Teen Classes

specialized Classes for young Artists in Training

Real art taught by real artists!

Older children and teen gain in depth knowledge and focussed practice in drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media techniques.  

Let's Start With Drawing

Drawing Fundamentals 2 ~ Sep 2022 to May 2023

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.

Thursdays  5:00 – 6:15 pm; Sep 8, 2022 –  Jun 1, 2023 (36 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($ 1239 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  ($ 1264 total) 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Saturdays  2:45 – 4:00 pm; Sep 10, 2022 – Jun 3, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($1074.95 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 ($1104.95)
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42
New! Monday Class Just Added!

Mondays  6:15 – 7:30 pm; Sep 12, 2022 – Jun 5, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($1074.95 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 ($1104.95)
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Drawing Fundamentals 3 ~ Sep 2022 to May 2023

Drawing Fundamentals 3 challenges students with longer, and more involved projects by refining familiar processes 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.

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:45 pm; Sep 7, 2022 – May 31, 2023 (36 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($ 1239 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  ($ 1264 total) 
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Saturdays  11:15 am- 12:30 pm; Sep 10, 2022 – Jun 3, 2023; no classes on long weekends (31 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $131.25/mo + $55 Materials ($1074.95 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25 ($1104.95)
  • Optional Take-Home Materials Kit: $42

Learn to Draw in ONE DAY Workshop

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!” 

Part 1

Dates: Sunday, Oct 23 OR Nov 27, 2022 

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

  • $165 workshop fee
  • $35 materials fee, includes a take-home drawing kit, handouts and visuals

Part 2

Dates: Dec 4th, 2022

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

  • $185  workshop and studio materials fee 
  • Please bring along your drawing kits from Part 1

Right brain drawing ~ Fall 2022

This comprehensive 14-week series will teach students a whole new way of looking at the world. You will become aware of 5 “ways of seeing the world” to practice drawing realistically from life. Based on the teaching methodology of Betty Edwards, this step-by-step process of learning to draw students will not only guide students to develop strong drawing skills but also enhance their everyday problem-solving skills and other right brain functions.

Projects include drawing your own hand, parts of the studio and even a self-portrait. This photo illustrates a student’s first project who had no prior instruction. The class is perfect for friends and family members to take together! A 10% discount is offered when 2 students register together. Please enquire. 

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm; Sep 8 – Dec 8, 2022 (14 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $157.50/mo + $36.75 Materials ($ 588 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  ($ 613 total) 

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

Acrylic Painting Basics

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 13 – Dec 13, 2022 (14 classes)

  • Returning Student Fee: $157.50/mo ($ 551.25 total)
  • New Student Registration fee: $25  ($ 576.25 total) 
  • Optional Studio Materials Fee: $70

Discover Watercolour Painting

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 7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Sep 14 to Nov 30, 2022
  • Ages 11 years older & up
  • Returning students instructional fee: $136.50/mo 
  • New student registration fee: $25 (waived for returning students)
  • Required In-Studio Materials Fee: $31.50

Arts Combo: Gem Journals + 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. Each session offers a variety of projects and may vary from sample photos. 

 We are very excited to be offering gem journaling 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 or drawing0 and embellishments of any kind through drawing, painting, collaging, and writing using mixed media. 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. 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.

Zentangle drawing exercises are introduced to facilitate relaxation and thinking “on the right side of the brain.” Students 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. 

  • Fall term cancelled
  • Returning Students:$157.50 + $48.75 Materials  ($600 total) 
  • New Student Registration: $25 ($625)
  • Some personal supplies will be required.
  • Friends & Family 10% 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 -12 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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