2021 Summer
drawing Camps

Drawing instruction is our specialization  

Choose the format that is best for your child.

In-person at Aliki’s Art House OR Virtually from your own home

  • All camps are limited to 10 students with 1 teacher + 1 assistant. Minimum of 5 students required to run the camp.
  • No food allowed in the studio. We take a snack break outside.
  • All students receive their own studio supply kit to use during the camp (materials cost is included.) A personal take home kit is available for purchase. 
  • A New Student Consultation/Assessment appointment or phone call is recommended to ensure the best fit for each student.
  • Sibling and Multi-Camp 10% discount is offered.
  • All prices include GST.

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

New in 2020, this  Summer Camp is back by popular demand. Budding artists will discover the magic of art-making while learning professional terminology and real techniques for creating sophisticated artwork. Each day will consist of a new project that builds on the skills learned in the previous lessons. Classes offer the perfect balance of structure and creative freedom. You’ll be impressed with the student’s skill progression and increased confidence in such a short time.

Each student will receive his/her own set of materials for the camp; there will be no sharing. This camp is only available IN-STUDIO.  Please note physical distancing and physical shields are set up to ensure health and safety.

Choose the Best Week:

  • July 5, 7, & 9 (M, W, F): 1- 4 PM ** FULL
  • Aug 3-5 (T & TH): 9 – noon ** FULL
  • $150 for Returning Students
  • $175 for New Students

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $150

New Student Camp including Materials: $175

3-D DRAWING FOR ARTISTS IN TRAINING
(9 YEARS & OLDER)

Take your drawing skills to the 3rd dimension by adding volume!  This camp is all about seeing hi-lights and shadows, and capturing those values in your drawing. It is designed to grow artistic confidence by teaching value scales, the anatomy of a shadow, and how to create tone with lines. Student artists will learn to see how an artist sees, and practice tips and tricks for drawing realistically like a pro with confidence in no time!

Camp projects are tailored specific materials to allow for greater exploration and specialization with graphite pencils.

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio only. Please feel to call for more information.

Dates: August 3 – 6 (4 days only), 1 – 4 pm

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $195

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $215

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

THE BASICS OF DRAWING (7 YEARS & OLDER)

Everything starts with drawing! Drawing is all about looking, making a mark and learning how to refine that mark to express what you see or feel. Using Aliki’s 7-Step system, students gain an understanding of drawing fundamentals while exploring 1 or 2  media (e.g., markers, oil pastel, tempera paint, + pencil.) During the week, student artists practice different styles of drawing from realistic to abstract. This summer art camp is geared to children and youth who are beginning their artistic journey, as well as drawing enthusiasts without prior formal drawing instruction.   

Your child will be drawing independently with confidence after 1 hour of instruction! Student artists will learn to see how an artist sees, and practice tips and tricks for drawing realistically like a pro. They will learn to let go of perfectionism and turn their “mistakes” into abstract inspirations and new discoveries.

All students receive a set of studio supplies to use during the camp.  A personal, take-home materials kit may be purchased.

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio, as well as online. Parent support is beneficial during online classes for younger children (7 – 9 years old.) Please indicate your preferred format at the time of registration. Please feel to call for more information. 

Choose the best CAMP week; In-studio or Online. Please select your preferred format at the time of registration.

  • July 5th – 9th, 9 am to noon  ** FULL
  • July 26th to 30th, 9 am to noon ** FULL
  • Just Added: Aug 9 – 13, 9 am to noon
  • August 16th – 20th, 9 am to noon ** 2 SPOTS LEFT
  • August 23rd – 27th, 9 am to noon  **FULL

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $240

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $260

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

WEEKLY WORKSHOP SERIES (7 YEARS & OLD)

Saturdays 10 – 11:30 am

July 10 , 17, 24, & 31, 2021

Workshop fee including studio materials: $142

Optional Materials Kit: $26.25

LEARN TO DRAW and JOURNAL LIKE A PRO
(7 YEARS & OLDER)

This drawing camp starts at the very beginning with basic lines and shapes, as a foundation for beginner artists. Students will learn to see how an artist sees, and practice tips and tricks for drawing realistically like a “pro” in no time! Students use their drawing skills along with other art techniques (like collage, paint washes, etc) to creat a pocket journal. All lessons use a variety of art materials. No drawing experience is necessary.

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio. Please feel to call for more information. 

Dates: July 12 – 16, 1 – 4pm

Format: In-studio 

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $240

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $260

BEYOND THE BASICS OF DRAWING (8 YEARS & OLDER)

Take your drawings to the next level. Beyond the Basics of Drawing camp is designed to give students more practice with shading plus learning how to create a 3-D look in colour. Learn new vocabulary and new techniques to help you refine your drawing skills with fun and challenging art projects. Projects reinforce the foundational independent drawing skills previously learned in the Basics of Drawing Camp with lots of room for creative expression. Students learn to take risks and try new ideas. Projects range from realistic, tonal drawings to nonrepresentational drawings.

Pre-Requisite: This camp is best suited for students who have a good understanding of the basic techniques and terminology (i.e., Basics of Drawing summer camp or one year of Aliki’s weekly classes.)  Students with past drawing experience and new to Aliki’s Art House are encouraged  to call (403-667-7020) or email (info@alikisarthouse.com) to request a new student assessment appointment.

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio, as well as online. Parent support is beneficial during online classes for younger children (8 – 9 years old.) Please indicate your preferred format at the time of registration. Please feel to call for more information. 

Dates: July 12th – 16th,  9 am – noon ** FULL

Format: In-studio or Online; Please select your preferred format at the time of registration.

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $240

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $260

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

ADVANCED DRAWING & COMPOSITION (9 YEARS & OLDER)

During this week-long camp, students will advance their skills in sophisticated tonal drawings, explore colour theory and abstract compositions.  There is a good balance of drawing from life and the use of visuals. Perfect for those students who are not available to participate in weekly classes during the school year.  Ideal for teens with past drawing instruction who want to hone their skills while continuing to develop their own creative style.

Pre-Requisite: This camp is best suited for students who have a strong knowledge base of the technique and terminology (such as 2 summer art camps or have taken one year of Aliki’s weekly classes.)  In some cases, this is not necessary.  Please call to inquire or to request a new student assessment. 

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio, as well as online. Please indicate your preferred format at the time of registration. Please feel to call for more information. 

Dates: July 19th-23rd, 1 – 4pm 

Format: In-studio or Online; Please select your preferred format at the time of registration.

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $240

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $260

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

LEARN TO DRAW: JUST FOR TEENS (12 YEARS & OLDER)

This drawing camp starts at the very beginning with basic lines and shapes, and ends with capturing light and shadow to render 3-D images. Perfect for even the most intimidated teen who believes he/she can’t draw. Students will learn to see how an artist sees, and practice tips and tricks for drawing realistically like a “pro” in no time!  Teens gain confidence in their own drawing abilities and begin to use drawing in their daily life. Research has shown that students who study the arts, in general, develop 10 important skills for success in everyday life such as creativity, confidence, problem-solving skills, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, resiliency, collaboration skills, dedication and accountability (Phillips, 2010).  All projects are pencil sketches. No drawing experience is necessary. This camp class is designed for teens (in junior and senior high school) who have no prior drawing instruction, as well as those who enjoy drawing and wish to improve their technique. 

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio, as well as online. Please indicate your preferred format at the time of registration. Please feel to call for more information. 

Please consider Adult/Teen Learn to Draw for Beginners 

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $240

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $260

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

Right Brain Drawing for Teens and Adults (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. Based on the teaching methodology of Betty Edwards, 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. 

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio only. Please feel to call for more information.  

Please consider in FALL 2021

Returning Student Camp including Materials Fee: $240

New Student Camp including Materials Fee:  $260

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

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