Fall 2019: Child & Youth Weekly Programs

We offer a range of programs for school aged students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. Each class focuses on different materials and techniques. The Fall 2019 Programs are listed below. Each class is one day per week.

 

Fall Term runs Saturday, September 28 - Friday, December 6.

Monday classes are cancelled for Thanksgiving Monday (October 14).

The program fees include all materials*. Taxes are extra. 

*High School Oil Painting materials are not included. A materials list is given.


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aRT EXPLORATIONS

In this exciting new course, students will be introduced to five distinct disciplines: drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture. We will create 2 and 3-dimensional works of art that allow students to explore a wide variety of materials and techniques. Whether you’re brand new to art or want to try your hand at a diverse materials and techniques, this is the perfect class to try!

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
Grade 1-2

*Mondays 4:30-6:00, September 30-Dec 2
Grade 1-2
Fridays 4:30-6:00, October 4-Dec 6
Saturdays 1:30-3:00, Sept 28-November 30
Sundays 10:30-12:00, Sept 29-Dec 1
Grade 3-5
*Mondays 4:30-6:00, September 30-Dec 2
Sundays 10:30-12:00, Sept 29-Dec 1
Grade 3-5
Saturdays 1:30-3:00, Sept 28-November 30
Grade 6-8
*Mondays 4:30-6:00, September 30-Dec 2

$340 (*Monday class $306 - no class on
Thanksgiving Monday)
All materials included. HST extra.

Start with Art: JK/SK

Give your beginning artist the opportunity to learn the basics of art-making and appreciation. These one hour classes focus on the process of creating 2 and 3-dimensional works of art and teach your child new ways of expressing themselves, solving problems and working with others.

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term*
Saturdays 10:30-11:30, Sept 28-November 30
Saturdays 1:30-2:30, Sept 28-November 30
Sundays 1:30-2:30, Sept 29-December 1
Mondays 4:30-5:30, September 30-December 2
Tuesday 4:30-5:30, October 1-December 3
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30, October 2-Dec 4
Thursdays 4:30-5:30, October 3-December 5 Fridays 4:30-5:30, October 4-December 6

$245 (*Monday class $220.50- no class on
Thanksgiving Monday)
All materials included. HST extra.

 
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Drawing

Students will learn fundamental drawing techniques like shading and one-point perspective, and will use these skills to create realistic and imaginative drawings. In this class we will use a variety of mediums including graphite, charcoal, conte, pen and ink, markers and pastels.

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
Grade 1-2
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00, Oct 1-December 3
Grade 3-5
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00, Oct 1-December 3
Grade 6-8
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00, Oct 1-December 3

$320, all materials included. HST extra. 

Cartooning & illustration

Does your child love to draw? In this class students will learn all kinds of techniques for drawing people, animals and other creatures with expression and skill. Many different media will be explored including pencil, marker, pen and ink, paint and more. Students will also learn about effective narrative structure and how to illustrate their own ideas.

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
Grade 1-3

Wednesdays 4:30-6:00, October 2-December 4
Grade 3-5
Saturdays 10:30-12:00, Sept 28-November 30

$320, all materials included. HST extra.

      

 
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CREATE wITh clay

In this class, students will work with clay, polymer clay and plaster  as they explore 3-dimensional art. Students will learn proportion, design, and construction to create both functional and sculptural works of art.


This course is offered in the Winter 2020 term.

Painting

In this class, students will learn colour theory, composition and painting techniques for watercolour and acrylic paints. Students will create realistic and abstract works on paper and canvas as they learn about contemporary and historic painters.

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
Grade 1-2
Thursdays 4:30-6:00, Oct 3-December 5
Saturdays 10:30-12:00, Sept 28-November 30
Grade 3-5
Thursdays 4:30-6:00, Oct 3-December 5

$340, all materials included. HST extra.

 

 
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Sculpture

In this class, students will work with clay, polymer clay, plaster and found art materials as they explore 3-dimensional art. Students will learn proportion, design, and construction to create both functional and sculptural works of art.


This course is offered in the Winter 2020 term.

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Clay & Colour

Kids will go on an adventure into the fun and colourful world of polymer clay sculpting.  Students will plan and create 3-dimensional works including all kinds of animals and imaginary creatures and build them into worlds layered with colour and texture. 


This course is offered in the Winter and Spring 2020 terms.

 
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DRAWING & PAINTING

Students in this class will be introduced to a variety of drawing and painting techniques. Learning to draw using perspective, shading and proper proportion will help students draw realistically, and will provide a solid foundation for developing their painting skills. Using watercolour and acrylic paints, students will learn colour theory and proper painting technique as they explore realistic and abstract painting. 


This course is offered in the Winter 2020 term.

 

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art fundamentals grades 6-8

Through drawing and painting skill development, students will work their way from an idea to a finished work of art. They will complete three original pieces of art in ten weeks.

Each term during the school year centres on a different discipline within art and the Fall term will focus on drawing. The Winter and Spring terms will progress into Painting and Mixed Media and students will be encouraged to produce work that is increasingly complex and original. 

This course is ideal for students who may be interested in applying to arts focused secondary schools as many of the portfolio requirements will be met. 

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00, October 2-December 4
Thursdays 4:30-6:00, October 3-December 5

$340, all materials included. HST extra.

 

Manga & Anime

In this exciting class students will learn the specific skills and techniques for drawing popular characters and creating their own in this traditional Japanese style. Students will also work on story development, backgrounds, layouts and lettering for their own comics. 

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
This course is offered in the Winter 2020 term.

 

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Art Fundamentals grades 9-12

This course emphasizes skill development in a range of core visual arts techniques. Realistic drawing and painting, printmaking and sculpture will be taught with a different conceptual focus during each ten week term.

Students are encouraged to produce highly original and complex work that shows evidence of their creative process from idea, to sketch to finished work.

This course is ideal for high school students considering applying to post secondary art programs. Individual portfolio requirements can be fulfilled. 

Fall 2019: 9 Week Term
Mondays 7:00-9:00, September 30-December 2

$340, all materials included. HST extra. No class on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14.

 
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High School Oil Painting

Students will learn colour theory, perspective and paint application techniques for painting in oil. Students will start with painting using a limited palette and learn important elements of composition to create a successful painting. 

Fall 2019: 10 Week Term
Wednesdays 7:00-9:00, October 2-Dec 4

$340, materials not included (a materials list is provided below). HST extra. 

Download the Materials List here