Explore and discover your artistic self! A wide range of recreational arts programs are offered for every age group including – visual arts, music, dance, performing arts, crafts and workshops. Our arts programs provide an opportunity for you to explore and develop new and existing skills, to develop an appreciation for the arts and to cultivate your imagination.
There are an incredible variety of craft classes to be experienced. The majority of craft classes require no previous experience, simply a desire to learn, socialize and have fun. Each location has its own instructors that provide expert guidance and direction in a given craft. Participants may be expected to provide some and/or all required materials.
Performing arts programs offer participants an opportunity to learn performing techniques in a group setting. Registrants will learn through a variety of exercises and class situations how to control stage fright, build confidence and voice projection.
Visual arts programs offer the participant of any skill level, an opportunity to learn new techniques or mediums. These classes provide the necessary foundation of skills that will assist the participant to progress to use colour or more advanced drawing techniques. Basic painting classes introduce the artist to colour and its variety of forms such as acrylic, watercolour and traditional oils to conte, pencil crayon and pastels. All intermediate and advanced programs allow the more experienced artist to focus on an area of interest.
The City provides countless opportunities to experience seasonal, holiday or special interest workshops for all ages and abilities. Some workshops can be as quick as a couple of hours or others may require a few days to complete. Workshops generally focus on a certain theme and the participants leave the program with a completed project. Participants may be expected to provide some and/or all required materials.