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If you are interested in taking some on-line courses by a friend and colleague please inquire! It will be fun! There is a lot to learn and explore:-)) Johanna is a passionate and gifted painter and instructor and we’ve known each other since her student days at Tobias School of Art. She also has an art plus architecture degree from her home country, Chile!

Happy painting,


ARSCURA - 2020-2021
Awakening (to) the Cosmos on Earth

See Gallery of Student Art from this Course

A continuation, yet a new beginning of our journey into ‘speaking to the stars’ in art through
guided drawing and painting exercises of personal as well as, archetypal gesture and colour,
this time in the 12 signs of the Zodiac! Particular attention is given to the current dynamics both for the world and for yourself personally. 14 weeks! Seven weeks before and seven weeks after Christmas with the ‘Twelve Holy Nights’ and a little home work in between.


As in previous years we will meet on Thursdays and Fridays in class (limited number of in-class participants according to Corona restrictions) and dive deeply into drawing and painting with various media, instructions, feedback and sharing in the group.

It is also possible to enrol in this class online only with a weekly letter of instructions arriving each Thursday morning for the two days’ work and some more communication in between classes.

Of special interest in this exploration will be the question: “What can be the gifts to the world WE can offer at this time through our art work and by creating together as a community?”


Further details will arrive as we get closer to the beginning of the class. At this point I just
wanted to respond to inquiries that keep coming in: Yes, there will be a course, but the work will
continue throughout the two terms, rather than be broken into two separate topics, before and
after Christmas. That seems ‘right’ for the project involved, yet, it is still possible to join for the fall term only, but not for a January start:-))

Course Details:

Fall term:
Thursday/Friday, October 15/16, 2020
This term ends November 26/27, 2020
Winter term:
Thursday/Friday, January 7/8, 2021
Ending Feb. 18/19, 2021
Art show:
February 26/27/28, 2021

Studio location: 901 Rutherford Road, Vaughan Ontario....
Tuition: Full studio course both terms: $2100 paid in full
or $1200 paid by October 15, 2020 and January 7, 2021.
Early bird if paid by September 25: $1650 for full course.
Some extra cost for art supplies in studio.

On-line course: $ 1200, payable in two instalments of $600 each by October,15 and
January, 7 respectively. Registration and

Information: No refund after first week of classes. Some prior Arscura
experience is helpful if you think of enrolling in the on-line course!


Visit the art displays at the Christian Community
Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm

Note: please be mindful of Covid regulations

Find Your Artist ~ Change the World 

During the Solstice days I have found my ‘missing piece’ as to the continuation that might be appropriate after our autumn term and so below are the dates and times as well as a short course description (as much as this is possible :-))

Seven Fridays from 9:30 to 3:30 (don’t make other appointments right at 3:30 please) to Deepen and Individualise our Speaking to the Planets as we now are looking toward the planetary Great Conjunction of December 2020!

As we painted with the Seven planets in a more generic or archetypal way, we will now deepen this work on paper canvases using growing-a-painting process in water colour. This will enable a slower, more meditative working out of each colour and its connection and relationship to the stars.

I have plans to deepen our work and if it is OK with you I’d like not to give all the details as yet as this is also an evolving process…but surely you will all enjoy the evolution into:

ABOUT: Find Your Artist - Change the World

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
~Andy Warhol

The Mission
For many years Regine Kurek has offered art and biography courses as two separate streams. This new course is based in a deeper fusion of the Arscura - Art for Life and Life as Art programs and offers a new metamorphic journey and inquiry into arts based learning and inner development. In addition it is a skills training in contemporary art and mixed media. Regine is happy to invite previous Arscura graduates who are interested to return to this offering as a further step on the path of the artist in you! As well, she equally welcomes anyone with or without a formal art background! We all will learn and benefit from each other on this path! In the past year Regine has had the privilege to take part in an intensive art immersion herself and has since then developed this new program. She regards this as a further step on her own life long quest for the ‘Mission of Art’ in the world.

The Program
Join and see for yourself! Give yourself the gift of an art practice that will ‘turn you inside out’ as we will walk into the darkest days of the year together and for seven weeks explore drawing, painting and taking time for a deeper look at Biography and what calls us to be artists! This intensive process will then lead into an active pause over the ‘Twelve Holy Nights’ of mid-winter. We will begin again in the New Year for another seven weeks during which each participant works on a self-chosen theme and develops a body of work arising from the first term and the pause. This ‘pause’ will act as a Void out of which new inspiration is born. All this will culminate in an art show in our final week in March. There might also be an additional gathering around New Year if we so choose.

The Possibilities
It is the intention to make this course as open and accessible as possible! Therefore, it will be possible to sign up for any of the days separately. Needless to say it is the most desirable to experience the synthesis of all parts, but any single part will be rewarding!


Studio Location: 901 Rutherford Road in Thornhill

For more information call 905 763 1003 or email:

Student Art Show (Gallery 5)

Gallery 1 | Gallery 2 | Gallery 3 | Gallery 4

Click on above link to see latest works


Awakens the Senses, Enlivens the Soul, Stirs the Imagination! Being a student of Arscura has brought these gifts of renewal for me both personally and professionally. IMMEASURABLE!!!

L. Trajchef, teacher


last update March 13, 2021