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!
Fall 2019 Session
Registration for the fall session of our weekly art classes is now open. The fall session will begin on Saturday, September 7. Early bird special prices will expire on Saturday, August 31.
Ages: 6-8 Years
Weekly Class Times:
- Sunday Afternoon - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
- Sunday Afternoon - 2:30pm - 4:00pm
- Wednesday Evening - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Saturday Morning - 9:30am - 11:00am
- Saturday Afternoon - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Price & Session Options:
- Full Year - September to August - 46 weeks -
$640$460 Early Bird Special
- School Year - September to June - 38 weeks -
$510$410 Early Bird Special
- Fall/Winter - September to January - 19 weeks - $255
- Classes will not be held on the following dates:
- Christmas Break - December 21 - January 3
- March Break - March 14 - 20
- Easter - April 8 - 13
- Canada Day - June 27 - July 3
- 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
Diana enjoys working with children and youth within various settings. She graduated with honors from Sheridan College Social Service Worker Program. She combines her artistic knowledge with social concepts to build a strength-based environment for children to grow.
Coming from a family of artists, Yasmine has been surrounded by art her whole life. She has become very familiar with different techniques and mediums. Yasmine loves experimenting with new things and letting her creativity run free. Throughout her years, Yasmine has volunteered and worked in several art programs with kids, which have given her the opportunity to realize her love for teaching art to kids. As an Honours Psychology major at York University, Yasmine intends to merge her love for art and interest in child psychology as a future career. With teaching the Art Exploration classes Yasmine hopes to inspire a spark in her students to take the techniques and lessons they are taught to create their own unique pieces.
We ask that students supply their own sketchbooks (9x12"), drawing pencils and eraser. Any other materials required for the class will be provided.
Students must be enrolled into the proper age group. To enroll multiple students, add each student to the shopping cart separately. Sibling discounts for online registrations will be applied as a rebate after the transaction is complete.
For assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Art Exploration for Ages 6-8