Ages 5 - 9
Junior Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media
Art is the ultimate tool for self-expression. At Kingston School of Art, we hope to inspire young artists to find their artistic voice. In this course, we will explore a variety of drawing, painting, and mixed media activities to help unleash our participants’ imaginations, and give them the tools they need to best express their unique thoughts and feelings.
FULL: Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 5:30pm | 1 February - 5 April 2022
Fridays from 3:30pm - 4:30pm | 4 February - 8 April 2022
Instructor: Mattie Chernos
Ages 8 - 12
This workshop is aimed at the beginner young artist (ages 8-12) who has a desire to learn drawing fundamentals and has little to no previous experience. Topics covered will include perspective, values and light, line types, composition, figure drawing, gesture drawing, life drawing, portraits, facial expressions, and emotional storytelling. This course is a great opportunity for young artists looking to build their foundational art skills.
Mondays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm | 10 January - 21 March 2022
FULL: Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm | 11 January - 15 March 2022
FULL: Saturdays from 1pm - 3pm | 15 January - 19 March 2022
Instructor: Heather Poechman
Intro to Creative Sculpture
Intro to Creative Sculpture is a hands-on program teaching elements of sculpture in a fun, creative way! Creative Sculpture art classes are both entertaining and instructional. While studying art history and culture, students experiment with a range of materials. This curriculum promotes a love of learning, independence, the acquisition of sculpture techniques, and the development of skills. Participants are encouraged to use their creativity to plan projects and then experiment with multiple materials such as clay, paper mache, paints, light, wire and many more. Once the students are taught how to use the materials over various mini-projects there will be a free range of creativity for the final project! This promotes the young artists to express their skills and talents in their own way.
Mondays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm | 31 January - 28 March 2022
Instructor: Samantha Andersen
Ages 13 - 17
Teen Drawing, Painting & Mixed Media
Imagination is the gateway to possibilities. At KSOA we encourage imagination, play, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. We believe that every child is born with imagination and creativity. While basic drawing, painting, and mixed media skills are considered essential for developing young artists, we aim to not only pass on knowledge and skills but aim to nurture each and every young artist’s unique creative thoughts and acts. Participants are encouraged to think outside of the box, explore various drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques, manipulate materials, and express themselves through their own unique artistic lens.
FULL: Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm | 12 January - 16 March 2022
Instructor: Dominika Dembinski
Portfolio Preparation for Teens
The focus of this class will be on continuing to build fundamental art skills and support the creation of each student’s individual portfolio for their post-secondary program of interest.
Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm | 9 February - 16 March 2022
Instructor: Dominika Dembinski
Drawing for Teens
Students will undertake a series of drawing projects using photos and still life as reference, working predominantly in graphite and colour pencil. The references will start simple and get more complex for a gradual intake of information. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and there is no expected amount of pieces they should finish. At the end of the course they’ll have some finished works under their belt, and have gained understanding and confidence on how to approach a drawing, regardless of subject matter.
Saturdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm | 5 February - 9 April 2022
Instructor: Floriana Ehninger-Cuervo