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General Interest Courses

 
Fall 2019   Zumba  Coloured Pencil Painting  Floral Design
 
 
Ditch the Workout - Try Zumba!
If you are tired with the old workout, enjoy a taste of this exciting fitness trend! The class is FUN and fast-paced, using dance steps from salsa, merengue, belly dancing, reggaeton and other international music combined with fitness moves for a complete workout. All you need are your running shoes, and some water and be prepared to have tons of fun and get a total body workout at the same time. Instructor: Carolina Izaguirre 
10 Weeks 
Session
Location Days Fee Time Start Date
Fall 2019 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays
$99 + HST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm September 23 
Fall 2019 St. Mother Teresa
Wednesdays $99 + HST 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm September 25 
Fall 2019 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays & Wednesdays $179 + HST

Mon  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wed  7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

September 23 

Coloured Pencil Painting: Beginner
You don’t need to be an artist to create coloured pencil paintings that look like oil paintings. Learn basic art principles of composition and colour with a medium that is inexpensive, uncomplicated, clean to use and easy to store.
This classroom experience is designed for the student that has no fine art experience of any kind but has always wanted to learn. Even students with absolutely no prior experience and little or no talent for painting are amazed at the results they achieve with their first project. Using a tracing transfer method the student with absolutely no drawing skills can produce a piece that is pleasing and beautiful. Anne Armitage
5 Weeks   Course Fee: $99 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  September 19
Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  September 14

 

Coloured Pencil Painting: Advanced
Explore the dramatic effects of coloured pencil on black paper while learning even more subtleties of pencil technique. Students must have completed the beginners class or have a prior knowledge of coloured pencil techniques. Anne Armitage
5 Weeks   Course Fee: $99 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  
Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  
 
 
Fresh Floral Design
Let We can always count on a fresh flower design to liven up any room. By using fresh flowers and foliage, you will be creating 3 brand new designs for the Fall of 2019.  You will learn the key elements and principles of floral design such as space, colour, texture, balance, scale, proportion, rhythm and many more. The techniques of cutting, preserving and preparing fresh flowers will also be discussed. The satisfaction of creating your own design is enormous! Bring your own scissors, a small garbage bag, a coffee mug, and a tea towel to each class. A supply fee of $125.00, for flowers, foliage and containers, is payable to instructor at the first class. No prerequisites needed.  Iris Waung 
3 Weeks   Course Fee: $65 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm September 28, October 19 & 26 
   
Ikebana, Japanese Flower Arranging
Let the elegant and classic styles of Japanese floral arrangements enhance the natural beauty of living flowers. You will learn the history and principles of this art form through 2 Japanese floral design styles, for the Fall of 2019. With an array of flowers and plant materials, these designs will demonstrate how space, line, colour, texture, form and rhythm are central to Japanese floral design. Bring your own scissors, a coffee mug, a hand towel and a brown shopping bag to each class. A supply fee of $45.00 for flowers and foliage is payable to the instructor at the first class. Bring your own flat container (approx. 8 in width" x 15" in length, and 3" in height), a kenzan/needle holder (frog, approx 3"x4"). The instructor will be in contact with you before the class to answer questions you may have. No prerequisites needed. Iris Waung
2 Weeks   Course Fee: $40 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm November 9 & 16

 

A Christmas Wall Hanging
Join me in making an amazing wall hanging for your exterior or interior wall, during this holiday season! We will be using all Christmas colours with pine cones, pine and cedar boughs, seeded eucalyptus, decorative bows, and accented with assortment of Christmas decorations. This arrangement will last until mid-winter. The hanger, and some decorations can be reused for many years to come, all you have to add is the fresh boughs. No experience required. Very easy and fun to make!! A material fee of $44.00 is payable to instructor. Please bring your own flower cutters, a pair of wire cutters, a coffee mug to drink from and a small garbage bag, to class. Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm November 23 

 

Christmas Wreath with Fresh Boughs
A Christmas Wreath will be the perfect decoration for your front door during the 2019 holiday season. We will be using fresh pine, B.C. cedar, seeded eucalyptus, salal leaves, cinnamon sticks, red berries, pine cones, red/gold Christmas decorations/ornaments with a matching bow. This distinctive Christmas ornament is fun and easy to make, either for you or as a gift. You will enjoy this beautiful hand-made fresh wreath until midwinter. Some man-made materials can be reused for years to come and all you have to do is add the fresh boughs! A supply fee of $44.00 is payable to the instructor at the class. Please bring your own wire cutters, a pair of scissors, a coffee mug, a hand towel and a brown paper shopping bag to class. Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29+ HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm November 30

 

Christmas Outdoor Planter with Fresh Boughs
Accent your home with an outdoor planter for your front door! We will be using birch poles, fresh white pine boughs, B.C. cedar, red dog wood branches, pine cones, seeded eucalyptus, salal leaves and decorate with many Christmas ornaments. This unique arrangement will enhance your front door and add a winter beauty to your house during this festive season. Some man-made ornaments can be reused for years to come and all you have to do is add the fresh boughs!! A material fee of $48.00 is payable to instructor during class.  Anyone is welcome to join and no experience is required!!  Bring your own pruners, wire cutters, a coffee mug, and a brown paper bag, a tea towel, and a box/container (approx. 10” wide x 10” deep) to class.  This arrangement can be fitted into a round or square opening decorative outer urn or by itself. Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm December 7

 

Christmas Table Center with Fresh Boughs & Fresh Flowers
A modern/contemporary Table Centre for the 2019 Christmas seasor. We will be designing a centerpiece with fresh flowers and foliage, lily grass, horse tails, pine boughs, B.C. cedar, pine cones and some man-made Christmas decorations. You will be learning the techniques of cutting and caring for the delicate fresh flowers. You will create a table center for either your dining room table, coffee table or buffet table. It is easy and fun to make. A supply fee of $42.00 is payable to the instructor at the class. Please bring a mug, your own scissors, a pair of wire cutters, and a box (approx. 14"x16"), to class. Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm December 14 
 
Polish Language for Adults
IL General Interest morning language program for parents with children registered in the Interntional Languages Polish morning program.
8 Weeks   Course Fee: $85 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
 Fall 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm September 28 

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Cancellations:
You may cancel your course not later than one week before its start date to obtain a refund minus a $15 admin fee. Otherwise, there is no refund.
 
The Ottawa Catholic School Board reserves the right to cancel any program due to lack of registration.