We offer a solid foundation of artistic skills to teens who wish to grow their interest in art or prepare them for post-secondary art education.
Students will learn how to render volume, space, light, and colour, and apply these skills to create dynamic acrylic paintings.
Fridays 4-7pm – Acrylic Techniques (Ages 13+)
Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm – Acrylic Techniques Improvement (Ages 13+)
Students will learn the differences between oil painting techniques as they compare to acrylic painting. They will discover how to handle oil paint and apply it effectively to create unique works of art. Classes will be offered weekly in the fall and spring semesters.
Creative Oil Painting
In this course, students will expand their exploration of application techniques, substrates, mediums, and subject matter. Examples of both historical and contemporary painting will be examined and broken down, providing opportunities for students to experiment with different styles – helping them to develop their own personal visual language.
*This course has a pre-requisite of Level 3 acrylic painting or equivalent experience.
Fridays 4-7pm (Ages 13+)
This class will teach students how to control water and pigment, using both to create beautiful paintings. This class will also focus on providing students with portfolio pieces for entrance into prestigious high school arts programs. Watercolour painting classes will be offered weekly in the fall and spring semesters.
Saturdays 5-7:30pm (Ages 12+)
In this course, the students will explore the key fundamentals of creating cutting-edge interior space and decoration as a problem-solving process. Areas of study include concept development, human factors, programming and space planning, colour, furniture and finish selection. At the end of the course, the students will learn how to design a residential interior space considering the human psychological needs, functional needs, and aesthetics.
Mondays 4-6pm (Ages 13+)
This course explores the architectural drawing techniques and graphic conventions that are an essential part of the design process used by architects, landscape architects and interior designers. It emphasizes depth of exposure to skills of perspective and single media rendering skill, with a focus on the SKETCH for considering and developing the Drawing and the Drawing’s relationship to describing three-or two-dimensional objects and ideas.
Saturdays 1 – 4pm (Ages 13+)
Saturdays 4:30 – 7:30pm (Ages 13+)
This course introduces all the drawing techniques that are currently used in animation film production to improve cartoon drawing and basic drawing fundamental skills.
Saturdays 6-9pm – Life Drawing (Ages 13+)
Sundays 9:30am–12:30pm – Life Drawing (Ages 13+)
Sundays 1-4pm – Life Drawing Improvement (Ages 13+)
Still Life Drawing
This course inspires and builds students’ skills and confidence in drawing, especially in composition, structure and proportion. The students will learn to create meaningful scenes and tell stories using everyday objects, as well as a variety of shading and mark-making techniques.
Tuesdays 4-7pm (Ages 13+)
Wednesdays 4-7pm (Ages 13+)
Sundays 6-8:30pm (Ages 13+)
Graphic Design (Ages 13+)
Graphic Designers create much of our visual environment – in advertising, packaging, publications, web, and mobile interface designs, brand identity, posters, signs, and various digital media. This course introduces both practical and conceptual skills, including the fundamentals of Photoshop and Illustrator, and the basics of Graphic Design through an illustrative and corporate view. Students will explore various methods used to create and combine words, symbols, and images to develop a visual representation of ideas and messages. Classes will be offered weekly in the fall and spring semesters.
Monday 4:00 – 7:00 pm (Ages 13+)
Saturdays 4:30 – 7:30 pm (Ages 13+)