Youth Art Classes

Youth Art Class - Fall 2017.jpg
Youth Art Class - Fall 2017.jpg

Youth Art Classes


AGE: 14 - 17

START DATE: Monday, September 18, 2017

END DATE: Monday, November 6, 2017

TIME: 6 - 7:30pm

LOCATION: 663 Old Tecumseh Rd.

DURATION: 8 weeks

TEACHER: Kelsey Auger

INCLUDES: All Materials 


Register for Class


All Materials.

Your child will receive a package when they arrive at their first class that will include:

- 1 Sketchbook

- Sketching Pencils

- Paint Brushes, and Palette Knife

- Acrylic Paint Set

These will be their materials for the duration of the 8 week class. Any leftover supplies at the end of the 8 week session will theirs to take home.

Other materials that are included in the cost are:

- Canvas Board 

- Stretched Canvas (for final painting)

- Printmaking Tools (Block, Cutter, plus shared Ink and Rollers)

- Sketching, drawing, mixed media, and construction paper as needed

Each class will include various arts and crafts activities and all of these supplies will be provided.


On occasion, your child will be asked to bring in a special item to help with the lesson. Some examples of these items(though not limited to this list) include:

- Images to paint (photograph, magazine cut out, print out, etc.)

- Found objects (for stamping, drawing, painting, etc.)

- Food items (for stamping, drawing, painting, etc.)

- Magazines (for collages, inspiration, etc.)


This class has a more in depth focus on acrylic painting. Students will learn various painting techniques using brushes, palette knife, and other tools.

An exciting part of this class will be trying out printmaking that involves using a cutter to engrave in a soft block, and ink to print on a mixed media paper. This art technique involves using a very sharp object that must be handled with the utmost care.

Several canvas and fine art paper will be provided for various shorter paintings, portraits, and still lifes. A stretched canvas will be used for their final painting which will be the subject matter of their choice.

Since this is a class of older students, I use their input to direct the classes. Some techniques we will touch on are drawing techniques with sketching pencils, charcoal, and pastels. We will discuss the elements and principles of design and how we can add them into our artwork as well as brush up on proportion and perspective. However, depending on what students find interest in, we will steer the class accordingly. 

For those students who have taken this class already, you are welcome to take the class again. Although there will be some repetition on techniques (colour wheel, proportion, etc.) the activities to follow will be varied and therefore still enjoyable for everyone. 

*Disclaimer: Some of our drawing books include nude drawings. These are typically used in learning human proportion, which will likely be discussed in this class. Although we will not be drawing nude figures, your child may see these drawings.

After registering for this class, you will receive a receipt directly to your inbox Please hold onto this for your records. 

If you no longer wish to participate in the art class, you have until two weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a full refund minus a $20 processing fee. After the two-week mark, you will only be offered a 50% refund. No refund will be provided after the first week of class. 

If there are not enough students signed up for the art class to proceed, you will be notified prior to the start of the class and will receive a full refund. 

Last day to sign up is Monday, January 9, 2016. After the closing day, the price will go up by $20 to compensate for the late ordering of materials. If you sign up after the closing day, your child may not receive their full art kit on the first day of class, however, they will be given replacement materials to use in the meantime. 

Thanks so much!

Looking forward to seeing you in class! Can't wait!