Drawing Fundamentals

Everything starts with drawing...
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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 a personal materials kits and paper. Their sketchbooks 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.

IN-STUDIO ONLY

  • Thursdays at 4:30 – 5:45 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

IN-STUDIO & ONLINE

  • 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.

IN-STUDIO ONLY

  • 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

IN-STUDIO & ONLINE

  • 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.

IN-STUDIO & ONLINE

  • 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 6:15 – 7:45pm; Sep 8, 2021 – May 25, 2022.
  • Returning Student Fee: $136.50/mo ($1199)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

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

Sculpting Hands (10 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 4-5 finished sculptures.  All sculptures are built from scratch using the same techniques and methodology (such as  relief, repousse, armatures) as professional artists. 

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

Please call Diana at 403-667-7020 to inquire about on-going registration if the class is not full.

  • Mondays at at 4:30- 6:00 pm; Sep 13 – Dec 13, 2021.
  • Returning Student Fee: $136.50/mo ($450)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 camp and take home afterward. Studio materials 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Teen Drawing & More

(12 years & older)

Painting

(10 years &older)

Arts Combo ~ Gem Journals & Sculpting

(8 years & older)

Private Art Lessons

(All ages)

Drawing Workshops

(7 years & older)

Homeschooler Programs

(5 years & older)

Mini Masters

(5 to 7 years)

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