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
 Cartooning Classes
2020  P.A. Days
Summer Art Camps

ArtfulKids

 

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 2020

Creative Art Journey Ages 6 – 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 Gord at gordfinlayson@gmail.com to see if spaces are still available.

 Tuesdays Afternoons 4:30 to 5:45 PM

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

March 10th – April 21st                    (7 weeks)     Cost: $126.00 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

May 5th to June 23rd.                    (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++

Now Offering 2 Classes

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

Monday’s 4:00 to 5:30 – For Advanced Students (by invitation)

Learn how to apply shadowing techniques to your art and more in depth ways to draw the human body as well as backgrounds to enhance your art work.

Thursdays  4:00 to 5:30 – For Beginner to Intermediate Students

 Learn the basics of art in cartooning by understanding shape, shading, and planning to create art pieces.

***** ADVANCED CLASS *****

Jan 6th to Feb 24th                   (7 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.   Materials Included.

( by invitation)                                   No Class Family Day February 17th.

Mar 9th to Apr 20th.                   (6 weeks)    Costs: $111.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

( by invitation. If you are already in the Advanced Class no invitation is required)

May 4th to June 22                  (7 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.   Materials Included.

( by invitation. If you are already in the Advanced Class no invitation is required)

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

BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE Classes

Jan 9th to Feb 27th                              (8 weeks)    Costs: $148.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

Mar 12th to Apr 23rd                             (7 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.   Materials Included.

May 7th to June 25th                             (8 weeks)    Costs: $148.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

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

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

Workshop Themes facilitated by Diane.

PA Day Activities

 


January 31st

PA DAY

NEXT 2020

PA DAY.

Details Coming Soon.

HEART ART

Cost $35.00 + HST

To Register: Click Register.

Contact Gord if you have any questions:

705-784-0380 or email gordfinlayson@gmail.com

Friday Jan 31st, 2020

Valentine’s Day is around the corner!

Let’s  spend the day exploring HEART ART with various media, in different styles!

Painting and fabricating!

The great masters Andy Warhol, Matisse, Jim Dine, Peter Max have paved the way.

We have license to create our own!

2020 Summer Camps:

We are very please to say “again: we have 6 Summer Camp Offerings this year. Last Year we added different Themes to the Art Camps.

 2 Camps with a FitKids Gym program with  Jen Trott: Certified Personal Trainer.

2 Camps with a Yoga program with  Patricia Davis. Certified Yoga Instructor

2 Camps with a Cartoon program with Jennifer Snowden. Cartoonist.

Each Art Camp will be directed and taught by Diane Finlayson. (B.Ed, Camp Director and Co-Owner of M.T.J.A.)

and

 Emma Sultmanis. (3rd Year Art Major, Guelph University, 3yd year apprentice at M.T.J.A.)

COST: $265 + HST / Camp. ** Early Bird Pricing. Make a $100.00 Down Payment before April 1st  and the price will be $240.00 + HST / Camp

* If paying through PayPay Early Bird Discount will be reduced by financing fee.*

 July 6th to 10th:  Creative Visual Arts & FitKids Gym Ages 6 – 12

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis and Jen Trott (Certified Fitness Instructor)

This camp is about developing creative expression ……about adventures in seeing everything with different eyes, using imagination to bridge visual art with expression.  We will engage in making masks, puppets, and as well painting and drawing with various media and writing. Fun and games led by Certified Personal Trainer Jen Trott.  Move their body, challenge their fitness with fun games to incorporate balance, coordination, intentional movement and aerobic exercise. Activities of this camp are designed to foster confidence, cooperation, respect, and allowing the kids to experience independence, teamwork and self regulation relating to a positive self expression. 

 July 13th to 17th:  Creative Nature Art, Painting & Yoga Adventure Camp

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis and Patricia Davis (Certified Yoga Instructor)

This camp is about self expression, team work and cooperation and of paying attention to everything around us. We will practice creative art with the natural things around us painting, sculpting, weaving, journaling and more. We will spend some quality time outside, weather permitting, for games, free time and tons of fun!  We will spend time during the afternoon in the yoga studio room, in practicing breathing and yoga poses individually and partnering in groups. Activities of this camp are designed to foster confidence, gratitude, healthy living, respect, and allowing the kids to experience independence, teamwork and self regulation relating to a positive and healthy lifestyle.

 July 20th to 24th:  Visual Arts & Cartooning Manga Style, Ages 8 – 13

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis and Jennifer Snowden (Cartoonist)

              This camp is about time to develop skills to express what we see in a variety of ways, experiencing both in studio and out.  Sketching out with various media including pencil, pencil crayon, ink, pastel, water colour and experiment with various painting techniques for enhancing drawings….  The focus of cartooning will be learning how to draw characters from the ground up in a Manga art style with demonstrations of variations within the style. They will have the opportunity to learn to create solid looking characters.

August 10th to 14th Creative Nature Art & Yoga Adventure Camp, Age 6 – 12

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis and Patricia Davis (Certified Yoga Instructor)\

    This camp is about the adventures in seeing everything with different eyes and of paying attention to everything around us. We will practice creative art with the natural things around us plein air painting, painting rocks, sculpting, twig art, journaling and more. We will spend some quality time outside, weather permitting, for games, free time and tons of fun!  We will spend time during the afternoon in the yoga studio room, in practicing breathing and yoga poses individually and partnering in groups. Activities of this camp are designed to foster confidence, gratitude, healthy living, respect, and allowing the kids to experience independence, teamwork and self regulation relating to a positive and healthy lifestyle. 

August 17th to 21st. Aboriginal Visual Arts & FitKids Gym! Ages 6 – 12

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis and Jen Trott (Certified Fitness Instructor)

      This camp is about developing creative expression ……about adventures in seeing everything with different eyes, using imagination to bridge visual art with expression.  We look at art expression and ‘travel’ around the world, from Native American Art, to New Zealand, Australia and Africa….Fun and games led by Certified Personal Trainer Jen Trott.  Move their body, challenge their fitness with fun games to incorporate balance, coordination, intentional movement and aerobic exercise. Activities of this camp are designed to foster confidence, cooperation, respect, and allowing the kids to experience independence, teamwork and self regulation relating to a positive self expression

August 24th to 28th  Expressive Arts, Drawing & Cartooning Super Heroes, Ages 8 to 13.

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Emma Sultmanis and Jennifer Snowden (Cartoonist)

This camp is focused on time to develop skills to express what we see and expressing that through visual arts in a variety of ways.  Dedicated time to working outdoors as weather permits. We will learn and practice sketching with various media including pencil, pencil crayon, ink, pastel, water colour, a look at perspective…….  Attention to form, shape and light will be a focus.  The focus of cartooning will be learning how to draw in a Marvel style of cartooning and create their own super heroes. Along with designing characters the class will also offer basic inking skills to really showcase the marvel style in a fun and easy to learn way.