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"I Can Draw" Children's art Workshops

Searching for a Professional Development Day activity?  Let your children embark on a colourful adventure with our  “I CAN Draw” children’s workshops  – where creativity and learning know no bounds!

In these lively 2-hour sessions, young artists aged 7 and older will dive into an art lesson, discovering not only the joy of art making but also gaining fantastic take-home skills for how to draw.

As your young ones unleash their creativity, they’ll be amazed at how swiftly time flies, and you’ll be equally impressed by their wonderful finished masterpieces! Each workshop inspires new drawing ideas ensuring that students are building a repertoire of skills.

Our studio is a haven of support and creativity, providing young artists the freedom to embrace their potential while boosting self-esteem. From creating realistic wonders to exploring the realms of abstract art, our workshops expose children to a variety of artistic forms and materials.

With limited spots (just 10 per session), our workshops offer personalized attention to spark your child’s artistic journey. We provide all the necessary materials, so all you need to do is bring your little artist ready to have a blast!

Time: Fridays, 10am-noon
Dates: Mar 8, Mar 22, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 17, 2024
  • Cost (including GST): $40 Single; $60 for 2 Students

  • Online registration is NOT available for these workshop. Please email info@alikisarthouse.com or call/text 403-667-7020.

  • Payment by e-transfer, cash or cheque.

ONE DAY Workshops for Adults & Teens

Introduction to cyanotype

Cyanotype is an easy photographic printing process that uses sunshine to aid in the creation of beautiful blue coloured prints. By arranging items onto paper prepared with a photo emulsion and then exposed to sunlight, you will create 3 or 4 unique cyanotype images. By the end of the workshop, one of your prints will become a completed piece of art ready to display in your home!

Cyanotype artists will often use flowers, leaves, and other plant life forms to create their compositions. Another popular object of choice is glass. Its transparent quality can produce many different tones of blue, which adds a marvelous depth and richness to the image. Prepare to be amazed by this magical process!

Dates: Feb 24
Time: 1 to 3:30pm
  • Cost (including materials + GST): $40

  • Perfect for adults and teens ages 12 and older 

  • Contact Karen to register: deepbluecyanotype@gmail.com

Learn to Draw in ONE DAY

Welcome to our immersive drawing workshop designed for adults and teens at every skill level, from the hesitant beginner to the passionate drawing enthusiast. Our proven methodology guarantees that you’ll acquire realistic drawing skills in just ONE DAY!

Begin the workshop by warming up with exercises that explore the essential visual vocabulary of lines and shapes universally utilized by artists. Progress to techniques that break down subjects, allowing you to visualize and draw like an artist. The day concludes with an engaging shading project, using pencils and charcoal to bring your drawings to life with a stunning 3-D effect.

We’ve carefully combined a blend of theory, hands-on drawing exercises, and enjoyable activities. By the end of the day, you’ll leave our studio exclaiming, “I CAN draw!” with newfound confidence in your artistic abilities. Join us for a transformative experience that makes drawing accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

Time: Sundays, 9:30am to 4pm
Dates: Feb 25, mar 3, Mar 22, Apr 28 2024
  • Cost (including drawing kit + GST): $189

  • Perfect for adults and teens ages 12 and older 

  • Friends and Family discount offered at checkout when 2 register at the same time

Learn to Draw BETTER in ONE Day

Welcome back to the next exciting step of your artistic journey! Building on the skills you acquired in the Part 1 of  Learn to Draw in ONE DAY, we’re ready to dive even deeper into the world of drawing. In this session, we’ll start by revisiting the fundamental elements of art introduced in the first workshop. From there, we’ll seamlessly transition into exploring new concepts such as perspective, drawing from life, and elevating your understanding of tone in fresh and exciting ways.

This workshop is designed to enhance your confidence in independent drawing, encouraging you to create finished works of art that truly showcase your evolving skills. The goal is not only to refine what you’ve learned but also to push the boundaries of your creativity.

Don’t forget to bring along your trusty drawing kit from Part 1. Get ready to embark on another engaging and enriching session where you’ll bring your visions to life on paper.

Time: Sundays, 9:30am to 4pm
Dates: May 5, 2024
  • Cost (include GST): $173.50

  • Perfect for adults and teens ages 12 and older

  • Friends and Family discount offered at checkout when 2 register at the same time