More than a way to explore your creative side, art classes are a way to leave your daily life behind and express yourself in a new way.

Through our curriculum, you will learn to master different media including charcoal sketching, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student, our classes, taught by Aby Dadashi, will give you the opportunity to deepen and broaden your creative abilities. We favour a very hands-on approach in small sized groups which allows you to get more one-on-one time with the teacher.

Most of our classes spread over a six weeks period and are open to adults as well as to children. You can find out details about upcoming dates by contacting us via our contact us page.


Students at all levels of experience are welcomed to join the program that is specially designed to incorporate all skill levels and maximize experience.

Below you will find the schedule and materials list for the classes. We recommend the materials be purchased through the gallery for consistency, but you’re also free to purchase them through an art supply store.

Due to the availability of instructors and the nature of the class setting, we cannot reschedule missed classes. It is the responsibility of the student to come to the class prepared and on time. Payment must be made in full at time of registration.

We keep our class sizes small to ensure that students receive personalized attention and learning is effective, friendly and fun. All students are advised to bring any collage and reference materials that they think will be useful in creating unique works of art.

For dates and starting times, and any other further information please get in touch via our contact page.

Beginner I – Drawing

Beginner I – Drawing
Course Fee: $300 + HST
Materials: $40 + HST
Duration: 12 hours over six consecutive weeks
Class size: 6-10


1 Orientation
• Still life with fruit class lesson: sketching, understanding of form and shade
• Lessons for the week
2 Preliminary Assessment
• 1-on-1 review of last week’s lesson
• Instructive session on improvement areas
• Lessons for the week
3 Charcoal Lesson
• Students learn techniques on how to work with charcoal
• Lessons for the week
4 Ink Lesson
• Students learn techniques on how to use ink on paper
• Lessons for the week
5 Synergy Lesson
• Bringing together everything that was learned in previous classes in an all-media lesson
• Lessons for the week

Materials Needed

  • Three 18” x 24” pads of newsprint (40 sheets each)
  • One stick of Black Conte Crayon – “B”
  • One stick of red or brown chalk – any brand
  • One kneaded eraser – any size
  • One package of willow charcoal – approx. ¼” diameter pieces
  • Two large bulldog clips