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.
Many of our students use their experience from our classes to pursue further arts education at regional art program high schools. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students.
Class sizes are capped at 6 students to ensure proper physical distancing and individual attention.
New! - All registrations include a personal art materials kit. This specially designed kit contains a selection of professional quality materials and tools to enhance your child’s learning and promote a clean and healthy classroom environment. Students will need to supply a basic set of their own materials. See more information about materials.
This class is delivered in-person at our studio. Strict policies and procedures are in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff, and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please read our COVID-19 Policies & Procedures before registering your child.
This class may be changed to online delivery live via Zoom if local or provincial health authorities mandate non-essential businesses to close their physical locations. Please read our Program Policies & Procedures before registering your child.
Ages: 9-12 Years
Term Start Date: September 12, 2020
Available Weekly Class Times:
- Saturday Morning – 9:30am – 11:30am Class Full
- Saturday Afternoon – 3:30pm – 5:30pm Class Full
- Sunday Afternoon – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Class Full
- Wednesday Evening – 6:30pm – 8:30pm Class Full
- Thursday Evening – 6:30pm – 8:30pm Class Full
Price & Session Options:
- Full Year - September to August - 44 classes - $665
- School Year - September to June - 36 classes - $530
- Fall/Winter - September to January - 18 classes - $265
Registrations are accepted year-round, prorated pricing is available.
- Supplied by Student: Glue Stick, HB Pencil, Pencil Sharpener, Ruler, Scissors, Sketchbook & White Latex Eraser
- Included with Registration: Personal Art Materials Kit - Retail Value of $60
- Download the materials information handout.
Discounts: A sibling discount of 10% is available for each additional child registered. Enter coupon SIBLING at the checkout.
This program has reached capacity.
- 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 is already a budding artist, our instructors are able to adequately instruct them based on their needs. Our instructors use age 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.
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.