Kids Classes 2020

All of our children’s programming features projects designed and taught by professional artists, ensuring your child has an immersive experience in the creative process with quality, fine art materials within a supportive learning environment.

August 2020

Art for Tykes - Frolicking Fawns

August 4 - 7, 1PM - 3PM | All Levels | Ages 4-6

Children will investigate a variety of mediums, which will allow them to create two and three-dimensional artwork using materials such as paint and clay. Throughout the week, children will explore a variety of children’s books, famous artists, and the outdoors to provide inspiration for their artwork.

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Art Factory 2 *PAISLEY

August 10 - 14, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Chelsea Campbell's class contains elements of drawing, painting and sculpture while learning about iconic “pop artist” Andy Warhol and his ideas about transforming everyday objects into art.

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Art in Nature

August 10 - 14, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Students will explore Fairy Lake and the beach to gather materials found in nature to create incredible art projects!
Young artists start the week with a hike around Fairy Lake and create a "journey stick" while gathering  fallen leaves, bark, pine cones and other found treasures to use for relief printing in clay.

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Flora & Fauna

August 10 - 14, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Calling all Scientists-Botanists, Ornithologists, Ichthyologists, Entomologists! Flora and Fauna will be a week filled with incredible experiences, investigations and observations of the natural world. We will use a variety of mediums to create  two and three dimensional pieces that highlight your interest in art and science.

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Beasties - *PAISLEY

August 10 - 14, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Students explore work by Gallery artists Bonnie Gardiner, Jenny Lee Learn and Margot Foster featuring furry, fuzzy or feathered friends.Sketching exercises to capture the perfect animal pose from reference photos lead to acrylic painting lessons in color., contrast and composition.

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Naturally Inspired!

August 10 - 14, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Join Emily Kewageshig as she leads students on an exploration of the different animals and plants of Turtle Island. Emily inspires with her signature, contemporary Woodland style and encourages observation and colour play.  Students will be exploring colour mixing and paint pouring techniques

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Freestyle Sewing for Girls

August 17 - 21, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

This course will allow children to wear their own ART!  Students will experience the enjoyment of designing and creating their own altered clothing, while learning basics of hand and machine sewing, ironing, pinning, attaching buttons, tie dyeing, and painting fabric.

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Un-BEAR-ably Awesome!

August 17 - 21, 9AM - 12PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Who doesn’t love bears? From polar bears to pandas, from grizzly bears to teddy bears, we’ll explore them all.

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Geometric Drawing with Erin FitzGibbon

August 17 - 21, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 9-16

Students will learn the origins of geometric design, the influence of culture on this art form, and the mathematics needed to create a basic design from scratch. Using a grid, ruler, and compass, Erin will walk students through how to create their very own tessellated pattern, or how to mimic a design from history. Students will then learn how to add colour to their designs, bringing their beautiful patterns to life

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Mudslingers

August 17 - 21, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

Each of our Gallery potters has a specific style as unique as their fingerprints. Explore Susan Nichol's incising techniques and slab built, steam punk inventions, Susan McDonald's stamps and impressions and Murray Fox’s colours and shapes.

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Forest for the Trees - Southampton

August 24 - 28, 1PM - 4PM | All Levels | Ages 7-12

The shadowed tangle of the forest creates pattern and colour that captivates Gallery artists Kristina Maus and Peter John Reid...and will inspire our young artist's! Students will make field note books and take a line (and their feet!) for a walk to capture shadow and shape in “plein air” then head back inside to learn about colour values, colour mixing and compositions.

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