NSCAD University School of Extended Studies

Downtown Halifax

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Artistic apprentices twist & curl wood into Mi'kmaq baskets, compose oil or watercolour canvases & practice carving basics on plaster blocks

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 classes per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Location and class times subject to change. Must register for Mi'kmaw Basketry class by 10/26/11; Oil Painting class by 10/26/11; Watercolour class by 10/25/11; Knitwear Design class by 10/20/11; Carving class by 10/26/11. Course materials not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Creating a 2-D rendition on canvas requires either the ability to masterfully wield a paintbrush or the strength to flatten a fruit bowl. Discover your artful brawn with today’s Groupon to NSCAD University School of Extended Studies. Choose from the following options:

  • For $125, you get one introductory Mi’kmaw basketry class, held Wednesdays, November 2–November 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room H250 Weaving Studio (a $250 value).
  • For $125, you get one introductory oil painting class, held Wednesdays, November 2–December 14, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room P210 (a $250 value).
  • For $125, you get one introductory watercolour class, held Tuesdays, November 1–December 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room P210 (a $250 value).
  • For $132, you get one knitwear design class for creating hand knits, held Thursdays, October 27–December 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room H240 (a $265 value).
  • For $162, you get one introductory carving class, held Wednesdays, November 2–December 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in room P117 (a $325 value).<p>

All classes are capped at 15 or fewer students. Students can locate their respective classrooms here.

Primarily taught by recent NSCAD University graduates continuing their own artistic practices, NSCAD’s adult courses engage students in a wide variety of disciplines such as painting, sculpture, and knitting. After absorbing traditional techniques for wood and plant preparation, students twist, curl, and bend lumber or locks of old dog hair into Mi’kmaq baskets. Through studio work, demonstrations, and group critique, 15 pupils discover the process and theory of oil painting, and a different brigade applies the same activities to their exploration of colour design and fundamental techniques in the still lives and abstract compositions of watercolour painting. A knitwear design course voyages through the entire hand-knitting design process, studying shaping, colour work, tapestry knitting, and finishing techniques. Using plaster blocks, 12 apprentice sculptors rehearse carving basics while considering work with three dimensions, artistic influences, and collaborating with freelancing gorgons.

Customer Reviews

12 Ratings

My daughter has taken courses there and has very much enjoyed them. I'm looking forward to this first course.
Kathy M. · October 26, 2011
I enjoy the classes taught there and feel that the instructors are well represented and offer a wide variety of education.
Shauna M. · October 14, 2011
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    Downtown Halifax

    1892 Hollis St.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3J6


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