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General Interest Courses

Fall 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 
8 Weeks 
Session
Location Days Fee Time Start Date
Fall 2018 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays
$79 + HST 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm October 15 
Fall 2018 St. Mother Teresa
Wednesdays $79 + HST 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm  October 17
Fall 2018 St. Mother Teresa
Mondays & Wednesdays $139 + HST

Mon  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wed  7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

 October 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
Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm September 20
Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm September 15

 

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 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm October 25
Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm October 27

 

Fresh Floral Design

Contemporary floral design will greatly accentuate the style and decor of today’s homes. Using fresh foliage and flowers, you will be creating a series of 3 contemporary designs for the Fall of 2018 and 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 brown 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.

3 Weeks   Course Fee: $65 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm September 29, October 13 & 20 

  

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 $65.00 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
 Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm October 27, November 3 & 10 

 

A Christmas Wall Hanging NEW

A very unique design which you may hang on a wall, outdoor or indoor, during this festive season! We will be using all Christmas colours with pine cones, pine boughs, cedar boughs, seeded eucalyptus, decorative bows, and assortment of Christmas decorations.  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, a hand towel and a brown paper bag, to class.    Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29 + HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  November 17 

 

Christmas Wreath with Fresh Boughs

A very unique wreath for you front door or wall for 2018 Christmas holiday!!!  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

3 Weeks   Course Fee: $29+ HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  November 24

 

Christmas Outdoor Planter with Fresh Boughs

You will enjoy making this Christmas arrangement in a planter for your front door!!  We will be using birch poles, fresh white pine boughs, B.C. cedar, red dog wood branches, seeded eucalyptus, salal leaves and decorate with many Christmas ornaments, pine cones. This 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. 14” wide x 14” height, to bring your design home), 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 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm December 1

 

Christmas Mantel Piece/Buffet Table Centerpiece

You will enjoy this very flexible Christmas arrangement on your fire place mantel, or, you may also displayed on your buffet table, or on the floor at the entrance of your front door!! (can be indoor or outdoor). We will be using fresh pine boughs, B.C. cedar, pine cones, salal leaves, birch branches, dogwood branches, seeded eucalyptus, red berries, and many Christmas ornaments to enhance the design. This festive design will be rectangular in shape, approximately 15"-18" (length) x 9" (width) x 20"-22" (height). You may also put this arrangement on your buffet table, on your floor by the fire place or by the entrance hall way. It can be placed indoor or outdoor as well. A supply fee of $44.00 is payable to instructor during the workshop. Please bring your own scissors, wire cutters, pruners, a tea towel, a coffee mug and a box/container to bring your design home. Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29+ HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm December 8

 

Christmas Table Center with Fresh Boughs & Fresh Flowers

A specially designed floral setting will be the perfect compliment for your 2018 Christmas table. We will be designing a centerpiece with fresh flowers, horse tails, pine boughs, 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 $44.00 is payable to the instructor at the class. Please bring a mug, your own scissors, a pair of wire cutters, and a box (approx. 24" long, 12" wide) to class.  Iris Waung
Workshop   Course Fee: $29+ HST  
Session Location Day Time Dates
 Fall 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm December 15

 

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 2018 St. Nicholas (West) Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm September 22 

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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.