Children & Youth Programs Winter 2018

Children/Youth Programming

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

1823 Drawing Basics

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This course is great for any budding artist looking for stronger drawing skills. This course will cover such areas as proportions, perspective, light and shadow, colour theory and painting techniques. Students are encouraged to pursue his/her favourite themes.
Ages 6 -10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$81/$90
January 20 – February 10, 4 weeks

1824 Soap Stone & Carving: Sculpture Fundamentals

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This unique program allows students to learn and enjoy the ancient tradition of stone-carving. Students will work with both plaster and soapstone; young sculptors will gain two finished works while studying traditional and contemporary tools and techniques.
Ages 10 – 14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$81/$90
January 20 – February 10, 4 weeks

1825 Maestro Italiano Junior

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Young Italian artists went to a “bottega” in which lesser artists, apprentices, or students learned by participating in the work. Students at Homer Watson will have the chance to learn Italian culture, through art topics, creative techniques and studying the masters.
Ages 6 -12 with Elisa Franceschini
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm…$81/$90
January 24 – February 14, 4 weeks

1826 Painting Fundamentals

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This week will have students working in acrylics, learning both traditional and contemporary techniques in painting. Students are encouraged to follow themes they love and will produce several paintings end.
Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$81/$90
February 24 – March 24, 4 weeks
*No class Saturday, March 17, 2018.

1827 Portfolio Builder: Drawing & Painting

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This week, for the focused art students looking to build his/her portfolio, will examine traditional approaches to painting using oil and acrylic paint. Understanding how to paint portraits, people and landscapes, will help those interested in their artistic ventures.
Ages 10-14 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$81/$90
February 24 – March 24, 4 weeks
*No class Saturday, March 17, 2018.

1828 Clay Kids

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Get your clay on!! Let’s explore the history of clay where it comes from, what we can create with it. Explore; coiling, slab and pinching to create whimsical creatures, awesome masks and funky bowls!
Ages 6 -12 with Susan Spencer
Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm…$106/$118
March 1-29, 4 weeks
*No class March 15, 2018.

PA DAY PROGRAMS

1829 PA Day Programs

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There are few things better than a whole day submersed in art. 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, January 26 (Both Boards)

MARCH BREAK

1830 March Break Madness!

Grab your smock and your paint brush and leave your school work at home! Pottery, drawing, painting and print-making are only some of the media that we will touch on during this holiday week! Inspiration will be drawn from exploring the world around the Gallery.
Ages 4-12 Instructors TBD
$46/$51 per full day OR $207/$230 per full day/week
March 12-16 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*No extended care available

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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

1831 Monoprints to Block Prints

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This family fun adventure will allow participants to learn easy to do printing techniques that will have students set to make their own birthday, valentine’s day and Easter cards. Printmaking gets messy so be sure to bring paint shirts.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, February 4, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35/FREE for Members

1832 Van Gogh Still Life’s

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Be BOLD and VIBRANT in this family painting workshop! Students will learn techniques in palette knife use and colour mixing colour mixing. We will draw inspiration from Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” to into the spring spirit!
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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.