Children's & Teen's Drawing Classes

No Classes on Sat, Feb 17th and Mon, Feb 19th for Family Day Weekend!

Mini Masters


Learn to Draw


Next Steps

Advanced Practice




Everything starts with drawing! Drawing is all about looking, making a mark and learning how to refine that mark to express emotion and re-create a reality or feeling. Learning to draw opens up endless possibilities and easily helps students branch off into other art forms. Using Aliki's Seven-Step system, students build skills and confidence as they gain an understanding of drawing fundamentals (such as line and contour, positive shape and negative space, proportion, shading, texture) while exploring a wide variety of media (e.g., crayon, oil and chalk pastel, watercolour pencil, tempra paint, charcoal, ink, graphite). Students create drawings in a variety of styles from realistic to abstract. The progression of lessons, guide students to developing independent drawing skills while nurturing personal expression and creativity. Class projects are richly balanced with inspirations gathered from a wide range of sources.  

Our art school provides a safe environment where young artists feel comfortable taking chances in their work and exploring new ideas and media.  The skills acquired through drawing will improve many other important life skills such as confidence, problem-solving skills, perserverence, and focus.  

All stages are welcome from beginner to advanced. Each student will receive an art assessment prior to registration in order to determine artistic level and needs.  Please contact us at 403.667.7020 or  to schedule a studio appointment.

Central NW Location 

Aliki’s Art House  551 Northmount Drive (and 40th Ave). NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2K 3J3

Studio Closures ~ No Classes

  • Long Weekend Closures: Oct 9, 2017; Oct 31, 2017; Feb 19, 2018; May 21, 2018
  • Remembrance Day: November 11, 2017  
  • Winter break:  Dec 22nd, 2017 – Jan 5th, 2018; Classes resume Saturday, Jan 6th, 2018 
  • Family Day Weekend:  Feb 17th & Feb 19th, 2018
  • Spring break:  Mar 23rd, 2018 – Apr 1, 2018; Classes resume: Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Weekly Children and Teen Classes - New Schedule for 2018 

Please browse the selection below for descriptions of our regularly offered, amazing, one-of-a-kind drawing, painting or arts combo classes.  January 2018 classes are now posted along with opportunities for new student studio visits.  Contact us anytime! 

Mini Masters

Children ages 5 to 7 years will be introduced to learning the skill of drawing. Using a sequential method and a variety of media, students will create sophisticated artwork while enjoying the creative process. This class is tons of fun and improves focus, motor skills, listening skills, and direction following!  

This class is also a great time out for parents to enjoy a break at one of the nearby coffee shops or restaurants, French Bakery/Cafe-Eclaire d'Lune or Puspa's Fine Indian Dining.  


2018 Dates: January 13 - Mar 24; No classes on Feb 17   Register Here

Time: Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 am  &  Saturday afternnon class at 1 - 2:15pm.    Choose the best time for your schedule!

Cost including gst: $100/mo; Materials: $26.25; New student registration: $26.25

Ages: 5-7 years old  

Students who are new to our studio benefit from an assessment and brief meeting prior to registration.

Please call Diana at 403 667 7020 to schedule an appointment.  

NEW: Mini Masters for 4 & 5 year olds

Students create impressive drawings by combining basic lines and shapes in this loosely structured class.  As they explore and experiment with a variety of art materials and tools, students discover the fun and beauty of colour, texture and depth in their artwork.  Stories, song and movement are integrated into each class.  

Day & Time:  Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:00 am for 4 - 5 year olds.  Homeschoolers are welcome too.

Date:  January 9 - Feb 27, 2018   Register Here

Cost (incl. materials and gst):  $189 New student tuition and materials.

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to Draw

Drawing Fundamentals I: Learn to Draw is for students who are beginning their artistic journey; no previous experience required.  It is also suitable for those students who love to draw with past instruction and wish to improve their drawing technique using fundamental principles of drawing. Students receive a portfolio and all materials needed for each class are provided at the studio. 

January 2018 - May 2018  

Date & Time: Wednesdays Jan 10 - May 30th  at 6:15 - 7:30pm REGISTER HERE  Only 1 spot left!  Registration  closes on Jan 18th!

Cost (incl. GST):  $120/month (for 5 months); Material fee: $31.50; New Student Registration fee: $21.00  

Ages: 7 years and older

The photo on the left below shows how one student improved her ability to draw realistic bumble bees in one lesson. Although it is a myth, society and peers often see realistic drawing as the gold standard in whether a person is considered an artist or not. Having said that, learning to draw realistically does build artistic confidence. Students are taught not only realistic drawing but different types of drawing, as illustrated in the photo of the abstract flower. This helps students understand that not all drawings are realistic and that we can always change our mistakes into an abstract work of art.  We provide a rich art education by teaching our students colour theory, art history and vocabulary.


Looking for more than drawing?  Check out our otheArts Combo, Gem Journals and Acrylic Painting Classes & Teen Classes

Year-Round Schedule ~ Sept 2017 to May 2018 

Registration is now closed. Please consider our Children's Workshops, Acrylic Painting and Mixed Meida, or private lessons. 

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to Draw

Date & Time: Thursdays, Sep 7, 2017 to May 31, 2018 at 6 - 7:15pm (36 lessons)  

Cost (incl. GST):  $120/month; Material fee: $42.00; New Student Registration fee: $26.25    

Date & Time: Saturdays, Sep 9, 2017 to Jun 2, 2018 at 11:15 - 12:30pm (32 lessons — no lessons on Long Weekends)  

Cost (incl GST):  $110/month; Material fee: $42.00; New Student Registration fee: $26.25  

Ages: 7 years and older


This course is for the students who have taken Aliki's Drawing Fundamentals I (Beginner Drawing) or Beyond the Basics Summer Camp.  Having established a strong understanding of the foundational visual vocabulary and drawing technques in Drawing Fundamentals I, students further expand their knowledge and refine their skills through creative exploration (e.g., line and contour, positive shape and negative space, perspective and proportion, light and shadow, shading, value and tone, texture and gesture.)  

Year-Round Schedule (9 months)  Registration is now closed. Please consider our Children's Workshopsprivate lessons or call/email to be placed on our waitlist for January 2017. 

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, Sep 5, 2017  to Jun 5, 2018 at 4:30 - 5:45 pm (36 classes) 

Cost (incl GST):  $120/month;  Material fee: $42.00; New Student Registration fee: $26.25  

Dates & Times: Saturdays, Sep 9, 2017 to Jun 2, 2018 at 2:45 - 4 pm (32 classes — no classes on Long Weekends)  

Cost (incl GST):  $120/month;  Material fee: $42.00; New Student Registration fee: $26.25

Ages: 8 years and older

Drawing Fundamentals 3: Advanced Drawing Practice  

This class is for students who have taken two or more full years of weekly art classes. In this course, students will be challenged to use their drawing sills in new ways appling the knowledge and drawing skills they aquired in past classes.  It is so exciting to observe students develop thier own unique style.

New students, without past Aliki's instruction, may be accepted if they have had prior art experience or are older.  Please enquire.

Year-Round Schedule (9 months)  Registration is now closed. Please consider our Children's Workshopsprivate lessons or call/email to be placed on our waitlist for January 2017. 

Date & Time: Mondays, Sep 11, 2017 to May 28, 2018 at 5:00 - 6:15 pm (32 lessons — no classes on Holidays)  

Cost (incl GST):  $120/month; Material fee: $42.00; New Student Registration fee: $26.25  

Ages:  9 years and older