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923 Youth Studio is a visual art course designed for 11-13 year olds. Through drawing, painting, printing, collage, and 3-dimensional work, students will be introduced to various techniques and media in order to develop their own artistic language and expression. This includes drawing (one life drawing session with a clothed model) and painting from observation and imagination exploring line, shape, texture, perspective and composition as well as preparing surfaces and colour mixing. Collage, assemblage, and 3-dimensional explorations will include various materials including paper, wire, wood, found objects and natural elements. We will also explore mono printing, creating stamps and designing textures and patterns. The students will be introduced to artists throughout history including contemporary artists in connection with their projects, and will also go on field trips to museums and/or galleries to see and discuss the artwork on site.

Winter 2020:

12 Weeks: Base Tuition: $495 + Materials Fee: $40 = Total: $535

Spring 2020:

10 Weeks: Base Tuition: $422 + Model/Material Fee: $40 = Total: $462 

Notes: Students will draw from a life model; model will wear athletic attire.
* This course is not currently open for registration

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 purchase will be discussed during the first class.