Designed for the developing artist, our weekly Art Fundamentals program will help your child build their creativity, confidence and social skills in our supportive environment. Our students will learn a variety of fundamental art making techniques in various mediums based on a subject focus, and produce a final project culminating all their learning for the subject. 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.
Class sizes are capped at 15 students to ensure proper individual attention.
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: 9-12 Years
Dates: July 4, 2020 to August 26, 2020
Available Weekly Class Times:
- Wednesday Evening - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- Wednesday Evening - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Class Full
- Saturday Afternoon - 12:00pm - 2:00pm Class Full
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.
- Lessons For All Skill Levels
Whether your child is learning art for the first time, or are already a budding artists, our instructors are able to adequately instruct them based on their needs. Our instructors use skill level appropriate lessons and discussions to explain how to illustrate the world around us.
- Observation Skills
How do you make your artwork more realistic? Our instructors teach students to train their eye to acutely study the object they are drawing to ensure high accuracy.
- 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
Currently studying at OCAD University to complete her bachelors in design, Natasha is a graduate of Mayfield Secondary School’s regional visual arts program, and recipient of Ontario Scholar. In her spare time, she creates high realism artwork in multi-media and hopes to pursue a career as a Graphic Designer in the future.
Colleen Dee, B.F.A.
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.
Stephanie is a student currently attending Humber College for a BA of Advertising and pursuing a Masters in Teaching. She has a genuine love for helping others achieve their goals. She attended Mayfield Secondary School and graduated from the Visual Arts Program with honours.
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.