Children / Youth Yearly Art Program (ages 8-19)

Semi-private tutoring ( 4 students per class ).
Classes are combined ages, however, lessons are taught appropriate to students age, ability and comprehension of each student.

Art classes are structured as a fine art program to facilitate students in developing their drawing and painting skills, thereby giving students the visual language to confidently express their own artistic voice.

As students progress, it is expected students will need several classes to complete a project. One on one teacher-student interaction fosters each student’s confidence in their own unique abilities without judgement of comparing themselves to others. When a student’s confidence in their skills grow, their desire to expand their ideas and ability to create, and express their own unique creative voice grows naturally.

What Students Will Be Learning

Students will learn from a variety of subjects:
Still life, landscape, seascapes, animals, figure and ( portriature/ see below ). Students will expand their artistic knowledge by experimenting with various styles and techniques of drawing and painting, while learning about the work of other artists past and present.

Portrait Instruction only taught with non toxic blendable mediums / graphite, charcoals, chalk pastels.


Lessons are broken down into basics, beginning with the building blocks of drawing, based on each student's age and skill level. Students will receive extensive instruction around various drawing techniques, to help them develop their perception of line, shape, perspective, and shading with light and shade to create three-dimensional forms. 


A strong drawing base provides the basis for students to develop confident painting skills through the understanding of color theory, color mixing, elements of design, and composition. The painting mediums students will be working with are non toxic dry and water-based media only. Graphite, oil and chalk pastels, coloured pencils, water soluble pencils, water soluble pastels, gouache, ink, watercolours and acrylics.

Please note: Program is not designed for students looking to create through experimental play art and may not be appropriate for children with special needs and some LD.


Art Program Schedule

The Art Program Consists of 32, ( 90 min classes)  once a week from Sept - June each year.

As the majority of students re enroll each year, the program has limited spaces starting each September and rare openings through out the year. All students participate in a trial period of classes, to try the program before enrolling full time.


How to Enroll

Beginning in 2022, the studio will offer the student trial classes for 5 weeks during the summer months,

July / August ( under Summer Program )

Going forward, only students who have participated in the 5 week trial will be on the wait list for an enrollment each Sept or through out the year when a space opens up.

As the 2022 Summer Trial Program has now been completed, the next opportunity will be the 2023 Summer Trial Program.

The 2023 Summer Trial Program will be filled soon, so it is recommended that you not wait  too long, if interested in enrolling.


After 2023's 5 week art trial, there will no longer be any more names placed on a waiting list for any future openings.

The 2023 Summer Program will transition starting in the Summer of 2024, to a 5 week Fine Art skill building course.

All future openings will be filled from the existing waiting list.




For more information and the next opportunity for Yearly Enrollment,

Please visit the above Menu / select: Children/Youth Programs 

Arrow down to Summer Program 



Yearly Class Schedule / Sept - 2022 - June 2023  

Tuesday         3:45  -  5:15 pm      
6:00  -  7:30 pm     
3:45  -  5:15 pm     
6:00  -  7:30 pm     
3:45  -  5:15 pm      
6:00  -  7:30 pm      
Friday 4:00  -  5:30pm     
Saturday 11:00  - 12:30 pm  
 1:30  -   3:00 pm   
 3:30  -   5:00 pm  


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