Open and Independent Study with Suzanne Metz
Intermediate to Advanced Levels
Suzanne Metz serves as a coach and facilitator, asking participants to choose a starting point and then prompting them to expand their creative ability by constant encouragement and a gentle prod to stretch yourselves and venture into territory that is exciting and new. Learn to be present in the process and let go of expectations that inhibit you. You will be encouraged to explore, improvise, collaborate, using all media and tools available to you. Suzanne will motivate you to develop your own unique way without the need to copy, rather gaining inspiration from other artists you admire and finding your own techniques to carry the work through. This is about having fun, not being too serious, and tapping in to your intuition. Your work will guide you and Suzanne will take you seriously, all the while validating who you are and the strengths that you have, with emphasis on stressing your personal connection between you and your work.
- Acrylic paints and a variety of brushes, a palette knife
- A surface on which to mix paint ( paper plates, wax paper)
- Always have paper on which to do preliminary exercises - preferably paper that will hold paint.
- A pad approx 18 x 22 would be great but bring what you have to the first class!
- Either a canvas or a better quality paper (minimum 140lbs in weight) to work on during class.
- A pencil
- Some vine charcoal
- If you have any soft or oil pastels that would be great too.
- Matte or gloss medium to use for glueing or mixing paint.
- Paper towels are great, some rags, a sponge
- Spray water bottle (if you have)
Unless otherwise specified by a program director or within any other documentation, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all Schwartz/Reisman Centre programs:
For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times
Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Schwartz/Reisman Centre cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, helping to sustain wonderful programs.
For Programs that Meet 3+ Times
You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.
- Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Schwartz/Reisman Centre program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.
- 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.
- After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)
- All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: The Schwartz Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan Ontario, L6A 3Z8, Attn: Registration; or by e-mail to [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request.
*All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. The policy articulated here applies to The Schwartz Reisman Centre only, and does not apply to Centre Camp, The Schwartz Reisman Centre daycare and preschool or The Schwartz Reisman Centre Fitness and Health.
In order to receive the member discount on programs, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre requires that participants be active members at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the registered program(s).
Please be advised that the Schwartz/Reisman Centre operates on a JCC Credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director.
JCC Credit applied to your JCC account can be redeemed for any program at the JCC (not including Centre Camp and Schwartz/Reisman Centre daycare and preschool), can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date.
Registration for Schwartz/Reisman Centre programs closes one week before the start date of a course. For some classes we accept registrations until the program has reached 50% of its classes.
We recommend registering as early as possible, as many programs have limited space, and other programs depend upon a certain enrollment number to ensure they will run. Your place in a program can only be guaranteed when accompanied by payment.