Homeschool Art Classes

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!

Weekly classes

Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners

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.  

  • Mondays 1:30 – 3:30 pm  FULL
  • Sep 14 – Nov 9, 2020 (8 classes)
  • Tuesdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm OPEN
  • Sep 15 – Nov 10, 2020 (8 classes)
  • $210 Instructional Fee
  • $26.25 Materials Fee/Student
  • $26.25 New Family Registration 

Beyond the basics of drawing for returning students

This class is best suited for students who have taken Aliki’s Drawing Fundamentals. This 8-week class will delve deeper into colour theory (i.e., tone, temperature + intensity), composition and drawing from life using still life subjects. There may also be opportunity to introduce acrylic or watercolour painting basics. Specific projects will be determined by student’s drawing abilities, past art education, and interests. 

Age:  9 years & older 

  • Thursdays 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Sep 17 – Nov 12, 2020 (8 classes)
  • $210 Instructional Fee
  • $26.25 Materials Fee/Student
  • $26.25 New Family Registration

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 for weekday schedule.  This class is part of our 2020 Fall Teen Drawing & More on Thursdays at 6:30 – 8:30 beginning Sep 10th, 2020. 

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. 

Please call to express your interest in this class for weekday schedule.  This class is part of our 2020 Fall Teen Drawing & More on Mondays at 6:30 – 8:30 beginning Sep 14th, 2020. 

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!

Mini Masters

(5 to 7 years)

Drawing Fundamentals

(7 years & older)

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)

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