Préville Online!
Visual arts program

The Préville Fine Arts Centre offers a variety of bilingual, online visual art classes for beginner and seasoned artists alike. Each class is taught by an experienced artist with extensive knowledge of the medium at hand. These classes are a great way to experiment with new materials and explore different ways of expressing ideas through art.

All participants will receive a supplies kit in the mail! Class times are Canadian Eastern Timezone (ET).

Spring 2021 session begins March 8!

Visual Arts Classes

Please see class description on our Préville Online! Music page.

The goal of this class is to introduce students to mixed media in a fun and friendly environment. Stéphany will lead the class as they explore different media, such as oil pastel, watercolour, collage, pencil and marker, as well as using supplies found around the home in creative ways. A variety of themes and activities will inspire students to create their very own original works of art!

GROUP: 7-11 years old
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 5pm-6pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Stéphany Hernandez
PRICE: Fees

The goal of this class is to introduce students to mixed media in a fun and friendly environment. Stéphany will lead the class as they explore different media, such as oil pastel, watercolour, collage, pencil and marker, as well as using supplies found around the home in creative ways. A variety of themes and activities will inspire students to create their very own original works of art!

GROUP: 10-15 years old
DAY & TIME: Thursdays 5pm-6pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Stéphany Hernandez
PRICE: Fees

This course will focus on learning the Elements of Art through fun and diverse projects. We will explore colour, line, shape, texture and form through two and three-dimensional art projects. Using paint, collage and sculpting materials, students will learn how to use the elements of art to express their creativity.

GROUP: 7 to 11 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 10-11am
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sarah Fefer
PRICE: Fees

Art classes help students develop their creativity by introducing techniques adopted by contemporary artists. This class will help you define your own style by exploring different artistic avenues and discovering new artists. We will work with sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, and simple forms of digital art! This class also encourages the continuation of personal projects (please speak with the teacher if this is the case).

GROUP: 10-15 years old
DAY & TIME: Wednesdays 5pm-6pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sarah Fefer
PRICE: Fees

It’s all about drawing! This class will help you define your own drawing style by exploring different techniques and styles. You will learn to draw people and facial expressions, plants and animals, even space rockets! We will introduce you to different drawing techniques such as shading and perspective to help develop your technical skills. We will introduce you to styles such as sketching, realism, and cartoon. 
So get your sketchbook out and let’s start drawing!

GROUP: 7-11 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11:30-12:30
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sarah Fefer
PRICE: Fees

It’s all about drawing! This class will help you define your own drawing style by exploring different techniques and styles. You will learn to draw people and facial expressions, plants and animals, even space rockets! We will introduce you to different drawing techniques such as shading and perspective to help develop your technical skills. We will introduce you to styles such as sketching, realism, and cartoon. 
So get your sketchbook out and let’s start drawing!

GROUP: 10-15 years old
DAY & TIME: Wednesdays 7pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sarah Fefer
PRICE: Fees

Have you ever stared at a painting and wished with all your heart that you could paint like that? Well, you can! Join our beginner class and you will be given the base skills in acrylic painting that you need to create your own works of art.

A successful painting begins with a solid plan. Together we will learn good preparation skills by toning the ground, blocking in the subject and building a grid. We will study the foundation of colour mixing, and how value, hue, and chroma can impact your results. We will also explore the effects of texture, blending and mark making. Looking at techniques and artists from Art History will inspire each week’s project. Students will create a new painting in each class, while also being encouraged to work on longer projects with guidance and feedback from the instructor.

By the end of the session you will feel increased confidence in expressing your own artistic vision while having socialized in a fun, welcoming environment.

GROUP: 16 years +
DAY & TIME: Tuesdays 6pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Beverly Landry
PRICE: Fees

Are you interested in improving your painting skills? Do you feel stuck with your current ability to realize your artistic vision? We invite you to join us for an interactive, online painting class. We will build on your current skill base in a fun, social environment. 

Half of success is in the planning! We will review how to properly prepare the painting surface, and we will explore color mixing and how the use of value, hue and chrominance affects your results. We will study specific techniques such as glazing and scumbling to help build your paint. In our desire for self-expression we’ll look to the past and its great artists for inspiration. Each student will have the opportunity to work on a personal project with the guidance and support of the instructor. Together we will create beautiful works of art while learning the great art of painting.

GROUP: 16 years +
DAY & TIME: Mondays 6pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Beverly Landry
PRICE: Fees

Does the art of drawing scare you? Not sure where to begin or how to start? Join our new drawing class and together we will build  your skills.  A solid foundation in drawing starts with line and texture exploration. We will look at how perspective and proportion can give your drawing a realistic quality. We will also do exercises to strengthen your understanding of light and shadow and positive and negative space.

Through the use of pencil and charcoal you will gain confidence and use your new skills to create beautiful and expressive works of art. Together we will create beautiful drawings.

GROUP: 16 years +
DAY & TIME: Thursdays 6pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Beverly Landry
PRICE: Fees

Sewing and Beadwork Classes

In this class you will gain a solid base from Sandra, a professional fashion designer with almost 20 years of teaching experience at Préville. You will learn sewing vocabulary, and in preparation for machine work, you’ll learn the fundamentals of hand stitching techniques. Sandra will also teach you how to design, sketch and draft patterns so that you can understand clothing and project construction from start to finish–helping you to bring your ideas to life!

AGE GROUP: 8 to 10 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturday 9:30am-10:30am
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sandra Poirier
PRICE:Fees

Dust off that sewing machine and bring your ideas to life! In this class you will be building on your sewing and design skills with Sandra, a professional fashion designer with almost 20 years of teaching experience at Préville. You will be working towards clothing and project construction and using machine finishing to complete garments that are made to measure for you! Learn how to measure and design for different body types, construct patterns, layup and pin, cutout and baste, and learn valuable sewing machine tips and techniques that will help you take your ideas from start to finish!

Group 1:
AGE: 8 to 14 years old
DAY & TIME: Wednesdays 5-6pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sandra Poirier
PRICE: Fees

Group 2:
AGE: 11 to 14 years old
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 11am-12pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sandra Poirier
PRICE: Fees

Are you already comfortable with your sewing skills and need an extra push to finish up a project? Or maybe you’ve been dreaming about tackling something more advanced but would feel better knowing that help was at hand to work through the little snags that come along? Sandra will give you the confidence and skills you need to take your sewing to the next level. Join her weekly and learn from her years of experience in the garment industry and world of haute-couture. 

AGE GROUP: 18 years +
DAY & TIME: Saturdays 1pm-2pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Sandra Poirier
PRICE: Fees

Express your creativity by learning flat and 3D beadweaving techniques with Craig Commanda.

In this class, Craig will teach you essential beading techniques to make different shapes. You will learn flat even count peyote and how to make flat peyote triangles and warped squares, using Hama beads. Craig will also teach you how to attach your pieces together to create 3D geometric shapes. 

Beadweavimg is music, physics, painting, geometry, art, and beauty all in one, plus so much more. Anyone can learn how to do it. – Craig Commanda

Note: This class will be taught in English only.

AGE GROUP: 10-15 years 
DAY & TIME: Fridays 5pm-6pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Craig Commanda
PRICE: Fees

Express your creativity by learning flat and 3D beadweaving techniques with Craig Commanda.

In this class, Craig will teach you essential beading techniques to make different shapes. You will learn flat even count peyote and how to make flat peyote triangles and warped squares, using Hama beads. Craig will also teach you how to attach your pieces together to create 3D geometric shapes. 

Beadweavimg is music, physics, painting, geometry, art, and beauty all in one, plus so much more. Anyone can learn how to do it. – Craig Commanda

Note: This class will be taught in English only.

AGE GROUP: 16 years +
DAY & TIME: Fridays 7pm-8pm
PLACE: On our Préville Online! Platform
TEACHER: Craig Commanda
PRICE: Fees