• All Levels
  • Youth

This fun and exciting course allows students ages 14-17 to explore their imagination and sample various techniques with a hands on approach in traditional and contemporary methods, ultimately find their own voice through the arts. Through (life) drawing, painting, sculpture/object making, collage, assemblage, mixed media, students learn technical skills, knowledge of contemporary visual arts and art history, and are encouraged to develop their own personal creative process. Field trips to museums and galleries as well as exhibition are also an integral part of the program.


Summer schedule:

Week 1 - Tuesday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm; Friday 10 am to 1 pm (30-minute lunch)

Week 2 -  Monday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm; Friday 10 am to 1 pm

Each day will include a 30-minute lunch; Fridays may have a shorter lunch.


Summer, 2-week intensive: $590 + Materials fee $65 = $655


Notes: Students will draw from a life model; model will wear athletic attire. Winter term: No class Saturday February 17, 2018 for Family Day Weekend.

What you will learn

  • In a safe, fun and professional studio environment students will learn to work in 2 and 3 dimensions including drawing, painting, (mono)printing and sculpture/object making.
  • Students will learn about supports and their preparation, various wet and dry media and their application through drawing, painting and mono printing. They will be introduced to 3-dimensional art making including materials like wood, plaster, paper, wire and more learning about balance, weight, positive and negative space, line, contour, planes, textures and more.
  • Individual and group critiques as well as showcasing their work will help students to improve their skills.
  • Field trips to museums and shows, hands on demonstrations, introductions to artists and art forms  will help students place their work into contemporary and historical context.

Materials to Bring

Materials provided. Any materials students should bring will be discussed during the first class.