


Life Drawing II

with Carol Wylie
Prerequisite: Life Drawing I or equivelent experience 

Continue from Life Drawing I to further develop skills in drawing the human form with varous materials. Human anatomy, skeletal and musculature will be explored further. 

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18th to April 19th
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 22
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 


Painting

Begin with strong skill development and advance to a more expressive, personal practice. 

Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

Painting I

with Carol Wylie
Begin painting with basic techniques. Get comfortable by practicing with different subjects and taking diverse approaches with acrylic paint. You will be guided through a sequence of steps and will learn painting fundamentals as you gain confidence.

Monday evenings: Jan. 16th to April 17th
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 20
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Painting II

with Iris Hauser
Prerequisite: Painting I
Continue to develop techniques in oils and acrylics learned in Painting I. Explore more complex applications such as underpainting, alla prima, scumble, and glaze painting plus composition as you further develop a personal style.

Tuesday evenings: Jan. 17 to April 18
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 21
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Painting II

with Kim Ennis
Prerequisite: Painting I
Continue to develop techniques you've learned through palette management and colour mixing, brush loading and handling, alternative application techniques, use of mediums, etc. Create effective pictorial spaces and develop a critical assessment method for yourself.

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18 to April 19
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 22
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Open Project Painting II/III

with Degen Lindner
Prerequisite: Painting II or equivelent experience with oils & acrylics
Work in the company of an experienced artist and resource person. Although still life set-ups and modesl will be available, you are free to pursue your own work and explore ideas. Crituques, advice and suppot will be ongoing as you complete your projects.

Thursday evenings: Jan. 19 to April 20
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 23
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Watercolour I - 2 weekend workshop

with Kelly Goerzen

Build on your drawing and 2D Design skills as you apply them to watercolour painting. Learn various applications such as washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and glazing. Colour mixing and creating values in watercolour paint will also be explored.

Two Weekend Workshop: April 7-9 and April 21-23
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class. Once we have met that number we will email you a materials list.

Watercolour II - 2 weekend workshop

with Kelly Goerzen
Prerequisite: Watercolour I
Focus on projects to enhance your skills and creativiity. Develop and paint more challenging compositions and subjects. Paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits and the human figure using various methods including mixed media.

Two Weekend Workshop: April 7-9 and April 21-23
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class. Once we have met that number we will email you a materials list.

Printmaking

Part of our new outreach & engagement initiative. Held off-campus in the Creative Commons at Void Gallery.


Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

New printmaking classes coming Spring 2017!
Sign up to our email list at the top of this page to be among the first to know.

Sculpture

Explore three-dimensional design with a variety of media.


Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

3D Design (beginner)

with Les Potter 
Examine elements, principles and processes of three dimensional design. Students will be introduced to a variety of media including soapstone, plaster, metal, wood and found objects.  

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18 to April 19
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 22
6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus materials)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Sculpture I (intermediate)

with Les Potter 
Prerequisite: 3D Design or equivelent experience 
Build on the elements, principles and processes discussed in 3D Design. Take an in depth look at additive and subtractive methods using soapstone and clay.

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18 to April 19
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 22
6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus materials)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Sculpture II (advanced)

with Les Potter
Prerequisite: Sculpture I or equivelent experience 
Build on what you have learned in Sculpture I to advance your skills and composition with a variety of materials. Work toward developing your personal expressive style.

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18 to April 19
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 22
6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus materials)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Welding in Sculpture II

with Les Potter
Prerequisite: 3D Design or welding experience
Learn to prepare and weld metal. Understand metal pasticity and why it is a combination of various sculptural techniques (i.e. subtraction, manipulation and additive). Critically evaluate sculpture by focusing on elements (i.e. shape, value, space, line, time, texture and colour).

Two Weekend Workshop:
March 2 - introduction 6:30pm to 9:30pm Room 243 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North

March 11-12 and March 18-19
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm Walter Murray Collegiate, 1905 Preston Ave South

$350 (plus art supplies)
$150 - lab and equipment

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Photography

Want to take better pictures? Examine the essentials of digital photography.


Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

Digital Photography I

with David Mandeville
Designed for beginners. You will learn aperture, shutter speed, lenses and many features of your digial camera. Get comfortable shooting landscapes, still life, people and more. Image editing and file storage will also be covered.

Wednesday evenings: Jan. 18 to April 19
6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Room 2C71 - Agriculture Building
$350 - class registration
$25 - material fee
Please bring your digital camera. If you don't have one please wait until after the first class to purchase one.

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Advanced Digital Photography II

with David Mandeville
Prerequisite: Digital Photography I
This hands-on studio class covers:

-  set up and lighting for still life, glassware, macro-photography and portraits
-  light sources and equipment
-  night photography and landscapes
-  intro to Adobe Photoshop for Photographers
-  digital camera functions and creativity

Tuesday afternoons: Jan. 17 to April 18
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 21
1:00pm to 4:00pm 
Room 120 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North
$350 - Please bring your own digital camera

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Portrait Photography II - 2 weekend workshop

with David Mandeville
Prerequisite: Digital Photography I
Take better pictures of family and friends or learn about studio portraiture. This hands on course examines basics of informal, semi-formal and formal portrait photography. You will discuss cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories as you work with your own equipment to take portraits of amateur and professional models.

Two Weekend Workshop: March 4-5 and March 18-19
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Room 2C71 - Agriculture Building
$350 - Please bring your own digital camera

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Digital Design

Creativity at work.


Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

Brand Identity Basics

with Fred Reibin
Prerequisite: Working knowledge and access to Adobe Illustrator

Wednesday evenings: Feb. 15 to April 19
6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Room: TBD
$425

In this ten week course we’ll take an in-depth look at the branding process including initial formulation of the brand story, strategization, creating a design brief with your client, logo and identity design, and finalizing the project. Students will work through this process in a case study format with the guidance of an experienced working designer as well as guest presentations and critique from other local graphic designers. By the end of the course, you will have the tools and knowledge to start creating meaningful and comprehensive brands for yourself or others.

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run.

Adobe Photoshop I

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: comfortable using a Mac or PC computer 

Learn to edit your photographs with Adobe Photoshop CC
This course covers:

-  tools for selecting image parts, moving, duplicating, and resizing your images
-  using layers and applying layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture
-  painting tools and blending models to create shading effects and contrast/colour balance adjustments
-  saving images in formats for print and web

Tuesday evenings: Jan. 17 to April 18
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 21
6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Room 140 Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive 
$350 (plus book)
Please purchase the book used for this class before the first class.

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. Students will be notified and are responsible for purchasing their own book. 


Adobe Photoshop II

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop I 

Make your photos and design projects look even more professonal by learning advanced photoshop techniques. When you've completed this secton, you will have a firm grasp on Adobe Photoshop CC as it applies to almost every facet.
You will learn:

-  a balanced approach starting with system calibration, scanning, image enhancing, colour correction and exporting images
-  image isolation to create and save masks with tools, commands, modes, and layer elements,
-  vector paths including masking, clipping paths, and illustration
-  applying gradients, patterns, and colour overlays, then save them along with effects in easy-to-apply layer styles
-  colour correction processes for printing, web and commercial press
-  take a look at Adobe Photoshop's 3D image capabilities and how to incorporte this into yoru final images 

Thursday evenings: Jan. 19 to Apr 20
*No class during Reading Week on Feb. 23
6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Room 140 Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive 
$350 (plus book) 
Please purchase the book used for this class before the first class.

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. Students will be notified and are responsible for purchasing their own book. 

Adobe Illustrator I

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: Experience using a Mac or PC computer. Digital design experience an asset.
Adobe Illustrator CC is the industry standard software used for creating complex illustrations and type effects. Create logos, advertisements, and illustrations with Adobe Illustrator CC

Saturday mornings: Jan. 21 to April 8
9:00am to 12:30pm 
Room 140 Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive 
$350 (plus book) 
Please purchase the book used for this class before the first class.

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. Students will be notified and are responsible for purchasing their own book. 

Adobe InDesign I

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: comfortable using a Mac or PC computer 
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software used for page layout. Create professional eye-catching posters, brochures, and print advertisements. This course is for anyone interested in the print industry, from graphic designers and pre-press specialists to publishers and marketing/communication professionals. 

Saturday afternoons: Jan. 21 to April 8
1:00pm to 4:30pm 
Room 140 Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive 
$350 (plus book)
Please purchase the book used for this class before the first class.

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. Students will be notified and are responsible for purchasing their own book. 

 

Weekend Workshops

Focus one to two weekends on a niche art, design, or craft making process.


Questions?
Call Jasmin Fookes at 306.966.5530.
Email us at community.arts@usask.ca

Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry

with Doug Frey

Design and create your own jewelry. Learn the basics of using traditional tools.
This workshop covers:
-  annealing and soldering
-  using a jewelers saw
-  layout, drilling holes, measuring etc.
-  using a rolling mill
-  texturing with hand, burs, rolling mill, etc.
-  tool care
-  finishing and polishing
-  design concepts with a slide show of some contemporary jewelers pieces
-  safety in the jewelry studio

One Weekend Workshop: March 3, 4, 5
Friday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North

Tool kit and silver required, and is purchased at the time of registration. You will receive the tools and silver the first evening of class.
$175 - class registration 
$160 - tool kit
$50 - silver

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class.

Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry

with Doug Frey

Design and create your own jewelry. Learn the basics of using traditional tools.
This workshop covers:
-  annealing and soldering
-  using a jewelers saw
-  layout, drilling holes, measuring etc.
-  using a rolling mill
-  texturing with hand, burs, rolling mill, etc.
-  tool care
-  finishing and polishing
-  design concepts with a slide show of some contemporary jewelers pieces
-  safety in the jewelry studio

One Weekend Workshop: March 17, 18, 19
Friday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North

Tool kit and silver required, and is purchased at the time of registration. You will receive the tools and silver the first evening of class.
$175 - class registration 
$160 - tool kit
$50 - silver

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class.

Advanced Silversmithing

with Doug Frey
Prerequisite: Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry or permission from the instructor
Design a more complex piece using skills from the beginner class. More attention will be paid to learning and controlling skills needed to finish your design.
Techniques for making simple settings and how to secure gemstones and pearls will be introduced.

One Weekend Workshop: April 7, 8, 9
Friday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North

Silver fee will be sold at the time of registration.
$175 - class registration 
$50 - silver

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class.

Welding in Sculpture II

with Les Potter
Prerequisite: 3D Design or welding experience
Learn to prepare and weld metal. Understand metal pasticity and why it is a combination of various sculptural techniques (i.e. subtraction, manipulation and additive). Critically evaluate sculpture by focusing on elements (i.e. shape, value, space, line, time, texture and colour).

Two Weekend Workshop:
March 2 - Introduction 6:30pm to 9:30pm Room 243 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North

March 11-12 and March 18-19
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm Walter Murray Collegiate, 1905 Preston Ave South

$350   (plus art supplies)
$150 - lab and equipment

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Portrait Photo II

with David Mandeville
Prerequisite: Photography I
Take better pictures of family and friends or learn about studio portraiture. This hands on course examines basics of informal, semi-formal and formal portrait photography. You will discuss cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories as you work with your own equipment to take portraits of amateur and professional models.

Two Weekend Workshop: March 4-5 and March 18-19
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Room 2C71 - Agriculture Building
$350 - Please bring your own digital camera

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

2D Design

with Bobbi Clackson-Walker
Develop fundamental skills and your personal design aesthetic. This course provides a foundation for all two dimensional work. Discover ways to implement various techniques in your assignments. Various mediums will be incorporated as tools to help you convey your personal expression. Develop problem-solving skills and complete a final project for your portfolio that effectively integrates design principles you have learned in class. 

Two Weekend Workshop: March 17, 18, 19 and March 24, 25, 26
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm
Room 243 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. A materials list will be emailed to students when we meet this minimum enrolment. 

Glass Fusion I

with Elisabeth & Robert Miller
Glass cutting experience is a definite asset
In this one weekend workshop participants will learn the basics of glass fusing and work with a variety of glass materials. The elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass will include fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles as well as an introduction to glass fusing equipment and firing schedules. Each student will complete a fused glass blank and a number of smaller pieces. Each piece will be a one -of-a-kind piece of art work and help reinforce different principles and techniques.

One Weekend Workshop: March 11-12
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$395 - includes glass and tools

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run. 

Glass Fusion II

with Elisabeth & Robert Miller
Prerequisite: Glass Fusion I 
In this one weekend workshop participants will build on the basics of glass fusing from the level one class, and work with a variety of glass materials. Students will be introduced to more specialized glass fusing equipment and more complex firing schedules. Each student will complete a fused glass blank and design, fuse, and slump a functional piece of glass art. Each piece will be one-of-a-kind piece of art.

One Weekend Workshop: April 22-23
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$395 - includes glass and tools

Note: Each of our courses must meet a minimum enrolment to run.

Watercolour I

with Kelly Goerzen

Build on your drawing and 2D Design skills as you apply them to watercolour painting. Learn various applications such as washes, wet-in-wet, dry brush, and glazing. Colour mixing and creating values in watercolour paint will also be explored.

Two Weekend Workshop: April 7-9 and April 21-23
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class. Once we have met that number we will email you a materials list.

Watercolour II

with Kelly Goerzen
Prerequisite: Watercolour I
Focus on projects to enhance your skills and creativiity. Develop and paint more challenging compositions and subjects. Paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits and the human figure using various methods including mixed media.

Two Weekend Workshop: April 7-9 and April 21-23
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 5:00pm
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: we need to meet a minimum enrollment to run this class. Once we have met that number we will email you a materials list.