Online Courses

I  have moved my teaching ONLINE using Zoom! (To see what I normally taught pre-Covid-19, visit here.) Below are my current course listings. Do you have questions? Maybe I have answered them on my FAQ page here.

NOTE: My Winter 2022 schedule is currently being finalized. Below is what I have confirmed so far and more will be coming soon! For updates in your inbox, sign up for my newsletter HERE and/or follow me on facebook or instagram @MayaLikesArt 

Current and upcoming course offerings

COMING SOON! (DECEMBER) VIRTUAL PAINT NIGHT!
Dates and registration information coming soon. Stay tuned for updates!

DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER, adults
This course offers a comfortable and encouraging introduction to the elements of traditional drawing. We will practice your observational skills while studying shade, mass, values, line, still life, the figure, portraits, landscape, and more! Learn simple tips and tricks that make a difference in how you see and draw, creating a solid foundation for future artwork. For materials list click here.
Offered via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art.  Can’t attend the live meeting? Password protected recordings can be provided to those who miss a lesson.
 
Tuesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm 
February 8th – March 29th, 2022
Course code: W22Z001A
Course Fee: $200
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
REGISTER HERE
 
DRAWING FOR THE NOT SO TERRIFIED BEGINNER, adults
This course is for those who have taken a beginner drawing class, preferably the Drawing for the Absolute and Terrified Beginner, and wish to expand their drawing repertoire! Lessons are geared to build on and develop skills explored in previous drawing art study. We will cover still life, the figure, portraits, and more! Ask for the outline for the precursor of this course (if you never took it) to gauge if you want to take this class or the intro version. For materials list click here.
Offered via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art.  Can’t attend the live meeting? Password protected recordings can be provided to those who miss a lesson.
 
Mondays, 6 – 8:30 pm 
January 24rd – April 4th, 2022 (No class Feb. 21)
Course code: W22Z001B
Course Fee: $235
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
REGISTER HERE
 
ILLUSTRATION AND MULTIMEDIA FOR BEGINNERS, adult
Illustration is about how to translate your ideas and concepts visually. This course serves as a fun introduction to a variety of styles and techniques. We will work on short and engaging projects to introduce and develop your skill level with different mediums. Traditional drawing and painting materials are used in this course, with an option to explore digital media. Projects and exercises will also focus on how to unlock your creativity and imagination! Topics covered include picture book illustration, editorial illustration, and more! All levels welcome. For materials list click here.
Offered via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art.  Can’t attend the live meeting? Password protected recordings can be provided to those who miss a lesson.
 
Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 pm 
January 26th – March 30th, 2022 
Course code: W22Z001C
Course Fee: $235
info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
REGISTER HERE

DRAWING AND PAINTING, OLDER ADULT (50+)
Unlock your creativity with drawing and painting. Explore and learn watercolour and drawing techniques with this fun and creative course! Follow step-by-step exercises that help cultivate your imagination. Topics and art projects include illustrating landscapes,  buildings, plants and more! Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. For materials click here. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa.

Mondays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 17-February 28, 2022 (6 sessions)
Course code: 1605237
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $112.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $140.00
– Course Fee-Senior $101.00
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1605237) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

TRAVEL SKETCHING AND PAINTING – Adults 
Have you always wanted to be able to sketch your surroundings or urban/rural landscapes with ease? This course serves as a fun introduction to a variety of sketching and painting techniques. Projects will teach students how to draw proportionally and with perspective. As well as many tips and tricks on how to make your travel sketching experience (whether you are indoors or outside) a breeze! Pencils, ink, and watercolours will be explored in this course. For materials list click here.
Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa. Questions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca 

Mondays 1- 3:30 pm
January 24-March 7, 2022 (6 sessions)
Course code: 1603962
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $140.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $175.00
– Course Fee-Senior $126.00
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1603962) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

LOOSE WATERCOLOUR FLORALS, adults
Learn to paint roses, filler flowers, berries and leaves in a loose style. Some experience with watercolour is recommended but not required. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa. Questions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca 

Tuesdays 1- 3:30 pm
January 18-February 2, 2022 (3 sessions)
Course code: 1605713
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $70.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $87.50
– Course Fee-Senior $63.00
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1605713) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca


DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, Adult
NOTE: this is very similar to my “Drawing for the absolute and terrified” course listed above. This one is shorter and a bit more condensed.
An introduction for the absolute novice to drawing techniques and materials. Entirely virtual, this course will teach tips and tricks that make a difference in how you draw. It creates a solid foundation for all your future arts classes. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. For materials list click Here. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

Thursdays 12:30- 3:00 pm
January 27-March 3, 2022 (6 sessions)
Course code: 1604113
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $140.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $175.00
– Course Fee-Senior $126.00
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1604113) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

ART JOURNALING, Adults
Play with new materials and ideas, practice and reflect on your art, and unlock your creativity through art journaling. Explore approaches through a variety of instructor and student directed projects and exercises. Drawing, painting and mixed media techniques are taught in this course. Questions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

Thursdays 3:30-5:50 pm
January 27-March 3, 2022 (6 sessions)
Course code: 1605959
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $112.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $140.00
– Course Fee-Senior $101.00
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1605959) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

DRAWING AND PAINTING, CHILDREN
Taught entirely virtually, participants learn to paint and draw with charcoal, conte, watercolours, etc. Advanced techniques and learning opportunities available. Supply kit available for pick up. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of Ottawa. Questions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca 

6-8 year olds (for older age group look further below)
Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 22-March 5, 2022 (6 sessions)
Course code: 1604119
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $138.75
– Course Fee-Non-Res $173.50
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1604119) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

9-14 year olds:
Saturdays, 12:30 am – 2:30 pm
January 22-March 5, 2022 (6 sessions)
Course code: 1604116
Course Fees:
– Course Fee $138.75
– Course Fee-Non-Res $173.50
REGISTER HERE (USE CODE: 1604116) Registration opens Dec. 8 at 9 pm
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

ART JOURNAL WITH A LOCAL ARTIST – FREE!

Each lesson will include a mini lesson from myself or a special guest teacher from the local arts community! Whether you are new to art or have always been artistic, keeping an art journal is a fun way to be creative! It is a place to try out new materials, techniques, and reflect on your art and life. Offered live online via Zoom. 

Next lesson: TBD
*Due to the nature of this course, you need to register for each session to participate. You can also follow my WebsiteFacebook, or Instagram feed for latest updates. 

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