New Offering for January 2018
Mini Masters (ages 5 to 7)
Children 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 wonderful coffee shops: Eclaire d'Lune French Bakery/Cafe or the Bullet Cappuccino Bar.
Day & Time: Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 am Register Here
Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Dates: January 13 - March 24; No classes on Feb 17 for Family Day Weekend.
Cost including materials: $326.25 ; $26.25 New Student Registration fee (waived for returning students). Fees may be paid monthly.
NEW 8-Week Preschool/Kindergarten Program ~ Weekdays
Day & Time: Tuesdays at 9:30 - 11:00 am Register Here
Dates: January 9 - Feb 27, 2018
Ages: 4 - 5 years old — perfect for kindergarten or junior kindergarten children
Cost including materials: $188; $26.25 New Student Registration fee (waived for returning students). Fees may be paid monthly.
Students who are new to our studio benefit from a brief meeting prior to registration. Please call Diana at 403 667 7020 to schedule an appointment.
Drawing Fundamentals I: Learn to Draw (7 to 12 years old)
This is a great class 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 sketchbook and all materials needed for each class are provided at the studio.
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, tempera 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, perseverance, and focus.
Dates: Wednesdays at 6:15 - 7:30 starting January 10th - May 30th, 2017 (20 Classes) REGISTER NOW!
Cost (inc GST): $120/month; $31.50 Material fee; $26.25 New Student Registration fee
HOMESCHOOL CLASSES (Click on the link for details)
Basics of Drawing (Level 1)
Beyond the Basics of Drawing Fundamentals (Level 2)
Right Brain Drawing (12 & older)
TEEN & Pre-TEEN CLASSES
Acrylic Painting & Abstract Mixed Media (12 & older)
This class is the perfect opportunity for students to explore the fundamentals of acrylic painting through hands-on learning of painting techniques and skills. We take concepts that are so fun to explore -- colour, light, form, texture -- and build on those interests, while encouraging exploration of material and personal creative expression. All lessons are lead by a professional artist through discussion of theory, demonstration of techniques and one-to-one mentoring. Students attend weekly for 5 months (20 classes) allowing opportunity to develop confidence and skill. Finished artwork is truly inspiring!
Beginners are welcome; drawing experience beneficial.
Dates: January 10th - May 30th REGISTER HERE
Day & Time: Wednesdays at 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Cost (inc GST): $130/month, $52.50 Material fee
Ages: 11 years and older
ADULT & TEEN CLASSES
Right Brain Drawing for Adults & Teens (12 & older)
Feel like you can't draw but wished you could? This comprehensive weekly class will teach you a whole new way of looking at the world. You will become aware of 7 perceptions required to draw realistically from life. Projects include drawing your own hand, parts of the studio and even a self portrait. Perfect for teens who are disappointed that they didn't get the art option at school!
This comprehensive class will give participants greater confidence in their drawing abilities and improve their visual-thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn to draw. Based on the teaching methodology of Betty Edwards, this proven step-by-step process of learning to draw will not only guide students to develop strong drawing skills, but also enhance their everyday problem-solving skills and other 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).
This class 12 - week class is designed for junior and senior high school students, and adults who have no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who enjoy drawing and wish to improve their technique. No drawing experience is necessary. This a great experience for friends, or parents and teens to share. A 10% discount is offered on the second registration. Please enquire!
Dates: Jan 8 - Apr 9 (No Classes on Feb 19 ~Family Day & April 2~ Easter Monday) (12 classes)
Day & Time: Mondays at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Cost (inc GST): Fees may be paid monthly.
$20 New Student Registration
$450 Instructional fee including a take home drawing kit, handouts and studio supplies.
Acrylic Painting ~ Advanced Practice and Drop-In/Open Studio
This class is the perfect opportunity for adults and teens with painting experience to continue to explore the fundamentals of acrylic painting through hands-on learning of painting techniques and skills. While learning painting techniques, we encourage exploration of material and personal creative expression. Projects are lead by the artist instructor (e.g., palette knife, impressionistic brush techniques, use of mediums, painting on raw canvas). Participants are also welcome to bring in their own projects to work on independently with mentorship from our instructor upon request. It's fun to have time and space to create in a communal setting. Past drawing and painting experience is required.
This class is designed for teens and adults.
Dates: January 9th - Mar 27, 2017 (12 weeks) REGISTER HERE
Day and Time: Tuesdays at 6:15 - 8:15 pm
Cost (inc GST): $393.75; $47.25 Material fee
Drop-in Fee: $40/class Please call in advance.
Adult Learn to Draw Weekly Classes ~The Basics of Drawing: Part 1
Have you always wanted to learn how to draw but weren't sure where to start? Come and learn the 'secrets' of drawing realistically in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. We just can't keep a secret! Aliki's 7-Step System for learning to draw will allow you to experience immediate success and confidence in your own abilities. Drawing fundamentals such as line and shape, form and space, texture and value, and colour will be practiced in weekly projects using a variety of media. All classes offer theory and demonstration of techniques combined with plenty of practice time and fun! You will be amazed at how easy it is to learn how to draw.
Our weekly classes are the perfect way for you to relax and recharge on your own. Invest in your own creativity and see how learning to draw can positively affect your daily life. No drawing experience is necessary - perfect for the most intimidated artist. This is also a wonderful social opportunity, so join with a friend and save 10% off the second registration. Please enquire!
Dates: January 9 - March 13, 2017 REGISTER HERE
Afternoon Classes: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost (include GST): Fees may be paid in monthlyinstalments
$20.00 New Student Registration Fee
$350.00 Instructional fee including a take-home drawing kit, use of studio materials and handouts.
Acrylic Painting ~ Basics & Beyond
This class is the perfect opportunity for adults to explore the fundamentals of acrylic painting through hands-on learning of painting techniques and skills. Learn concepts such as colour, light, form, texture through step by step instruction for each project. While learning painting techniques, we encourage exploration of material and personal creative expression. Beginners are welcome; drawing experience beneficial. Adults with more experience may bring in their own projects or request specific subject/project ideas. Minimum of 5 students required to offer the class.
Level 1 ~ Beginner: For students new to painting. Drawing experience is valuable
January 2018 TERM ~ January 10th - March 28th, 2018 (12 weeks); Please call to express interest. On-line registration coming soon.
Afternoon Classes: Wednesdays at 1:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $393.75 include gst; materials fee: 36.75; Fees may be paid monthly.
Level 2 ~ Intermediate: For students with past painting experience.
2018 Dates: January 12 - Mar 16th (11 weeks) Online registration coming soon.
Morning Classes: Fridays at 9:30 - 11:30 am
Cost: $360.00 incl gst; materials fee: $ 36.75
Level 3 ~ Advanced ~ For students with past experience.
2018 Dates: January 9 - Mar 27th (12 weeks)
Evenings ~ Day & Time: Tuesdays 6:15 - 8:15pm
Cost: $393.75 incl gst; materials fee: $47.25 (materials fee is higher for this class as students complete more projects and use more advanced media)Registration on-going. Drop-In Available: $40/class. Please call Diana at 403-667-7020
Is there an art project that you would like to finish but just don't seem to make the time for it? Maybe you would like to start working on something that you have wanted to try for a long time? Too many distraction at home keeping you from practicing your art?
Drawing, journaling, painting,etc - it's your choice. Join us on Friday mornings and practice your art in a communal setting with a supportive and friendly group of peers. Our studio offers a lovely space with natural lighting in which to create and relax. Mentorship and feedback/critiques are offered if you would like. Our instructor will be available for mentoring. Please bring your own materials.
Even though this class is a drop-in format, please let us know you are attending so that we can be prepared for you. Call Diana at 403-667-7020 and pay as you go. Join us anytime!
Dates: Jan 9 th to Mar 27th, 2017
Day & Time: Tuesdays at 6:15 - 8:15pm
Cost: $40/class plus $5 materials fee if you don't bring your own.