Children & Youth Programs Spring 2019

Children/Youth Programming

Welcome to Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Children/Youth Programming course page for Spring 2019. 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.

If you have a Gift Certificate and would like to sign up for a program,
please call 519-748-4377 or visit the Gallery to register!

1952 Character Creation

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Create characters you love using simple shapes and inspiration from animals and nature! Students will be encouraged to explore themes that they love.
Ages 6-12 with Logan Soeder
Thursday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm…$80/$89
April 11 – May 2, 4 weeks

1953 Drawing 101

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This course covers topics such areas as proportions, perspective, light and shadow, colour theory and drawing techniques. Students are encouraged to pursue their favourite themes.
Ages 6 – 10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$85/$94
April 13 – May 11, 4 weeks
*No class April 20, 2019.

1954 Drawing Fantasy, Figure & Portraits

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For those with great imaginations, this program will bring concepts, creatures and stories, video games or animations to life through painting and drawing while learning valuable art-making skills in each medium. Fun and adventurous work will be excellent for any teen portfolio.
Ages 10 – 14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$85/$94
April 13 – May 11, 4 weeks
*No class April 20, 2019.

1955 Dragon Warrior and Princesses

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This course is perfect for kids who love medieval and fantasy worlds full of knights, warriors, princesses, and dragons! Students create their own outfits and armour that will add more flavour to their favourite theme.
Ages 8 – 12 with Roman Bienko
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm…$80/$89
May 28 – June 18, 4 weeks

1956 Abstract Painting

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Following the fun, imaginative themes throughout the course, students gain greater skill in areas of shading, colour mixing, brush and pencil use, composition and much more.
Ages 6 – 10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$85/$94
June 1 – 22, 4 weeks

1957 Large Scale Painting

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Think big! Students design and create paintings that are life-sized! Students learn proper composition, depth and harmony to create a large piece.
Ages 10 – 14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$85/$94
June 1 – 22, 4 weeks

PA DAY PROGRAMS

1862 PA Day Programs

Register April 12th // Register May 31st
Dress in your paint clothes, bring your imagination and head to the Gallery! Students spend the day submerged in art exploring a variety of media.
Each PA Day brings new activities, repeat students welcome.
Ages 5 – 11 with Katherine Olenic & Kristine May
Session I: Friday, April 12, 2019 (Both Boards)
Session II: Friday, May 31, 2019 (Both Boards)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$48/$54
*No extended care provided.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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

1959 Mixed Media in Pastel Colours

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Explore the world of pastel colours and create spring-themed art including some holiday-themed crafts.
Family Program with Rose Vatres
Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm…$40/Free for Members

1960 Spring Mixed Media

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Students will be immersed in the spring landscape and wildlife that surrounds the Gallery. Different media will be explored to create springtime art.
Family Program with Rose Vatres
Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 pm…$40/Free for Members

1961 Patterns in Nature

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Discover the world of patterns using items in nature and learn how to apply it to your own artwork! Join us for this indoor and outdoor program, weather permitting.
Family Program with Logan Soeder
Sunday, June 2, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$40/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.

 

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.

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