Designed for the developing artist, our weekly Art Fundamentals classes will help your child build their creativity, confidence and skills in our supportive and friendly environment. Our students learn a variety of fundamental art making techniques in various media. Lessons are grouped by unit, focusing on a combination of artistic concepts and artist or movement inspiration, with a final project where students showcase their learning in each unit. We emphasize the importance of progress and growth in our classes – the artistic journey is just as important as the finished project. See more about what students will learn in our Art Fundamentals program.
We take great pride in the accomplishments of all our students and many go on to pursue further arts education at regional secondary art programs.
Class sizes are limited to 12 students.
Details & Registration
Ages: 9-12 Years
Classes Start: Week of July 2, 2023
Weekly Class Times:
- Wednesday Evening - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- Wednesday Evening - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Thursday Evening - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- Thursday Evening - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Saturday Morning - 9:30am - 11:30am
- Saturday Afternoon - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price & Session Options:
- Summer - July & August - 8 classes - $135
- Supplied by Student: HB Pencil, Pencil Sharpener, Ruler, Sketchbook & White Latex Eraser
- Included: All additional materials are provided in the classroom.
- Download the materials information handout.
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.
Registration for our summer session will open on May 1.
What Students Will Learn
- Diverse Art Media
From drawing to painting, sculpture to mixed media, our instructors teach a wide variety of media every term. Students enjoy experimenting with new media and perfecting their skills with familiar ones.
- Lessons for All Skill Levels
Whether your child is learning art for the first time, or is already a budding artist, our instructors carefully instruct them based on their needs and skill levels. Our instructors use age-level appropriate lessons and discussions to explain how to illustrate the world around us.
- Observational Skills and the Artist's Eye
How do you make your artwork more realistic? Why is it important to learn how to "see" the world with an artist's eye? Our instructors teach students to develop their observational skills and study their subjects closely, in order to hone their artistic abilities.
- Language Development
Art is fun (it is in the name of our class!). Sure, but it is also important to learn proper art vocabulary. Acquiring accurate descriptive words gives young artists common ground and helps them describe and share their artwork. It teaches them new ways of looking at and understanding not just different aspects of art making but the world around them as well.
- Risk Taking, Self Confidence and Creativity
With any form of art making, young artists face a number of creative challenges. Through the process of creating art, they discover that meeting new challenges helps them grow and improves their skills. They learn that there are no right or wrong answers in art, only opportunities for more creative work! 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
Colleen Dee, BFA
Graduating with a Fine Arts Degree (BFA) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec where she specialized in sculpting and printmaking. Over the years she continued to work in many mediums including work as a graphic designer. Currently pursuing her passion in the arts industry as a teacher and mentor.
Michelina Williamson, BFA
Michelina Williamson is a practicing visual artist and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University. While her current art practice is drawing and painting, Michelina also has experience with filmmaking, photography, sculpture, and printmaking. She enjoys working with youth and is passionate about art and art education. Michelina has an extensive history working and volunteering for various Arts organizations and is thrilled to be part of the Visual Arts Brampton community.