See the world from a different perspective.
We are what we see: art helps us see things in different ways. Communicating through colour, shape and form can awaken the imagination and opens the doors of perception. If you love seeing the world from different perspectives, then Continuing Studies visual arts courses are the place for you.
Visual arts courses
From beginner level to advanced, our courses help you learn and practice your skills, and express your view of the world. Our visual arts courses are fun, informative and—best of all—hands-on. Learn to create art using different media and techniques, including:
- drawing and sketching
- watercolour painting
- mixed media and collage
- three-dimensional forms, sculpture
Some art courses have extra fees for materials: please see the individual course pages for more information.
Collage – Value, Colour and Design
Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting Workshop
Exhibit Fabrication Workshop
Going Beyond—Mixed-Media Collage
Introduction to Collage
Make Your Mark!
Making Your Own Original Prints
The Fascinating World of Stencil Imagery: Stage 1 and 2
Watercolour for Beginners Workshop
What’s New in Fine Arts? (Fall Term)
Yes, You Can Draw!
Courses open for registration
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