Art Classes for Homeschoolers

We are thrilled to offer art classes to homeschool students.  Theory and technique are well balanced with demonstration and practice allowing students (ages 6 and older) to create finished works of art as displayed in the samples.  Class size is limited  to 10 students with 1 teacher and 1 assistant which allows for ample individual instruction.  A variety of  projects are offered to match the student's age and level.  Family discount offered.

By using a proven step-by-step system, 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 can feel comfortable taking chances in their work and exploring new ideas and media. The skills acquired through drawing will improve many other important life and academic skills such as creativity, confidence, problem-solving skills, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, resiliency, collaboration skills, dedication and accountability.

 

Weekly Classes 

 

These photos illustrate a student's improved drawing abilities after just one hour of instruction!

Basics of Drawing

Students will be introduced to the visual vocabulary for drawing anything and everything they want.  Our program guides the students through several projects to build confidence in their own skills while demonstrating variety of techniques and media. Within just a few lessons students are drawing independently with accuracy and satisfaction. This class is ideal for siblings of all ages to attend together. Projects are matched to the student's age. 

Dates:  Jan 9 - Feb 27, 2017  (8 weeks)  Register Here

Day and Time: Tuesdays 10  am- noon

Cost: $160 + gst

One-time New Family Registration Fee:  $26.25

Age:  7 years and older.  

Beyond the Basics of Drawing (Level 2) 

Day and Time: Thursdays 10:00 - 12.00 Register Here

Dates:  January 11 - Mar 1, 2018 (8 weeks)  

Cost:  $160 + gst

One-time New Family Registration Fee:  $26.25

Age:  7 years and older.  Best suited for students who have taken our Basics of Drawing classes.

Right Brain Drawing for Teens

This comprehensive class will give pre-teens teens greater confidence in their drawing abilities and improve their visual-thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn to draw.  Following the teaching methodology of Betty  Edwards will allow students to access and develop essential right brain functions. Research has shown that students who study the arts, in general, develop 10 important skills for success in everyday life such as creativity, confidence, problem-solving skills, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, resiliency, collaboration skills, dedication and accountability (Phillips, 2010).

No drawing experience is necessary. This class 12 - week class is designed for teens (in junior and senior high-school) who have no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who enjoy drawing and wish to improve their technique.  Parents may take the class with their children at 50% off.   Please call to enquire.

Image result for hand drawing from betty edwards

Please call before you register to ensure sufficient registration.  REGISTER HERE 

Dates:   Thursdays at 1 - 3pm starting January 11th - March 28, 2017 (12 Classes/ 3 months)

Cost (inc GST):  $120/month; $26.25 Material fee; $26.25  New Family Registration fee  (Sibling discount available ~ $100/month each).

Ages:  12 & older

 

 

Drop-In & Draw Friday Workshops

Join us for Drop-in & Draw Fridays, a special 2-hour drawing workshops students ages 7 and older.   Each workshop will feature a new project as students learn and practice fundamental drawing techniques and skills.  All workshops will begin with an introduction/review of basic elements of art so new students are always welcome.  Our studio is a supportive and creative environment allowing young artists the freedom to explore their own potential and nurture their self-esteem, while building a strong repertoire of techniques and skills.  Students will be exposed to a variety of art forms from realistic to abstract and explore a range of media.  Workshops are limited to 10 students per day. 

Day and Time:  Fridays 1 - 3 pm 

Dates:  Dec 8th, 2017

Cost including materials:  $31.50/class (incl GST).  Family discount available.

Age:  7 years and older.  Projects for younger students (ages 5 - 7) may also be offer upon request. 

Please call Diana to sign up at 403-667-7020 

 

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