HSCA art classes are designed to provide artistic opportunities to community members in order to reinforce a sense of belonging and foster creativity, leadership and pride in the participant’s work. Many of our students speak of the positive experiences and growth they have had since attending classes at HSCA:

“I feel I have accomplished one more thing in my life and that gives me more confidence. I feel proud of myself when I look at my paintings.” – 3rd year painting student

Please read the class descriptions for dates, times and further details. To register, click our registration link and create or recover your profile: https://central.ivrnet.com/hsca

Please note: supplies are not included in any of the art class programs, students have to buy them separately and bring them to class.


Intermediate Watercolour & Acrylics Art Classes

Wednesdays 9am-noon

In these instructional and open studio sessions you will paint in the Watermedia of your choice.  We will explore creativity, paint application techniques, colour harmony, drawing, composition and design.  It’s a great opportunity to use play and experimentation to explore and develop your own personal style, have the encouragement of other artists and take your painting skills to the next level.  By using fun and informative demonstrations, experiments and open studio sessions this class will create an opportunity for developing your ability to see, express yourself and paint in your own style.


Beginner & Intermediate Acrylic Painting

Fridays 9am-noon

Acrylics are a versatile and exciting medium making them fun and easy to work with.  Each semester will touch on the building blocks for creating successful paintings, such as colour harmony, techniques, composition and drawing.  A combination of instruction, demonstrations, one on one and open studio sessions are used throughout the program to help each artist develop their individual expression.  This course is a wonderful opportunity to express your creativity using Acrylic paint.