The Lions Gate Community Centre is a brand-new facility in the Lower Capilano area, located at 1733 Lions Gate Lane. It is a beautiful and welcoming space that includes a lounge, gymnasium, fitness and multi-purpose rooms, NVDL Express Library and – on the second floor – a light-filled art studio!
Take a look at the art programs taking place at Lions Gate this fall.
School Age Art Classes
Cartoon Craze 8-12 years
Learn the techniques to create your own comic cartoon characters, strips, and graphic story arcs in this imaginative program.
Sat, Sep 17-Oct 29, 12:30-2pm #163214 $96.42
Sat, Nov 5-Dec 10, 12:30-2pm #163216 $96.42
Mixed Media Art Exploration 6-9 years
Create mixed media projects through the use of watercolour, collage & stamping. A new seasonal theme will be explored each week.
Sat, Sep 17-Oct 29, 10-11:30am #163208 $96.42
Sat, Nov 5-Dec 10, 10-11:30am #163209 $96.42
Art Exploration 8-12 years
Use highlights & shadows with extreme effects to create unique images with colour contrast. Seasonal projects will be Included.
Fri, Sep 16-Oct 28, 3:30-5pm #163196 $96.42
Fri, Nov 4-Dec 16, 3:30-5pm #163200 $96.42
Art Journals 8-12 years
Explore different artistic techniques such as watercolour, Zen tangling, painted paper, drawing & calligraphy to create an art journal of the world around you.
Wed, Sep 14-Oct 26, 3:30-5pm #163189 $112.49
Wed, Nov 2-dec 14, 3:30-5pm #163191 $112.49
Art Adventures 8-12 years
Explore your creative side with instructor Pamela. Learn a different art theme each week and have fun doing it. Class will utilize a variety of mediums including Watercolour, Tempura, Acrylic, Patterning and more. Take home a new masterpiece you will be proud to hang on your wall each session.
Tue, Sep 13- Oct 25, 3:30-5pm #163134 $112.49
Tue, Nov 1-Dec 13, 3:30-5pm #163135 $112.49
Architecture and Our Planet 10-12 years
Build your own 3D structures such as an Eco House with a rainwater harvesting system. Bring your curiosity and creativity and learn about the basic concepts of design. Test your models while learning about renewable energies and having fun!
Sat, Sep 17-Oct 29, 10am-12pm #162749 $128.52
Sat, Nov 5-Dec 10, 10am-12pm #162751 $128.52
Adult Art Classes
Enjoy the wonderful world of printmaking through fun, collaborative and inclusive sessions. Make prints celebrating the fall season as well as your very own custom gifts for all occasions. Supplies will be discussed during the first class.
Thu, Sep 15-Oct 27, 6:30-8:30pm #163298 $141.40
Thu, Nov 3-Dec 15, 6:30-8:30pm #163299 $141.40
Art Studio Acrylic and Watercolour
This open studio is designed for artists who wish to work on their self-directed art in a social group environment. Instructor led demonstrations and guidance will be available for those who wish.
Thu, Sep 15-Oct 27, 10am-1pm #163294 $179.90
Thu, Nov 3-Dec 15, 10am-1pm #163295 $179.90
Sat, Sep 17-Oct 29, 2-5pm #163296 $154.20
Sat, Nov 5-Dec 10, 2-5pm #163297 $154.20
Learn the basics of watercolour painting including colour mixing, water washes, painting techniques, resists, and textures. New projects will be introduced each week.
Fri, Sep 16 – Oct 28, 10am-12pm #163290 $121.20
Fri, Nov 4-Dec 16, 10am-12pm #163291 $121.20
Advanced watercolour techniques including depth of field, brush strokes, metallic watercolour, perspective, preserving white highlights and more will be explored each class.
Fri, Sept 16-Oct 28, 1-3pm #163292 $121.20
Fri, Nov 4-Dec 16, 1-3pm #163293 $121.20
Embrace your inner artist as you build skills to create original drawings. Learn how to see contours and use
shapes to create forms. Explore shading and perspective. Still life arrangements and seasonal photo references will provide inspiration.
Wed, Sept 14-Oct 26, 1-3pm #163182 $141.40
Wed, Nov 2-Dec 14, 1-3pm #163185 $141.40
Seasonal Mixed Media!
Create seasonal art and gifts using a variety of techniques and mediums including image transfers, layering, and texturing. New projects and techniques will be introduced each week.
Tue, Nov 1-Dec 13, 10am-12pm #163115 $141.40
Explore the new and trending art style of paint pouring. Embrace abstract flow art as you create your own masterpieces and seasonal gifts. New projects introduced each week. No experience necessary.
Wed, Sep 14-Oct 26, 10am-12pm #163148 $141.40
Wed, Nov 2-Dec 14, 10am-12pm #163151 $141.40
Paint like The Masters, Acrylic All Levels
Take your paintbrush for a walk in the spirit of Canadian Artists. Experiment with colour like Van Gogh, and create your own cubist-inspired artwork like Picasso. You’ll be painting like a master in no time! Supplies will be discussed during the first class.
Tue Sep 13-Oct 25 1-3pm #163119 $141.40
Tue Nov 1-Dec 13 1-3pm #163121 $141.40
Falling for Mixed Media!
Express yourself with inspiration from all that the Fall season has to offer. Create art using a variety of techniques and mediums including image transfers, layering, and texturing. New projects and techniques will be introduced each week.
Tue, Sep 13-Oct 25, 10am-12pm #163069 $141.40
Through individual attention and group discussion, you will learn the basic techniques of watercolour, painting, including layering, washes and color usage. Progressive projects will be
introduced each week.
Wed, Sep 14-Oct 19, 9:30am-12:30pm #162781 $181.74
Wed ,Oct 26-Nov 30, 9:30am-12:30pm #162784 $181.74
Acrylic All Levels
Colour mixing, composition and working with layers in different styles will be explored through individual and group instruction and discussion. Participants will develop their creative potential and build a solid foundation of painting knowledge. Supplies will be discussed during the first class.
Thu, Sep 15-Oct 20, 9:30am-12:30pm #162764 $181.74
Thu, Oct 27-Dec 1, 9:30am-12:30pm #162767 $181.74