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The Gallery is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from noon to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on the weekends of Statutory Holidays.
Fall 2019: After School Art Programs Registration

​​​Artists for Kids offers After School Art classes for students each Fall, Winter and Spring term. All art supplies and materials are included in the course fee. Taught by art specialist teachers and assisted by secondary art students, our classes provide students the opportunity to further their artistic ability and foster positive attitudes towards the visual arts. Our classes run in various schools across the North Shore, and we proudly host an end-of-term student exhibition at the Gordon Smith Gallery.  

Thank you to North Vancouver Recreation and Culture for their support.

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Registration for Fall After School Art classes Now Open

A limited number of bursaries are available for those in need of financial support. 

Cancellation policy:

  • if student withdraws prior to start of class - refund full amount
  • if student withdraws after attending first class only - refund full amount minus $25.00 processing fee
  • if student withdraws after attending second class - no refunds
Parents Please Note: You are responsible for your child's supervision before class and you will be charged a $25 supervision fee if you are more than 15 minutes late for pickup.

Art For Small Hands

Students will experiment with drawing and painting processes and will be introduced to the elements and principles of art and design.

Colette Doan
K - gr. 1
Class size: 16

Lynn Valley Elementary,

Room TBD,

3207 Institute Rd

8 Tuesdays,

Oct 8 – Nov 26

3:45 - 5:00 pm

​Register

Primarily Painting

It's Primarily Painting, but students will be introduced to other mediums such as printmaking and drawing.

Amelia Epp
gr. 1 - 3
Class size: 18

Artists for Kids,

Shadbolt Studio

2121 Lonsdale Ave.

8 Tuesdays,

Oct 8 – Nov 26

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Clay Creations

Students will use hand building, decorating and glazing techniques to create decorative or functional ceramic-ware. Students may have an introduction to the potter's wheel depending on the needs and skills of the class. Every session is different, so come again!
​Kate Arkeletian
​gr. 1 - 3
Class size: 18

Artists for Kids,

Shadbolt Studio

2121 Lonsdale Ave.

8 Thursdays,

Oct 10 – Nov 28

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Artful Adventures

Students will explore the techniques and i mages of famous Canadian artists in order to make their own work in a variety of both 2D and 3D mediums.

Paul Best
gr. 1- 5
Class size: 18

Lynnmour Elementary,

800 Forsman Ave

 

8 Tuesdays,

Oct 8 – Nov 26

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Like Leonardo

Students will be inspired by artist/inventor Leonardo da Vinci. Students will explore a variety of art making techniques and learn about da Vinci's creative drive.

Catherine Schechter
gr. 2 - 4
Class size: 18

Lynn Valley Elementary,

Room 206,

3207 Institute Rd

8 Tuesdays,

Oct 8 – Nov 26

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Masterful Mixed Media

Join us for an exciting exploration of a variety of art mediums that will include drawing materials, paint, collage, clay and printmaking.  Students will produce an exciting portfolio of artwork!

Jennifer Butterfieldgr. 3 - 5
Class size: 18

Cove Cliff Elementary,

Room 9,

1818 Banbury Road

8 Wednesdays,

Oct 9 – Nov 27

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

​Register

Adventures in Drawing and Painting

Students will create exciting works of art using a variety of drawing and painting tools and processes while exploring the work of prominent artists.

Nadya Bowcott

gr. 4 - 7

Class size: 18

Artists for Kids,

Shadbolt Studio,

2121 Lonsdale Ave.

8 Wednesdays,

Oct 9 – Nov 27

 3:45 - 5:15 pm


​Register

Éducation Artistique

Students will become more familiar and comfortable exploring different mediums through an artist study all while extending their French language learning. This class will be conducted in French and is suitable for French Immersion students grade 4 through 7 (both early and late immersion).

Laura Hallgr. 4 - 7
Class size: 18
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Boundary Elementary

Room 010,

750 East 26th St


8 Tuesdays

Oct 8 – Nov 26

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Watercolour

Explore the exciting world of watercolour painting. Students will learn to create artworks with washes of colour and build up surfaces with brilliant painting.

Caroline Falconergr. 4 - 7
Class size: 18

Boundary Elementary

Room 207,

750 East 26th St.

8 Tuesdays,

Oct 8 – Nov 26

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Digital Art

This class incorporates modern technology as a tool for creative expression. Using a variety of graphic programs and techniques, students will develop their artistic skills to create digital artwork.

Nathalie Desfossesgr. 4 - 7
Class size: 18

Handsworth Secondary,

Room 106,

1044 Edgewood Rd

8 Thursdays,

Oct 10 – Nov 28

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Jewelry Making

Make your own bling! Students will learn how to work various metals to craft pieces such as rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants.
​Brianna Craver
​gr. 4 - 7
Class size: 18

Sutherland Secondary,

Metal Room,

1860 Sutherland Ave

​8 Thursdays,

Oct 10 – Nov 28

 3:45 - 5:15 pm


Register

Woodworking

Students will be introduced to the magic and value of working with wood in this hands-on, dynamic workshop. Over the eight weeks, your child will be taught safe work habits while building cool projects and having fun.
​Bob Miraftab
​Gr. 5 - 7
Class size: 18

Carson Secondary,

Woodshop,

2145 Jones Ave.

​8 Thursdays,

Oct 10 – Nov 28

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Painting Studio

Painting studio course for youth. Explore a variety of painting styles, techniques and methods in this studio course. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of acrylic and watercolor painting as well as other multimedia techniques.

Meghan Parker
Ages 13 - 15
Class size: 18

Artists for Kids,

Shadbolt Studio,

2121 Lonsdale Ave.

6 Mondays,

Oct 7 – Nov 25

*No class Oct 14 or Nov 11

 4 – 6:00 pm

Register

 



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