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.

Students will have have fun completeing class projects while progressing their skills. Later on under the guidance of the instructor students will get to choose some of their own personal projects to work on.

As students progress, it is then 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 grows, 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 may choose 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, according to each student’s artistic level of skill and comprehension, thus inspiring confidence in understanding form and placement of what they see. This is taught through various drawing techniques, and extensive instruction in helping students to develop their perception of line, shape, perspective, and shading with light and shade to create three-dimensional form.


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.

Children and Youth Class /Sept 2020 - June 2021 Schedule

Sept - June schedule will include the following:

32 ( 90 min) weeks of classes

Classes begin week after Labor Day 2020 and finish 2nd week in May 2021

No Classes during the following 3 weeks in the year:

2 weeks/ Christmas Break /Sat Dec 19 - Mon Jan 4

1 week March Break / Mon Mar 15 - Sat Mar 20

Make up classes for Studio cancellations held May and June.

Class Schedule  

September 2020 -June 2021 / Please see Wait List Policy Below

Tuesday          3:30-5:00 pm      / Full
 5:30-7:00 pm      / Full
Wednesday    5:30-7:00 pm      / Full
Thursday       5:30-7:00 pm     / Full
Saturday  10:30-12:00 pm  / Full
 1:00-2:30 pm      / Full
 3:00-4:30 pm      / Full

Reserving Space / Fees


Full Year Enrollment Fees /Sept 2020- June 2021

Each ( 90 min class ) is $ 37.50 x 32 classes ( plus hst)


Yearly Enrollment / All drawing, painting materials included in price /except 11 x 14 sketchbook

New Students 

New students can enroll at any time (providing space available) and can try program for 4 weeks before deciding to enroll for the year.

Fee for 4 week Trial: $ 37.50 x 4 classes plus hst/ $ 172.50 Payment method / Email money transfer, cheque or cash.

Supplies: All drawing, painting materials included in price.


Continuing Enrollment After 4 week Trial

After 4 week trial students may continue in the program, by signing up for the remainder of the year.  Balance of fees will be calculated for remaining number of yearly designated classes. The total cost of remaining classes until June, will be divided /pro rated in monthly payments up til and including June.

Supplies: All drawing, painting supplies included in price /except 11 x 14 Sketchbook

Payment method for continued enrollment is by post dated cheques.



Returning Students

Full fee amount Sept 2020 - June 2021/ 32 classes for the year/ pro rated at $138 per month 

To Reserve space, for Sept 2020 space, $138 required by June 2020.

Wait List for Enrollment

Please note: Spaces for new enrollment each year Sept-June, are limited due to majority of students who maintain a steady enrollment.

Therefore it is advised that to be considered for a future available space, that parents /guardian register their name / phone number along with student's name and age.

Please send information by email to

Upon receipt of your email you will be contacted by phone. Please indicate best time to contact you.


To Register: Email or Phone 902 452-0311

Please include phone number when contacting by email


Student Artwork

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