ART AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Whatever your language, we will help you to further your means of expression through art.
- Established in 1992, the school has offered quality art instruction to students of all ages and all levels of experience across the GTA in a welcoming and supportive environment.
- The school delivers programming to children ages 6 and up, and teen programs that are specifically designed to assist with portfolio development.
- Classes are offered to adults of all experience levels whether you are an absolute beginner or are looking to enhance your existing skills.
- Our teachers provide quality instruction in watercolour, oil, acrylics, drawing and sculpture.
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND TEENS
Children and Youth
- Children learn about new and various materials, as well as explore familiar materials in more in-depth manner.
- Students learn how to use different materials, how to recognize and develop different techniques, and, most importantly, how to think creatively.
- We work in all different media, such as watercolour, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal drawing, sculpture, and more.
- Art instruction is provided in a supportive and fun environment.
- At this age teens and young adults are beginning to develop a sense of themselves as artists and need to explore their own artistic style.
- We provide them with the solid artistic values in how to use the materials, and push them to their full creative potential.
- Students are exposed to different materials and ways in which to use them.
- Art History and the works of other artists are introduced and integrated into projects.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS
- Our adult programs offer painting classes in watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media, as well as drawing and pastels. Life drawing sessions are available every other Sunday.
- It doesn’t matter if you are painting for the first time in many years and rediscovering your skills or if you have never picked up a brush past grade school. We will provide you with the support and guidance necessary to realize your creative inner being.
- We will nourish your creative spirit and let your art inform the world who you are.
CAMPS AND OTHER EVENTS AND SERVICES
- Summer camp for children, adults and teens.
- Birthday parties for children.
- March Break camps.
- Elective school day programs.
- PA day camps.
- Corporate team building events.
We offer a full range of art supplies for all of your artistic endeavours.
Come by the store to see all of our paints, brushes, pads, canvases and other sundried materials.
A complete line of custom professional framing is available to display your work to its full advance.
We have a wide range of modern and traditional frames to choose from, and all of our works and materials are of archival quality.
Fine Art Giclee printing produces archival quality reproductions of your original artwork or your digital images.
Our prints are available on canvas, watercolour paper and photo paper up to 44 inches wide.
Provide us with your digital file or bring your original artwork to us for scanning or photographing.
Printing is done on our Canon iPF 8300 Giclee inkjet printer; twelve archival inks are used to reproduce your artwork.
A test strip is provided for approval prior to printing.
As artists, we understand the need for quality colour management in production of your work.
A black and white and full colour photocopy service is available on our Ricoh laser printer at competitive prices.