Private Workshops, Events & Birthday Parties


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Private Workshops, Events & Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties


Birthday Parties


Your kids can enjoy a fun, creative, and unique birthday party with their friends! Our experienced instructors and staff can plan, prepare and host an awesome art-inspired birthday party, right here in our spacious and accommodating studio. We can accommodate large groups (minimum of 12). Just come, ready for fun, with birthday cake and refreshments (no nut products, please). 

Cut Outs

Adapted from course.
Recommended for ages 7 and up. 

You will work as a team to create paper “banners” by utilizing the negative and positive spaces of different shapes cut out of coloured paper. You will then work as a team to arrange the shapes and glue them down on paper (like a puzzle!). Cut-outs by Matisse will be used as inspiration. 

Print Making

Recommended for ages 6 and up. 

 

Make a drawing (can be a landscape, still life or abstract) which is transferred to styrofoam. Ink is applied onto the styrofoam, which is then pressed on a clean sheet of paper creating a beautiful mono print negative. 

Concentric Circles

Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

This project is based on the Kandinsky Concentric Circles piece. You will make an abstract painting of concentric circles using oil pastels. Then, in the same style using acrylic or tempera paints, you will paint a simple shape of your choosing (butterfly, maple leaf, star etc) 

Portraiture for Children

Adapted from course.
Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

This is NOT your usual portrait painting class. You will be shown images of portraits by famous artists from history. You will choose ONE of the styles and paint a portrait of yourself, your friend and/or parent/ guardian. The objective is to become familiar with various historical styles in a fun and creative way. 

Stained Glass

Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

A stained glass effect is achieved by using plasticine to create contour lines and outlines of images on paper, cardboard or acetate. The resulting shapes are then painted in with tempera or watercolours. 

Mosaic Book Cover

Recommended for ages 6 and up. 

Draw a design on cardboard and bring it to life by gluing colourful paper pieces to create a unique mosaic. Your paper mosaic will then be fixed with a glossy medium. 

Making Mobiles

Adapted from course.
Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Inspired by Calder’s mobiles. You will make mobiles form recycled materials and painted according to your unique imagination and visual perception. Making mobiles teaches you about balance, both visual and physical. 

Decorative Mask

Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

A mask shape (of your choosing) will be pre-cut from card board and you will decorate it with beads and beans! 

Create a Diorama

Recommended for ages 6 and up. 

You will make a diorama and populate it with your own clay creations such as people, animals or places. Create your own theme or base your diorama on an existing story.

Lantern Making

Recommended for ages 6 and up. 

Create paper lanterns using tissue paper, battery-powered candles and acetate. 


Available Dates for Winter/Spring 2017

Every other Sunday starting January 8th is open for birthday parties. Parties are booked on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us for more information or to book a party. 

Available Times

10:30am – 12:00pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm

3:30pm – 5:00pm

(1 hr 15 min for art — 15 min for snack) 

Important Information

COST
$22 per child (minimum 10 children). $150 deposit due upon registration & balance due first business day after party. HST applies. 

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
Participants cancelling 3 weeks prior to their scheduled birthday event will be refunded their deposit, minus a $25.00 administration fee. Beyond this date all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

WHAT TO WEAR
Children must be dressed appropriately, ready to make art. Smocks are provided. 

TIMING
Please try to be on time, as the party will begin on schedule. An adult will be expected to wait in the lobby for late-comers. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children and are welcome to stay in our waiting area for the duration of the party.

Contact us for more information or to book your party.

To book a birthday party contact us now. You can also give us some details below and we will call at a time that is convenient for you.

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Corporate Workshops


Corporate Workshops


Who says you can't have fun at work? We offer a range of Art Workshops designed for corporate team-building events and parties! Our instructors are experienced practicing artists who are sure to make your work event fun, entertaining and educational.

Paint to Music

Our painting process is affected consciously or subconsciously by the sound (also light and smell, but that is for another class). Vigorous, dramatic music can make the brush dance across the canvas or move slowly and languidly emulating a melancholy and doleful sound. We will first explore these effects in monochrome to reflect the movement only. The introduction of colour (which too can be happy, sad or indifferent) will create a more complex image. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a good example of a composer influenced by paintings. Each participant will have an opportunity to discuss his/her own reaction and choice of design and colour.

Plein Air Painting at Rosetta McClain Gardens

(Available only when weather allows)

This is a very calming and restful workshop. You will find a lovely spot to paint and a charming view in this gorgeous park in our neighbourhood. A view of the lake, sounds of birds, colours of flowers and the rustling of leaves in old trees will transport your soul for a few hours far away from the city and the office atmosphere. You will have an opportunity to loose your self in the natural world as you paint what you see.

Turn Your Favourite Photo into a Painting

There are photos on your phone or in your wallet that you keep, and love looking at. Those may be images of your loved one, scenes from your travels, or remind you of an important moment in time. What ever the case, this workshop gives you an opportunity to turn this image into a painting. You will be guided by an experienced instructor/practicing artist, through the process of making that happen. A lot of personal attention and gentle instruction/feedback will be provided.

I Wish I Could Draw...

We start drawing before we even learn to speak. Drawing comes so easily to a child, yet as adults we somehow forget how to be that child. This workshop will attempt to awaken in you that childish joy and fun while teaching you some basic drawing skills and approaches. An experienced instructor/practicing artist will guide you through the process by providing instruction along with personal attention and gentle feedback. 

I Wish I Could Paint...

Most people remember the pleasure that simple “finger-painting" can provide for a young child. This workshop will not take you back to finger-painting, but it will bring back the fun and joy that comes from mixing and applying paint. You will learn how to mix and apply paint, and how to see and understand tones and colours in order to produce an original painting from observation.

What’s up with Abstract Painting?

Let’s take a trip to the world of abstraction together. What’s up with that anyways? Why a single colour painting in a museum can command such high price? We will try to find those answers together by learning some basic steps in the process of creating an abstract painting. You will be guided by an experienced abstract artist/art instructor on this fascinating journey, which is guaranteed to open your eyes to the whole different world of perception and thinking.

To book your workshop event contact us now or fill out our Workshop Event enquiry form and we will call at a time convenient for you.

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