Arts

Our Arts program has something for everyone! Our Craft Room houses classes in acrylic and oil painting, drawing and all levels of pottery with our own kiln onsite. For more information about our Arts program, please contact Jen MacDonald at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 or jenm@betelcentre.org.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Oil Painting Exhibition at the Miles Nadal JCC: “Keep the Light”
Celebrate the immense talent of our oil painting class at their first exhibition at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. Enjoy the breathtaking range of landscapes and still-life paintings in the heart of the downtown core.
Saturday, January 5 – Wednesday, January 30
Location: Miles Nadal JCC – 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Please visit during their regular business hours.

Oil Painting Exhibition – Keep The Light


Colouring Club
Join the adult colouring book craze! Enjoy all the brain benefits of creative expression without the cost of expensive supplies. Instructor: Gigi Z. Davidson
Friday, January 4 – March 22
10:00 am – 12:00 pm • 12 weeks
Cost: Free


Knitting & Needlepoint
Knit, crochet, or needlepoint in a relaxed atmosphere. Work on personal projects or those intended for fundraising. Members only.
Monday, January 7 – March 25
No class February 18
10:00 am – 12:00 pm • 11 weeks
Free


Oil Painting
Learn to express yourself with this timeless medium. Includes colour mixing, composition, various brush techniques and palette knife application. Instructor: Victoria Berdichevski
Thursday, January 3 – March 21
10:00 am – 12:00 pm • 12 weeks
$102 members $204 non-members


Oil Painting Lab
Work on personal projects under the guidance of a volunteer. Participants must already be registered in the Oil Painting class to attend. Facilitator: Miriam Reisher
To register, please contact Jen at 416-225-2112, ext. 105.
Tuesday, January 8 – March 19
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • 11 weeks
Free


Open Studio – NEW!
All creative expression welcome! Drop-in to paint, colour, draw, sculpt, collage, doodle, dabble, etc. No instruction provided. Please bring your own supplies. No heavy equipment or toxic supplies permitted. First-come, first-served. Facilitator: Gigi Z. Davidson
Please call Jen at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 for more information.
Tuesday, January 8 – March 19
9:30 am – 12:00 pm • 11 weeks
Free


Pottery – Beginners
In this introductory program, students will learn the basics of working with clay and how to create successful pieces of art with this beautiful medium. Materials and firing included. Additional cost for clay and glazes. Instructor: Linda (Shayne) Berlin
Friday, January 4 – March 29
9:30 am – 12:30 pm • 13 weeks
 $175.50 members $351 non-members


Pottery – Intermediate
Students are encouraged to experiment with both functional and sculptural pieces. Materials and firing included. Additional cost for clay and glazes. Instructor: Anisoara KirschnerKozai
Thursday, January 3 – March 21
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm • 11 weeks
$148.50 members $297 non-members


Pottery – Advanced
Express creativity through individual projects. Materials and firing included. Additional cost for clay and glazes. Instructor: Linda (Shayne) Berlin
Wednesday, January 2 – March 27
9:30 am – 12:30 pm • 13 weeks
 $175.50 members $351 non-members


Pottery – Mixed Levels
A mixture of all levels. Materials and firing included. Additional cost for clay and glazes.

Sunday, January 6 – March 24
9:30 am – 12:30 pm • 12 weeks
$162 members $324 non-members
Instructor: Linda (Shayne) Berlin

Monday, January 7 – March 25
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm • 11 weeks
$148.50 members $297 non-members
Instructor: Linda (Shayne) Berlin

Wednesday, January 2 – March 20
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm • 12 weeks
$129 members $258 non-members
Instructor: Anisoara Kirschner-Kozai


Watercolour – Intermediate
Learn more advanced techniques. Individual expression will be encouraged. Instructor: Elaine Sugar
Monday, January 7 – March 18
No class February 18
9:30 am – 12:00 pm • 10 weeks
$107.50 members $215 non-members


“Who Knew?” – NEW!
Share and express life and family histories and memories through flexible and fun art activities including storytelling, visual arts, music, movement and more. This project invites us to consider what we feel is important to pass on and how. Ruth Howard and other artists will offer a series of introductory workshops, as well as an opportunity to attend a musical concert by Soundstreams of a piece called Different Trains by Steve Reich in early February. Registration required. For more information or to register, please contact Jen MacDonald at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 or jenm@betelcentre.org.
Monday, January 14, 21, 28, and February 4
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free
This program is generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council and offered in partnership with Jumblies Theatre.
“Who Knew?” Flyer


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