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General Interest Courses

Winter 2018 
 

 

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 
9 Weeks 
Session
Location Days Fee Time Start Date
Winter 18 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays
$89 + HST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm January 15 
Winter 18 St. Mother Teresa
Wednesdays $89 + HST 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm January 17 
Winter 18 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays & Wednesdays $169 + HST

Mon  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wed  7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

January 15 
 

Beginner Coloured Pencil Paintings for Senior & Adults

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. 
5 Weeks   Course Fee: $99 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Winter 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm January 13
Winter 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm January 18
 
Advanced Coloured Pencil Paintings for Senior & Adults 
Explore the dramatic effects of coloured pencil on black water colour paper while learning even more subtleties of pencil technique. Prerequisite 'Beginner Coloured Pencil Painting' or a comfortable knowledge of coloured pencil techniques. 
5 Weeks   Course Fee: $99 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Winter 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm February 22
Winter 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays  9:30 am - 12:30 pm February 24

 

Coloured Pencil Painting Workshops

Please note for all of the Workshops you have the option to work on the project as described for each OR to bring your own project to work on in the class with the benefit of having an instructor present for consultation. The prerequisite for all workshops is the completion of the Beginner Coloured Pencil Painting course or an advanced knowledge of coloured pencil techniques. For the list of supplies needed for the following workshops please click here.  Anne Armitage

Step 1 Hollyhocks:  Explore more advanced applications of coloured pencil utilizing impressed line technique and ‘liquid’ colourless blending. Experiment with the wet on dry method of applying colour with a water soluble pencil using the Derwent inktense pencils.   

5 Weeks   Course Fee: $99 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Spring 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm April 5
Spring 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm April 14

 

Step 2 Marbles:  An approach to colour and value based on the time tested traditions of the old masters. By starting with an under-painting of complementary colours and gradually building layer upon layer, your final colours will be richer and more brilliant. The teaching technique used in this course is from Masterful Color by Arlene Steinberg.

5 Weeks   Course Fee: $99 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Spring 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm May 10

 

Fresh Floral Design
The fragrance and the style of floral designs will greatly accentuate the decor of today’s homes and offices. Using fresh flowers and foliage,  you will be creating 3 brand new designs for the Spring of 2018. You will learn the key elements and principles of floral design. 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 shopping bag, a coffee mug, and a tea towel to each class. A supply fee of $100.00, for flowers, foliage and containers, is payable to instructor at the first class. No prerequisites needed.
3 Weeks   Course Fee: $65 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Spring 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  April 7, 14 & 21

 

Ikebana, Japanese Flower Arranging
The The ancient art of Japanese floral arrangement enhances the natural beauty of flowers and foliage through the use of pace, line, colour and rhythm. You will learn the history and principles of this art form through 3 Japanese floral design styles. We will be using an array of flowers and plant materials, these designs will demonstrate the elements and principles of Japanese floral design, for the Spring of 2018. Bring your own flower cutters, a coffee mug, a hand towel and a small shopping bag to each class. A supply fee of $55.00 for flowers and foliage is payable to the instructor at the first class. Bring your own flat container (approx. 10-12 inch long x 4-6 inch wide x 2-3 inch deep) and a kenzan (needle holder/frog). The instructor will be in contact with you before the class to answer questions you may have. No prerequisites needed. Iris Waung
3 Weeks   Course Fee: $55 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Spring 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm May 5, 12 & 26 

 

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: $75 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Fall 2017 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  December 2

 

Monique Total Body Bootcamp for Women

Monique Total Body Bootcamp is a training circuit design to expose the participant to a variety of resistance training technique. You will be exposed to 24 different exercises in one session. The exercises are a combination of cardio, core and strength building exercises. It is great for those who want to improve their cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance quickly. High Intensity interval training is an excellent way of to loose weight. To register please contact Monique awww.facebook.com/pages/Monique-total-body-training

11 Weeks   Course Fee: twice a week  $275 or once a week $175  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Winter 2018 St. Matthew HS Mondays and Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  January 9

Register for courses

Questions? Call 613-228-3338
 
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.