After School Art Adventures

Monday – Friday (full week)
JK – Grade 6
 

Program Includes

  • Pick up from Birch Cliff Public School at 3:30pm (students arriving from other schools can be dropped off by their parents/guardians)

  • 15–20 minutes of supervised outdoor activity in the park next door (weather permitting)

  • Learning different techniques and concepts with a new project each week

  • Small classes limited to 8-10 kids per instructor

  • All art materials and a healthy snack

How to Register

INTRODUCTORY PRICING
Fall 2017 (Sept. 5 – Dec. 22)
(Consistent with TDSB)

3:30 – 4:30pm
(1 hr/day)
$65
/week
($260 /month, $1040 /16-wk term)

Follow it up with a weekly course from 4:30 – 6:00pm!




3:30 – 5:00pm
(1.5 hrs/day)
$75
/week
($300 /month, $1200 /16-wk term)




3:30 – 5:30pm
(2 hrs/day)
$85
/week
($340 /month, $1360 /16-wk term)

HST will be applied to all fees.

Online registration is per term only.

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Weekly Art Courses for Kids & Teens

After School & Weekend Classes

Our process-based studio provides a safe yet stimulating environment where kids and teens can learn concrete visual art skills while having fun and expressing themselves. Class sizes are limited to 10–12 students per instructor, meaning every student gets plenty of personal attention and one-on-one instruction!

2017–18 Course Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:30pm – 6:00pm 4:30pm – 6:00pm 4:30pm – 6:00pm 4:30pm – 6:00pm 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 2–5
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 1–4
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 1–4
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 2–5
Papermania
Grades 1–4
Junior Portfolio Building
Grades 6+
Adventures in Photography
Grades 6+
Architecture for Kids
Grades 4–6
Junior Portfolio Building
Grades 6+
Sculpting the Human Form
Grades 5–8
Designing Fashion
Grades 8+
Papermania
Grades 5–8
3D Art
Grades 3–6
Designing Fashion
Grades 6+
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 9+
4:30pm – 7:30pm 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Portfolio Development for Art Architecture & Design
Grades 9+
Portfolio Development for Art Architecture & Design
Grades 9+
Saturday
9:00am – 10:30pm
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 1–4
3D Art
Grades 6–9
11:00am – 12:30pm
Designing Fashion
Grades 6+
Junior Portfolio Building
Grades 6+
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate
Grades 1–4
Architecture for Kids
Grades 4–6
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Portfolio Development for Art Architecture & Design
Grades 8+

Grades 1 – 5

Creativity and curiosity are the building blocks of learning and mind development. If you have children in your life, you know that creative expression is an essential part of their lives. Our Kids’ Program is designed to spark creativity, allowing kids to express their own ideas and imagination through courses that will introduce specific art fundamentals and techniques such as colour mixing, painting, drawing, sculpture. Our students are encouraged to sharpen their observation skills and challenge their perceptions of the visual world.

Grades 6 – 12

Our courses for teens are aimed at helping students develop their technical and conceptual visual art skills, encouraging them to think “outside the box”—preparing them for careers as creatives. Our teens students are introduced to thought-provoking ideas and concepts from traditional to contemporary art history and practices, inspiring them to examine and express their own original ideas and independent conceptual thinking. Students will be taught a variety of traditional as well as contemporary materials and techniques in visual art making, while practicing soft skills like time/project management, presentation, and critiquing.


Course List

Designing Fashion

Class Times:
Monday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 8+   |   With Srebrenka Bogovic Zeskoski
Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 6+   |   With Srebrenka Bogovic Zeskoski
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30am   |   Grades 6+   |   With Srebrenka Bogovic Zeskoski

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

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Junior Portfolio Building

If you are required to develop and show a portfolio of original art work in order to be admitted to a specific high school, this course is for you.

In this course, you will cover a variety of content, based on specific entry requirements of the school(s) you have chosen. You will learn to plan and execute independent projects based on your requirements, respecting project guidelines and deadlines.

Group critiquing and discussion of contemporary issues and trends in visual art practices is an essential part of this course, helping hone the soft skills you may need for a potential interview, presentation and/or a hands-on admission test.

Class Times:
Monday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 6+   |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 6+   |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Saturday, 11:00am – 12:30pm   |   Grades 6+   |   With
Alma Mostofian

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

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3D Art

You will have a great time in this hands-on course creating original sculptures using techniques such as wood carving as well as plaster, clay and plasticine modelling. With the guidance of your teacher, you will improve your 3D thinking and planning abilities, dexterity and hand-eye coordination. You will also use natural materials you find outside to create imaginative landscapes and other 3D works. Printmaking and layering are other ways to explore 2D forms that students will engage in as they explore the relationship between the two realms.

This course is especially recommended for students who intend to take Portfolio Building in the future.

Class Times:
Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 3–6   |   With Mo Irfan Aziz
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30am   |   Grades 6–9   |   With Mo Irfan Aziz

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

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Papermania

Draw and paint on it, tear it, cut it, paste it or paste on it! Roll it, tape it, crunch it, bend it, print it, decorate it or decorate with it...wrap, cover, flip, seal, sculpt, carve, gouge, cast it...use it for papier-mâché, a book, a mural or a miniature....create your image on it and wrap your mind around it...It's PAPERMANIA!

Class Times:
Tuesday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm   |   Grades 5–8   |   With Azadeh Pirazimian
Friday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm   |   Grades 1–4   |   With Alma Mostofian

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

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Architecture for Kids

Have fun by learning about art history, architecture and math (especially geometry). Our voyage begins in Ancient Egypt and Greece and ends in our world of modern architecture. Students will learn about the three orders of columns, the post & lintel system vs. the Roman arch which was the most important “building block” of the modern world. Students will work in groups to create their own 3D structures to demonstrate their grasp of the architectural elements and concepts.

Class Times:
Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm |   Grades 4–6   |   With Srebenka Bogovic Zeskoski
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30pm |   Grades 4–6   |   With Srebenka Bogovic Zeskoski

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

 

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Draw, Paint, Design & Illustrate

You will learn approaches and techniques in creating a balanced and successful composition, whether attempting to draw from observation, illustrate a narrative, make a design for expressive purposes, or create a non-objective/abstract art. We will view and discuss Kandinsky’s paintings such as ‘The Black Circle,’ among others, for inspiration. Can be adapted for different age groups.

Class Times:
Monday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 2–5   |   With Alma Mostafian
Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 1–4   |   With
Alma Mostafian
Wednesday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 1–4   |   With
Alma Mostafian
Thursday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 2–5   |   With Azadeh Pirazimian
Friday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 9+   |  With Azadeh Pirazimian
Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30am   |   Grades 6–9   |  With Azadeh Pirazimian
Saturday, 1:00 – 2:30pm   |   Grades 4–8   |  With Alma Mostafian

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

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Sculpting the Human Form

Using a variety of techniques for modelling clay, casting and finishing plaster, creating wire sculptures and carving wood students will learn the proportions of the human body, how the musculoskeletal system gives us our shape and how to reproduce it’s appearance in different media. The sculpture activities will contain a design component, where students will sketch out their ideas and engage in the creative process throughout. Excellent course for developing 3D thinking and planning abilities, while improving dexterity and hand-eye coordination.

This course is especially recommended for students who intend to take Portfolio Building in the future.

Class Time: Friday, 4:30 – 6:00pm   |   Grades 5–8   |   With Mo Irfan Aziz

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

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Adventures in Photography

With smart phone and/or camera

Are you looking for a hobby or new skill that will give you the life-long ability to “see” beyond the obvious? This hands-on, two-day workshop, tailored for youth, will cover photography basics and, more importantly, will introduce you to creative approaches to image-making. This workshop will include instruction both at our studio, and weather permitting, outdoors in the Rosetta Neighbourhood. You will need a camera, a memory stick and your imagination!

Class Time: Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm   |   Grades 6+   |   With Felicity Somerset

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $297 +HST

 

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Portfolio Development for Art, Architecture & Design

This course is intended for students who are required to develop and show a portfolio of original artworks in order to be admitted to a chosen post-secondary school or institution. It is also a great course for those who simply wish to develop a wide range of their art skills.

In this course, you will cover a variety of content, based on specific entry requirements of the school(s) you have chosen. You will learn to plan and execute independent projects based on your requirements, respecting project guidelines and deadlines.

Group critiquing and discussion of contemporary issues and trends in visual art practices is an essential part of this course, helping hone the soft skills you may need for a potential interview, presentation and/or a hands-on admission test.

Class Times:
Wednesday, 4:30 – 7:30pm   |   Grades 9+   |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Friday, 4:30 – 7:30pm   |   Grades 9+   |   With Marija Barac Jandric
Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00pm   |   Grades 9+   |   With Alma Mostofian

Term: Sept. 25 – Dec. 16
Length: 11 weeks

Fee: $559 +HST

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Teen Workshops