Children & Youth Programs Spring 2017

Children/Youth Programming

Welcome to Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Children/Youth Programming course page for Spring 2017. 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.

1753 Spring into Clay: Multicultural Techniques

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In this class students will learn hand-building techniques while creating imaginative and functional projects.
Ages 5-12 with Soheila Esfahani
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$113/$126
April 1 – 29, 4 weeks
*No class Saturday, April 15, 2017

1755 Art with an Edge

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Unleash your creativity and experiment with materials in unexpected ways. A great opportunity to develop your skills and discover new techniques. Metal tooling projects and image transfers on canvas will be explored in this course.
Ages 10-14 with Kristine May
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$81/$90
April 1 – 29, 4 weeks
*No class Saturday, April 15, 2017

1756 Art Explorers: Mixed Media Madness

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Create vibrant and imaginative mixed media masterpieces incorporating painting, printmaking, collage and layering styles. This class will playfully explore different materials and techniques each week in a fun learning environment.
Ages 5-12 with Kristine May
Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm…$81/$90
Session II: June 7 – 28, 4 weeks

1757 Our Land, Our Animals: Landscape Painting

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Students will learn about colour mixing and painting while enjoying the unique colours surrounding the Homer Watson Gallery. Fun work in watercolour and acrylic paints.
Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$81/$90
May 6 – 27, 4 weeks

1758 Sculpture Basics

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Young artists will learn sculptural techniques while using a variety of media. Students will achieve a greater understanding of material use, balance and texture while sculpting objects of a personal interest.
Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$81/$90
May 6 – 27, 4 weeks

1759 Digital Photography & Animation

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Composition, colour, light and shadow, and camera techniques are many of the aspects of this course. Students will apply this knowledge to creating their own animation.
Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$81/$90
June 3 – 24, 4 weeks

1760 Drawing & Painting Fundamentals

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This course will help introduce and prepare students to ideas, techniques and materials of traditional art-making. An excellent way to sharpen skills and inspire students to further their own art adventures.
Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$81/$90
June 3 – 24, 4 weeks

PA DAY PROGRAMS

1761 PA Day Program

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There are few things better than a whole day submersed in art. So bring your imagination and enjoy a day creating and exploring a variety of materials! Each PA Day program offers different instructional content so repeat students are welcome!
Ages 5-11 with Kristine May
8:30 am-4:30 pm…$46/$51
Friday, April 7, 2017 (Both Boards)

1762 PA Day Programs

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There are few things better than a whole day submersed in art. So bring your imagination and enjoy a day creating and exploring a variety of materials! Each PA Day program offers different instructional content so repeat students are welcome!
Ages 5-11 with Kristine May
8:30 am-4:30 pm…$46/$51
Friday, June 2, 2017 (Both Boards)

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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

1751 BEE Creative

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Join us in the studios to create artwork with the whole family. Families will learn the basics of portraiture to create the perfect family portrait. Students will also have a chance to create a family tree using mixed media techniques.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Noon – 4:00 pm…$57/$63 *Price for family of 4

1763 Mixed Media Quilts

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Through use of a variety of fabrics, drawing tools and hot-glue, families will enjoy a creative venture into both individual and family quilt making. Gather inspiration from our Quilt & Fibre Exhibition on display during this program.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Noon – 4:00 pm…$35/FREE for Members

1764 Homemade Kites

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Come together for this fun father’s day program where participants will have a great time creating and designing artistic and working Kites. Perfect for spring outdoor adventures, a variety magnificent kites will take to the air.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, June 11, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35/FREE for Members


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.

A full refund will be issued for classes cancelled by the Gallery. Instructors and course content may change without notice. There will be no refunds for classes when cancelling 10 days prior to the first day of the class. Cancellations prior to that period will be subject to a 10% administration fee. Sorry, there are no refunds for missed classes or drop-outs.

Registration and attendance are subject to the condition that the City of Kitchener, the Gallery, its Directors, 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. The student gives permission for Homer Watson House & Gallery to use photographs, video and audio of the student, taken during workshops and courses, for publicity purposes.

Registration Procedure & Policy

Registrations can be completed over the phone at 519-748-4377 or on site. Registrations will NOT be processed unless accompanied by payment in full. Homer Watson House & Gallery accepts Visa, MasterCard, cash or cheque. Cancellations normally occur one week before the first class of the course. A full refund will be issued for classes cancelled by the Gallery. Instructors and course content may change without notice.

No refunds are issued for cancellations made 10 days or less prior to the class start date. Cancellations prior to that period will be subject to a 10% administration fee. We are sorry, there are no refunds for missed classes or drop-outs. Registration and attendance are subject to the condition that the City of Kitchener, the Gallery, its Directors, 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. The student gives permission for Homer Watson House & Gallery to use photographs, video and audio of the student, taken during workshops and courses, for publicity purposes.