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Mainstreet Classes

The Mainstreet Art Centre offers a wide variety of fine art classes for all ages.  Beginners start with drawing in charcoal and then advance to painting in oils, pastels or watercolor.  Advanced students are constantly challenged with new techniques and subjects.  Workshops conducted by some of the leading artists in the country are offered regularly.  The craft of painting is taught by demonstration and individual instruction.  At the Mainstreet Art Centre there is something for every artist.

Select from the following to see schedules for ongoing classes and workshops:





Special Mini Series Classes / Workshops:

Portrait Painting
Linda Vice

4 Week Session

Fridays, September 15 thru October 6, 2017

9:30 am - 3:30 pm    

$185.00 (plus model fee)

It starts with drawing. Good demos, lectures and practice will give you a better understanding of how to draw the head and then progress into painting.

You will learn to build the structure of the head, block in with masses, mix flesh tones and develop the features in the face. Various exercises and studies will take place.


 Mixed Media
Karen Sako

5 Week Session

Tuesdays, October 3 thru October 31, 2017

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Take advantage of this opportunity to try something new and take you art to the next level of creativity. This class is designed for those looking  to practice their mixed media skills as well as  for someone looking to experiment with mixed media techniques for the first time. New approaches, substrates, materials and projects will be presented each class and incorporated into projects. Not to worry, there will be plenty of time to work on your own projects as well. You can expect to be working with collage, sand, tar gel,  image transfers, silk screens, found objects, ink, pouring medium and altered book pages.
Some supplies will be provided.  You may work in your preferred medium oil/pastel/acrylic. Please bring your regular art gear, a mixed media sketchbook and a glue stick.

Figure Drawing
Jan Berglund

6 Week Session

Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21 and

November 4, 11, 18, 2017

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm     $165.00

Drawing from life is one of the best skills to develop.  Quick sketching improves visual perspective.  With constant practice, comparing plumb lines, angles and shapes, you will develop a good eye in which to see things more quickly in your drawing.  If you can keep this up for a period of time, you will see much improvement.  Every Artist should take this class.  There will be various drawing exercises to help you become a more creative designer.  Learn how to use that pencil, conte, pastel or charcoal in as many ways as you use your brush!  Make it exciting!

Art and Your iPad
Susan Ploughe

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and
Friday, November 10, 2017

9:00 am - 12:00 pm     $100.00

The iPad is an incredibly useful tool for artists. In six hours, you will learn what Susan has spent four years discovering! First you will learn how to draw and “paint” on your iPad with ArtRage. This app is able to mimic oil painting, watercolor, sketching, pastels and more. Next we will explore ValueViewer, a great tool for understanding the value structure of your painting, as well as sizing your reference sketches or photos for painting. Finally, we will cover many ways that these two apps can help you with your studio paintings.
















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