Child Classes

Accepting Registrations for January 2023

Please scroll down to view January Offerings.

We enjoy getting to know new students and families.  Please contact Diana for a consultation appointment at the studio,or telephone consult, to learn more about our classes and determine the best fit for their age and abilities.

begin with Drawing at all ages & stages

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.  

NEW January classes 

Tuesdays  4:30 – 5:45 pm; Jan 10 – Mar 21, 2023 

Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 am; Jan 14 – Mar 25, 2023; no class Feb 18 

  • Returning Student Instructional Fee including Materials: $ 315
  • New Student Registration Fee (waived for returning students): $26.25 ($340)
NEW daytime classes ~ Kindergarten students & Homeschool Families

Wednesdays  1:30 – 2:15 pm; Jan 11 to Mar 16, 2023

Thursdays: 9:30 – 10:45 am;Jan 12 – Mar 17, 2023

  • Returning Student Instructional Fee including Materials: $ 288.75
  • New Student Registration Fee (waived for returning students): $25

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

Perfect for students who are beginning their artistic journey; no previous experience required.  Also ideal for students who love to draw and are keen to improve their drawing technique and enhance their creativity.  

We offer a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of drawing in a sequential and progressive process. Through explanation, demonstration, regular practice and feedback, students begin to “see how an artist sees.” Learning the visual vocabulary is so important for drawing independently. Embellishment techniques, adding tone and abstraction are also practiced while exploring a wide range of coloured media. Although it is a myth, society and peers often see realistic drawing as the gold standard for artistic skill. To debunk that myth, 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 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 take away and continue to use independently in their daily lives, school and just for fun!  We provide a rich art education in colour theory, art history and vocabulary. Students receive their own sketchbooks which become a treasured portfolio!

NEW January 2023 classes 

Saturdays  4:30 – 5:45 pm;

  • Jan 14, 2023 – Jun 24, 2023; no classes on long weekends (20 classes) 
  • Returning Student Fee: $135/mo + $55 Materials ($730 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 ($755)
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42
9-Month Programs (september to May) Are SOLD OUT

Wednesdays  6:00 – 7:15 pm; Sep 7, 2022 – May 31, 2023 (36 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($ 1239 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  ($ 1264 total) 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Saturdays  1:00 – 2:15pm; Sep 10, 2022 – Jun 3, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes) 

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($1074.95 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 ($1104.95)
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Fridays  2:30 – 3:45pm; Sep 16, 2022 – Jun 2, 2023 (31 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($ 1074.95 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  ($ 1104.95 total) 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

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

Having established a strong understanding of the foundational visual vocabulary and drawing techniques, students take the their skills to the next level. Projects include more complex drawings, a deeper delve into colour theory, exploration of abstraction, advanced shading techniques, gestural drawing and drawing from life.  Teens find this class engaging & challenging.

This course is best for the students who have taken Aliki’s Drawing Fundamentals 1 or Beyond the Basics Summer Camp. Students who are new to Aliki’s but have past drawing experience are encouraged to inquire.

Limited Spaces Available (January – May 2023 classes) ~ Please Call 

Mondays  6:15 – 7:30 pm; Sep 12, 2022 – Jun 5, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials 
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Thursdays  5:00 – 6:15 pm; Sep 8, 2022 –  Jun 1, 2023 (36 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials 
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Saturdays  2:45 – 4:00 pm; Sep 10, 2022 – Jun 3, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes) 

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials 
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

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

Get ready for longer, more involved projects with stunning results! In this course, students will be challenged to use their drawing skills in new ways: colour mixing, expanded media, adding tone with line and markers, intricate pencil drawings. Students develop their own unique style as they apply their knowledge and drawing skills. Teens find this class engaging & challenging.

This class is geared towards students who have taken two or more years of weekly art classes. New students with prior art experience, who have not taken Aliki’s, may be accepted   Please enquire.

Limited Spaces Available (January – May 2023 classes) ~ Please Call 

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 pm; Sep 7, 2022 – May 31, 2023 (36 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials
  • New Student Registration fee: $25   
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Saturdays  11:15 am- 12:30 pm; Sep 10, 2022 – Jun 3, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Go Beyond Drawing ...
... Let's Paint

Acrylic Painting for Older Children & Teens
Next Steps (11 year & Older)

Learning to paint is a natural next step after learning to draw. Using a systematic and pregreeive approach, this class starts at the beginning and is designed for those with minimal to zero painting experience. Fundamental art concepts of form, light + shadow, colour and texture are applied to create impressive paintings. Simple subject matter such as flowers, landscapes, and still life will be explored.  

Knowledge of basic drawing vocabulary is beneficial. This a wonderful opportunity for a parent and older child to spend time together. Come with a family member/friend and enjoy this 10% discount offered when 2 people sign up together.  

NEW January 2023 Classes
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm; Jan 10 – Apr 25, 2023 (15 classes; no class on Mar 28)
  • Returning Students (materials not included): $157.50/mo ($ 590 total)
  • New Student Registration: $25
  • Optional. Studio Materials fee: $70
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments; includes GST

Take Your Drawing Off the Page ...
... Let's Sculpt & Art Journal

Arts Combo: Art Journaling + Sculpting (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 3-4 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.

The journaling component of this class, involves a variety of mixed media techniques (e.g., student-made stamps & stencils, collage, typography) that adds layers and depths of art plus writing to document processes or thoughts and emotions.

Past drawing experience is beneficial. 

NEW January 2023 Classes
Mondays 4:30 – 6:00pm
  • Jan 9 – May 15, 2023 (16 classes; no classes Feb 20, Mar 27, Apr 10)
  • Returning Students: $140/mo  + $52.50 Materials (612.50 total)
  • New Student Registration: $25
  • Some personal items may be requested.
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments
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