SPRING 2018 

Register by Phone: (604) 501-5100
In Person: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601-20 Ave, Surrey
Online:  (Search for class name or number)

PLEASE NOTE: No refunds beyond 48 hours after first class

Our classes  are taught by experienced artists and educators. Learn from local artists!

Art Sampler
Challenge yourself! Try out different art mediums and techniques in this art sampler course. Each week an experienced artists will lead you through a project that will introduce art mediums such as silk painting, eco-art, felting, encaustic, paper cutting, calligraphy, and much more!

Thursdays                          5 Classes                              Apr 12-May 10
10:00am-12:00pm                   $210                                     #4581161

Free-Motion Machine Stitching
Is your sewing machine languishing in a cupboard? As long as it goes forward and backward you can bring it to this class and learn some new and creative techniques in ways you have never thought possible. Some supplies are provided but you must bring your own sewing machine.

Tuesdays                       6 Classes                                  May 22-Jun 26
3:00pm-4:00pm                $150                                     #4586259

Modern Weaving and Macramé
Let’s create macramé, tapestry weaving, fibre jewelry and more. In this class you will learn essential techniques such as braids, knots and finishings to make unique fibre art pieces with a modern twist. Supplies provided.

Wednesdays                       4 Classes                                  Jun 6-27
12:00pm-2:00pm                     $120                                 #4586322

Screen Printing
Learn easy screen printing techniques and build your own exposure unit that will provide you with the ability to print photos, designs, logos and text onto fabric and paper. Textile designer Hilary Young will guide you through the process of coating a screen, exposing it using photo sensitive emulsion and building a simple exposure unit.

Thursdays                             5 Classes                              May 17-Jun 14
10:00am-12:00pm                     $198                                       #4581167

Photography Fundamentals
Join photographer Craig Wardle in this dynamic photography class that is tailored to suit your individual needs. Learn photography fundamentals of lighting and composition while gaining knowledge in the technical aspects of your camera and photography tools. Whether your interest lies in landscapes, sports or portraits this is the photography class for you!

Tuesdays                          7 Classes                                   Apr 10-May 22
6:30pm-8:00pm                    $140                                        #4579830

Writing Memoir Workshop
Meet local writer and instructor, Taslim Jaffer, for a one hour workshop about writing memoir. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about the art of memoir, try a few exercises and ask any questions about Taslim’s classes.

Wednesdays                             1 Class                                      April 11
11:00am-12:00pm                     $ FREE                                       #4581187

Writing Memoir
What do you have to offer the world? Uncover and capture your life-gained wisdom, no matter what stage of life you are in. Through written exercises and discussion, award-winning writer, Taslim Jaffer will teach you how to write about your personal legacy. Individual mentoring and shared tricks and tools will facilitate the creation of your writing projects.

Wednesdays                             7 Classes                                   April 18-May 30
11:00am-12:30pm                     $112                                          #4581182

Mixed Media Painting with Nicci Batillana
Put thoughts & texture on canvas in this fun mixed media class. Learn how to create tactile paintings on canvas using a large and interesting variety of paints and other media. This creative class is for artists of all levels. Some supplies included.

Wednesdays                       6 Classes                               Apr 11-May 16
7:00pm-9:00pm                    $144                                       #4581157

Paint with Acrylics or Oils
Experienced artist Bette Hurd will lead you through basic techniques in drawing and acrylic or oil painting. Explore colour mixing, brush technique, perspective, and composition in this creative class for students of all levels.

6 Classes                                                                               $153
Mondays    10:30am-1:30pm        Apr 09-May 14             #4579837
Tuesdays   11:30am-2:30pm         Apr 10-May 15             #4579838
5 Classes                                                                               $127
Mondays    10:30am-1:30pm        May 28-Jun 25             #4579839
Tuesdays   11:30am-2:30pm         May 29-Jun 26             #4579840

Painting Demonstrations with Tony O’Regan
Tony has decades of experience teaching art and design at UBC, Emily Carr, Kwantlen, and the Shadbolt Centre. Join us in the Visual Art Studio to see Tony demonstrate how he draws and paints the face, the figure and perspective.

Monday                                           April 9                                        All Ages
7:00pm-9:00pm                             #4582401                                      Free
Monday                                          May 28                                        All Ages
7:00pm-9:00pm                             #4585335                                      Free

Acrylic or Watercolour Painting with Tony
Use either watercolour or acrylic paints in this class taught by Tony O’Regan ( where you will learn painting techniques and how to apply perspective, sketching analysis and composition. This is a great way to start or continue your artistic expression and is suitable for all levels.

Mondays                               5 Classes                            Apr 16-May 14
6:30pm-9:00pm                       $137                                      #4581148
Mondays                               4 Classes                            Jun 4-Jun 25
6:30pm-9:00pm                       $110                                      #4581152

Pottery Handbuilding
Learn handbuilding fundamentals or expand your handbuilding skills to create unique functional and sculptural pieces. Different construction methods will be explored. This class is open to all levels of experience including complete beginners. Course fee includes first bag of clay.

Saturdays                            8 Classes                                Apr 14-Jun 02
10:00am-12:30pm                $208                                           #4579836

Pottery Basics
Learn how to work with clay using different techniques such as wheel throwing, handbuilding and sculptural modeling. Explore various surface decoration methods that reflect your personal style! Course fee includes first bag of clay.

Tuesdays                             8 Classes                                  Apr 10-May 29 
6:30pm-9:00pm                     $208                                           #4579832

Pottery for All Levels
Students of all levels will be led through a variety of techniques in both wheel throwing and handbuilding. Develop new skills and expand on already existing ones. Course fee includes first bag of clay.

Mondays                            8 Classes                             Apr 09-Jun 11 (No class Apr 16 or May 21)
10:00am-1:00pm                  $225                                        #4579835

Pottery Level 2
This course is designed for intermediate-level potters who want to refine and expand their ceramic techniques and skills. Develop techniques to create more complex forms on and off the wheel. Course fee includes first bag of clay.

Wednesdays                     8 Classes                                Apr 11-May 30
6:30pm-9:00pm                 $208                                         #4579834

Pottery Wheel Throwing Skill Builder
Continue to develop your wheel throwing skills in this class where you will focus on techniques to take your throwing to the next level. Students must have taken a beginner’s pottery class at Semiahmoo Arts Pottery Studio.

Thursdays                             4 Classes                                  Jun 07-Jun 28 
6:30pm-9:00pm                     $98                                           #4582672

Pottery – Simple Mold Making
Make friends with plaster! Learn the quick ‘n dirty way to make molds for handles and decorations for your pottery and sculptures. You will also get the chance to play with vintage molds with instructor Amelia Butcher.

Wednesdays                             4 Classes                                  Jun 06-Jun 27 
6:30pm-9:00pm                     $98                                           #4586359

Pottery Surface Decoration Exploration
This course is designed for potters who are interested in exploring the many ways to decorate their ceramic pieces. Transfer images and create interesting layers and patterns using techniques such as sgraffito, inlay, slips, stencils, sprigs and much more! Students must have already taken a Semiahmoo Arts beginner pottery course. Clay body of choice may be purchased in studio.

Tuesdays                             4 Classes                                  Jun 05-Jun 26 
6:30pm-9:00pm                     $98                                           #4579831