Programs for Adults

Learn to Draw Class for Adults

Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12, Apr 9, 16, 30 (these dates are not consecutive)
10:30am‑12:30pm | $225 for 9 2hr classes (10% off for Friends) 
Supplies included | Pre-registration required 
Age: 16+ | Any skill level

Whether you have never picked up a pencil or have been sketching for years this class can help your drawing skills flourish. Starting with the basics of light, perspective and texture we will explore still life drawings, realism, sketching, figure drawing and more!

Art History Course: The Human Form in Art Across the Ages

Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 2019
Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm | 6 Classes $165 | 18 +
10% discount for Reach Friends
No grades, homework or prerequisites! | Pre-registration required 

The tradition of depicting people in art goes back to the Stone Age. Our fascination with the human form – essentially ourselves – continues to draw great attention in the art world, at museums and even in our homes. We love to look at ourselves.

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In fact, some of the highest prices for art were awarded to art depicting people. This course explores our fascination with ourselves by looking across the ages at art of the human form. From Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man, to portraits of Michelle Obama, to the comic books that inspired Roy Lichtenstein, and all the way back to cave paintings, we will search for a way to make sense of why people love to look at images of the human form so deeply.

Life Writing Workshops

Writing Your Life Story  
February 23 (Part 1) | March 2 (Part 2) | 1-4:30pm
$95 (10% off for Reach Friends) 
Learn how to plan a life writing project, master the writing process, and identify best writing practices and strategies.

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Book & Cover Design / Self-publishing  
March 9 | 1-4pm | $40 (10% off for Reach Friends) 
Learn what is involved in getting your life story designed in book form and self-published.

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Interviewing Skills  
March 16 | 1-4pm | $40 (10% off for Reach Friends) 
Learn how to effectively interview family members and others for a life story or family history project.

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Adult Art Class: Study the Masters 

Mar 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 (these dates are not consecutive) 
Age: 16 + | 1-3pm | Supplies included | Any skill level 
$150 for 6 2 hour lessons

Journey through art history and learn about artists we now consider the “Masters” like Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Mary Cassatt while developing your own artistic abilities with different mediums! You will leave this class feeling confident in your art history knowledge as well as in your technical ability. We will be using watercolour, oil pastel, chalk pastel, and pencil. We will also have a chance to get inspired by an artist of your choosing in mixed media.

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Broads Brunch

Saturday, April 13 | 3:30-5:30pm 
Tickets: $55 Future Friends, $50 Reach Friends
Pre-registration is required

Broads Brunch @ Brambles Bistro a Cultivating the Art of Living Tastefully Fundraiser for The Reach 29985 Downes Rd, Abbotsford.


  • Sumptuous Brunch Buffet
  • Spring Cocktail (Compliments of Nerma Shergill)
  • Easter Demo with Brenda Falk
  • Fabulous Prize Draws
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Free | Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am | Preregistration Required Culture, Coffee & Cookies (C3) is a speaker’s series dedicated to providing stimulating and enjoyable learning opportunities for people of retirement age. This relaxed and social setting provides an opportunity to discuss and participate in community culture. Each cultural presentation or activity is accompanied by an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments while socializing with peers.

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Winter/ Spring Season
Our Winter/ Spring Season will begin on January 9th, 2019. We have booked brilliant and intriguing presenters for your enjoyment. For all upcoming events and programs at The Reach, check The Reach Gallery Museum Calendar.

Group Tours

Tues – Sun | 10:30am – 3:30pm | $3 per participant Enliven your experience of current art exhibitions with a gallery tour or dive into our community heritage exhibition with a museum tour. Guided tours are a great way to learn about the cultural and social contexts of artworks and artifacts on display. Tours are led by knowledgeable docents who provide a general overview of exhibitions and an opportunity for lively discussion. REQUEST YOUR GROUP TOUR

The Docent is Present

Free | Drop-in | Open to the Public A knowledgeable docent is available Fridays and Sundays from noon to 5pm for Exhibition Tours. Even if you’ve already seen the current exhibitions, you can deepen your experience with a free, drop-in tour.