Fine Art Camps
for all Seasons

We're excited to offer our most popular Summer Camps this Winter
+ Workshops for children, friends and families

1/2 day Camps for Children

THE BASICS OF DRAWING ~ AN EXPLORATION
(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  During the week, student artists practice different styles of drawing from realistic to abstract.

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.

This 4-day  winter art camp is geared to children 7 yeards and older who are beginning their artistic journey, as well as drawing enthusiasts without prior formal drawing instruction. Students take home a colection of 9 – 10 pieces

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio only.  

New for December 2022!

Dates: Tuesday, Dec 27th to Friday, Dec 30th, 2022 (4 days only)

Time: 9 am to noon

Camp Fee including Materials: $160

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

Build up your drawing skills by adding volume! This camp designed to teach value scales, the anatomy of a shadow, and how to create tone with lines. It is all about seeing hi-lights and shadows, and capturing those values in your drawing. 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 and charcoal.

Please note this camp is available in person at the studio only.

New for January 2023

Dates: Tuesday, Jan 3 – 6, 2023 (4 days only)

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Camp including Materials Fee: $160

Optional Take Home Materials Kit: $40

Workshops for Children and Families

Mixed Media Winter Wilderness

In this mixed media workshop, students will create their own Driftwood Santa Claus.  Begin by studying the elements such as: form, colour, shape, line, and texture unique to each driftwood piece. Then give the wood a face and personality with paint, drywall mud and other materials.

It is important that participants wear old clothes for this adventure.

New for December 2022! Limited space, don’t delay!

Date: Sunday, Dec 11th Time:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Age: 8 years and older

Workshop  + Materials fee (including GST)

  • single: $31.50
  • 2 siblings/parent + child: $52.50
  • parent + 2 children: $68.25 
  • additional family participant: $15.75
  • Payment by e-transfer or cash/cheque at the studio. Online Registration is not available. 

Mixed Media Winter Wilderness

Imagine a winter wonderland in the mountains…

This mixed media project offers so many possibilities and mixed media techniques plus some drawing and painting practice! Perfect for the children and adults, alike. Participants will create winter wonderland featuring an animal of their choice. Artist Alesha Buczny will lead students as they turn their blank canvas into a beautiful masterpeice to be enjoyed year after year.  

Date: Tuesday, Jan 3rd at 1 – 3pm

Age: 8 years and older

Workshop  + Materials fee (including GST)

  • single: $31.50
  • 2 siblings/parent + child: $52.50
  • parent + 2 children: $68.25 
  • additional family participant: $15.75
  • Payment by e-transfer or cash/cheque at the studio. Online Registration is not available. 

Create a collection of gift cards

Want to turn your artwork into a gift?

Join Alesha Buczny to create a series of 4×6 watercolour paintings. Great for birthday, thank you, easter or “just thinking of you” cards.  We’ll start with a quick warm up lesson to practice a few watercolour painting techniques with lots of demonstration and guidance so everyone feels comfortable. No painting experience is necessary. We’ll end by mounting your paintings on beautiful cranberry or evergreen coloured paper. Add a personal message to your artwork as the final touch and offer it as a gift to someone special.    

Date: Thursday, Jan 5th

Time:  1 pm – 3 pm 

Age: 8 years and older

Workshop  + Materials fee (including GST)

  • single: $31.50
  • 2 siblings/parent + child: $52.50
  • parent + 2 children: $68.25 
  • additional family participant: $15.75
  • Payment by e-transfer or cash/cheque at the studio. Online Registration is not available. 

What makes Aliki’s different from the rest?

Give your children the gift of creativity and self-confidence this summer. Our one-of-kind summer camps are both recreational and educational. Professional artists guide student artists in learning the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpting. Each camp is filled with engaging projects that are specialized and focused on skill development. In this process, students gain artistic confidence as well as improve their concentration, problem-solving and perseverance.  

We enjoy meeting new students and parents at the studio (or at least chatting by phone) prior to camp registration to get to know each other and talk about our program. We offer a complimentary art evaluation/consultation to determine the best fit for each student by appointment only. Please call (403) 667-7020 or email (info@alikisarthouse.com) to schedule a studio appointment. Camps are limited to only 10 students to allow the teacher to get to know the students well and provide individual mentoring.  Returning or past students (alumni) of the studio are welcome to contact us for recommendations about the next step or may register directly online.   

The entire camp is dedicated to artmaking with a brief, inspirational break – no filler activities are included. We use only high-quality materials to yield awesome results. Sibling OR Multi-Camp discount is great for families.  Refer a friend and you both earn $25 Creativity Cash towards your next art session with us! Creativity Cash is our way of saying, “Thank You!” for referring or being referred to Aliki’s Art House.  

10 reasons why kids love to
learn to draw, paint, Sculpt or journal with us!

We believe that everyone CAN learn to draw (with just 1 hour of instruction).  Interest is mandatory. Talent and experience are optional.

Students come in with their own interests and imagination and leave with a collection of artwork + set of materials all their own.

Students gain confidence in their drawing skills, enjoy the process of creativity, and are inspired to continue on their own.  

Students gain an art education as well as summer recreation.

Our exceptional staff are professional artists with a passion for art education.

Students receive lots of individual mentoring. Maximum 10 students per camp.

Our studio is inviting, orderly and inspiring with lots of natural light. We’re located in quaint neighbourhood with beautiful tree-lined sidewalks and green spaces nearby to take an outdoor break.

A variety of high-quality art supplies are included.

Our pre-registration consultation/assessment ensures the camps are the right fit for students.

Student artwork is on display through out camp to honour the students’ achievements. Our popular Gallery Walk is a valuable experience for young artists and proud parents.

Here's what parents are
saying about our summer fine arts camps

“I wanted my child to enjoy the class, learn some art concepts, meet other children and have fun. My expectations were exceeded.”

“My son came home each day with a huge smile on his face feeling very proud of himself and calling himself an artist.”

“A. is enjoying the camp and can’t wait to bring home her art! This was exactly the type of art class she wanted to take!”

“J. seems to enjoy the class very much and I am so impressed with his paintings. I am so happy that I signed him up for this camp.”

“I would recommend the camp to others; it is well organized in a nice clean, bright (natural light) location with nice music.”

“I would highly recommend this camp. My daughter had a lot of fun and learned a lot about sculpting.”

“Really liked the diversity of children’s ages all in one group.”

“…the children were engaged and they learned great techniques…excellent camp.”

“I liked that we could drop off right at the door and there was no parking to pay for.”

“A. really enjoyed the art class and the introduction to pastels. He was already asking to do more art camps next year!

“Lovely facility. C. commented on how great it is to work in the sunshine.”

“A fantastic activity for the kids during summer break. Well worth it!”

Here's what students
have said about our camps

“I thought the camp was fun and I had enough time to finish all the projects. I thought all the projects were explained very well and I liked that we got to come up with our own ideas”

“My teachers don’t only know lots about art, but about our brains too!”

“It’s really different from school because I really learned a lot about using different mediums and techniques.”

“The teacher gave very constructive feedback.”

“At first, I didn’t want to go to camp because I didn’t have any friends to go with but on the second day, I realized that drawing with peaceful music and quiet is really relaxing and fun! I really enjoyed camp.”

“I thought this camp was fantastic and fun! I loved the way we were free to make our own creations in a structured way. I would totally go do the camp again.”

“Awesome art camp full of surprising, fun masterpieces to make and create.”

“What I like about this art camp is shading with charcoal because it makes it really 3D.”

“I loved it! I never expected it to be so great!”

“Very fun and interesting, this is one of the best camps I’ve been to.”

“It was cool and I thought that everybody was nice. The art looks hard but actually, once you get to do it, you feel proud of yourself. The music was really soothing too. Also, I thought even the snack break was cool too because we go to the park, we get a lot of time to eat and make friends.”

Interested in trying our online classes?

Questions? Get in touch!


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