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
June Pre- Father’s Day Workshops
  PA Days
  Summer Camps
 More to Come

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  and SATURDAY’s – January to June 2019

Creative Art for Ages groups of 3 to 6, 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 5:30 PM

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                                (8 weeks)    Costs: $144.00 plus HST.   Materials Included.

 May 20th, Victoria Day The Class will be moved or held based on a class decision.

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.

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!

During the Saturday Morning Little Ones Club we will be making  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 register button or contact Gord at 705-784-0380 or mailto:gordfinlayson@gmail.com

Next Class is April 27th to May 25th  Register in 4 week blocks.     10:00 AM to 11:30 AM   Cost: $66.00 Plus HST

No Class on May 18th. (Long Week-end)

If you are interested in purchasing blocks of 6 that have to be used in a 8 to 10 week period please mention this in the comments section or e-mail Gord at gordfinlayson@gmail.com . This way we can determine if it a preferred option.

We require a minimum of 5 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

 April 27th to May  25th 2019  (4 weeks)   1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  Cost: $75.00 + HST

No Class May 18th. ( Holiday week-end.)

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.

Father’s Day Workshop – Ages 7 – 12 only

This is a secret workshop to make something special for Father’s Day.

 -NO DADS ALLOWED –

It’s a surprise!  Children will walk away with personalized presents and a homemade card. 

Sunday Afternoon      1:00  to 3:30 PM

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

 June 9th,   2019     1:00 PM to 3:30 PM  Cost: $25.00 ( HST Incl)

All materials Supplied.

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

Fun Fishy Friday

P.A. Day June 7th  – Ages 7 – 12

  Friday       9:00 AM   to 4:00 PM

Cost: $35.00 ( Plus HST)

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

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

Children will explore shapes, line and colour to create one of a kind fish.

The skies the limit!

Relief Sculpture with paper! Pop Bottle fish! Tooled Aluminum! Abstract with a fork!

Media used:  paint, recycled pop bottle, aluminum foil, paper…..

Please bring

  •  CLEAR EMPTY 2 Liter Plastic Pop Bottle
  • indoor shoes,
  • lunch and snacks
  • a smock or wear old clothes