Designed for the youngest little artists, our weekly Art Exploration classes will stimulate your child’s creative abilities to produce wonderful works of art. Our students learn to observe and explore the world around them by practicing a diverse range of mediums such as: drawing, acrylic painting, water colour painting, pastels, clay sculpture, recycled sculpture, cartooning, mixed media.
Developed and approved by our team of Ontario Certified Teachers, our visual arts curriculum is designed to engage your child’s enthusiasm for creative art projects while developing crucial motor skills, language development and creative risk taking.
Our visual arts curriculum and visual art projects change every year, so no two years are the same!
Winter 2019 Session
Ages: 6-8 Years
Weekly Class Times:
- Sunday Afternoon - 12:00pm - 1:30pm Class Full
- Sunday Afternoon - 2:00pm - 3:30pm Class Full
- Wednesday Evening - 7:00pm - 8:30pm Class Full
- Saturday Morning - 9:30am - 11:00am Class Full
- Saturday Afternoon - 12:00pm - 1:30pm Class Full
Price & Session Options:
- Winter/Spring - February to June - $250
- Trial classes are available for $15 each, up to a maximum of two trial classes per student.
- A sibling discount of 10% is available for each additional child registered.
What Students will Learn
- Diverse Art Mediums
From drawing to painting, sculpture to mixed media, our instructors teach a wide variety of mediums every month. Each class is something new! With such diversity, your child will learn a little bit of everything. Specialty materials fees are included in the tuition price.
- Age Appropriate Lessons
How do we draw human faces? How do we show something is furry instead of shiny? Why is the colour blue considered a ‘calm’ colour? Our instructors use age appropriate lessons and discussions to explain how to illustrate the world around us.
- Motor Skills
The movements needed to create art are vital to refining fine motor skills in young children. In our classes, students practice holding pencils, scissors, paint brushes, clay, steadily, and in a variety of ways to manipulate the tool to create art making techniques. Developing their hand dexterity aids in neater handwriting.
- Language Development
Yes, art is fun! So what? Talking about art is an opportunity for your child to learn new descriptive words to interpret, criticize, and make decisions about their artwork and the world around them.
- Risk Taking, Resilience, Self Confidence
As your child creates an artwork, they take several creative risks. Through this process, your child will learn to try new things, make mistakes, and overcome challenges. In an art environment, there are no right or wrong answers. Even shy children find friends to socialize with in our friendly, positive atmosphere.
About the Instructors
Sunday & Wednesday
Even though she is not a real princess, the children like to make believe. Diana graduated from St. Augustine Secondary School with Ontario Scholars, The Catholic Student Award, and made the honour roll. Starting at Visual Arts Brampton as an instructor assistant, she found herself taking on the role of instructor in early 2017.
In her spare time, Diana composes thought provoking art based on social issues. She hopes to pursue a career as a Social Worker with an education from Sheridan College. Diana has given her time working with charities drives dedicated for children, and participate at the 2015 Peel Children's Water Festival.
I have been making art for as long as I have been able to hold a pencil and I love to work with different mediums. Artmaking is pure happiness and I want my students to nurture their own creative voice and find their own brand of joy. I offer art workshops for budding and practiced artists of all ages and abilities at my home studio and other locations. My workshops are available both in English and French. You can find me at Art Just for Me.
We ask that students supply their own sketchbooks (9x12"), drawing pencils and eraser. Any other materials required for the class will be provided.