Beyond Drawing for Children & Teens

Acrylic Painting, Gem Journals, Mixed Media & Sculpting 

Acrylic Painting & Abstract Mixed Media 

This class is the perfect opportunity for children and teens to explore the fundamentals of acrylic painting through hands-on learning of painting techniques and skills.  We take concepts that children love to explore -- colour, light, form, texture -- and build on those interests, while encouraging exploration of material and personal creative expression.

The Fall classes will focus on basic brush techniques, colour theory and  various painting styles with an emphasis on still life and landscape.  Beginning in January, students will explore elements and principles of abstract art and discover a variety of mixed media techniques.  

Beginners are welcome; drawing experience beneficial.  Past students of Aliki's Art House are welcome to return and build on their painting skills with new projects.  Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class.   

January 2018: Jan 10 - May 30 (20 classes)  REGISTER HERE

Date and Time:   Wednesday at 4:30 - 6:00 pm  

Free Trial Class on Jan 10th!  Please call Diana at 403.667.7020 sign up.

Cost (incl GST):  $130/month;  $52.50 Material fee; New Student Registration fee: $21

Ages: 11 - 16  years

Beyond the Basics of Acrylic Painting for returning students ages 12 & older

January 2018 Dates:  Sep 12, 2017 - Dec 6, 2017  (12 weeks) 

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15

Cost (incl GST):  $125/mo (for 3 months) ;  $42.00 Material fee (Materials fee are higher for this class as students complete more projects and use more advanced media.)

Ages: 12 years and older

Pre-requisite Students must have prior drawing and painting experience with a strong knowledge of vocabulary.

Arts Combo: Gem Journals & Sculpting

This class is a unique combination of drawing and art lessons in the context of gem journals (2-dimensional art) AND sculpting (3-dimensional art).

So what is the difference between a journal and a gem journal? Journals become gem journals when you add depth, colour, and creativity through illustrations (such as photographs and embellishments of any kind) to your journal. Using Aliki’s Seven-Step system for composing a journal page, budding artists will begin to explore, play, create and listen as they express themselves. Art journaling is a wonderful process of drawing, collaging, writing and mixed media. Skills used in this class are easily transferable to school work and projects.  Studies show that studying via a combination of drawing and writing helps students retain concepts better.

Students will also be exposed to the process of sculpting as a means of extending their drawing skills to new art disciplines.  Students will complete a variety of sculpting projects such as building their own Alberto Giacometti-Inspired armature, creating a relief tile from Zentangle patterns and more!  All sculptures are build from scratch using the same techniques and methodology as professional artists.  

This class is designed for current and past students of Aliki's Art House who have completed at least one year of drawing classes.  This class may be a combination of youth and adults. Minimum of 5 students required to offer this class.

Year-Round Schedule (9 months) Please call Diana at 403-667-7020 to enquire about on-going registration.  

Dates:  Sep 7, 2017 to May 31, 2018  (36 classes) 

Time:  Thursdays at 4:30 - 5:45 pm

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

Age: 8 - 12 years

Spring 2018 Dates: April - June ~ Intermediate for Teens & Adults  Please call to express your interest.

Times: Mondays at 6:30 - 8:30pm

Cost (incl GST):  $140/month;  $42.00 Material fee  

Ages: 12  years and older

Teen Drawing Classes and Workshops

Everything starting with drawing.  Learn the fundamentals with us in our teen classes.