Help your child develop their creativity, confidence, and social skills in our inclusive studio setting. We encourage creative learners from any skill level to join our classes.
Developed and approved by our team of Ontario Certified Teachers, our visual arts curriculum is designed to enhance the art classes your child is already taking in school - we take your child’s creative learning to a whole new level!
Enroll your child in our weekly classes and they will learn a vast variety of art making techniques in various medium. Your child will be taught techniques in the monthly subject focus and produce a final project culminating all their learning for the month. We emphasize the importance of progress and growth in our classes - the artistic journey is just as important as the finished product.
Our visual arts curriculum and visual art projects change every year, so no two years are the same!
Many of our students use their experience from our classes to pursue further arts education at art specializing high schools, such as Mayfield Secondary School, Cawthra Park Secondary School, or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our students.
Summer 2019 Session
Registration for our summer session will begin the first week of May.
Ages: 9-12 Years
Weekly Class Times:
- Sunday Morning - 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Sunday Afternoon - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- Wednesday Evening - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- 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:
- Summer - July to August - $125
- Trial classes are available for $15 each, up to a maximum of two trial classes per student.
- A sibling discount of 10% is available for each additional child registered.
What Students will Learn
- Drawing Basics (shading realistically with light, shadow, shapes)
- How to Draw Using Pencil, Coloured Pencil, Oil Pastel
- Plaster Sculpture
- Scratchboard (and drawing using positive and negative space)
- Watercolour Painting (brushes, paint techniques)
- Acyrlic Painting (brushes, paint techniques)
- Landscape Drawing (bushes, trees, flowers, sky, clouds, organizing a nice drawing)
- Perspective and Architecture (one-point, two-point, three-point, infinite-point)
- Drawing People (portraiture, proportions)
- Colour Theory (colour relationships, mixing, shading, tinting)
- Drawing Creatures (animals, insects)
- Abstract Art (what is 'good' abstract art and how to do it)
- Print Making (making designs using geometry and symmetry)
- Mixed Media
- Art History (gathering inspiration from the style of famous artists)
About the InstructorS
Michelina Williamson is a visual artist who began her art practice as an experimental filmmaker. Williamson graduated from the Ontario College of Art's New Media program in 1991 and exhibited work in Toronto, Montreal and Germany. In 2010, she obtained a BFA from OCAD University and the next year took up painting. "I began to feel a disconnect within the ever-increasing digital process of filmmaking. The tactility and immediacy of painting brings more meaning to my work with a physical and emotional connection."
For this exhibit Williamson has chosen four abstract paintings from her Out of the Darkness Series. Through colour, texture and movement each painting tells a story of emotional turmoil, resiliency of the spirit and finding peace with oneself. Williamson's paintings will beautify your space and nourish your spirit.
To see more of her work, visit www.michelinawilliamson-artist.com.
Sunday & Wednesday
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.
Sunday & Thursday
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.
We ask that students supply their own sketchbooks (9x12"), drawing pencils and an eraser. Any other materials required for the class will be provided.
Registration for our summer session will begin the first week of May..