Children & Youth Programs Fall 2018

Children/Youth Programming

Welcome to Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Children/Youth Programming course page for Fall 2018. Please see below for available classes. Price is divided as member price / non-member price. (What’s a Membership?)

Give the gift of creativity!

Courses

Supplies included for children’s programs.

18175 Drawing & Painting Fundamentals

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This program will have students working in acrylics, learning both traditional and contemporary painting techniques. Students are encouraged to follow themes they love and will produce several paintings end at the end of the course.
Ages 6 -10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$85/$94
September 8 – 29, 4 weeks

Located in the Classroom Studio.

18176 From Studio to Gallery Pt. 1

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This program is designed for youth who are interested in visual art and wish to build their portfolio for high school, college or university. With the guidance and tutelage of a current professional artists, students strengthen their artistic skills and will learn the process to become an exhibiting artist.
Ages 10 – 14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$85/$94
September 8 – 29, 4 weeks

18178 Exploration in Cartooning

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Kids love cartoons, storytelling and action. This course teaches the important elements of creating a strong cartoon/comic such as composition, character creation and, of course, how to be a strong storyteller. Fun and great for building the essential skills to any budding young artist.
Ages 6 -10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$85/$94
November 3 – 24, 4 weeks

Located in the Classroom Studio.

18179 Academy Arts: Into the Gallery Pt. 2

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This program is designed for youth who are interested in visual art and wish to build their portfolio for high school, college or university. With the guidance and tutelage of a current professional artists, students strengthen their artistic skills and will learn the process to become an exhibiting artist. These students will have the opportunity to install, curate, and market their own show!
Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$85/$94
November 3 – 24, 4 weeks
*Continuation class of 18176, new students welcome!

PA DAY PROGRAMS

PA Day – Friday, September 21

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Dress in your paint clothes, bring your imagination and head to the Gallery! Students will spend the day submersed in art exploring a variety of media. Each PA Day brings new activities, repeat students welcome.
Ages 5-11 with Kristine May & Katherine Olenic
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$48/$54 per day
Friday, September 21, 2018 (Both Boards)

PA Day – Friday, October 26

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Dress in your paint clothes, bring your imagination and head to the Gallery! Students will spend the day submersed in art exploring a variety of media. Each PA Day brings new activities, repeat students welcome.
Ages 5-11 with Kristine May & Katherine Olenic
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$48/$54 per day
Friday, October 26, 2018 (Both Boards)

PA Day – Friday, November 16

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Dress in your paint clothes, bring your imagination and head to the Gallery! Students will spend the day submersed in art exploring a variety of media. Each PA Day brings new activities, repeat students welcome.
Ages 5-11 with Kristine May & Katherine Olenic
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$48/$54 per day
Friday, November 16, 2018 (Both Boards)

HOLIDAY ART DAYS

18183 Holiday Art Days

There are few things better than a whole day submerged in art. So bring your imagination and enjoy a day creating and exploring a variety of materials! Each day of the program offers different instructional content so repeat students are welcome!
Ages 5-11 with Rose and Ana Vatres
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$48/$54 per day
January 2, 3 & 4, 2019

January 2

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January 3

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January 4

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FAMILY WORKSHOPS

*Supplies included for family programs, family programs are FREE for those who hold a valid family membership

18184 Fall Colours

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This vibrant exploration into painting techniques and colour mixing will have all creating the feeling of Fall. Techniques in watercolour and acrylic will be taught and styles such as the group of seven and French impressionists will be explained.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, September 16, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35/FREE for Members

18185 Clay Angels

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This hands on clay class will have students shown how to create holiday centerpiece angels in clay as well as hanging ornaments as well. Great way to create a gift or just for one’s own decoration ideas.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35/FREE for Members

Located in the Garden Studio.

18186 Handcrafted Jewellery

This exciting program will have students learning more than just stringing beads. Techniques in wire crafting and even molding and making one’s own jewellery pieces will be the focus.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Saturday, December 8, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 pm…PWYC
*This program runs during our Annual Maker’s Market; suggested $10 donation.


General Information

Visual Art Classes Ages 4-6
These camps are designed for kinder tots, pre-school and kindergarten aged children. Focus is on fun while integrating all art forms: Dramatic play, music and musical expression, early literature & visual art. Objective is to build on basic fine motor skills such as cutting, pasting, and coloring activities, color recognition, problem solving skills, and socialization development.

Visual Art Classes Aged 6-10
These fun art classes are designed for children in Grades K-4. Focus is on fun skill & concept development through the use of various media. Objective is to include the child’s experiences, abilities, interests, imagination and problem solving skills within each art activity. Children are also introduced to new and various art vocabulary.

Visual Art Classes Ages 10-14
These visual art classes are designed for children in Grades 5-9. Focus is on exploration, experimenting and the application of skills and concepts while further developing the idea of adding meaning to art. Objective is to include the child’s experience, ability, interest, imagination and problem solving skills within each art task. Children are also introduced to new and various art vocabulary.

Behaviour Management

Behaviour, actions, and language should contribute to a positive & safe environment at all times. The Gallery reserves the right to remove any child from a program permanently, without a refund. Please inform the gallery PRIOR to registering of any concerns that should be noted and shared with the instructor. Please note, all information collected is considered confidential, and protecting your child’s privacy is paramount.

Registration Procedure & Policy

Register early as class sizes are limited and courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. All cancellations normally occur one week before the first class of the course.

Registrations are accepted in person, by mail, phone or online. Full payment must accompany your registration. Post dated cheques cannot be accepted. There will be no refunds when cancelling 10 days before the first class or the event. Cancellations prior to that period will be subject to a 10% administration fee. We do not make arrangements for refunds for missed classes, events or transfers. Official receipts are issued at the time of registration. Any request made for tracing past payments/receipts will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee.

The Gallery reserves the right to cancel any class, workshop or event which does not receive sufficient enrollment. Cancellations normally occur one week prior to the start date. A full refund will be issued for classes or events cancelled by the Gallery. Instructors and content may change without notice. Registration and attendance are subject to the condition that the City of Kitchener, Homer Watson House Foundation, officers, and employees, are released from all responsibilities for injury, loss or damage, however caused, that may be sustained by any person attending a class.