“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
~Vincent Van Gogh
We offer age-appropriate visual arts combo classes each year for kids and teens, as well as once a month art seminar classes for teens and adults. All of our classes are taught by professional artists.
Our art combo classes incorporate a variety of mediums, techniques and projects that are all aimed at equipping the students with the visual insight, technical skills, and creative confidence needed to be more effective visual communicators in this highly visual age. Each class also incorporates an element of art history and art appreciation to help our students understand and appreciate the work of contemporary & past artists.
SPECIFIC DATES AND INFO:
~Art classes will be held on Tuesdays this year.
~Full year classes will begin on Sept. 25 and end by May 14th. There will be no classes on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 for Christmas Break. There will also be no classes on March 26th for Spring Break or April 23rd for Easter weekend.
~Fall Semester only classes will begin Sept 25th and will end by December 18, 2018.
~Winter/Spring Semester only classes will begin on January 8th and will end by May 14, 2019. (Please note applicable holidays above.)
~All of our classes will be held at Westview Baptist Church.
~Our year-end showcase will be on May 7th with a set up time on May 6th for artwork. (Participation in the showcase will be by invitation. Students with excessive absences from class will not be able to participate. In addition to the year-end showcase, some of our students will have the opportunity to exhibit work at our Christmas concerts at the end of the fall semester. Information about these concerts will be sent out no less than a month before.)
~All classes will conclude by May 14th, the week following our Year-End Showcase on May 7th.
~There will be opportunities for parents to observe student progress at various times throughout the year through the invitation of individual instructors, and/or during our year-end showcase on May 7th.
~The final classes on 14th will be an opportunity for students to collect all of their work, supplies, and progress reports, and to also debrief with the instructor on the year and the showcase. It will also be an opportunity for class photos and for parents to fill out an evaluation.
If you would like to register for one of our classes, please add it to your cart and use our online checkout process, or visit the arts academy office during our regular office hours. Please note: Enrolment is not final and participation in our classes cannot commence until payment has been received in full or a payment plan has been established, as well as a signed copy of our enrolment policies has been submitted.