2024 AGM is June 25th at 6:30pm


Homer Watson House & Gallery’s Homeschool Program enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting 2-D and 3-D works of art by introducing them to new mediums and concepts for artistic exploration. Students will learn and apply the elements and principles of design as they explore a different concept, medium or artist each class. Students will enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting and more with trained artist instructors.

Fall 2024 Homeschool

Important Information and Policies

Classes are capped at 10 students to comply with current government regulations. Registration is on a first come basis. Full payment is taken at the time of registration.

A full refund will be issued for classes cancelled by Homer Watson House & Gallery. Instructors and course content may change without notice.

You may cancel your booking up to 10 days prior to the start of the course. Cancellations are subject to a 10% administration fee. Cancellations made with less than 10 days notice are not eligible for a refund.
Refunds will not be issued for missed classes, drop-outs or those who withdraw 9 days or less prior to program commencement.
Homer Watson House & Gallery occasionally takes promotional photos during programs for the purpose of advertising future courses. Parents or guardians can give or refuse permission for promotional photos at the bottom of the Emergency Contact Form.

For outdoor programs, students should come prepared to be outside for the duration of the class. Students may bring their own bug spray, water and sunscreen. During colder months, students should dress warm. Restrooms are available.

Behaviour, actions, and language shall contribute to a positive and safe environment at all times. Homer Watson House & Gallery reserves the right to remove any child from a program permanently, without a refund, if the student’s behaviour is not conducive to a positive and safe learning environment. To ensure the safety and comfort of all students, we do not tolerate violence, bullying, or inappropriate language/behaviour of any kind. Please inform the Gallery prior to registration of any behavioural  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 to the team at HWHG.

As the legal parent or guardian, you hereby release Homer Watson House & Gallery, its Directors, officers, and employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the legal guardian, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of Homer Watson House & Gallery professionals, its Directors, officers, and employees or on route to or from any of said premises.

Homer Watson House & Gallery City of Kitchener, its Directors, officers, and employees, are not responsible or liable for the actions, interactions, products or services by third party vendors such as cleaners and building maintenance contractors.

By signing up for this course, parents or guardians give permission to Homer Watson House & Gallery, its Directors, officers, and employees to seek medical treatment for the participant in emergency situations if a parent or guardian cannot be reached. The parent or guardian shall declare any medical/ physical/ psychological problems, restrictions, or conditions prior to the start of the course.
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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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