Archive for the ‘Carlington Arts Initiative’ Category

Fun of Fine Arts Part 1

August 23rd, 2018 Comments off

From the Carlington Arts Initiative
Info & registration
Ph# 819 459 3850
No Experience Required

A few spots including subsidized spaces still available
for kids to join this amazing art class



Wed Sep 26 to Nov 21
(no class Oct 31)
6:00 to 7:30
Ages 7 to 12

Come join us at Alexander Community Centre as we explore many approaches to drawing the clothed human figure. The class will also take figures and place them in costumes or different environments to create inventive stories and works of art. 

Artist and instructor Marcia Lea has exhibited across Canada and her art is in many collections nationally. She holds a Master of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education. She has been teaching art for over 20 years at many levels from the Ottawa School of Art, with the Ottawa Board and in many community centres.

Course Outline

Week 1 Figure Drawing Basics

- how to do quick gesture drawings

- how to draw the human figure

- how to create proper proportions

Week 2 Foreshortening

- How to make legs, arms appear to come towards you

Week 3 Drawing Hands and Feet

- Proportional hands and feet

- Individual character of each hand or foot

Week 4 Faces

- How to analyse the proportions of the face

- How to draw an imaginary face

- How to draw a face from a model

Week 5 Adding Costumes to the model

- Model poses with costumes that students bring in

- Imagining or researching other costumes

- Students can really use their imagination to make the figure into a character!

Week 6 Backgrounds for the figures

- Students will create their backgrounds or stories for the figures

- How to create a landscape background for the students' chosen characters

- Horizon lines

Week 7 Interior Backgrounds

- Exploring the technique of 1 point perspective to create an interior scene

Week 8 Completing a final project

- Students will work on completing their final figure drawing with costume in a setting of their choice.

By the end of the course students will have numerous drawings of figures, hands, faces and at least one more complicated drawing of a character in costume and a setting of their choice.

Download pdf of course outline here




Beginner Ukulele for Kids and Parents

June 11th, 2018 Comments off




Summer Ukulele

Tuesdays 6-7PM

Starting Jun 12

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Family Date Night

May 2nd, 2018 Comments off


From the Carlington Arts Initiative and Carlington's two amazing Trailblazers Linda Vanderlee and Chef Sylvain de Margerie

Relax and have dinner with your family

Later paint with Selina while your kids play with Nicole

Fri May 11 5:30 to 8:30

Alexander Community Centre


Carlington Arts Spring Programs

April 7th, 2018 Comments off




Ukulele with Aloha Sam

Slow Jam with Joel from Ukebox

Learn about the science and history of foods we eat for kids 7-12

Make a superhero costume for kids 7-12

Adult Paint and Kid Movie Night

Check out all the offerings at

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Carlington Arts Winter Program

January 26th, 2018 Comments off



Carlington Arts Winter Program

Alexander Community Centre

960 Silver St


Summer plans with Odyssey Theatre and Carlington Arts

June 19th, 2017 Comments off

 Trees, stories, theatre and song! What a great way to spend the summer! 

Spreading Roots is a theatre-based community arts project drawing together elders, children, youth and adults to create a performance celebration of their neighbourhood trees through storytelling, dance and song, culminating in welcoming and planting a new tree. 

Workshop 1: Sunday, June 25, 2017. 1PM to 4PM Storytelling and sharing - Alexander Community Center

Workshop 2: Sunday, August 13, 2017. 1PM to 4PM Dance, Song and Script - Alexander Community Center

Workshop 3: Sunday, September 10. 1PM to 5PM Putting together the show - Alexander Community Center

Sunday September 17, 2017 - Performance and Tree Planting in Alexander Park.

Visit for more information.

Looking to get some volunteer hours? Contact Rebecca Benson (613-864-5344) to find how to volunteer.



Carlington Arts In May

May 12th, 2017 Comments off

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