Children/Youth Programming Fall 2016

Children/Youth Programming

Welcome to Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Children/Youth Programming course page for Fall 2016. 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.

16163 Drawing & Painting Essentials

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This course will help introduce 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
September 17 – October 15, 4 weeks
*No class Saturday, October 8

16165 Youth Abstract Painting

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Discover the long and fascinating history of abstract painting while learning the techniques and exercises to create your own masterpieces.
Ages 7-12 with Singithi Kandage
Fridays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm…$81/$90
October 7 – 28, 4 weeks

16166 Imagination Rules from Drawing Painting to Sculpture

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Students of this course are sure to gain a greater understanding of how every step of art making is connected.  Work through the process of drawing to painting and eventually end with a sculptured version of the original idea.
Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$81/$90
October 22 – November 12, 4 weeks

16167 Abstract Expressionism Pop Art

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The movement of abstract expressionism was deep in colour, line and texture with artists such as Jackson Pollock, Kenneth Noland, Mark Rothko and Frank Stella including the Canadian Painters’ eleven. This is an excellent course to gain greater understanding of abstract art while feeling the energy of being a painter!
Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm…$81/$90
October 22 – November 12, 4 weeks

16168 Animation & Cartooning

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Students will develop valuable animation skills in drawing and claymation. Participants will have fun creating a final independent animation each and one shared animation using digital stop-motion animation tools and techniques.
Ages 6-10 with Scott McNichol
Saturdays, 10:00 am – noon…$81/$90
November 26 – December 17, 4 weeks

16169 Fantasy Art & Graphics

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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, drawing and even sculpture 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…$81/$90
November 26 – December 17, 4 weeks

PA DAY PROGRAMS

16170 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
Friday, September 23, (Both Boards)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$46/$51

16171 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
Friday, November 18, (Both Boards)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$46/$51

HOLIDAY ART DAYS

16172 Holiday Art Days

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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 the holiday season.
Ages 5-11 with Patricia Beader
January 3 & 5 with Patricia Beader
8:30 am – 4:30 pm…$46/$51 per day

January 3: Printmaking

January 5: Paper Craft

 

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

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

16173 Our Land Our Colours

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This family workshop will have families learning about colour mixing and painting while enjoying the unique colours of the area of Homer Watson Gallery. Fun work in watercolour and acrylic paints.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, September 11, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35

16174 Spooky Masks

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A time old tradition here at the Gallery of creating unique and scary masks for Halloween.  Families will learn valuable tricks to making simple but effective masks in paper and more.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35

16175 Calligraphy Letters to Santa

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Letter writing is becoming a lost art and Santa loves the personal approach! Through this family oriented afternoon, participants of all ages will learn calligraphy skills while putting together a beautiful letter to Santa.
Fun for the Family with Scott McNichol
Sunday, November 27, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm…$35


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.