drawing Camps

Where every creative journey begins

THE BASICS OF DRAWING ~ AN EXPLORATION
(7 YEARS & OLDER)

Drawing serves as the foundation of our program. It involves observing, making marks, and expressing what one sees or feels.

With Aliki’s 7-Step system, students gain a solid understanding of drawing fundamentals. In just one hour of instruction, your child will draw independently with confidence. They will learn to see the world through an artist’s eyes, practice techniques for realistic drawing, and embrace imperfections as abstract inspirations and new discoveries. Through instructor demonstration and exploration, students discover the magic of vivid art materials such as oil and chalk pastel, coloured pencil, markers, paint, charcoal, pencil, pen and more.  

Geared towards children aged 7 and older, this art camp welcomes beginners on their artistic journey and drawing enthusiasts without prior formal instruction. Students will proudly take home a collection of 10-12 art pieces, showcasing their progress and creativity.

Summer Dates

  • Tues, Jul 2- Fri, Jul 5; 1-4pm 
  • Mon, Jul 8- Fri, Jul 12; 9am-noon
  • Mon, Jul 22- Fri, Jul 26; 1-4pm
  • Mon, Aug 12-Fri, Aug 16; 9am-noon
  • Mon, Aug 19-Fri, Aug 23; 9am-noon
  • Mon, Aug 19-Fri, Aug 23; 1-4pm

Camp + Materials Fee including GST:

  • Returning Students: $235; New Student Registration Fee:$250
  • Fees are prorated for 4 day camp: $195 Returning; $220 New Student
  • Materials include set of oil pastels, all studio supplies and handouts
  • Optional Take-Home Kit available for purchase
  • Sibling Discount available upon registration
  • A New Student Consultation/Assessment appointment or phone call is recommended to ensure the best fit for each student.
  • All camps are limited to 10-12 students with 1 teacher + at least one assistant. Minimum of 5 students required to run the camp.
  • No eating food inside the studio. We take a snack break outside.
  • All students are provided a supply kit to  use during the camp (materials cost is included.) A personal take home kit is available for purchase. 
  • Multi-Camp  discount for the same student is calculated at the checkout. 
  • Sibling Code provided for 2 or students in the same family.  Please contact us for the code.  
  • Sibling and Mulit-Camp Discounts can not be combined.  
  • All prices include GST.

Withdrawal Policy

  • There are no refunds after the camp has started. 
  • 50% refund for camp cancelations within 2 weeks of camp start date.
  • Cancelations up to 2 full weeks prior to the camp start date will be refunded less $50 (i.e., $25 non refundable registration fee and $25 processing fee) 
Mini Masters camp

MINI CAMP FOR MINI MASTERS (5 - 6 YEARS OLD)

Back by popular demand for Summer 2023… During this camp, budding artists will unlock the magic of art-making while gaining knowledge of professional terminology and real techniques for creating sophisticated artwork. Each day will unveil a new project, carefully crafted to build upon the skills acquired in previous lessons. With a perfect blend of structure and creative freedom, classes promise to impress with students’ remarkable skill progression and growing confidence.

Incorporating literature related to the day’s art concept and movement exercises, each class offers a holistic approach to artistic exploration and development.

Each student is provided with their own set of materials for the camp, eliminating the need for sharing. Additionally, a personal take-home kit may be purchased separately, allowing students to continue their artistic journey beyond the camp sessions.

Summer Dates

  • Tues-Thurs, Jul 2, 3, 4
  • Tues-Thurs, Aug 6, 7, 8
  • 9am-noon

Camp + Materials Fee including GST:

  • Returning Students: $145; New Student Registration Fee:$165
  • Materials include all studio supplies and handouts 
  • Optional Take-Home Kit available for purchase
  • Sibling Discount available upon registration
design and composition, perspective drawing

SATURDAY WEEKLY SUMMER SERIES
THE BASICS OF DRAWING (7 YEARS & OLD)

Join us for The Basics of Drawing Saturday Weekly Series and witness your child’s journey to drawing with confidence and independence! Our student artists will gain insight into the artist’s perspective, mastering techniques for drawing realistically like a professional. They’ll embrace imperfections, transforming “mistakes” into abstract inspirations and exciting new discoveries.

Each student will be provided with their own supply kit to use during the classes, ensuring they have the tools needed to explore and create. Additionally, a personal take-home kit may be purchased separately for continued practice and enjoyment beyond the class sessions.

Our summer series is the perfect option for students unable to attend our weekday camps. It is specifically designed for children and youth starting their artistic journey and drawing enthusiasts without prior formal instruction.

Summer Dates

  • Jul 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
  • 10am-noon

Camp + Materials Fee including GST:

  • Returning Students: $235; New Student Registration Fee:$250
  • Materials include set of oil pastels, all studio supplies and handouts 
  • Optional Take-Home Kit fee: $40
  • Sibling Discount available upon registration
Drawing Fundamentals 2 texture lesson

BEYOND THE BASICS OF DRAWING
(8 YEARS & OLDER)

Elevate your drawings to new heights with our Beyond the Basics of Drawing camp. Students expand their vocabulary and master new techniques through engaging and challenging art projects.

Building upon the foundational drawing skills learned in the Basics of Drawing Camp, these projects provide ample space for creative expression. Students are encouraged to take risks and explore new ideas. The projects range from realistic, tonal drawings to vibrant nonrepresentational artwork, allowing students to further refine their abilities and unleash their creativity. Through instructor demonstration and exploration, students discover the magic of vivid art materials such as oil and chalk pastel, coloured pencil, markers, paint, charcoal, pencil, pen and more.  

Pre-Requisite: This camp is ideally suited for students who have completed the Basics of Drawing summer camp or have attended Aliki’s Art House weekly classes for at least one year. A solid understanding of basic drawing techniques and terminology is recommended. Students with prior drawing experience and new to Aliki’s Art House are encouraged to contact us to schedule a new student assessment appointment.

Summer Dates

  • Mon, Jul 15- Fri, Jul 19; 9am-noon

Camp + Materials Fee including GST:

  • Returning Students: $235; New Student Registration Fee:$250
  • Materials include set of oil pastels, all studio supplies and handouts
  • Optional Take-Home Kit fee: $40
  • Sibling Discount available upon registration

3-D DRAWING FOR ARTISTS IN TRAINING
(10 -15 Years Old)

This camp is designed for students looking to enhance their skills and delve into advanced shading techniques and creating a 3D effect using a range of materials. We will focus on seeing light and shadows and capturing those values in your drawings. Students gain artistic confidence by understanding value scales, the anatomy of shadows, and mastering at least four shading techniques such as lines and blending. Students will learn to see the world through an artist’s eyes and practice tips and tricks for drawing realistically like a pro, gaining confidence in no time.

The camp projects are tailored to specific materials, allowing for greater exploration and specialization with graphite pencils, charcoal, and colored pencils. Prior drawing experience and a good understanding of basic drawing vocabulary and techniques are necessary to fully benefit from this camp.

Summer DateTues, Aug 6 – Fri, Aug 9; 1 – 4 pm (4 days)

Camp + Materials Fee including GST:

  • Returning Students: $195; New Student Registration Fee:$220
  • Materials include a sketch kit all studio supplies and handouts
  • Optional Take-Home Kit fee: $40
  • Sibling Discount available upon registration
self portrait drawing with reductive method, pencils sketching

Right Brain Drawing for Teens (13 Years & Older)

This comprehensive series of lessons will teach you a whole new way of looking at the world. You will become aware of 5 ways of seeing so you can draw realistically from life. This step-by-step process of learning to draw will not only guide students to develop strong drawing skills but also enhance their everyday problem-solving skills and other right brain functions.

Projects include drawing your own hand, parts of the studio and even a self-portrait. This photo illustrates the progress of a student without past instruction. The camp is perfect for friends and family members to take together! A 10% discount is offered when 2 students register together. Please enquire. 

Summer Dates

  • Mon, Jul 8- Fri, Jul 12; 1 – 4 pmCamp + Materials Fee including GST

Camp + Materials Fee (incl GST):

  • Returning Students: $235; New Student Registration Fee:$250
  • Materials include set of oil pastels, all studio supplies and handouts
  • Optional Take-Home Kit fee: $40
  • Sibling Discount available upon registration