Loving the Arts!

Whether you want to try watercolour painting, are a new or experienced writer, have acting aspirations, or have a good camera but never took a lesson (or it was so long ago….), we have the courses for you!

CIAS adult art courses are affordable classes scheduled one day each week for 3, 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Professional artists who are experienced instructors make the classes fun, dynamic and educational.

Online Courses

Explore different techniques in watercolour painting from layering, wet–on-wet to dry brush in Watercolour Flower Painting.

How do colours evoke different emotional reactions? How can you use them to create depth in art? Find out in Colour and Design.

Break Into Acting! Learn the steps to break into the acting world from a professional actor! Find out about good headshots,  practice auditioning, discover the various acting roles and expected behaviour on a set, and what to look for in an agent.

Are you scared to select M (manual) on your camera? Learn how to manipulate aperature, shutter speed, and ISO to get the perfect picture with Beginner Photography – Do Not Fear the M!

Are you struggling with why a photo you took just isn’t “popping”? Do you want ideas to ignite the imagination and tap into the amazing power of your camera? Then this Beginner Photography Composition course is for you!

Our First In-Person Course!

Discover the history and cultural significance of traditions in printmaking while you create your own design and learn cutting and printing techniques to produce striking prints in Lino Printmaking Tools and Techniques.

This course has been postponed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we can safely deliver the course in-person.

Watch as more courses fill the upcoming Fall Schedule.

(O-L)  Online Course
(I-P)   In-Person Course

CourseAge (yrs)DayDatesTime
(O-L) Beginner PhotographyAdult 18+ThursdaySeptember 9-307-8pm
(O-L) Watercolour Flower PaintingAdult 18+TuesdaySept 21-Oct 267-8pm
(I-P) Lino Printmaking Tools & TechniquesAdult 18+TBATBA7-8:30pm

CIAS is constantly adding new courses so check back regularly or better yet, be the first to discover new arts courses by adding yourself to our Stay Up to Date newsletter over on the sidebar!