Teen Classes

Year- Round Weekly Classes - Sept 2017 to May 2016

Please see description of Drawing Fundamentals 3  on Drawing Classes Page.  Classes are well suited for teens who are interested in learning drawing fundamentals while exploring a variety of media and range of art from realistic to abstract.    

Learn to Draw ONE-DAY Workshop

This in depth drawing workshop is geared to adults and teens at all stages from the most intimidated to drawing enthusiasts.  It's perfect for the the whole family to do together.   We offer Part 1 and Part 2 on separate days.  

Aliki’s 7-Step System* will teach you how to draw realistically in just ONE DAY!  We have balanced just the right combination of theory, drawing exercises, and fun. You will leave the studio saying "I CAN draw!" with confidence!  

The first photo is the participant's drawing BEFORE instruction and the second drawing is after one hour of instruction. 

2017 Fall Dates:   Sunday, October 29th, November 19th, 2017 (choose your prefered date) 

Time:  9:30  am  to 4:00 pm (30 minute lunch break) ‚ÄčREGISTER HERE

Cost: Registration fee: $25+GST; Workshop fee: $125+GST ; Materials fee: $25 (+GST)  (inlcudes a take-home starter drawing kit)

Learn to Draw - Basics and Beyond

In ten weeks we will review drawing fundamentals such as line and shape, form and space, texutre and value and expand on these ideas while creating finished pieces.  We will begin to look at the principles of art such as proportion/scale; balance; unity; emphasis and begin to apply these concepts into our work.  We will also explore a variety of color media such as oil and calk pastel, coloured pencil, charcoal, etc. No expereince is necessary; also suitable for past students who have take our One Day Workshop, or have some basic drawing expeirence. 

Fall 2017 : Postponed until Jan 2018 (Please call to express your interest in this class.  We required a minimum of 5 students.) 

Evening:  Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:45 

Cost: $326.25 incl materials

Right Brain Drawing for Teens

Disappointed that you didn't get the ART option your were hoping for at school?  Feel like you CAN'T draw but wished you could?  Right Brain Drawing for Teens is the PERFECT SOLUTION for YOU! 

This comprehensive class will give 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 not only guide students to develop strong drawing skills, as well as 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, perserverence, 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 highschool) who have no prior drawing intruction, as well as those who enjoy drawing and wish to improve their technique.  Adults may join the class too.  Family discount provided.

Dates:  Sept 20 - Dec 6th (12 weeks)  Postponed until January 2018

Day & Time:  Wednesdays at 6:45 - 8:45 pm

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

The pre and post instructional drawings are inspirational! The student achieved the self portrait drawings after only 12 weeks of instruction.  The samples below utilize a variety of unique drawing techniqes such as upside-down drawing. 

Arts Combo for Teens

This ecclectic integrates a wonderful combination of both 2D and 3D techniques into the creative process.  Teen artists will learn and practice drawing exercises that facilitate relaxation and the experience of working "on the right side of the brain."  The sculpting component of these art classes will introduce methods used by professional artists to create your own works of art that students will be proud to display. Each session will have a variety of projects and may vary from sample photos.  This class is best suited for students who have take our Drawing Fundamentals classes/camp but not necessary.    

Fall 2017 Dates: Sep 11 - Dec 4th~  3 months  REGISTER HERE

Times: Mondays at 6:30 - 8:00 pm  (No class on Holidays)

Cost (incl GST):  $130/month;  $42 Material fee 

Ages: 13  years and older

January 2018 Dates: Jan 8 - May 29  ~ 5 months

Times: Mondays at 6:30 - 8:00pm

Cost (incl GST):  $130/month;  $42.00 Material fee  

Ages: 13  years and older

Acrylic Painting ~ Beyond the Basics 

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 classes will review 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.  

Drawing and painting experience are 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.   

Fall Dates:  Sep 12, 2017 - Dec 5, 2017    REGISTER HERE

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 6:15 - 8:15pm

Cost (incl GST):  $131.50/month;  $31.50 Material fee; New Student Registration fee: $26.25  

Ages: 10 years and older

January Dates:  January 10 - May 30, 2018

Day and Time:  TBD

Cost (incl GST):  $130/month;  $52.50 Material fee; New Student Registration fee: $26.25  

Ages: 10 years and older