Child Classes

Registration for Fall 2021 is OPEN
Until Sep 23rd

Everything starts with drawing...

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.  

  • Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 am; Sep 11 – Dec 4 (no class Oct 9th)
  • Tuesdays  4:30 – 5:45 pm; Sep 14 – Nov 30, 2021;
  •  Instructional Fee including Materials: $356.50
  • $25.50 New Student Registration (waived for returning students)
  • Please contact us to discuss alternate class times, Homeschool options, or private/semi-private classes.

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 – NEW TIME

  • 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

Let's go Beyond Drawing ... to Painting

Discover Watercolour Painting (9 years & older)

Come discover the true magic of watercolour. Spend some time playing with watercolour paints and add a splash of colour to your drawings. Tweens and teens are excited and ready for more complex techniques & materials so we love to challenge them as they grow in the creative process. Students are encouraged to trust their instincts, value their individuality, and think critically about their art choices. 

Students will explore the properties of watercolour through the hands-on practice of techniques such as colour mixing, layering, lifting, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brushing, and masking. All lessons are led by a professional artist through discussion of theory, plenty of demonstration of techniques and one-to-one mentoring.  The finished artwork is truly inspiring!  

Beginners are welcome; drawing experience beneficial.

  • Wednesdays at at 6:00. – 7:30 pm; Sep 8 – Dec 8, 2021 (14 classes)
  • Returning Student Fee: $136.50/mo ($477.75)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $42.00

Acrylic Painting Basics For Older Children
(12 years + Older)

Older children who have taken our Drawing Fundamental 2 or 3 may move into acrylic painting. This class will introduce students to the wonder of painting with acrylic paints through hands-on learning; create several finished compositions and gain confidence in their own personal, creative expression. Knowledge of basic drawing vocabulary is beneficial.

This class starts at the beginning and is designed for those with minimal to zero painting experience. Simple subject matter such as botanicals, landscapes, and still life will be explored. Fundamental art concepts of form, light, colour and texture are applied to create paintings everyone will be proud to display. Adults/teens come together in this class for a very positive and productive dynamic.

  • Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Sep 7 – Dec 7, 2021 (14 classes)
  • Returning Students: $157.50/mo ($551.25)
  • New Student Registration: $21
  • Materials are not included.  Instructor will provide a supply list at the first class.

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

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; Sep 13 – Dec 13, 2021 (13 classes)
  • Returning Students: $136.50/mo ($443.65)
  • New Student Registration: $25
  • Materials fee: $42  Some personal items may be requested.

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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