Art Fundamentals for Ages 9-12

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 September 8, 2024

Weekly Class Times:

  • Wednesday Evening - 4:30pm - 6:30pm  Sold Out
  • 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
  • Saturday Afternoon - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Price & Session Options:

  • Fall/Winter - September to January - 18 classes - $285
  • School Year - September to June - 36 classes - $545  Early Bird Special*

*Regular price: $570. Early bird special expires on August 31, 2024.


Sibling Discount: If you are registering 2+ children in the same family (brother/sister), a 5% discount for each child will be automatically applied at checkout.

Trial Classes: Trial Classes are available on select dates.


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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

Aditi Ganeev Sangwan

Aditi Ganeev Sangwan was born and brought up in India. She has earned her PhD in visual art from prestigious Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan where she later served as Professor in Department of Graphic Art before moving to Canada as Immigrant recently. She is an Artist and Educator who loves to explore the potential of art practice through innovative ideas and interdisciplinary approach. She works with versatile mediums including painting and mixed media. She has shown in various group shows internationally and her works are represented by Fresh paint gallery, San Diego, California, USA.

Her ongoing research practice is based on print-specific and print-related works, hybrid prints, toning possibilities in light-sensitive mediums, and non-toxic solutions for printmaking processes.


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.


Esther Leelavathy

Esther, a visual artist and passionate art instructor, was born and raised in India. She obtained her Masters in Fine Arts from the Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai, followed by an MPhil in Christian Studies with an interdisciplinary focus from the University of Madras. Esther's teaching experience includes working as a lecturer in the Department of Visual Communications, where she imparted drawing and design skills to undergraduate students. Her artistic repertoire encompasses a diverse range of mediums such as: mixed media, oil, printmaking, and digital art. Esther uses her artwork as a medium to communicate her ideas, messages, and emotions. In addition to her personal projects, she has also lent her talents to illustrating children's books. As a freelance artist, Esther's works are housed in private collections both in India and the United States. Currently residing and working in Mississauga, Ontario, Esther continues to create captivating art pieces and inspire others through her teaching and community involvement.