Adult & Youth Art Classes

Beginner Drawing & Painting

Monday Nights: Starting January 23rd – 7:00-9:00 – Cost is 225.00 for Six Classes

Materials are extra. List of supplies will be emailed upon enrollment and typically cost between 50.00 and 70.00.

For those that have never painted or drawn and want to learn the basics! Classes begin with three intro lessons on techniques and skills. For the final three classes, students will work through their own large final art piece with personalized instruction. Instructor: Ilene Sova


 

Creative Making Class – Ideal for Teachers & Educators!

Tuesday Nights: 6:30-9:00 – Contact us for more details

Materials and supplies are included.

Do you need some creative fun ideas for your art instruction in your classroom? Natalie Kauffman, our Education Director, as a decade long experience leading Professional Development workshops for teachers K-8 providing generalized teachers the knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach fun, sophisticated art lessons in their classrooms. You will be exploring this course content by making art yourself! Using Toronto artists as inspiration, you will gain the confidence to integrate art into all levels of your curriculum. While this course is geared to the Ontario Curriculum, we invite all educators and community workers in various capacities to join us! Instructor: Natalie Kauffman

*This course is open to all those interested in an introduction to multiple visual art materials and processes! You do not need to be a teacher or educator to register.


 

Abstract Painting Class

Wednesday Nights: Starting January 25th – 7:00-9:00 – Cost is 225.00 for Six Classes

Materials are extra. List of supplies will be emailed upon enrollment and typically cost between 50.00 and 75.00.

Learn about brushstrokes, textures, and composition while being inspired by the world’s most famous abstract artists. Work through an exciting variety of techniques and learn to express yourself through paint and colour! Instructor: Ursula McDonnell

Landscape Painting Class

Thursday Nights: Starting January 26th – 7:00-9:00 – Cost is 225.00 for Six Classes

Materials are extra. List of supplies will be emailed upon enrollment and typically cost between 50.00 and 75.00.

Paint your favourite landscape photo! Learn the basics of landscape painting from start to finish; colour mixing, brushwork, underpainting, painting trees, clouds, water, and plant life.


 

Kids Art Class (Ages 6-12)

Saturday Mornings: Starting January 28th – 10:00-12:00 – Cost is 225.00 for Six Classes

Supplies Included!

Student centred lessons focused on the authentic creative processes of the artist’s studios. Your children will be inspired by a different local artist each week and create a work of art all their own. Sculpture, painting, collage, drawing and printmaking will all be explored!


 

Life Drawing Class

Sunday Afternoons: Starting January 29th  – 1:00-3:00 – Cost is 225.00 for Six Classes

Materials are extra. List of supplies will be emailed upon enrolment and typically cost between 50.00 and 75.00.

Have a relaxing Sunday afternoon learning how to draw the human figure. Beginners instruction on how to draw the life model in a supportive environment. Topics covered will be: gestures, shading, building form, drawing hands and feet, as well as the elements of portraiture.


 

Portfolio Preparation for University/College and Art High Schools Interviews

Inquire at info@blankcanvases.org for information around flexible class times

Materials are extra – dependant on portfolio application requirements. 

We will work with you individually to cater to your portfolio building needs. Our art instructors work to assist you through step by step methods to build the necessary pieces for your submission from the official school requirement lists. The lesson will focus on skills, techniques, and creativity while motivating you to express your creative voice. We have assisted both adults and youth in successful applications to OCADU, Ryerson, Humber College, Centennial College, Cardinal Carter, ESA and a variety of private art institutions.


 

Private Art Lessons

Booked privately per student according to schedule – Cost is $50.00 an hour

Private art lessons are available with instructors at the studio. Students have booked these private art lessons for help with specific projects, portfolio preparation or to improve specific skills. One on one art lessons can be booked by emailing info@blankcanvases.org


 

Book An Art Teacher

Are you a programmer looking to book an art teacher for a community arts programme at a retirement home, hospital, or neighbourhood hub in Toronto? We can send you a qualified trained Artist Educator to your location to teach your unique demographic. We can work with you to design a series of classes or one-off art activities that will be an engaging and dynamic experience for your participants.

Inquire at info@blankcanvases.org for individualized pricing.

All Art Classes take place in the Loft Space at Walnut Studios 

located in Toronto’s King West Village