Art Classes – Kids, Youth and Teens – NEW Online Interactive Classes

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.

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**  NEW Online Interactive Classes **

Art Classes, Camps and Workshops

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After School Classes
Summer Cartooning Classes
2020  P.A. Days
Summer Art Camps

Artful-Kids   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 January to June 2020

Creative Art Journey Ages 6 – 12

March to April and May to June Sessions are Online

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 20st                    (7 weeks)     Cost: $126.00 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

May 12th to June 23rd.                    (7 weeks)     Cost: $108.00 Plus HST.  Materials Included.

COVID-19 DISCOUNT: 7 weeks for the Price of 6

  Cartooning  with Jenn Snowden

New Online Interactive Classes with Jenn.Ages 10 to 14++

  Offering 2 Classes

Due to Popular Demand we are continuing Cartooning Classes through the summer.

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  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 *****

April 27th to June 22                  (9 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.   Materials Included.

COVID-19 DISCOUNT.            9 Weeks for the price of 7.  On-Line with Jenn.

July 6th to August 24th                  (8 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.

8 Weeks for the price of 7.  On-Line with Jenn.

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

BEGINNERS / INTERMEDIATE Classes

May 7th to June 25th                             (8 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.   Materials Included.

COVID-19 DISCOUNT.    8 weeks for the Price of 7

July 9th to August 27th                             (8 weeks)    Costs: $129.50 plus HST.

8 weeks for the Price of 7

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.