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: Sept.13th to Dec.6th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 243 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North
$350 - class registration
$25 - handout
* plus art supplies

Note: This class is full.

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: Oct. 21, 22, 23 and Oct. 28, 29, 30
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

 

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: Sept.12th to Dec.12th
9:00am to 12:00pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is not currently accepting enrollments.


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 evenings: Sept. 12 thto Dec. 12th 
6:30 to 9:30pm 
Room 245 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is full.

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: Sept.14th to Dec.7th 
6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is full.

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: Sept.14th to Dec.7th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is full.

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 Kim Ennis
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: Sept.12th to Dec.12th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is full.

Painting I

with Iris Hauser
Build sound technical skills when painting in oils and acrylics. Techniques include alla prima, glazing, scumbling, and imprimatura, underpainting methods and colour theory. Lend your personal style to still ife motifs in exercises that examine composition.

Tuesday evenings: Sept.13th to Dec.6th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is full.

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 freee to pursue your own work and explore ideas. Crituques, advice and suppot will be ongoing as you complete your projects.

Thursday evenings: Sept.15th to Dec.8th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is full.

Open Project Painting II/III

with Iris Hauser
Prerequisite: Painting I
Hone your work through the guidance of an experienced instructor. Individual critiques and advice will be tailored to improvve your technical skills to achieve personal expression and vision.

Saturday afternoons: Sept.10th to Dec.10th
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

Note: This class is not currently accepting enrollments.

Painting with High Flow Acrylics & Inks

with Roger Trottier
Prerequisite: Painting I or equivelent experience 
This class will explore working with high flow acrylics and inks. Students will focus on creating large thematic artworks. Instruction will focus on the wide range of techniques that high flow mediums can be used for. Students will be presented with exploratory exercies that suggest challenges for them to investigate. These may include landscape, abstract, poster art, and portraits.  

Weekend Workshop: Nov. 18, 19, 20 & Nov. 25, 26, 27
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm
Room 117 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

Introduction to Waterless Lithography

with Jacob Semko 
This course is designed to introduce participants to the basic & intermediate aspects of waterless lithography. A variety of image making process will be demonstrated including all toner and water-soluble processes.  Participants will also be introduced to green non-toxic methods of printmaking, shown how to print without a press and how to recycle materials making it more affordable and accessible.  

Thursday evenings: Sept.22nd to Nov.24th
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Off-campus Void Gallery, 312 Ave B South 
$350 - class registration
$50 - material fee
(plus incidentals)

Note: This class is not currently accepting enrollments

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: Sept.14th to Dec.7th
6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus materials)

Note: This class is full.

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: Sept.14th to Dec.7th
6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus materials)

Note: This class is full.

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: Sept.14th to Dec.7th
6:30 pm to 9:30pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus materials)

Note: This class is full.

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 (13 weeks)

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: Sept.14th to Dec.7th
6:30pm to 9:30pm 
Room 2E17 - 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: This class is full.

Digital Photography (weekend workshop)

with Roberta Wells
Learn to create beautiful images that follow good compositional guidelines. 
This class covers:

  • camera symbols for creative exposure options for shooting close-ups, people, scenery, and action or night photography
  • image downloading and file management
  • photo manipulation including cropping, red-eye removal, sharpening, colour correction, and brightness/contrast using free software
  • resizing for email, web, or archinving to CD
  • Various printer settings and how to prepare your files for professional printing

Two Weekend Workshop: Sept. 23, 24 and Sept. 30, Oct. 1
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Room 2E25 Agriculture Building
$175
Please bring your digital camera. If you don't have one please wait until after the first class to purchase one.

Adobe Creative Suite

Creativity at work. Learn the industry standard tools of the trade!


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

Adobe Photoshop I

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: comfortable using a Mac computer 

Learn to edit your photographs with Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5
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: Sept.13th to Dec.13th
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: This class is not currently accepting enrollments.


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 CS 5.5 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: Sept.15th to Dec.8th
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: This class is not currently accepting enrollments.

Adobe Illustrator I

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: Experience using a Mac computer. Digital design experience an asset.
Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard software used for creating complex illustrations and type effects. Create logos, advertisements, and illustrations with Adobe Illustrator CS 5.5.

Saturday mornings: Sept.17th to Dec.3rd
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: This class is not currently accepting enrollments.

Adobe InDesign I

with Dan Mittelholtz
Prerequisite: comfortable using a Mac 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: Sept.17th to Dec.3rd
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: This class is not currently accepting enrollments.

 

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

Digital Photography

with Roberta Wells
Learn to create beautiful images that follow good compositional guidelines.
This class covers:

  • camera symbols for creative exposure options for shooting close-ups, people, scenery, and action or night photography
  • image downloading and file management
  • photo manipulation including cropping, red-eye removal, sharpening, colour correction, and brightness/contrast using free software
  • resizing for email, web, or archinving to CD
  • Various printer settings and how to prepare your files for professional printing

Two Weekend Workshop: Sept. 23, 24 and Sept. 30, Oct. 1
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm
Room 2E25 Agriculture Building
$175
Please bring your digital camera. If you don't have one please wait until after the first class to purchase one.

Silversmithing: Basic Skills for Silver Jewelry

with Doug Frey
Design and create your own jewelry. Learn the basics of using traditional hand tools.
This one weekend 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 iwth a slide show of some contemporary jewelers pieces
  • safety in the jewelry studio

One Weeend Workshop: Oct. 14, 15, 16
Friday 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 4:30pm
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 
$50 - silver
$160 - toolkit

Note: This class is full.

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: November 4, 5, 6
Friday: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room 117 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North

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

Note: This class is full.

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: Oct. 21, 22, 23 and Oct. 28, 29, 30
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm
Room 118 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Ave North 
$350 (plus art supplies)

 

Painting with High Flow Acrylics & Inks

with Roger Trottier
Prerequisite: Painting I or equivelent experience 
This class will explore working with high flow acrylics and inks. Students will focus on creating large thematic artworks. Instruction will focus on the wide range of techniques that high flow mediums can be used for. Students will be presented with exploratory exercies that suggest challenges for them to investigate. These may include landscape, abstract, poster art, and portraits.  

Weekend Workshop: Nov. 18, 19, 20 & Nov. 25, 26, 27
Fridays 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 4:30pm
Room 117 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.