7 Week Programme starting Saturday Jan 25 - Mar 7
Ages 8yrs and over
10:30am to 12:00pm
The Studio's Classic Programme guarantees your child walking away with 9 masterpieces that they will create all while learning a primer about the fundamentals of art history and technique. This class is designed not only to build up one's painting repertoire and confidence, but to teach about the subjects in classical art that have brought us here as a society today.
Each week's lesson will include a history lesson, exposure to the specific era in art history through video, music and art and then the creation of a painting to take home that will represent what the student learned and will leave them with a gallery of classic art.
At the end of the course, we will have a free art show and gallery on Sunday March 29th for all the students to display what they have accomplished throughout the course.
Below are the subjects covered.
Every lesson includes all materials to create 1 art piece.
Classes scheduled 10:30am-12:00pm
Learn about how primitive man developed the first forms of art and how they expressed themselves.
Primitive cave art piece on 16X20 Canvas
Learn about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia- now known as Iran. Explore the colours and motifs of Mesopotamian art and mosaics and learn to understand the history behind the imagery.
Mosaic Painting on a 14X14 Canvas
3- Elegant Egypt
The Great Pyramids at Giza- How can one not marvel at this man-made feat? Learn what these pyramids represented to the people of Egypt. Why were they so incredibly engineered? What does the shape of a pyramid mean?
Painting on a 16X20 Canvas
4- Greatness in Greece
Explore the myths and the motifs that carried history on the famous urns and art of Ancient Greece. Who was Zeuss? Why was he important? Why was Athens different than Sparta? All this and more
Painting on a 16X20 Canvas
5- Regal Romans
The Colosseum: What did this place mean to the Romans? Why was it such an important part of society? What did the Romans try to express through their architecture?
Painting on a 16X20 canvas
6- Medieval Magic
Medieval Art was known for its depiction of life within very strict guidelines. Luxurious imagery was placed into strict guidlines- even how you drew a person had to follow rules. Life was rarely depicted how it really was- there was very little to be shown about REAL life- but more about royals, conquests, nobility and important events.
Painting on a 16X20 canvas
7- Go Gothic
Perhaps the most amazing feature of Gothic architecture- aside from its sheer scale and ornamentation, is the stained glass works that depicted stories. We will explore the art of stained glass and create something very similar with materials we have on hand.
Stained glass on plastic canvas with acrylic markers.
8- Optional Art Show (Mar 29)
Free art show and gallery on Sunday Mar 29th from 2pm-5pm for all the students to display some of their masterpieces developed throughout the course. Friends and Family are encouraged to attend!
Substitute Session - Renegade Renaissance
The Renaissance Era was one of the most important movements in art and architecture that the world had ever scene. A time when philosophy met change in art- you can see this in the departure from the rigidity of the Medieval and Gothic periods to the embracing of life's curves, swerves, and more in Renaissance art. A time when the centre of the world was brought into question, and a re-birth of the beauty brought about in respecting the human form in art from Classical Greek Art and architecture,
Painting on a: 16X20 Canvas
Substitute Session - Don't fix it- if it isn't Baroque!
Meninas de Velazquez- Baroque is a further departure from all things classical- starting to show the reals and the feels of life as it shows that everything isn't perfect- and that art is a great way to tell stories. Stories of grandeur and light juxtaposed by dark- the world of Baroque is so interesting as it was a time for real change. This painting by Velazquez is chosen to explore the history of the era through the story that this painting tells.
Materials: canvas and paint
-This class package is sold in a package of 7 at the introductory price of $210 plus tax. However, if you would like to have your child drop in on some of the courses they are most interested in and would like to try out a class- each class is $35 plus tax per student and you can make your own package. Each class is designed to be completed on its own- the project can be entirely learned and done in one class. However- the benefit of doing all 7 is the incremental learning and practice that each class will provide the student.
- Cohorts with fewer than 5 students will either be combined or cancelled. We will notify you a week before the start date to let you know the status of the schedule and offer refund options if necessary.
- The subject of the individual class may be changed at the discretion of the master artist to increase engagement and interest
- This is not a drop off activity- parents are required to wait in the lounge during the class. Enjoy some creative time by picking up some complimentary colouring sheets or a discounted paint session to while the time away!
- Classes must be paid in full to save a spot
- We unfortunately cannot offer any refunds or make-up classes
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