Teen Classes

Studio Classes Fall 2021

Let's Start with Drawing

Drawing Fundamentals 2 ~ September to May

Drawing Fundamentals 2 is best suited to students with a strong understanding of the visual vocabulary and mark making techniques. Students will  build on these foundational skills and vocabulary. Projects include more complex drawings, application of colour theory, exploring abstraction, advanced shading techniques, gestural drawing and drawing from life.  

Teens find these classes engaging & challenging. Subjects are age appropriate.

IN-STUDIO Classes

  • Wednesdays at 4:30 – 5:45 pm; Sep 8, 2021 –  May 25, 2022
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1154)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

STUDIO OR ONLINE Classes

  • Saturdays at 11:15  am – 12:30 pm; Sep 11, 2021 – May 28, 2022; No classes on long weekends.
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1022)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

Drawing Fundamentals 3 ~ September to May

Drawing Fundamentals 3 challenges students with longer, and more involved projects by refining familiar process and exploring new ways to render the drawing. The results are stunning! In this course, students continue to study colour theory, explore new media, create tone with line and markers, and render more intricate pencil drawings on coloured paper. Students develop their own unique style as they apply their knowledge and drawing skills.

Teens find these classes engaging & challenging. Subjects are age appropriate.

STUDIO OR ONLINE Classes

  • Saturdays at 1 – 2:15 pm; Sep 11, 2021 – May 28, 2022; No classes on long weekends.
  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo ($1022)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $52.50
  • Take-Home materials kit: $75

Learn to Draw: The Fundamentals
(Teens + Adults)

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? Learn to Draw for Teens is the PERFECT SOLUTION for YOU! With only 6 – 8 students per class, there is plenty of opportunity for 1-to-1 mentorship. Designed for teens 12 years & older (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.

This comprehensive class gives teens greater self-confidence in their drawing abilities. 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).

No experience necessary. Adults may join the class too. A 10% family discount is provided.

  • Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Sep 16 – Dec 9, 2021 (12 Classes)
  • $472.50 returning student fee
  • $20 new student registration fee
  • $31.50 required materials kit 
  • Please contact us if you already have drawing materials. 

Learn to Draw in ONE DAY Workshops

This in-depth drawing workshop is geared to adults and teens (13 years & older) 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!” 

  • Sunday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm (30-minute lunch break) 
  • $157.50 workshop fee
  • $31.50 materials fee, includes a take-home drawing kit, handouts and visuals

Go Beyond Drawing ... Let's Paint & Sculpt

Discover Watercolour Painting ~ Sep to Dec

Come discover the true magic of watercolour. Enjoy adding colour to your drawings? Like to spend time playing with watercolour & brushes? Tweens and teens (ages 9 – 15) 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 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!  

  • Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm; Sep 8 – Dec 8, 2021 (14 classes)
  • Returning students instructional fee: $136.50/mo ($477.75 total) 
  • New student registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $42

Acrylic Painting for Teen + Adults: Basics & More

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

  • Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Sep 7 – Dec 7, 2021 (14 classes) 
  • $157.50/mo Returning Students Instructional Fee ($551.25)
  • $21 new student registration 
  • Materials are not included. Supply list will be provided before the class begins.
  • 10% Friends & Family discount available. Please enquire.

Arts Combo for Teen + Adults:
Gem Journals and Sculpting

This eclectic class integrates 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 use 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. 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.” 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.

  • Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Sep 13 – Dec 13, 2021 (13 classes) 
  • $515 returning students instructional Fee 
  • $21 new student registration 
  • $52.50 materials fee, plus some personal supplies will be required. Instructor will provide a list on the first class.
  • Friends & Family discount available. Please enquire.

We create an inclusive community

Our art studio provides a safe, noncompetitive space where young artists feel comfortable taking chances with their work and exploring new ideas and media. All stages are welcome from beginner to advanced. We meet each student at his current skill level and help him reach his potential and build self esteem. The skills acquired through drawing and art making will improve many other important life skills such as confidence, problem-solving skills, perseverance, focus and concentration. 

Our Culture is a Culture of RESPECT

Respect yourself: Do your BEST!

Respect others: Be EMPATHETIC!

Respect the studio: Be a part of our COMMUNITY!

Our weekly classes are offered on 3 schedules:

  • FULL-Term Schedule:  September to May 
  • HALF-Term Schedule: September to December, & January to May
  • SPRING Term Schedule: March to June
  • Students sign-up for the entire course and remain with the same teacher and small group of students.
  • In-studio and Online Instruction are available for specific classes. Please select program delivery format at the time of registration. Online format is recommended for students 9 years and older.
  • There are no drop-in classes or make up classes at alternate times.
  • A New Student Consultation/Assessment appointment or phone call is recommended to ensure the best fit for each student. Please contact us at 403.667.7020 to arrange an appointment.
  • A non-refundable deposit, consisting of the materials fee and first month’s fees, is due at the time of registration.
  • Students can purchase their own supply kit to use during the classes and take home.
  • Studio materials +individual sketchbook cost is included.
  • Fees may be paid in monthly instalments.
  • Our withdrawal policy requires 1 full months’ notice and penalty of 1 month’s fees for early withdrawal.
  • In case of studio closure due to COVID-19, all classes will  transfer online.  
  • All classes are limited to 10 students with 1 teacher. Spaces will likely fill up quickly so don’t delay.
  • Please only attend class if you are healthy.
  • Masks in the studio are not required at this time. Personal choices are respected.  
  • We will continue with health precautions as mandated including use of PPE and plexiglass barriers,  physical distancing when moving around the studio, hand washing and sanitization upon arrival and departure, regular cleaning/sanitization of surfaces.
  • In case of studio closure due to COVID-19, all classes will  transfer online.  
  • No food allowed in the studio.
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