Visual Art Classes

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The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts is excited to offer a number of visual arts programs for students of all ages to explore and create within the visual arts realm.

Students will be instructed by the very talented Kritsana Naowakhun, a fine arts professional who was born and raised in Bangkok Thailand and was educated at Silpakorn University, one of the most prestigious fine arts Universities in Thailand. He arrived in Canada in 2011 and has dedicated himself full-time to pursue his dreams of creating and inspiring others through visual art.

Scroll down for information on our visual arts seasonal classes, class descriptions and required materials and supplies.

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REGULAR COMMUNITY ART CLASSES (Winter, Spring and Fall)

2021 Fall Art Classes
$180.00/session + GST (on youth and adult classes)
Registration opens August 17th. The link will be posted HERE!

2021 Fall Art Classes  
(10 Weeks)
Day Class Time Age Start Date End Date
Monday Adult Art Club 6pm-9pm 18+ September 13 November 22
No class October 11
Tuesday Child Art 102 6pm-8pm 8-12 September 14 November 16
Wednesday Child Art 101 6pm-8pm 8-12 September 15 November 24
No class September 29
Thursday Youth Art Club 6pm-8:30pm 14-17 September 16 December 2
No class September 30 & November 11
Friday  Youth Art 101 & 102 6pm-8:30pm 12-17 September 17 November 19
Saturday Child Art 102 9:30am-11:30am 8-12 September 25 November 27
No class September 18
Saturday Child Art 101 12pm-2pm 8-12 September 25 November 27
No class September 18
Saturday Little Palettes 2:30pm-4pm 6-7 September 25 November 27
No class September 18

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Mondays
Adult Art Club 18+

This art club is open to participants 18+ who have a love for art and a desire to share time and space with others of the same mindset. All levels are welcome, including beginner level. Students will gather to share ideas and beginners will learn basic foundational art skills and new techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media. They will then apply their skills working independently creating art pieces in the subject and medium of choice while interacting with other artists and receiving mentorship by Kritsana. Adults are encouraged to use this time to relax, socialize, draw inspiration from their fellow artists and explore their creative potential.

Tuesdays
Child Art 102: Advanced Art Concepts
Ages 8-12

Students who already have strong foundational art skills and basics in painting and drawing are encouraged to take this class.  There are two options for students in this class:

  1. Students can work independently to develop their own vision and style and are given levelled subject matter to further develop their skills and creativity.
  2. Students can choose to follow the instructor on a step-by-step project to further develop and master technical skills.

Students who take this class must have been previously enrolled in the child beginner class or must be approved by the instructor and provide examples of their work.

Wednesdays
Child Art 101: Foundational Techniques Ages 8-12

This class is open to beginner students and will focus on learning basic art skills through drawing and painting. Students will follow along with the instructor step-by-step in order to fine tune important habits and learn foundational skills and fundamental techniques. The instructor will select the subject matter and will work alongside the students to encourage them to become more competent in basic skills which will allow them to create their own subject matter in future classes.

Thursdays
Youth Art & Social Club: Ages 14-17

Students explore their individual style while continuing to build a strong foundation of art skills. Students who come to this class socialize with other art enthusiasts while challenging themselves to dive deeper into their subjects of choice. This class is for students who are passionate about art and wish to further develop a strong art portfolio. Students must be invited to take this class by previous enrollment or approved by showing Kritsana examples of their work.

Fridays
Youth Art 101 & 102: Intro to Art Fundamentals & Advanced Art Concepts (Combined Class) Ages 12-17

Advanced students who already have strong foundational art skills and basics in painting and drawing are encouraged to take this class.  Students will develop their own vision and style by choosing their own medium and subject of interest.

Beginner students will learn and explore foundational and basic art skills in painting and drawing. Students will be guided through realistic subjects and forms while discovering their own artistic style.

Saturdays
Child Art 102: Advanced Art Concepts Ages 8-12

Students who already have strong foundational art skills and basics in painting and drawing are encouraged to take this class.  There are two options for students in this class:

  1. Students can work independently to develop their own vision and style and are given leveled subject matter to further develop their skills and creativity.
  2. Students can choose to follow the instructor on a step-by-step project to further develop and master technical skills.

Students who take this class must have been previously enrolled in the child beginner class or must be approved by the instructor and provide examples of their work.

Child Art 101: Intro to Art Fundamentals Ages 8-12

Learn and explore foundational and basic art skills in painting and drawing. Students will be guided through realistic subjects and forms while discovering their own artistic style.

Little Palettes:  Ages 6-7

Students ages 6-7 can now learn and explore foundational and basic art skills in painting and drawing. They will learn how to properly hold and control paint and drawing utensils, how to create simple and complex forms  and will be guided through realistic subjects and forms while discovering their own artistic style. This is a great opportunity for young artists to develop a love for the craft and meet new art friends!

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REGULAR WINTER, SPRING & FALL PROGRAM SUPPLY LIST

All students are required to bring their own supplies (except canvases, which are included with your registration):

Please DO NOT purchase supplies from dollar stores or other discount retailers!

Local Retailers:

Kathy’s Fiber Arts and Crafts
1-118 Millenium Drive
587-275-3543

WeeBounce Art Supplies Store
780-531-4051 (text is best!)

  • Paints
    Please purchase black, white, red, yellow & blue 
    Recommended brands: Amsterdam, Windsor & Newton, Liquidex 

  • Paint Brushes 
    High quality paint brushes may come in a set, but if purchased individually ensure to get a #12, #6, #2 and #1 for sizes.

  • Drawing Board
    with clips (something to fit 16 x 20 canvas paper)

  • Flat Tray
    or low-sided Rubbermaid container for mixing paint (a cookie sheet works very well!)

  • Pencils , 2 each of HB and 8b
  • 1-2 Erasers
  • Kitchen towel to clean paint brushes
  • Ruler

Please email us if you require assistance with getting supplies: secpa@fmcsd.ab.ca