Visual Arts

Visual Arts


Experience art classes led by experienced artists. Beginners are welcome. Explore your creative side!

Drawing, Introductory
Learn to draw with expert hands-on guidance from your instructor. Get started with the basic principles of seeing and drawing and learn to master line, value, texture, composition and perspective through the use of pencil, conte and charcoal. Beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 1000820 Hours. Fee: $219+GST 
CRN 902238 classesSept. 26-Oct. 196:30-9 p.m.Tue. & Thur.

Watercolour Sampler
Have you always wanted to try watercolour painting? Here is the perfect opportunity to explore the process of painting with watercolours while gaining hands-on knowledge. No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 100134 Hours. Fee: $69+GST Not offered this semester.

Acrylic Sampler
Have you always wanted to try acrylic painting? Here is your opportunity to come and explore what acrylic paints can do. You will get hands-on practice. No experience necessary, beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 100174 Hours. Fee: $69+GST Not offered this semester.

Painting with Watercolours
Create a world of colour and light by applying watercolour paints to a variety of subjects. Explore dry brush, wash and wet-on-wet techniques as you explore perspective, line, colour and form. Beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 1000120 Hours. Fee: $219+GST 
CRN 905448 classesSept. 18-Oct. 16
(No class Oct. 9)
6:30-9 p.m.Mon. & Wed.

Painting with Acyrlics
Express your creativity and discover for yourself why acrylics are the preferred medium of artists today. Discover the basics of colour, composition and texture to use with this versatile water-based paint. Beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 1000618 Hours. Fee: $207+GST 
CRN 906714 classesSept. 23-Oct. 21
(No class Oct. 7)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.Sat.

Spend two days with an artist learning the techniques of sketching to improve your drawing skills for the spur of the moment when you feel like sketching something, a location or someone.

Subject code: XPVA 100728 Hours. Fee: $78+GST Not offered this semester.

Botanical Drawing
Enjoy drawing plants, flowers and foliage in this course with practical hands-on drawing experience. As part of this course we will try to have outdoor classes, weather permitting.

Subject code: XPVA 1007015 Hours. $149+GST Not offered this semester.


Portrait & Figure Drawing
You will explore drawing portraiture and the human form with a variety of techniques. Experimenting with line, value, and foreshortening, you will gain confidence working with live clothed models. No previous drawing experience necessary.

Subject code: XPVA 1004918 Hours. Fee: $179+GST 
CRN 906726 classesOct. 16-Nov. 27
(No class Nov. 13)
6:30-9:30 p.m.Mon.

Children's Book Illustration
You will learn to plan out a set of drawings to depict a children's story. Learn and utilize techniques in illustration to create your drawings. You may choose to sketch in black and white or use colour in your drawings. Beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 1007310 Hours. Fee: $129+GST 
CRN 906735 classesNov. 1-296-8 p.m.Wed.

Abstract Painting with Acrylics

Explore your creative side through the expression and spontaneity of abstract painting. Develop a variety of techniques to create images ranging from landscapes to portraiture to pure emotive abstraction. Understand the basic concepts behind colour theory, paint mixing, application, composition and balance. Beginners welcome.

Subject code: XPVA 1005018 Hours. Fee: $189+GST 
CRN 907984 classesNov. 18-Dec. 99 a.m.-2 p.m.Sat.
Terry Gregoraschuk
Terry Gregoraschuk was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1977, he moved to Calgary to attend the Alberta College of Art, majoring in Advertising Art. After college, Terry worked in the advertising field for several years, first as an illuminated sign designer, then as Art Director for the Calgary branch of Western Living magazine. Soon he left the advertising field to pursue a fine arts career.

Terry works primarily in two-dimensional works of art in acrylics, oils, pastels and mixed media but is most recognized for his high-realism paintings in watercolour. He also creates sculptural works in steel, and most recently cake sculptures (Mad Hatter Cakes).

Terry's artwork has been exhibited at the local, national and international levels, winning numerous awards, and in such collections as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the City of Calgary, and Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre (formerly the Medicine Hat Museum). He has also been commissioned for artwork by Canada Post Corporation, Environment Canada and the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

“I had a wonderful time; I got pushed to explore and advance my skills and got encouragement and instruction as to how to begin/improve/fix them. I felt extremely empowered in this class.”  - Susan Chipperfield, Chalk Pastels

“...A wonderful introduction to the world of art and effective techniques to produce some!” - Painting with Acrylics student

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403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB   T3E 6K6

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