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General Interest Courses

Winter 2019 
 

 

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 
8 Weeks 
Session
Location Days Fee Time Start Date
Spring 2019 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays
$79 + HST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm April 15
Spring 2019 St. Mother Teresa
Wednesdays $79 + HST 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm April 17
Spring 2019 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays & Wednesdays $139 + HST

Mon  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wed  7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

  April 15

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
Winter 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm January 17
Winter 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm January 12

 

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
Winter 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm February 21
Winter 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm February 23
 
Coloured Pencil Painting Workshop: 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.  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 go to http://www.pictureperfectpets.ca/news/room/coloured-pencil-painting-workshop.  Anne Armitage

5 Weeks Course Fee: $99 + HST
Session Location Day Time Start Date
Spring 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm April 4
Spring 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm April 6

 

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 3 Japanese floral design styles, for the Spring 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 $65.00 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

3 Weeks   Course Fee: $65 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Spring 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm March 30, April 6 & 13 
   
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 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 shopping 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: $55 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Spring 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  April 27, May 25 & June 1

 

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: $80 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Start Date
 Spring 2019 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm March 30 

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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.