Homeschool Art Classes

Tailored for whole Family

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. 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.

Class size is limited to 6 – 8 students with 1 teacher, allowing for ample individual instruction.  A variety of projects are offered to match the student’s age and level. 

New this Year: Parents & Children Learn to Draw together
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Class starting Feb 5, 2024
Drawing Fundamentals for Beginner
Parents are welcome too!

Our art school is excited to offer students of all ages a chance to learn and develop their visual vocabulary for drawing. Our sequential teaching system is a proven method for building self-confidence in students’ drawing skills, while demonstrating a variety of techniques and media. 

We believe in nurturing personal expression and creativity, which is why our class projects are richly balanced with inspiration gathered from a wide range of sources. Students will learn to create drawings in a variety of styles, from realistic to abstract. Our progression of lessons guides students in developing independent drawing skills, while providing a safe and comfortable environment in which young artists can explore new ideas and media.

This class is ideal for siblings aged 7 years and older to attend together. Our art school is committed to providing a positive and inclusive learning environment, where students can develop their own unique style and grow as artists. Join us and discover the joy of drawing!

  • Mondays 1:30 – 3:30 am (Alternate days/times available)
  • Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 4, 2024 (4 classes)
  • $126.00 Instructional Fee +Materials 
  • $105.00 Sibling Fee +Materials

ABC's of Drawing
for Homeschoolers & Kinders (5-6 years Old)

Children will be introduced to basic lines and shapes as the foundation of learning to draw. Using a sequential method and a variety of media, students will create sophisticated artwork while enjoying the creative process. As they experiment with art materials and tools, students discover the beauty of colour, and how to add texture, depth and interesting details into their artwork. This class is tons of fun and improves focus, motor skills, listening skills, and direction following! This class is also a great time out for parents to enjoy a break at one of the nearby coffee shops or restaurants. 

Students who are new to our studio benefit from a brief meeting prior to registration. Please call Diana at 403 667 7020 to schedule an appointment.  

  • Thursdays  9:30-10:45 am
  • Jan 11 to Mar 21, 2024
  •  $126/mo

the Basics & Beyond ~ Learn to Draw BETTER!
parents are Welcome too!

This class is best suited for older children or teens with little or no prior drawing instruction, as well drawing enthusiasts who wish to improve their technique . This 8-week class will cover basic fundamentals delve deeper into 3-D drawing (i.e., tone). Specific projects will be determined by student’s drawing abilities, past art education, and interests. 

  • Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm (alternate times available)
  • Jan 16 to Mar 4, 2024 (8 classes)
  • $130.00/mo Instructional Fee
  • $105.00 Sibling Fee +Materials
  • $42 Materials Kit

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.

Sculpting & Mixed Media

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. 

  • Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm
  • April 11 – May 16, 2024
  • Fees: $130/mo

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. 

  • Fridays 10 – noon
  • Feb 15, Mar 22, Apr 19, May 17,  

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