Day and Time: 2 hours/week
Cost (including GST): $100/month. One-time New Family Registration Fee: $26.25
Homeschool Art Classes
We are thrilled to offer art classes to homeschool students. Theory and technique are well balanced with demonstration and practice allowing students (ages 6 and older) to create finished works of art as displayed in the samples. Class size is limited to 10 students with 1 teacher and 1 assistant, allowing for ample individual instruction. A variety of projects are offered to match the student’s age and level. Family discount offered.
By using a proven step-by-step system, students create drawings in a variety of styles from realistic to abstract. The progression of lessons guides students in developing independent drawing skills while nurturing personal expression and creativity. Class projects are richly balanced with inspiration gathered from a wide range of sources. Our art school provides a safe environment where young artists can feel comfortable taking chances with their work and exploring new ideas and media. The skills acquired through drawing will improve many other important life and academic skills such as creativity, confidence, problem-solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, resiliency, collaboration, dedication and accountability.
These photos illustrate a student’s improved drawing abilities after just one hour of instruction!
Basics of Drawing
Students will be introduced to the visual vocabulary for drawing anything and everything. Our program guides the students through several projects to build self-confidence in their own skills while demonstrating a variety of techniques and media. Within just a few lessons, students are drawing independently with accuracy and satisfaction. This class is ideal for siblings of all ages to attend together. Projects are matched to the student’s age.
Age: 5 years & older.
Right Brain Drawing for Teens
This comprehensive class will give preteens teens greater confidence in their drawing abilities and improve their visual-thinking and problem-solving skills as they learn to draw. Following the teaching methodology of Betty Edwards will allow students to access and develop essential right brain functions. 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, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, resiliency, collaboration, dedication and accountability (Phillips, 2010).
No drawing experience is necessary. This class 12-week 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. Parents may take the class with their children at 50% off. Please call to inquire.
Please call to express your interest in this class.
Scuplting & Gem Journals
This class is a unique combination of drawing and art lessons in the context of gem journals (2-dimensional art) AND sculpting (3-dimensional art).
So what is the difference between a journal and a gem journal? Journals become gem journals when you add depth, colour, and creativity through illustrations — such as photographs and embellishments of any kind). Using Aliki’s Seven-Step system for composing a journal page, budding artists will begin to explore, play, create and listen as they express themselves. Art journlaling is a wonderful process of drawing, collaging, writing and mixed media. Skills used in this class are easily transferable to schoolwork and projects. Studies show that studying via a combination of drawing and writing helps students retain concepts better.
Students will also be exposed to the process of sculpting as a means of extending their drawing skills to new art disciplines. Students will complete a variety of sculpting projects such as building their own Alberto Giacometti-inspired armature, creating a relief tile from Zentangle patterns and more! All sculptures are built from scratch using the same techniques and methodology as professional artists.
This class is designed for current and past students of Aliki’s Art House.
Dates to be determined based on interest and availability.
Drop in + Draw: Friday Workshops
Join us for Drop-in & Draw Fridays, a special 2-hour drawing workshop for students ages 7 and older. Each workshop will feature a new project as students learn and practice fundamental drawing techniques. All workshops will begin with an introduction/review of basic elements of art so new students are always welcome. Our studio is a supportive and creative environment allowing young artists the freedom to explore their own potential and nurture their self-esteem, while building a strong repertoire of techniques and skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of art forms from realistic to abstract and explore a range of media. Workshops are limited to 10 students per day.
Age: 7 years and older. Projects for younger students (ages 5 – 7) may also be offered upon request.
Visit Our Studio and Be Inspired!
(5 to 7 years)
(7 years & older)
Teen Drawing & More
(12 years & older)
(10 years & older)
Arts Combo ~ Gem Journals & Sculpting
(8 years & older)
Private Art Lessons
(7 years & older)