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, watercolour painting, pastels, clay sculpture, recycled sculpture, cartooning, and mixed media. See more about what students will learn in our Art Exploration program.
Although we still consider in-studio classes an important way to deliver our lessons, our new online learning curriculum is providing the same level and quality of instruction you have come to expect from us and our students will be expanding their skills and competencies.
Online instruction also enables us to focus on the process as well as the finished product, as all our students will have the ability to interact with their instructors and get individual attention when they need it, without some of the distractions that can sometimes be part of the group experience.
Ages: 6-8 Years
Dates: July 4, 2020 to August 22, 2020
Available Weekly Class Times:
- Saturday Morning - 9:30am - 11:00am
Materials: Not Included - Additional Purchases Required - View the Materials List
Discounts: A sibling discount of 10% is available for each additional child registered. Enter coupon SIBLING at the checkout.
Special Note: This program is online. Students will need access to a computer, laptop, Smartphone or tablet and have downloaded the Zoom app before class begins.
- 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.
- 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.