Designed for the emerging artist, the Art Refined online class will stimulate your teen's creative abilities through focused, in-depth art instruction. In this weekly class, students learn and hone their skills in a diverse range of fine arts mediums and techniques, such as drawing, acrylic and watercolour painting, pastels, sculpture, mixed media, and printmaking. This course welcomes young art enthusiasts of all skill levels and is especially beneficial for those who are considering post-secondary art programs. See more about what students will learn in our Art Refined program.
Class sizes are limited to ensure proper individual attention.
This class is delivered online using Zoom. Please read our Online Program Frequently Asked Questions before registering your child.
Ages: 13-17 Years
Term Start Date: September 11, 2021
Weekly Class Times:
- Wednesday Evening - 4:30pm - 6:30pm Class Full
Price & Session Options:
- Full Year - September to August - 44 classes - $670
- School Year - September to June - 36 classes - $530
- Fall/Winter - September to January - 18 classes - $270
- Included: Personal Art Materials Kit (See Handout)
- Supplied by Student: Glue Stick, HB Pencil, Pencil Sharpener, Ruler, Scissors, Sketchbook & White Latex Eraser
- Download the materials information handout.
Discounts: A sibling discount of 10% is available for each additional child registered. Enter coupon SIBLING at the checkout.
- Diverse Art Mediums
From drawing to painting, sculpture to mixed media, our classes cover a wide variety of fine art mediums and techniques throughout the year.
- Guidance for All Skill Levels
Whether your teen is learning art for the first time, or adding to their art portfolio, our instructors carefully instruct and support them based on their needs and skill level. For students refining their portfolio, our instructors guide them through the development process.
- Observation Skills and Visual Thinking
How do you make your artwork more realistic? How do you draw what you really see and not what you think you see? Our instructors teach students how to develop an discerning artistic "eye" that will help ensure high accuracy in their art making.
- Language Development
It is important for students to develop a strong art vocabulary so they may understand and discuss the aesthetics of their own and others' artwork in a beneficial way. In this program, your teen will have the opportunity to interpret, criticize, and learn how to make creative decisions about their artwork with essential art terms, concepts and understanding.
- Risk Taking, Self Confidence and Creativity
As artists go about their work, they take creative risks, make mistakes and learn by doing. Through the art making process and with our help, your teen learns that challenging themselves while trying new things is the best way to grow as an artist. They also discover that, as the famous saying goes, there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities for more creative thinking. Our friendly and positive atmosphere ensures that everyone is not only supported but also thriving in their art making.
About the Instructors
Stephanie Schirm began her career as a fashion designer, studying in Europe. While designing in the Toronto fashion district, she also created a number of fashion illustrations for catalogues, storyboards, and advertisements for current Canadian Designers.
She eventually left the fashion industry to become a graduate of OCAD in Communication and Design. Only then to enter the Liturgical world of Design, where she established Labyrinth Studios Inc, designing and manufacturing religious garments and sanctuary décor for Churches across Canada and the US.
Her passion for drawing, painting and designing lead her to sharing her knowledge, over 10 years ago with the Continuing Education in Guelph and as Fashion Illustration instructor for Mohawk College in Hamilton. Since then she has taught in a number of different establishments thorough out the GTA area.