Adult Classes and Workshops

Learn to Draw ONE-DAY Workshops  

Part 1

This in-depth drawing workshop is geared to adults and teens at all stages from the most intimidated to drawing enthusiasts. 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. 

Dates:  Sunday, Mar 11 or Apr 29, 2018  REGISTER HERE

Day & Time:  Sundays at 9:30  am  - 4:00 pm (30 minute lunch break on your own) 

Cost incl gst: Workshop:  $157.50 + Materials fee: $35  (includes a take-home starter drawing kit, studio supplies and handouts)

Part 2 - At the request of past participants!

Continue your artistic journey with us as you refine the drawing skills you discovered in the Part 1-ONE DAY Workshop.  We will review the elements of art that were introduced in the first session, and expand on these ideas while creating finished pieces.  You will gain more confidence in your independent drawing skills and explore seeing tone as shape, adding tone with lines, basic perspective and drawing from real life.  

Dates :  Sunday, May 27, 2018  REGISTER HERE

Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (30 minute lunch break on your own)

Cost incl gst: Workshop plus materials fee: $165

Adult Learn to Draw Weekly Classes - Basics & Beyond

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!  

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!

The Basics of Drawing: Part 1 

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, texutre 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.

January 2018  TERM ~ January 9th - March 13th, 2018 (10 classes)   REGISTER HERE

Afternoon Classes:   Tuesdays at 1:30 - 3:30pm  

Cost including GST:  Fees may be paid in monthly instalments

$20.00  New Student Registration Fee

$350.00  Instructional Fee including a take-home drawing kit, studio materials and handouts.

Beyond the Basics: Part 2 

In ten weeks we will review the elements of art that we introduced in the first session, and expand on these ideas while creating finished pieces.  We will begin to look at the principles of art (such as pattern, rhythm/movement; proportion/scale; balance; unity; emphasis) and begin to apply these concepts into our work, while keeping in mind the applications of the elements and applying them when needed.  We will also explore a variety of color media such as oil and calk pastel, pencil and wax crayon, watercolor pencil, etc. Best suited for past students who have take our One Day Workshop, or Learn to Draw Part 1 weekly classes. 

Spring 2018: April 10th - June 12th, 2018 (10 classes) Please call to express interest. On-line registration coming soon. 

Afternoon:  Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 pm 

Cost including gst:  $20 New Student Registration Fee; $350 Instructional fee including materials and handouts.  


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. The photos below illustrate the progress of 2 students after only 12 weeks of instruction. This is the perfect class for friends, or teens and parents to take together!  A 10% discount is offered on second registration.  Please enquire.  

Dates: January 8th - April 9th, 2018   

Day and Time:   Mondays at 6:30 - 8:30

Cost include GST: Fees may be paid in monthly instalments

$20 New Student Registration fee

$450 Instructional fee including a take home drawing kit, handouts, and studio supplies.

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) REGISTER HERE

Afternoon Classes:   Wednesdays at 1:30 - 3:30pm  

Cost including gst:  Fees may be paid monthly  

$20 New Student Registration Fee;  $393.75 Instructional fee; $36.75 Materials Fee 


Level 2 ~ Intermediate:  For students with past painting experience.

 2018 Dates: January 12 - Mar 23rd (11 weeks)   REGISTER HERE

Morning Classes: Fridays at 9:30 - 11:30 am 

Cost: $20 New Student Registration Fee; $360 incl gst; $36.75 Materials fee


Level 3 ~ Advanced ~  For students with past experience.  

2018 Dates:  January 9 - Mar 27th (12 weeks) REGISTER HERE

Evenings ~ Day & Time: Tuesdays 6:15 - 8:15pm 

Cost incl gst: $20 New Student Registration Fee; $393.75 Instructional Fee; $47.25 Materials fee (this is slightly higher than other courses 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 


Advanced Adult & Teen Arts Combo: An Exploration of 2-D and 3-D Art  

Explore your inner artist in a whole new way. This 12-week art course integrates a wonderful combination of both 2D and 3D techniques into the creative process.  Students will explore Zentangle, Sculpting and Gem Journaling!

Adult art students will learn and practice drawing exercises that facilitate relaxation and the experience of working "on the right side of the brain" with Zentangle.  The sculpting component of these art classes will introduce methods used by professional artists to create your own works of art that you'll be proud to display. Each session will have a variety of projects and may vary from sample photos. 

Gem Journal are fun and easy to create.   As adults, we can feel as though we’ve lost some of the innocence and joy of our childhoods. We don’t have the time to stop, reflect, evaluate, wonder and play. What if you could take some time out for you and  give yourself permission to express yourself creatively using the combination of art and writing? Ignore the voices telling you that you’re not an artist and that you can’t do this!  This class teaches you how to begin your personal Gem Journal using Aliki's Seven Steps to Building a Journal Page through a series of fun, hands-on classes for everyone to learn and enjoy the wonderful process of creating a beautiful visual record for yourself.  

Pre-Requisite:  Prior Sculpting and/or Art Journaling Class or Camp at Aliki's Art House. Register with a friend — you'll look forward to this creative opportunity to bond and learn together. This is the just the right class for teens and parents together!  When you join with a friend or family member, everyone has more fun and saves 10%each!

Teachers and educators are also welcome to experience the process in order to teach the methodology to students as a learning tool.   

April to June 2018  Please call to express your interest (Diana at 403-667-7020).  We require a minimum of 5 participants to offer this class 

Day & Time: Mondays at 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cost incl. gst:  $420 ($140/month); Materials fee: $42; New Student Registration fee: $26.25; Fees may be paid monthly.  

Ages: Youth, 13 years and older, are also welcome.  

Drop IN  ~ Project of Choice

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 Tuesday evenings 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 and/or designing still life arrangements.  Please bring your own materials.  Please call to let us know you're attending. 

Dates:  January 9 to Mar 27th

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

Drop In Fee: $40/class or block of 4 classes for $120;  Please call Diana at 403.667.7020 to register.

Expressive Art Program 

At Aliki’s, when we say....  ‘Art makes you feel good!’ we recognize there are, in fact, many responses to the art-making experience. Benefits differ for each individual and can arise in vastly unique ways. Some folks are surprised to discover how soothing, centering, and inherently healing the art-making process can be.  Perhaps this is because art is our universal language. It connects us with our fellow beings... giving voice to our heart and to our deeper self... to what matters most. 

With this in mind, our Expressive Arts Program offers some alternative ways for you to explore and benefit from the creative process. Even for those of you with no artistic aspirations, or who may feel intimidated by the word ‘art’ — there are intuitive, imaginative pathways you can follow for meaningful self-expression.  You are invited to begin your journey by charting your own goals and intentions. As we hold a sacred, supportive vessel for your inner explorations, you may be surprised by the level of awareness and insight you creatively bring to the surface.

Following a personal consultation, a series of private individual and sequential sessions offer compassionate support relating to your goal areas. Explorations are thoughtfully presented, inviting participants to safely navigate their interior realm through various forms of spontaneous self-expression. Explorations may include art and image making, journaling, dream-work, music and other intuitive healing modalities.   

Contact:  Our Expressive Art Therapist, Blythe Bohonos, MA B.Ed. would be delighted to meet with you, answer your questions and assist you in identifying the most effective path for you, your child, or group. For more information or to schedule your initial (complimentary) consultation please call Blythe (403) 277-3003.