Art Classes – Kids, Youth and Teens

Introducing

 **  Home School Art Programs **

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

Art classes will return to the Studio this September but we will continue to offer the classes on ZOOM together with the Studio students for those who would prefer to stay home.

After School  Creative Art Classes
After School  Cartooning Classes
2020  P.A. Days. Postings coming
Home School Art Programs

Artful-Kids   In Studio and Online Classes

 

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 September to December 2020

Creative Art Journey Ages 6 – 12

Classes are back in the Studio but also online on ZOOM.

Instructors Catherine Luce and 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.

Catherine will be adding a flavour to the classes  teaching How to make puppets, painting animals and characters.

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 4:15 to 5:45 PM

With Catherine Luce

** NEW **

**  Wednesday Afternoons 4:15 to 5:45 PM **

With Diane Finlayson

TUESDAYS

Sept 15th to Oct 27th.              (7 weeks)     Cost: $136.50 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

This class is now full. Due to Social Distancing we have reduced class sizes.

WEDNESDAYS

**  NEW  **  We have added one more Creative Art Class due to popular demand.

Sept 16th to Oct 28th.              (7 weeks)     Cost: $136.50 Plus HST.  Materials Included. 

Nov 3rd to Dec 15th                  (7 weeks)     Cost: $136.50 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

Artful HomeSchool Kids

Tuesday Mornings 10:00 to 11:30

Classes of 8 children in studio. (Wearing a mask is required while circulating about)

Drop your child off and relax.

 

Diane Finlayson

 

Taught by Diane Finlayson

Art allows for key processing.  It creates joy, promotes self worth and helps to develop self confidence AND creates an atmosphere for creative problem solving!

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.

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.

Diane is a seasoned teacher having worked with children for well over 40 years.  Experience teaches one to listen and to follow where the energy flows.  Diane brings a malleability to the lessons…..there will always be a lesson plan and a purpose, and then there will always be the magic that ensues when a child expresses.

Register Here.

Tuesdays : Sept 22nd to Oct 27th 10:00 to 11:30 (6 weeks)    Costs: $117.00 plus HST.

 

Tuesdays : Nov 3rd to Dec 15th 10:00 to 11:30 (7 weeks)    Costs: $136.50 plus HST.

 

  Cartooning  with Jenn in Studio and OnLine

Combined Online and In Studio Classes..Ages 10 to 14++

  Offering 2 Classes. Advanced on Monday and Beg / Int. on Thursdays

Read About our Virtual Classroom

  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 *****

Mondays: Sept 14th to Nov 2nd         (7 weeks)    Costs: $140.00 plus HST.

 

Mondays: Nov 9th to Dec 14th                 (7 weeks)    Costs: $140.00 plus HST.

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

BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE Classes

Thursdays: Sept 17th to Oct 29th                    (7 weeks)    Costs: $140.00 plus HST.

Thursdays:   Nov 5th to Dec 17th                              (7 weeks)    Costs: $140.00 plus HST

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

Jennifer was 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.

2020 Summer Camps:

“ALL CAMPS ARE NOW FULL”

 If Camps are full you may call or e-mail and be placed on a list in case someone cancels. 705-784-0380 or email gordfinlayson@gmail.com.”

** COVID-19 We are still taking registrations for Summer Camps. We do not know if the government will remove the social distancing ban  by then. If the ban is still in place of course there will be no camps. For this reason we do not require down payments to avoid potential administrative issues.

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  Martina Kruger. 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.)  

COST: $265 + HST / Camp.

 

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

    (CAMP IS NOW FULL)

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, 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

(Camp is now FULL)

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, Martina Kruger (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

  (This Camp is now Full)

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson, 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

  ( Camp is now Full )

 Facilitated by Diane Finlayson,  and Martina Kruger (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

(Camp is Now FULL)

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson,  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.

(Camp is Now FULL)

Facilitated by Diane Finlayson,  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.