Art Classes – Kids, Youth and Teens

Kids and Youth Art Programs are about exploring the expressive arts. The goal of our classes is to unleash the young artist within. How? By providing the tools by teaching various techniques and exposing various media; by providing time for practice and play in an encouraging atmosphere; and by providing opportunities to apply new skills in free time moments.

Art Classes, Camps and Workshops

After School Classes
Saturday Art Activities
P.A. Day  Camps
March Break  Camp
March   Workshops
  Summer Camps

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Exploration, experimenting and play are key to our children’s development.  Tactile learning,  a chance to process, practice and apply various skills without fear of judgment is an important aspect of child development skills, creative thinking and expression.

Art is a tool which allows for such processing. It creates joy, promotes self worth and helps to develop self confidence.

All materials are supplied

ongoing art classes

  AFTER-SCHOOL  – January to June 2019

Creative Art for Ages groups of 5 to 8 and 9 to 12++, and Cartooning for Ages 9 through teens AND older.

Creative Art Journey for Kids Ages 5 – 8.

Instructor Jackie Partridge:

Children will learn 3 different skills. Painting, Sculpting and Drawing. 3 Stations will always be set up and kids can move from each station freely- stations will rotate having new items from the categories each week. New techniques in each will be taught  and children will be encouraged to use these technique.

IF CLASSES HAVE BEGUN. PLEASE CALL 705 784 0380 OR E-mail Diane at  gordfinlayson@gmail.com to see if spaces are still available.

Wednesday Afternoons  4:15 to 5:15 PM

Jan 9th to Feb 27th                        (8 Weeks)    Cost  $144.00 Plus HST. Materials included.

March to April:    There will not be a class for Ages 5 to 8 between March and April. Please refer to our new Saturday Class offerings that may be of interest.

May 8th to June 26th                         (8 Weeks)    Cost  $144.00 Plus HST. Materials included.

Creative Art Journey Ages 9 – 12,

Instructor Diane Finlayson:

These classes are designed to peak interest, ask questions, learn  to solve design and layout challenges creatively.  We continue to learn and apply various skills and techniques in a variety of media.

At this time, encouraging the young artist to experiment and to develop a personal style is key.  Each of us has a personal signature……..art is a great way to discover that!

IF CLASSES HAVE BEGUN. PLEASE CALL 705 784 0380 OR E-mail Diane at  dfinlayson4@gmail.com to see if spaces are still available.

 Tuesdays Afternoons 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Jan 8th to Feb 26th                   (8 weeks)     Cost: $144.00 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

Mar. 19th to Apr. 23th.                    (6 weeks)     Cost: $108.00 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

May 7th  to June 25th                   (8 weeks)     Cost: $144.00 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

  Cartooning  with Jenn Snowden

Art programs specifically designed for Youth and Teens

Ages 10 to 14++

Jennifer was recently interviewed by  the Huntsville Doppler. To learn more about Jenn please view this great interview complete with samples of her work.

Even though classes have started there is space available. Please call 705-784-0380 or e-mail. Gord gordfinlayson@gmail.com

Cartooning  with Jennifer Snowden

Jennifer’s goal  is to really help to develop and free the imagination of her students through fun learning experiences.

Students will be presented the basic skills to begin drawing their own cartoon characters and comics. They will learn the building blocks and receive step by step instruction on how make the most complicated drawing simple by understanding and knowing how to “ break down and plan”.  Students will learn and apply the tools learned  to help creativity soar with confidence! The aim is first and foremost to allow, encourage  and foster  kids using their imaginations to create original characters!

Monday Afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Ages 10 to 14++

***** 2019 *****

Jan 7th to Feb 25th                         (8 weeks)    Costs: $144.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

March 18th to April 29th                          (6 weeks)    Costs: $108.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

(No Class April 22nd. Easter Monday)

May 6th to June 24th                                (7 weeks)    Costs: $126.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

No Class May 20th, Victoria Day.

2019 Summer Camps 

Registration is now available.

6  Camps to Choose From. Each Camp is 1 Week *.

We have some very engaging Camp Themes this year as we strive to captivate your children’s imaginations , creative expressions and varied interests.  Our facilitators are well experienced and very excited to be sharing their craft and specialty with your children.

We strive to maintain a Facilitator/Counselor ratio to campers of 1:5 and sometimes better!  Children are well monitored, and the low ratio affords each child a fair amount of freedom and a lot of support within the structure of the day.  Lunch times are supervised.

Please refer to the day camp guidelines for full information.

* Camp 4 (August 6th to 9th) is only 4 days due to Civic Holiday.

2019 Summer Camps Fee Structure

** Fees per camp: $250.00 Plus HST. Early bird special 10% off if you Register and pay $100.00 down-payment by April 1st.

Family Savings:.   5% off each additional family member.

** Camp 4 – August 6th to 9th is only 4 Days due to Civic Holiday therefore the price is $200.00 for the week.

 Applicable Discounts will be applied when More Than Just Art receives the registration request.

All Materials Included

July 8th to 12th.

Expressive Arts, Drawing & Cartooning

Facilitators Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis & Jenn Snowden (Cartoonist)

July 15th to 19th

Creative Art & Yoga Adventure Camp

Facilitators Diane Finlayson, Jackie Partridge & Alyssa Stapleton (Yoga Instructor)

July 22nd to 26th

Creative Arts & Drama

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Jackie Partridge and Tracy Peters (Drama & Film Maker)

August 6th to 9th

Writer/Author – Illustrator – Publisher

Facilitators Diane Finlayson and Jackie Partridge (Fiber Arts)

August 12th to 16th

Expressive Arts, Drawing & Cartooning

Facilitators Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis & Jenn Snowden

August 19th to 23rd

Creative Art & Yoga Adventure Camp

Facilitators Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis & Alyssa Stapleton (Yoga Instructor)

Workshop Themes facilitated by Diane.

P.A. Days  2019

 

PA Day Programs, Christmas Break and March Break Programs are designed with fun and learning in mind.  The children will be engaged in activities to peak  interest, put creative problem solving into gear and provide activities in painting with water colour, acrylics and in collage and ‘building.’  Seasonal themes will be considered

The February 1st P.A. Day Camp is now FULL.


February 1st, 2019          9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   $35.00 (Plus Tax)

    The February Theme is a Jim Dine Hearts Inspired Day!

Kids will be involved in multi media and multi sensory materials for this creative expression!       How many ways can we Art a Heart?    Paint? Collage? Sculpt?    All of them?Come out and join us for this Fun PA Day!


April 5th, 2019                 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.   $35.00 (Plus Tax)

  Theme to come for April


March Break Day Camps

Register for the complete week or any selection of the 5 days.

March Break Day Camps Ages 7 – 12

This year we have 5 full day camps from **9 :00 AM to 4:PM. Choose all 5 days at a discounted rate or select from 1 to 4 days of the week full of activities. Review activities in the details section.

Register for all 5 days:   March 11th to 15th, 2019  $225.00 Plus HST.

Register for Individual Days: 1 to 4 days @ $50.00 plus HST per day.

** For a small fee arrangements may be made for earlier drop off time and later pickup.

March Break Daily Activities

Please review all the new activities we have added. Everyday is different to allow the creativity to flow.

You may choose all days or a combination of a couple.

Monday

Watercolour, Aluminum Foil, Paper and Glitter with Diane

Create a City Scape snow Globe (1 dimensional). Relief Winter Trees with Foil and Paper

Tuesday

Weaving Creative Fun with Diane and Donna Parlee:

Saori Weaving with Donna.   Paint – Paper and Random Objects Weaving with Diane / Create a Patchwork Masterpiece.

Wednesday

Science Meets Art: Wild & Wacky Wednesday with Diane and Jackie Partridge

Exploration & Creating! Check this out….. A slime sun catcher!

Thursday

Drawing and Cartooning. Diane and Jenn Snowden

Exploring Drawing the Experimental way, with pencil, conte and pen.   Draw what you see….. + a surprise bonus.

Cartooning … develop your own character step by step with Jenn.

Friday

A Morning Inspired by Author / Illustrator Barbara Reid with Diane and Jackie Partridge

Brain storm, develop a character or stick with one you love.  Illustrate a la Barbara Reid a couple of panels to develop a story line.

Mixed Media Wall Hanging.  Sculpt with quick drying papermache and mixed media objects.

March Break Registration Options

For all 5 days select the first option.

For individual days select the option for the amount of days and indicate the days in the comment line of the registration application.

Otherwise you may call or email Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

3 Great Workshops to Choose From

Ages 9 – 14

3 Great Workshops in March where your child may come alone or for a small additional charge you can joining your son or daughter and enjoy and learn some great crafts with Elise Muller or Marci Frost. Both great artists with years of experience.

 For Details click on the appropriate button.

Make a Dream Catcher with Marcia.

Wednesday March 13th, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Stone Carving with Elise

Thursday  March 14th, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Felting a Wall Hanging with Marcia

Friday  March 15th, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Make a Dream Catcher with Marcia

A great activity for kids or for you and your child. For an extra $10.00 you can jon your child a make a special gift for yourself or a loved one. A great way to spend an afternoon with your child creating memories.

Marcia Frost is a multidisciplinary artist/crafts person who was raised on a small farm on the outskirts of Sundridge ON where her family has lived for many generations.  Marcia  attended the Textile Design & Exploration course at Sheridan College where she won many Outstanding Achievement in the Textile Studio awards and placed 4th in the Surtex Design Competition in New York (featuring submissions from 5 countries).  From there she went to OCADU gaining her Bachelor of Design in Illustration (Honours).Marcia also received a diploma in Community Work (Honours, Deans List) from George Brown College.

This course is cancelled. Hopefully we will offer it later in the year.

Wednesday March 13th, 2019.   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cost per child  $30.00 ( HST and Materials are included). Parents may join for an addition charge of $10.00 to cover cost of additional materials.

To Register click below of contact Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

Stone Carving with Elise

Ages 7 and above.

A great activity for kids or for you and your child. For an extra $10.00 you can jon your child a make a special gift for yourself or a loved one. A great way to spend an afternoon with your child creating memories.

Elise Muller has been sculpting stone since 2001 and has taught  stone carving workshops privately and in the schools through electives, Kaleidoscope in Muskoka, and Artists in the School for Haliburton County.

Thursday March 14th, 2019.   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cost per child  $30.00 ( HST and Materials are included). Parents may join for an addition charge of $10.00 to cover cost of additional materials.

To Register click below of contact Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

To Register: Click Child only or Parent and Child.

Felting a Wall  Hanging with Marcia

This course has been cancelled. Hopefully we will offer it later in the year.

A great activity for kids or for you and your child. For an extra $10.00 you can jon your child a make a special gift for yourself or a loved one. A great way to spend an afternoon with your child creating memories.

Marcia Frost is a multidisciplinary artist/crafts person who was raised on a small farm on the outskirts of Sundridge ON where her family has lived for many generations.  Marcia  attended the Textile Design & Exploration course at Sheridan College where she won many Outstanding Achievement in the Textile Studio awards and placed 4th in the Surtex Design Competition in New York (featuring submissions from 5 countries).  From there she went to OCADU gaining her Bachelor of Design in Illustration (Honours).Marcia also received a diploma in Community Work (Honours, Deans List) from George Brown College.

Friday March 15th, 2019.   2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This course has been cancelled. Hopefully we will offer it later in the year.

Cost per child  $30.00 ( HST and Materials are included). Parents may join for an addition charge of $10.00 to cover cost of additional materials.

To Register click below of contact Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

New Saturday Creative Activities for Kids  –  Starting March 23rd, 2019

Little’s Club   Ages 3 – 6       Saturday Mornings     10:00  to 11:30 AM

 Kids and youth Ages 7 – 13  Fiber Arts   – Saturday Afternoon 1:00 to 3:00 PM

For details click the appropriate button.

Little’s Club  Ages 3 – 6

Fiber Arts – Ages 7 – 13

Littles’ Club

Ages 3 to 6.

Happening Saturday mornings from 10am-11:30am. This program is for 3-6 year olds. Younger Little ones must have an adult with them. Adults are welcome to stay or to drop their Little ones  off to complete some errands or grocery shopping! This program takes place over four Saturdays starting on February 16 and ending on March 9.

During the Saturday Morning Little Ones Club we will be making winter themed crafts that develop fine motor skills and doing arts and crafts that are sensory based to promote science, inquiry and creativity!

Saturday Mornings     10:00  to 11:30 AM

 To Register for 4 weeks click below of contact Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

if you wish to only choose a couple of the days.

March 23rd to April 13th 2019  (4 weeks)       10:00 AM to 11:30 AM   Cost: $66.00 Plus HST

We require a minimum of 6 students to run the program.

Drop ins once classes have begun based on space availability. $20.00 Drop In Fee.

To view all 4 Program Outlines of this series please click on the following button.

Fiber Arts Series

Ages 7 – 13

This series will run in  4  – 4 week programs to encourage the learning and practice of new skills and embroidery to making paper.

Program 1. (4 weeks.)

Simple embroidery and hand stitching.
The children will develop the skills using hoops, needles, floss & thread,
learning simple stitching to create an embroidery patch,
to sew a small pillow, stuffed animal and/or
purse.

Saturday Afternoon      1:00  to 3:00 PM

 To Register for the first 4  week program click Register or contact Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

 Mar 30th to Apr 20th 2019  (4 weeks)   1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  Cost: $75.00 + HST

We require a minimum of 6 students to run the program.

Drop ins once classes have begun based on space availability. $20.00 Drop In Fee.