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.

Upcoming Fall 2021 course offerings

This is what I am currently offering, if additional courses open up I will list them here! If you would like updates in your inbox, sign up for my monthly e-newsletter here. And/Or follow me on Facebook or Instagram @MayaLikesArt

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, botanicals, 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. Offered live online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Course recordings are available for those who miss a lesson. For materials list click here.

Wednesdays, September 22 – December 1,  2021
6:00-8:30 pm
Course code: F21Z001B
Course Fee $ 255.00
REGISTER HERE
For inquiries info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471

ILLUSTRATION AND MULTIMEDIA FOR BEGINNERS, ADULTS
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 imagination! Topics covered include picture book illustration, editorial illustration, and more! All levels welcome. Offered live online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Course recordings are available for those who miss a lesson. For materials list click here.

Tuesdays, September 21 – November 30,  2021
6:00-8:30 pm
Course code: F21Z002A
Course Fee $ 255.00
REGISTER HERE
For inquiries info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471

CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS, Adult
This course serves as a gentle and enjoyable introduction to the basics of Chinese brush painting in watercolours. Students will learn mindful painting exercises and step-by-step demonstrations on bamboo, orchids, plum tree, flower blossoms, and more! The supplies you need are listed here. Offered live online via Zoom with Dovercourt Recreational Centre. Can’t attend the live meeting? A recording of each class will be shared with everyone registered to watch for the first time or re-watch.

Tuesdays, 1-3 pm EST
October 5th-26th
Course ID: 00009254
Course fee: $80.00
REGISTER HERE 
613-798-8950 ext. 0  

EXPLORING DRAWING AND WATERCOLOUR, Adult
Express your creativity in this introductory visual art course. Each week we explore and learn a different material and/or technique by completing a finished artwork! Drawing and painting is covered in this course. Each time this course runs, the projects are different. Supplies: Pencils and paper for the first day and watercolors introduced afterwards. Offered live online via Zoom with Dovercourt Recreational Centre. Can’t attend the live meeting? A recording of each class will be shared with everyone registered to watch for the first time or re-watch.

Wednesdays, 2-4 pm EST
October 6-27th
Course ID: 00009255
Course fee: $80.00
REGISTER HERE 
613-798-8950 ext. 0  

DRAWING AND PAINTING, Older Adults (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. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca  
For materials list click here.

Mondays October 18 -November 22, 2021
10 am -12 pm
Adults 50+
Barcode: 1601859
– Course Fee $112.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $140.00
– Course Fee-Senior $101.00
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

DRAWING AND PAINTING, ADULTS (acrylic paint focus)
Develop drawing skills as a basis for painting and design. Unleash the creative possibilities with colour. Investigate the strengths of classical and contemporary visual artists. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca
For materials list click here.

Thursdays, October 14 – November 25, 2021
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Course code: 1601483
– Course Fee $112.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $140.00
– Course Fee-Senior $101.00
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS, Adults
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. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca
For materials list click here.

Thursdays, October 14 – November 25, 2021
1 – 3 pm
Course code: 1601489
– Course Fee $112.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $140.00
– Course Fee-Senior $101.00
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

DRAWING AND PAINTING, CHILDREN 6-8 year old on Thursdays
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 OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca 

Thursdays, October 14 – November 25, 2021
3:30 – 5:30 PM
Course code: 1601490
– Course Fee $138.75
– Course Fee-Non-Res $173.50
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

PAINTING WATERCOLOURS – LEVEL 1, ADULTS
Watercolour is a soft and beautiful form of expression. Through exercise and demonstrations, learn to apply washes to paper while exploring realism, abstraction and non-representation. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection. Offered live online via Zoom with the City of OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca 
For materials list click here.

Saturdays, October 16 – November 20, 2021
12:30-3:00 pm
Course code: 1601533
– Course Fee $140.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $175.00
– Course Fee-Senior $126.00
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

DRAWING AND PAINTING, CHILDREN 9-13 year old on Saturdays
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 OttawaQuestions can be emailed to: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca 

Saturdays, October 16 – November 20, 2021
12:30-3:00 pm
Course code: 1601532
– Course Fee $138.75
– Course Fee-Non-Res $173.50
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca

TRAVEL SKETCHING AND PAINTING – Adults    FULL
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 October 18 – November 22, 2021
1 – 3 pm
Course code: 1601383
– Course Fee $112.00
– Course Fee-Non-Res $140.00
– Course Fee-Senior $101.00
REGISTER HERE (use the course code above to register)
For inquiries email: virtual.virtuel@ottawa.ca
 
DRAWING FOR THE ABSOLUTE AND TERRIFIED BEGINNER, adult   FULL
Note: this is similar to the “DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS” course listed above)
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. Offered live online via Zoom with the Ottawa School of Art. Course recordings are available for those who miss a lesson. For materials list click here.
 
Mondays, September 20 – November 15 2021
6:00-8:30 pm
Course code: F21Z001A
Course Fee $ 195.00
REGISTER HERE
For inquiries info@artottawa.ca | Tel. (613) 241-7471
 

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. 

 
PRIVATE / PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS   At this time I am unable to provide consistent private lessons due to my regular teaching schedule. Thank you for your support and understanding!
Privatelessons
Tailor made for each individual or group (group of friends and/or family members)
Price: Contact me directly to discuss lesson plans, dates, and prices.

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