Teen Drawing & More


Year-round weekly classes are offered Sep 2020 to May 2021

Drawing Fundamentals 2 & 3 Classes are well suited for teens who are interested in learning drawing foundational techniques in a range of styles while exploring a variety of media.  

Right Brain Drawing for teens

Disappointed that you didn’t get the ART option you were hoping for at school? Feel like you CAN’T draw but wished you could? Right Brain Drawing for Teens is the PERFECT SOLUTION for YOU! With only 6 students per class, there is plenty of opportunity for 1-to-1 mentorship.

This comprehensive class gives teens greater self-confidence in their drawing abilities. Following the teaching methodology of Betty Edwards, students learn to draw realistically from life (not visuals) through careful observation and seeing the things around them in a new way. Very quickly, students acquire strong drawing skills, as well as enhance their everyday problem-solving skills, visual thinking, concentration and focus. 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).

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 ability to draw from life. Beginners are welcome. Adults may join the class too. A 10% family discount is provided.

Age: 12 & older (Grade 7 and older)

The pre and post instructional drawing is inspirational! The students achieved the self-portrait drawing after only 12 weeks of instruction.

Dates: Fall 2020 (13 weeks/ 26 hours) 

Day and Time: Mondays 6:30 – 8:30

Dates: Sep 14 – Dec 14 (No class on Thanksgiving Day)

Cost (including GST):  $472.50; $31.50 drawing kit and handouts. $26.25 New Student Registration

Learn to Draw in ONE DAY workshops

This in-depth drawing workshop is geared to adults and teens at all stages from the most intimidated to drawing enthusiasts. It’s perfect for the whole family to do together. We offer Part 1 and Part 2 on separate days.  

Aliki’s 7-Step System* will teach you how to draw realistically in just ONE DAY! We have balanced just the right combination of theory, drawing exercises, and fun. You will leave the studio saying, “I CAN draw!” 

Age: 13 years & older

Date: September 20, 2020    

Time: Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (30-minute lunch break) 

Cost (including GST): $157.50 workshop fee; $31.50 materials fee (includes a take-home drawing kit, handouts and visuals)

Beyond Drawing

Learn acrylic painting: Basics & Beyond for teens & adults

Learning to paint is a natural next step after learning to draw. This class is the perfect opportunity for teens to explore the basics of acrylic painting through hands-on learning while creating finished paintings. Fundamental art concepts of colour, light, form, texture are reinforced in the painting process while encouraging exploration and personal, creative expression. Simple subject matter such as botanicals, landscapes, and still life will be studied. Drawing experience is an asset.     

This class is suitable for adults too. Parents and teens can join the class together for a fun and rewarding bonding experience. A 10 % discount offered when 2 or more sign up together.

Ages: 12 years and older

Dates: Sep 8 – Dec 16th (15 classes)

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  

Cost (including GST): $472.50 instructional fee + $42 materials fee; New Student Registration $26.25  Drop-in Available: $35/class.  Please call Diana at 403-667-7020

New!!! Discover watercolour painting for tweens and teens

Come discover the true magic of watercolour. Enjoy adding colour to your drawings? Like to spend time playing with watercolour & brushes? Tweens and teens are excited and ready for more complex techniques & materials so we love to challenge them as they grow in their creative process. Students are encouraged to trust their instincts, value their individuality, and think critically about their art choices. 

In this 14-week class, students explore and experience the properties of watercolour through hands-on practice of techniques such as colour mixing, layering, lifting, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brushing, and masking. All lessons are led by a professional artist through discussion of theory, plenty of demonstration of techniques, and one-to-one mentoring. The finished artwork  is truly inspiring!  

Ages: 9 – 15 year olds 

Dates: Sep 9 to – Dec 16, 2020 (14 weeks)  No class on Remembrance Day 

Day and Time: Wednesday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Cost (including GST):  $441.00 Instructional Fee +  $42.00 Material fee; $26.25 New Student Registration Fee 

Arts Combo: gem journals and sculpting for teens & adults

This eclectic class integrates a wonderful combination of both 2D and 3D techniques into the creative process. Designed for teens and adults, this 2-hour class will be a fun, creative and interactive time. Students continue to develop their technical drawing skills using a wide range of media. They will be challenged to think outside the box and to take charge of their learning in a unique and exciting way. As well, 3-dimensional sculpting projects take art off the page and into space. 

Zentangle drawing exercises are introduced to facilitate relaxation and thinking “on the right side of the brain.” The sculpting component of these art classes introduce methods used by professional artists to create works of art that students will be proud to display. Each session offers a variety of projects and may vary from sample photos. 

We are very excited to be offering gem journaling for teens in combination with sculpting projects. 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 journalling is a wonderful process of drawing, collaging, and writing using 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.

Designed for teens and adults, this 2-hour class will be a fun, creative and interactive time. Participants will continue to develop their technical drawing skills using a wide range of media in a safe environment where they will be challenged to think outside the box and take charge of their learning in a unique and exciting way.   

Ages: 13 years and older.  Adults may also join this class.  

Dates: Call or email to express interest in classes for January 2021 2019

Times: Mondays at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (13 weeks)

Cost (including GST):  $472.50 Instructional fee + $31.40 materials & handouts; $26.25 New Student Registration Fee 

Mini Masters

(5 to 7 years)

Drawing Fundamentals

(7 years & older)

Arts Combo ~ Gem Journals & Sculpting

(8 years & older)

Private Art Lessons

(All ages)

Drawing Workshops

(7 years & older)

Homeschooler Programs

(5 years & older)


(10 years & older)

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