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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.
Winter 2020: 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 Winter After School Art classes open now!

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.

All  classes K - 7 are $165 and include all student supplies.

NEW SESSION ADDED!

​Art Oh-K,1,2,3

Welcome to the world of art! An introduction to a variety of mediums including painting, printmaking and drawing for our youngest students.

Yolande Martinello​​K - gr. 3

Class size: 16
​Eastview School,
Room TBD
1801 Mountain Hwy
4 Mondays,
Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3 and 10​

3:30 - 5:00 pm
​Call the AFK Office to Register

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 205,

3207 Institute Rd

8 Tuesdays,

Jan. 14 - Mar. 3

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Call the AFK Office for Waitlist

NEW SESSION ADDED!

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 205,

3207 Institute Rd

8 Wednesdays,

Jan. 15 - Mar. 4

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Call the AFK Office to 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,

Jan. 14 - Mar. 3

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Call the AFK Office for Waitlist

Clay Creations

Students will learn different techniques to create decorative or functional ceramic-ware. Every session is different, so come again!

Tanja Macek
​gr. 1 - 3

Class size: 18

Artists for Kids,

Shadbolt Studio

2121 Lonsdale Ave.

8 Thursdays,

Jan. 16 - Mar. 5

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Call the AFK office for Waitlist

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,

Jan. 14 - Mar. 3

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Dilly Dali

Students will learn about Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Hannah Hock and Max Ernst as they explore transformation and dream imagery. They will be introduced to techniques such as texture rubbings, collage and automatic drawing as they work with drawing media, paint, mixed media and clay.

Catherine Schechter
gr. 2 - 4

Class size: 18

Lynn Valley Elementary,

Room 206,

3207 Institute Rd

8 Tuesdays,

Jan. 14 - Mar. 3

 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,

Jan. 15 - Mar. 4

 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,

Jan. 14 - Mar. 3

 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,

Jan. 16 - Mar. 5

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Jewelry Making

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,

Jan. 16 - Mar. 5

 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,

Jan. 16 - Mar. 5

 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Register

Teen Ceramics and Sculpture

Students will create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks, and use professional, food-safe glazes on them.  Students will learn how to create objects for use in the home and exciting and experimental sculptures with materials like wire, balsa wood, and fabric.

Kory Bogen
Ages 13 - 15

Class size: 18

Handsworth Secondary,

Room 104,

1044 Edgewood Rd

6 Wednesdays,

Jan. 22 - Feb. 26

 4 – 6:00 pm

Register

 



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