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Enrichment Classes

​SJASD offers a number of enrichment classes to support leisure and life-long learning. Browse through courses below. For registration for any of these classes, please call Continuing Education at 204-832-9637 or email the office.

Art Enrichment Classes

​​Introduction to Watercolours

Watercolour is a wonderful medium for creating works of fine art and illustrations. This  course provides the opportunity to experience a variety of watercolour techniques such as wet & dry method, washes, blends and masking. In this class students will develop their colour mixing skills by understanding the use of transparency to create a beautiful picture filled with vivid colours. Material list and discount coupon provided at first class.

Details: 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $85
Location:  John Taylor Collegiate,  470 Hamilton Avenue, art classroom
Instructor:  John Smeulders

Students responsible for purchasing their own art supplies. 

Next Class Dates:

  • January 23, 2024 to February 27, 2024
  • April 10, 2024 to May 15, 2024

Chinese Brush Art

Chinese brush painting isn't just about creating art, it's about the process itself. It's a calming and relaxing form of art, with many people describing the process as spiritual. This traditional form of art is steeped in history, and each piece of artwork you create will be in your own 'handwriting', each stamped with your own style. In China, it's very described as 'writing the picture'.

Details: 6 Wednesdays
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30p.m.
Cost: 485
Location: John Taylor Collegiate, 470 Hamilton Avenue, art classroom
Instructor: John Smeulders

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own art supplies​.

Next Class Dates:

  • February 7, 2024 to March 13, 2024

Acrylics for Beginners

Join us for fun and learning and take home a completed picture at the end of each session.  This experienced art instructor will teach you techniques for working effectively with acrylic paint to create and develop your own artistic work. Wear old clothes.

Details: 6 Mondays
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $85
Location: John Taylor Collegiate, 470 Hamilton Avenue, art classroom
Instructor: John Smeulders​

Students will be responsible for purchasing their own art supplies.

Next Class Dates:

  • ​ May 6, 2024 to June 17, 2024

Fitness Classes

Dynabody Total Fitness

Dynabody Total Fitness Training is a fun and challenging workout that focuses on all areas of fitness. It will improve your strength, stamina, coordination and energy levels. The key is on functional exercises, strength training and metabolic cross-training—which is the best for conditioning the body, burning fat and improving your heart health. Innovative activities that incorporate calisthenics, resistance training, abdominal and core body exercises. With the emphasis on proper technique and coaching—there is no better way to refresh your body, restore your energy and beat stress. Enjoy the camaraderie and the challenge!​

Details: 10 weekly classes
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $​90
Location: Bannantyne School (Tuesdays), Strathmillan School (Thursdays)
Instructor: Doug Yaholkoski

Next Class Dates:

  • April 9, 2024 to June 11, 2024
  • April 11, 2024 to June 13, 2024

Contact Us

2574 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 0H8 204-888-7951 204-831-0859
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2–5, 2024/Winter Break Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.