STUDIO IS CLOSED DEC 23–JAN 1

 

WHAT IS EXPLORATORY ART CLASS?


New projects each session! 10 mediums are covered!

Small class sizes, with a maximum of 15-18 (studio dependent) with 2 instructors.

Close age ranges among students registered for each session class time.

Teachers present 2 or 3 projects in a class that the students are able to choose from, projects are displayed in the studio.

Projects and materials are presented in small groups, everyone gets detailed step by step instructions to get started. From there, students work at their own pace to complete their projects with teachers at hand to guide and support them.

We keep records of what each student completes during class. This allows us to make detailed lesson plans to follow the students’ interests and skill levels, and ensure we are not repeating what they have already completed


BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM


Students choose 1 project from 2 medium choices introduced by the teacher each class. Creativity is encouraged!

They choose what they want to do, plan out their project based on the presentation, and follow through with their artistic plan to complete the projects.

We introduce projects in “levels” to focus on skill building so the student can feel confident when planning and creating their own project. This allows more room for creativity with a better understanding of the mediums.

Students get to explore a variety of mediums to try new and different things. If they love one medium, they can mostly focus on that one if they so choose.

Students are encouraged to enjoy the process and to be truly proud of what they accomplish.

Small class sizes means students get individual attention and one on one feedback and encouragement.

We use professional art materials and tools, our lessons focus on technique as well as introducing appropriate terminology. We also teach how to take care of the tools and the studio environment.

Our art teachers place emphasis on manners, kindness and building independence. This is how we work together in an art studio 🙂



FALL COURSES REGISTRATION


  • 6 Week Session | 1.5 Hours Classes (Total 9 hours of studio time)
  • No classes Oct 12, 13, 31 & Nov 10
  • 5% off when you register 2+ students
  • 5% off when you register one student in 2 session classes per week
  • 10% off when you register one student in 3+ session classes per week




Have a gift card or code? Please email the studio before booking as we will need to transfer it to a credit on your file. We do not provide refunds after booking—No Exceptions.

POLICIES


Missed Classes

We encourage students to attend on the same day and time as much as possible. However, if there is a day your child will have to miss, they may attend a different day that week to make up. Please let the instructor know to expect you beforehand. No credits or refunds for missed classes. All make up classes must be completed within the session the student is registered is in. Make up classes do not transfer over to another session. Maximum 2 make up classes per session.

Drop Off

Please do not arrive or drop off more than 5 minutes before classes begin as we really need planning time before the class to make sure the studio is prepared to welcome our students.

Pick Up

In order to make sure we have an open line of communication with parents:

  • We have scheduled 30 minutes between Exploratory classes. Every class will now conclude with a gallery show of the incredible art that students created that day. We love having parents come into the studio after the class and our students are so excited to show off their new skills and projects.
  • BUT… Please come into the classroom only once the curator has indicated that the class is over.
  • If you come in earlier it REALLY distracts the students. The last few minutes of class we will be discussing art history and we want to ensure students are engaged and involved. 🙂

Snack

  • If you feel like your child may get hungry, please feel free to pack a nut-free snack as well as a water bottle.
  • Clearly label all snacks, lunch bags, water bottles and clothing with your child’s full name. Any left items will be held for a maximum of one week.
  • There are kids coming to the studio who are SEVERELY allergic to nuts. NO NUTS PLEASE!

Important Notes

  • No cell phones allowed. Please leave mobile devices and handheld electronics at home.
  • Please be “dressed for mess” as we will be painting with acrylics (which do not come out of clothing). We have some aprons here at the studio to borrow but sometimes pants, sleeves, dresses and shoes get messy too 🙂
  • If possible, to avoid paint getting on jackets, we highly recommend leaving jackets with parents.
  • Please know that in the event of serious behavioural issues, our policy is to call the parents for immediate pickup.
  • We do not offer refunds. We can transfer your booking if your booking is cancelled 2 weeks prior to the start of class. We cannot provide a transfer or credit after this time.
  • Children must be able to walk into class on their own. Parents are not permitted to stay and wait in the studio during class.