Child Classes

Accepting Registration For January 2022

Everything Starts with Drawing

NEW CLASS STARTING IN JAN
Mini Masters (5-7 years Old)

Children will be introduced to basic lines and shapes as the foundation of learning to draw. Using a sequential method and a variety of media, students will create sophisticated artwork while enjoying the creative process. As they experiment with art materials and tools, students discover the beauty of colour, and how to add texture, depth and interesting details into their artwork. 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 coffee shops or restaurants. 

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.  

  • Tuesdays  4:30 – 5:45 pm; Jan 4 – Mar 15, 2022
  • Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 am; Jan 8 – Mar 19, 2022 (no class Feb 21)
  • Returning Student Instructional Fee including Materials: $288.75
  • $26.25 New Student Registration (waived for returning students)
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments
  • Please contact us to discuss alternate class times, Homeschool options, or private/semi-private classes.

NEW CLASS STARTING IN JAN 2022
Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to draw
(7 years & older)

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to Draw is for students who are beginning their artistic journey; no previous experience required.  It is also suitable for students who love to draw and wish to improve their drawing technique and enhance their creativity.  

Our classes provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of drawing in a sequential and progressive process through explanation, demonstration, regular practice and mentorship.  Students begin to learn to “see how an artist sees” along with the visual vocabulary for line and contour drawings. From there, they are taught a variety of ways for drawing independently, embellishment techniques and how to add volume for a 3-dimensional look.  Regular and consistent practice allows students to refine their mark making and explore a wide range of coloured media to bring their drawings to life.  This builds skill, expands creative problem-solving and increases confidence in the student’s own abilities.  The breadth and depth of our program are unmatched.  Students learn new skills each and every class that they can take home and continue to use independently in their daily lives, school and just for fun!  Students receive their own sketchbooks which become a treasured portfolio!

Although it is a myth, society and peers often see realistic drawing as the gold standard in whether a person is considered an artist or not. Having said that, learning realistic drawing does build artistic confidence. Students are taught not only realistic drawing but abstract and non-representational art, as well. This helps students understand that not all drawings must be realistic and that we can always change our mistakes into an abstract work of art. This allows students to begin to develop a personal style of art making.  We provide a rich art education by teaching our students colour theory, art history and vocabulary.

STUDIO Classes – 

  • Saturdays at 4:15 – 5:30pm; Jan 8 – Jun 18, 2022 (20 classes)
  • No class on Feb 19, Mar 26, Apr 16, May 21
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($656.25 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $26.25 (waived for returning students)
  • In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50 OR Take-Home Materials Kit: $75

Take Your Drawing Off the Page ... Let's Sculpt

NEW CLASS STARTING IN JAN
Sculpting Hands (9 Years & Older)

This class is a unique sculpting experience (3-dimensional art) that involves design, drawing, constructing, plus painting. Students will be introduced to a variety of sculpting processes and complete 2-3 finished sculptures.  All sculptures are built from scratch using the same techniques and methodology as professional artists (such as Giacometti armatures, free form sculptures, Alebrije paper mache. 

Acrylic painting basics will also be introduced in finished art pieces. Past drawing experience is beneficial. 

  • Mondays 4:45 – 6:15 pm; Jan 10 – May 16, 2022 (16 classes)
  • Returning Students: $136.50/mo ($546.00)
  • New Student Registration: $226.25
  • Materials fee: $52;  Some personal items may be requested.
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments

Sep 2021- May 2022 term ~ now closed

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to draw
(7 years & older)

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to Draw is for students who are beginning their artistic journey; no previous experience required.  It is also suitable for students who love to draw and wish to improve their drawing technique and enhance their creativity.  

Our classes provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of drawing in a sequential and progressive process through explanation, demonstration, regular practice and mentorship.  Students begin to learn to “see how an artist sees” along with the visual vocabulary for line and contour drawings. From there, they are taught a variety of ways for drawing independently, embellishment techniques and how to add volume for a 3-dimensional look.  Regular and consistent practice allows students to refine their mark making and explore a wide range of coloured media to bring their drawings to life.  This builds skill, expands creative problem-solving and increases confidence in the student’s own abilities.  The breadth and depth of our program are unmatched.  Students learn new skills each and every class that they can take home and continue to use independently in their daily lives, school and just for fun!  Students receive their own sketchbooks which become a treasured portfolio!

Although it is a myth, society and peers often see realistic drawing as the gold standard in whether a person is considered an artist or not. Having said that, learning realistic drawing does build artistic confidence. Students are taught not only realistic drawing but abstract and non-representational art, as well. This helps students understand that not all drawings must be realistic and that we can always change our mistakes into an abstract work of art. This allows students to begin to develop a personal style of art making.  We provide a rich art education by teaching our students colour theory, art history and vocabulary.

STUDIO Classes

  • Wednesdays at 6:00 – 7:15 pm; Sep 23, 2021 –  Jun 2, 2022
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1154 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home Materials Kit: $75

STUDIO Classes

  • Thursdays at 5:00 – 6:15 pm; Sep 9, 2021 –  Jun 2, 2022
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1154 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

STUDIO & ONLINE Classes

  • Saturdays at 2:45 – 4:00 pm; Sep 11, 2021 – May 28, 2022; No classes on long weekends.
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1022 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

Drawing Fundamentals 2: Next Steps in Drawing
(8 years & Older)

Having established a strong understanding of the foundational visual vocabulary and drawing techniques, students build on these introductory skills and vocabulary. Projects include more complex drawings, application of colour theory, exploring abstraction, advanced shading techniques, gestural drawing and drawing from life.  Teens find this class engaging & challenging. Subjects are age appropriate.

This course is for the students who have taken Aliki’s Drawing Fundamentals I (Beginner Drawing) or Beyond the Basics Summer Camp. New students with past drawing experience are encouraged to inquire. There are 2 class times from which to choose.

STUDIO Classes

  • Wednesdays at 4:30 – 5:45 pm; Sep 8, 2021 –  May 25, 2022
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1154)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

STUDIO & ONLINE Classes

  • Saturdays at 11:15  am – 12:30 pm; Sep 11, 2021 – May 28, 2022; No classes on long weekends.
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1022)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

Drawing Fundamentals 3: Advanced Drawing Practice
(9 years & older)

Longer, more involved projects with stunning results! In this course, students will be challenged to use their drawing skills in new ways: more colour theory, new professional media, adding tone with line and markers, and more intricate pencil drawings. Students develop their own unique style as they apply their knowledge and drawing skills.

This class is for students who have taken two or more years of weekly art classes.  New students, without past Aliki’s instruction, may be accepted with prior art experience.  Please enquire.

Teens find this class engaging & challenging.  Subjects and projects are age appropriate.

STUDIO & ONLINE Classes

  • Saturdays at 1 – 2:15 pm; Sep 11, 2021 – May 28, 2022; No classes on long weekends.
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1022)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

Please check out our teen acrylic painting classes

We create an inclusive community

Our art studio provides a safe, noncompetitive space where young artists feel comfortable taking chances with their work and exploring new ideas and media. All stages are welcome from beginner to advanced. We meet each student at his current skill level and help him reach his potential and build self esteem. The skills acquired through drawing and art making will improve many other important life skills such as confidence, problem-solving skills, perseverance, focus and concentration. 

Our Culture is a Culture of RESPECT

Respect yourself: Do your BEST!

Respect others: Be EMPATHETIC!

Respect the studio: Be a part of our COMMUNITY!

Our weekly classes are offered on 3 schedules:

  • FULL-Term Schedule:  September to May 
  • HALF-Term Schedule: September to December, & January to May
  • SPRING Term Schedule: March to June
  • Students sign-up for the entire course and remain with the same teacher and small group of students.
  • In-studio and Online Instruction are available for specific classes. Please select program delivery format at the time of registration. Online format is recommended for students 9 years and older.
  • There are no drop-in classes or make up classes at alternate times.
  • A New Student Consultation/Assessment appointment or phone call is recommended to ensure the best fit for each student. Please contact us at 403.667.7020 to arrange an appointment.
  • A non-refundable deposit, consisting of the materials fee and first month’s fees, is due at the time of registration.
  • Students can purchase their own supply kit to use during the classes and take home.
  • Studio materials +individual sketchbook cost is included.
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments.
  • Our withdrawal policy requires 1 full months’ notice and penalty of 1 month’s fees for early withdrawal.
  • In case of studio closure due to COVID-19, all classes will  transfer online.  
  • All classes are limited to 10 students with 1 teacher. Spaces will likely fill up quickly so don’t delay.
  • Please only attend class if you are healthy.
  • Masks in the studio are not required at this time. Personal choices are respected.  
  • We will continue with health precautions as mandated including use of PPE and plexiglass barriers,  physical distancing when moving around the studio, hand washing and sanitization upon arrival and departure, regular cleaning/sanitization of surfaces.
  • In case of studio closure due to COVID-19, all classes will  transfer online.  
  • No food allowed in the studio.
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