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Participants get fantastic training from artist Daniel Hughes in our Painting from the Model class. Photo: Tim Forbes
Photo: Tim Forbes

Agnes classes and workshops for youth, adults and families are sure to inspire and engage. Enjoy exploring themes in current exhibitions and learning hands-on skills in various media.

For Adults

Rebecca Cowan

Rebecca Cowan leading a course in the André Biéler Studio.

Drypoint Printmaking
26 January–23 February 2017
Thursdays, 6–9 pm

Kingston artist Rebecca Cowan leads a five-week course in the fine art of drypoint printing in conjunction with the exhibition Two of a Kind: Pendant Prints in Eighteenth-Century Europe.

Drypoint is a versatile printmaking method that produces the finest lines and most velvety blacks. Students will begin by learning how to create and print a small metal plate. Then they will work on a larger scale, exploring the use of colored inks, specialty papers and multiple-plate images.

An award-winning printmaker and book artist living in Kingston, Rebecca Cowan has exhibited in Canada and internationally. Recently, one of her pieces was included in Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s International Biennale for the Artist’s Book. She is a member of the Kingston Printmakers group, and is an experienced teacher.

Fee: $150, $125 members, students. Materials Included.
Registration Form 

Photo: Tim Forbes

Artist Daniel Hughes teaching a course in the André Biéler Studio

Drawing from the Model
Thursdays, 6–9 pm
2 March–20 April

Daniel Hughes offers a new course in drawing from the model, open to all levels of practice. Participants will use a variety of materials.

Daniel Hughes is a figurative artist who has exhibited his work throughout Canada and in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions in London, UK and is a two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields award. He recently completed a commissioned portrait of former Chancellor David Dodge and his most recent solo exhibition was at the Ingram Gallery, Toronto. Please see:

Fees: $250, $220 members and students. Materials not included.
Registration Form

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For Youth

Wedding Photojournalism and Unique Portraits.

ArtZone participants, fall 2016. Photo: Tim Forbes

Thursdays, 9 February–9 March 2017
3–5 pm

Geared to teens in Grades 8–12 (ages 13–17), ArtZone is a free, drop-in program that offers a new and engaging art project each week, led by local artists and inspired by our exhibitions.

Supported by the generosity of Agnes members and donors.

Artist Phoebe Cohoe leading a class in the André Biéler Studio. Photo: Tim Forbes

Artist Phoebe Cohoe leading a class in the André Biéler Studio. Photo: Tim Forbes

ARTmania Art Day Camp
13–17 March 2017
Monday–Friday, 9–4 pm

Experienced artist-instructor Phoebe Cohoe leads a fun week of inventive art projects inspired by our exhibitions. Campers will make mixed-media drawings and photo collages, pastel landscapes, layered screen prints and more. For children ages 8-12, a limited number of bursaries are available for financial assistance.

Phoebe Cohoe is a graduate of Queen’s Fine Art program and the Faculty of Education. She has taught in Kingston schools and in many youth programs at the Agnes, including our popular Summer SmARTs art day camp. This camp is generously supported by the Rita Friendly Kaufman Fund.

Fee: $200 per child, $180 members. Click here for the registration form.

A limited number of bursaries are available for those in financial need. Click here for application form.

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For Families

Artist Nancy Douglas leading a class in the André Biéler Studio. Photo: Tim Forbes

Artist Nancy Douglas leading a class in the André Biéler Studio. Photo: Tim Forbes

Family Program
Sunday, 29 January 2017
1:30–3:30 pm

Join artist Nancy Douglas for a creative art project related to the exhibition Picturing  Arctic Modernity.

After viewing the exhibition,  family groups choose their favourite drawing and discuss with each other what they like about it. Nancy Douglas leads you to do imagination drawings as a warm-up. Then participants make large scale auto-biographical drawings using graphite and colour pencil, revealing an aspect of their own life experience.

This session is designed for children 6+ with adult accompaniment. Due to limited space, registration is required for this program. Call (613) 533.2190 to reserve your spot.

Nancy Douglas is an engaged and experienced teacher who has led many programs at the Agnes, including our Saturday afternoon classes for children, ARTventure.


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