In this fun and engaging program, kids will dig into those wild, fantastical, true, fictional or lyrical pieces they have floating around in those creative minds. The class will delve into the art of writing and each week will focus on a particular style - poems, short stories, monologue, character and plot development. Students will write in each class guided by prompts and exercises and they will have the opportunity to read their work out loud. The class will learn about dialogue, constructing stories and how to find beginnings, middles and endings for their tales. Excerpts will also be provided from books, poems and short stories for inspiration. A couple of pieces will be reworked in class to create an anthology of works of the student's choosing to take away at the end of the course.

Check out the first day of winter 2017 in time lapse form!
We would love to see everyone again for this term- information here.

Have a look at the first few weeks of summer camp!

Our SENSATION Adult Art Show was a huge success! We were so pleased to present the night to you. Many thanks to Kristina, our associate director, for organizing the show. See you next year!

We are pleased to present a promotional video on behalf of the Arts Access Fund, highlighting the organizations the AAF is partnered with.
If you are interested in the visit, please visit their website.
To make a donation online, please visit this link.

ACCESS 2016, held by the Arts Access Fund, was a huge success!
Thank you so much to everyone who was involved.
Have a look here at some of the sights from the event. It was a blast!

Have a look at our two weeks of March Break camps!
Thanks to all of our campers for creating so many beautiful pieces! Have a look at some of our classes and our campers hard at work!
We would love to see everyone again for our spring term- information here.

A silent film including two of the talented actors from our ARAS Musical Theatre Company, instructed by Allison Beula.

Check out the venue for next month's ACCESS 2016 event, being held by our sister scholarship organization, the Arts Access Fund!

ARAS Musical Theatre Company Presents Movie Magic

A short look at our first days of winter 2016 classes!

The Glee In Me performs at the Russell Hill Retirement Centre


Today Tracie Wagman from Help We've Got Kids met with Lola Rasminsky the founder of the Avenue Road Arts School to find out more about the school and the history and what they are doing now.


Little Picassos let their imaginations run wild using canvas, paper, pencils and brushes. Children and their parents discover the power and pleasure of art. A feature story on Parents Talk on Rogers TV Toronto, co-hosted by Lianne Castelino and Andrea Howick of www.whereparentstalk.com


Dr. Christopher Feindel talks about his experience at the Avenue Road Arts School. His drawing course gives him the opportunity to use the other side of his brain. A nice retreat from his daytime career.


The Avenue Road Arts School series of short interviews with parents, Dr. Izzeldin discusses the importance of arts education to both his own children and in general.