Bolded Grades indicate After School (3:15 - 4:15pm) Classes

We will pick up children from Brown Junior Public School at 3:00pm (participants are picked up from the School office) or parents/caregivers with children at other schools can drop-off early. Snacks are provided. For kids staying to enjoy another after school program, we ensure that they get to their 4:30pm Arts School class! Otherwise, children can be picked up at the Arts School at 4:15pm.


Classes are in alphabetical order:



Adventures with Art
(JK/SK, JK-Grade 1, JK-Grade 2)

with Amanda Baron, Natalie Fisher and Emily Soden

From the Egyptians to Renoir to Picasso to Andy Warhol, students will create two-and three-dimensional art pieces, exploring colour, pattern and texture, based on some of the most famous artists and art pieces of past and present. This mixed media based class will allow children to explore and learn about many art materials and techniques, and is designed to give young artists an appreciation and understanding of art history in a fun and creative way. In a studio filled with exciting materials and tools, students will turn their ideas into works of art that will be their very own masterpieces!

11379 - Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM (JK-Grade 1) with Emily Soden

Spring: $280.00 + HST

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11382 - Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM (JK/SK) with Amanda Baron

Spring: $310.00 + HST
Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11385 - Fridays 3:15-4:15 PM (JK-Grade 2) with Natalie Fisher

Spring: $200.00 + HST | After School

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Architecture & Design
(Grades 6-9)

with Barbara Lilker

Design any type of structure and space you want! This class will explore the fundamentals of architectural design, both in drawing and model form. Students will be able to handpick what they would like to design and some of the materials that they would like to use, based on their interests and past experience in this course or other art- based classes. We will use 2- and 3-dimensional methods of representational drawings, scale models and collage in designing the student's own spaces and structures. Each student will begin with an abstract concept for their specific design and end the term with a clear representation of that idea in drawing and scale model.

11390 - Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM

Spring: $310.00 + HST

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Digital Photography & Mixed Media
(Grades 7-10)

with Jennifer Chin

So many of us love to take pictures but once they are in our camera what can we do with them? In this course students will learn to use their own photographs to create exciting and experimental mixed media artworks. We will explore different ways of combining photography with a variety of material processes such as print making, acrylic transfer, textile design, ceramics, and collage. Students will create artworks which showcase their versatility, creativity, and unique vision of the world. The course will begin with photographic basis such as framing, lighting, and composition before moving to our mixed media projects.

Students should have access to some type of camera for this course. Cell phones, tablets, compact cameras, DSLRs are all welcome.

11429 - Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM

Not Available for Spring

Drawing & Painting
(Grades 1-4, Grades 3-6, Grades 4-8, Grades 6-9 & Grades 9-12)

with Amanda Baron, Linda Prussick, Joseph Romantini, Emily Soden, and Sandra Tarantino

Young artists will develop their artistic skills while having fun discovering their own personal style. Working from still life, photographs, images from art history and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques. These include line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, highlighting, colour perspective and collage. While experimenting with an exciting variety of artist's tools, media and techniques, students will learn to explore and trust their creative instincts.

11445 - Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 1-4) with Linda Prussick

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Register

11448 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 4-8) with Linda Prussick

Spring: $300.00 + HSTClass Full - Add to Waitlist

11451 - Thursdays 3:15-4:15 PM (JK-Grade 1) with Amanda Baron

Spring: $200.00 + HST | After School     Register

11454 - Fridays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 3-6) with Amanda Baron

Not Available for Spring

11457 - Fridays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 9-12) with Sandra Tarantino

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Register

11460 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM (Grades 1-4) with Joseph Romantini

Spring: $275.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11463 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM (Grades 4-8) with Amanda Baron

Spring: $275.00 + HST     Register

11466 - Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Grades 6-9) with Joseph Romantini

Spring: $275.00 + HST     Register

11469 - Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM (Grades 1-4) with Joseph Romantini

Spring: $275.00 + HSTClass Full - Add to Waitlist

11472 - Saturdays 3:30-5:00 PM (Grades 3-6) with Joseph Romantini

Spring: $275.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11475 - Saturdays 3:30-5:00 PM (Grades 4-8) with Emily Soden

Spring: $275.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist


Illustration
(Grades 3-6)

with Emily Soden

In this drawing and mixed media-based program, the class will explore the realm of storytelling through visual mediums. Choosing one story to illustrate, students will create a series of illustrations that beautifully and cohesively depict their chosen story. As a way of exploring the many art materials used in professional illustrations today, students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of interesting materials, media and tools.

11478 - Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM

Not Available for Spring


Little Characters
(JK/SK & JK-Grade 2)

with Amanda Baron, and Katherine Wilson

Young artists will be introduced to exciting themes through art and drama lessons, while they create projects that will be worn, used and interacted with to develop imaginative and unique stories and characters. Students will be exposed to a variety of art materials, which will then be incorporated into storytelling, drama and creative movement.

11482 - Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 PM (JK-Grade 2) with Katherine Wilson

Spring: $200.00 + HST | After School

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11485 - Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM (JK/SK) with Amanda Baron

Spring: $280.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist


Mixed Media Masterpieces
(SK-Grade 2 & Grades 2-5)

with Michelle Evelyn Lee

Tear, cut, rip, paste, glue, paint, draw, assemble - CREATE! In this fun and engaging program, students will make colourful, mixed media-based masterpieces based on the work of the great artists of the past and present! From paint, fabrics, papers, canvas, string, beads, wood, recycled materials and more, kids will explore texture, collage, color, surface design and composition while learning the fundamentals of combining painting, collage, drawing, assemblage and printmaking. The class will learn how to mix and combine materials using the elements and principles of design to create dramatic effects. The result will be the creation of numerous one-of-a-kind colourful art pieces that show off each child's unique personality.

11488 - Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (SK-Grade 2)

Not Available for Spring

11491 - Thursdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 2-5)

Spring: $310.00 + HST

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Painting & Mixed Media
(JK/SK, JK-Grade 1, Grades 1-4, Grades 2-5 & Grades 6-9)

with Emily Soden, Linda Prussick, and Susie Whaley

The use of colour and painting techniques are the focus in this mixed media class. Students will create vibrant and imaginative paintings that incorporate collage and layering styles, as well as creating some unique 3-dimensional works of art. The class will playfully explore an exciting combination of tools and materials while focusing on developing painting skills. Design, colour mixing, blending, form, balance, composition and contrasts are considered, while students explore their imaginations and creativity in a supportive and fun environment.

11504 - Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 6-9) with Linda Prussick

Not Available for Spring

11507 - Fridays 4:30-6:00 PM (JK-Grade 1) with Emily Soden

Spring: $310.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11510 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM (JK/SK) with Susie Whaley

Spring: $280.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11513 - Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM (Grades 1-4) with Linda Prussick

Spring: $280.00 + HST     Register

11516 - Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Grades 2-5) with Linda Prussick

Not Available for Spring


Preschool Arts
(3-5 years)

with Amanda Baron and Nicola Wismer

This integrated arts class of visual art, drama, creative movement and music allows young children to bloom and discover the uniqueness within themselves. Presented with different themes from literature, science, social studies, history and the environment, children will develop an understanding of the world around them through creative projects and activities. Students will begin to understand performance and physical communication through drama and music and will be exposed to drawing, painting, collage, sculpture and assemblage. A variety of materials are incorporated to create dynamic and individual pieces.

11519 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM with Nicola Wismer

Spring: $310.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11522 - Saturdays 11:00AM-12:30 PM with Amanda Baron

Spring: $280.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist


Science Art
(SK-Grade 2)

with Amanda Baron

Using a variety of art materials, young artists will combine their creative imaginations with their curiosity about the world around them to create multi-layered art pieces. Each term students will become scientists/artists to explore and create art projects inspired by the scientific world. Themes and projects vary term by term but may include human and animal bodies, archaeology, geology and the earth, environments and ecosystems, light and energy and outer space.

11525 - Saturdays 3:30-5:00 PM

Spring: $280.00 + HST

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Storytelling & Mixed Media
(JK-Grade 3)

with Emily Soden

This class will use children's stories as the inspiration in creating mixed media-based art. Students will explore the stories and its characters using a variety of media, as well as painting and drawing techniques. Projects will include one- to three-dimensional art, including puppets, sculptures, illustrations and paintings.

11528 - Mondays 3:15-4:15 PM

Spring: $180.00 + HST | After School

11531 - Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 PM

Spring: $200.00 + HST | After School

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Textile Arts
(Grades 4-8)

with Emily Soden

This is a fun and tactile class for kids who love working with and are inspired by fabric. Students will explore and create using various textile materials and techniques such as fabric, felting, embroidery, weaving, sewing, batik, yarn, fabric collage and more.

11534 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM

Not Available for Spring


Toddler Arts
18-23 months, 24-35 months & 3-4 years with an adult

with Nicola Wismer

This energetic and themed-based program combines visual art, drama and music together in fun, engaging and age-appropriate lessons. Projects and activities are specially designed to develop fine and gross motor skills, while creative self-expression, communication, sensory awareness and problem-solving skills begin to take flight. Age-appropriate lessons allow each child to progress at their own pace and encourage children to develop their unique artistic voice. Children's creative choices are validated and supported, while self-esteem, verbal and physical communication, sensory awareness and problem-solving skills are developed.

11537 - Mondays 9:30-10:30 AM (18-23 months with adult)

Spring: $270.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11540 - Mondays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (24-35 months with adult)

Spring: $270.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11543 - Mondays 1:30-3:00 PM (3-4 yrs. with adult)

Spring: $315.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11546 - Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 AM (18-23 months with adult)

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Register

11549 - Tuesdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (24-35 months with adult)

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist

11552 - Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 PM (3-4 yrs. with adult)

Spring: $350.00 + HST     Register

11555 - Thursdays 9:30-10:30 AM (18-23 months with adult)

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Register

11558 - Thursdays 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (24-35 months with adult)

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Register

11561 - Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM (3-4 yrs. with adult)

Spring: $300.00 + HST     Class Full - Add to Waitlist


Watercolour Illustration
(Grades 4-8)

with Emily Soden

Using watercolour paint and different inks, students will learn all about illustration and how it is used in a number of applications like story books and advertising. Students of any ability will learn to develop their narrative and illustrative abilities through the use of various watercolour techniques. Students will work from still life as well as photos.

11564 - Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 PM

Spring: $300.00 + HST

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