FALL 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 and Craft Sampler
Challenge yourself! Each week a different experienced artist will lead you through a project that will introduce new art and craft mediums and techniques. All materials provided.

Thursdays                                  5 Classes                                         Sept 13-Oct 11
10:00am-12:00pm                              $210                                              #4615665

Textile Craft Exploration
Create various sample projects such as tapestry weaving, needle arts, fibre jewelry, shibori dye, block printing and more! Explore and spark your creativity! All materials provided.

Wednesdays                                  5 Classes                                         Oct 17-Nov 14
12:30pm-2:30pm                              $200                                              #4615879

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 paints a variety of subjects.

Monday                                          Sept 17                                        All Ages
7:00pm-9:00pm                             #4616003                                     Free
Monday                                          Nov 12                                        All Ages
7:00pm-9:00pm                             #4616004                                     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                               6 Classes                            Sept 24-Nov 5
6:30pm-9:00pm                       $165                                      #4615661
Mondays                               5 Classes                            Nov 19-Dec 17
6:30pm-9:00pm                       $137                                      #4615662

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                       5 Classes                                  Sept 12-Oct 10
7:00pm-9:00pm                     $120                                 #4615664

Expressive Oil Painting
Join self-taught artist, Allan Turton and explore dynamic methods of moving oil paint from the palette to canvas. Learn how to produce a painting with expressive gusto! Suitable for all levels. All supplies included.

Wednesdays                       5 Classes                                  Oct 17-Nov 14
7:00pm-9:00pm                              $160                                       #4615886

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       Sept 10-Oct 22             #4614037
Tuesdays   11:30am-2:30pm        Sept 11-Oct 16              #4614039
Mondays    10:30am-1:30pm       Oct 29-Dec 03             #4614038
Tuesdays   11:30am-2:30pm        Oct 30-Dec 04             #4614040

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 Classes                                  Sept 12
11:00am-12:00pm                     FREE                                     #4615667

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                                  Sept 19-Oct 31
11:00am-12:30pm                              $112                                      #4615666

Photography Fundamentals
Join photographer Craig Wardle to learn about lighting and composition and gain knowledge in the technical aspects of your camera. Whether you’re interested in landscapes, sports or portraits, this is the class for you!

Tuesdays                       7 Classes                                  Sept 11-Oct 23
6:30pm-8:00pm                              $140                                       #4619023

Photoshop for Beginners    (16 yrs+)
This hands-on tutorial-based class enables you to learn photo-shop by doing rather than reading. Learn color correction, photo retouching, and processing for final output; along with layers, masks, actions, and batch processing. All materials included.

Wednesdays                       4 Classes                                  Nov 21-Dec 12
7:00pm-9:00pm                              $80                                       #4615882

Knitting for Beginners
Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Or, just need a refresher on the basics? Learn how to cast on and off, knit and purl, read knitting patterns, pick up dropped stitches, and seam a swatch. Students will complete swatches and a final project. Supply list provided, or students may purchase a complete starter kit from the instructor.

Wednesdays                             4 Classes                                  Sept 12-Oct 3 
6:30pm-8:30pm                     $80                                           #4615890

Knitting in the Round
Learn how to knit with circular needles, double point needles, and the magic loop method. Complete a project with these new skills. Supply list and patterns provided.

Wednesdays                             3 Classes                                  Oct 10-24 
6:30pm-8:30pm                     $60                                           #4615891

Continental Style Knitting
Want to learn to knit faster with less wrist and hand strain? The Continental style of knitting uses the left hand to pick up yarn and is a faster method compared to the right-handed English style. Learn to knit and pearl in Continental style to create a small project in this 2 week class. Supply list provided.

Wednesdays                             2 Classes                                  Oct 31-Nov 07 
6:30pm-8:30pm                     $40                                           #4615892

Introduction to Lace Knitting
Learn how to read complicated knitting abbreviations like yo, ssk, and s2kp, then make a shawl or scarf! You will also learn how to read lace charts. Supply list and patterns provided.

Wednesdays                             3 Classes                                  Nov 14-28 
6:30pm-8:30pm                     $60                                           #4615893

Free-Motion Machine Stitching
Is your sewing machine languishing in the cupboard? Bring your sewing machine and learn some new and creative techniques you never thought possible. Some supplies are provided. Bring your own sewing machine.

Tuesdays                       7 Classes                                  Oct 30-Dec 4
6:00pm-7:30pm                              $150                                       #4615663

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.

Saturdays                             8 Classes                                  Sept 15-Nov 3 
10:00am-12:30pm                     $208                                           #4615671

Pottery Wheel Throwing for Beginners
This course is designed for students with little or no pottery experience. Students will learn fundamental wheel skills to throw, shape and trim pots on the pottery wheel. Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques are also taught. Course fee includes first bag of clay.

Tuesdays                             8 Classes                                  Sept 11-Oct 30 
6:30pm-9:00pm                     $208                                           #4615899

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                                  Sept 12-Oct 31 
6:30pm-9:30pm                     $208                                           #4615668

Pottery Altered Thrown Forms
This class is designed for intermediate potters comfortable with wheel throwing. Potters will learn how to break the symmetry of wheel thrown forms with a myriad of techniques that will expand the possibilities of their work! Clay of choice must be purchased at Semiahmoo Arts office.

Tuesdays                             6 Classes                                  Sept 11-Oct 30 
6:30pm-9:00pm                     $156                                           #4615897

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. No class Oct 8.

Mondays                             8 Classes                                  Sept 10-Nov 05 
10:00am-1:00pm                     $225                                           #4615669