Art Exploration for Ages 6-8

Designed for the youngest budding artists, our weekly Art Exploration classes stimulate your child's creative abilities to produce wonderful works of art. Our students learn several art concepts in a diverse range of media and practices, such as drawing, painting, pastel, clay work, collage, and mixed media. Students complete a new project each week to demonstrate their learning.

See more about what students will learn in our Art Exploration program.

Class sizes are limited to 12 students.

Details & Registration

Ages: 6-8 Years

Classes Start: Week of February 4, 2024

Weekly Class Times:

  • Tuesday Evening - 4:45pm - 6:15pm  Class Full
  • Tuesday Evening - 6:45pm - 8:15pm  Class Full
  • Wednesday Evening - 4:45pm - 6:15pm  Class Full
  • Thursday Evening - 4:45pm - 6:15pm  Class Full
  • Saturday Morning - 9:45am - 11:15am  Class Full
  • Saturday Afternoon - 12:15pm - 1:45pm  Class Full

Price & Session Options:

  • Winter/Spring - February to June - 18 classes - $285

Materials:

Sibling Discount: If you are registering 2+ children in the same family (brother/sister), enter coupon code SIBLING at checkout to save 5% off each child.

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What Students will Learn

  • Diverse Art Media
    From drawing to painting, clay work to mixed media, our instructors teach a wide variety of media every term. Each class is something new! With such an assortment, your child will enjoy a host of new experiences in art making.

  • Age Appropriate Lessons
    Why is the colour blue considered a 'calm' colour (colour theory)? How do we show that something is far away and something else is near (perspective)? 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 many different tools such as pencils, scissors, paint brushes and clay, steadily and in a variety of ways to create art and master techniques. This practice in dexterity will also spill over in other areas in their development (like neater handwriting!).

  • Language Development
    Art is fun! Sure, but it is also important to learn proper art vocabulary. Acquiring new descriptive words gives young artists common ground and helps them describe and share their artwork. It also teaches them new ways of looking at and understanding not just different aspects of art making but the world around them as well.

  • Cognitive Development
    Art helps children learn and use critical thinking and decision making as well as many different practical skills. They learn cause and effect ("if I mix blue and yellow paint, I come up with green"), decision making ("Pencil works better than marker here") and critical thinking ("How big should I draw this cat next to this house?").

  • Risk Taking, Self Confidence and Creativity
    With any form of art making, children face a number of creative challenges. Through the process of creating art, your child learns that trying new things is fun, and that challenging themselves helps them grow and improves their skills. They learn that there are no right or wrong answers in art, only opportunities for more creativity! Additionally, our students gain more self-confidence by taking part in our supportive, friendly and positive atmosphere - even shy children find friends to socialize with!

About the InstructorS

Yasmine Barrage

Raised in a family of artists, Yasmine has been surrounded by art her whole life. She loves to experiment with new mediums and letting her creativity run free. After volunteering and working in several art programs, Yasmine discovered how much she love teaching art for kids. As an Honours Psychology major at York University, she hopes to merge her love for art and psychology as a future career. Yasmine hopes to spark creativity in her students and help them grow as young artists with fun and enriching lessons.

 

Carla Gonzalez-Casanova

Carla Gonzalez-Casanova was born in Caracas-Venezuela but left her native land at the early age of 3 to travel the world with he parents. This gave her an opportunity to explore and learn a lot about cultures and colours which will come into play when she started picking up drawing and painting at an early age. Her first drawing class took place in Hong Kong, then Design & Caribbean history in Trinidad and Tobago, back to Caracas for Art Fundamentals and finally she earned her Fine Arts Diploma from Toronto School of Arts in 1997. In the following years she worked as a Graphic Designer at Colour Vision Inc. and after she went on to one of her favourite journeys teaching art to kids and adults alike. Her favourite subjects for art are women & mother nature. Her mediums go from pencil crayon, ink, acrylics & oils. She believes life is a collective journey and is her intention to make it a colourful one for her and those who she is blessed to share it with.

 

Kaveri

Kaveri is a visual artist and arts educator, passionate about exploring various mediums of painting and printmaking. With a strong foundation in India, Kaveri currently calls Brampton, Canada her abode.

Having obtained a Master's degree in Fine Arts from Government College of Art, Chandigarh, India, Kaveri's artistic style is guided by an intuitive approach and a strong belief in creative flow. For over 3 years, Kaveri has been dedicated to art education, imparting their skills, knowledge and love for art and craft to aspiring artists.

Kaveri's artworks are a celebration of nature and its elements. Flowers remain Kaveri's primary source of inspiration for all her artistic endeavours.