Visual Art Community Classes

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts in excited to offer a spring arts program 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.

2019 Spring Art Classes

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Scroll down to see all the classes we offer, then click the link to register.

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$165/student (GST applied to students age 15+)

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.

Class Dates: Mondays from 6pm-9pm (April 29-June 17)

Tuesdays
Child Advanced Art Classes: 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.

Class Dates: Tuesdays from 6pm-8m (April 30-June 18)

Wednesdays
Little Palettes: Ages 6-7

Back by popular demand! 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!

Class Dates: Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm (May 1-June 19)

Wednesdays NEW!
Introduction to Landscape Painting: Adult (Considerations for students age 15+)

This class is for beginner to intermediate students looking to develop their skills in the area of landscape painting. The participant will learn step-by-step techniques to develop and create a variety of landscapes from across Canada. The goal will be to create beautiful painting you are proud to display in your home or give as a gift.

This is an adult class, but students 15+ who have had prior instruction by Kritsana Naowakhun are welcome to register.

Class Dates: Wednesdays from 7:30pm-9:300pm (May 1-June 19)

Thursdays
Youth Art Club: Ages 12-17

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.

Class Dates: Thursdays from 6pm-8:30pm (May 2-June 20)

Fridays
Youth Beginner & Advanced Art Classes: 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.

Class Dates: Fridays from 6pm-8:30pm (May 3-June 21)

Saturdays
Child Advanced Art Classes: 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.

Class Dates: Saturdays from 9am-11am (May 3-June 22)

Child Beginner Art Classes: 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.

Class Dates: Saturdays from 12pm-2pm (May 4-June 22)

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!

Class Dates: Saturdays from 2:30pm-4:00pm (May 4-June 22)

Complete Schedule:

2019 Spring Art Classes (8 Weeks)
Day Class Time Age Start Date End Date
Monday Adult Art Club 6pm-9pm 18+ April 29 June 17
Tuesday Child Advanced 6pm-8pm 8-12 April 30 June 18
Wednesday NEW! Little Palettes 5:30pm-7pm 6-7 May 1 June 19
Wednesday NEW! Intro to Landscape Painting 7:30pm-9:30pm 15+ May 1 June 19
Thursday Youth Art Club 6pm-8:30pm 12-16 May 2 June 20
Friday Youth Advanced 6pm-8:30pm 12-16 May 3 June 21
Saturday Child Advanced 9:30am-11:30am 8-12 May 4 June 22
Saturday Child Beginner 12pm-2pm 8-12 May 4 June 22
Saturday Little Palettes 2:30pm-4:00pm 6-7 May 4 June 22

SUPPLY LIST

All students are required to bring their own supplies:

  • Primary paint set (black, white, red, yellow, blue)

  • Paint brush set

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

  • Small tray or Rubbermaid container for mixing paint
  • pencils , HB and 8b
  • Eraser
  • Kitchen towel to clean paint brushes
  • Ruler

Students in the Intro to Landscape Painting class:
A stretched canvas will be provided to you for your first class. After that, you are welcome to use the canvas paper provided OR you are invited to purchase stretched canvas frames if you wish to create “ready to hang” artwork.

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

PREVIOUS PROGRAMS:

2019 Winter Art Classes

 

2018 Christmas Art Workshop

Join us for an evening of painting with our in-house professional artist, Kritsana Naowakhun.

What will we be painting:

Adult Workshop: 

Child Workshop: (The envelope is real and can include a letter to Santa!)

Family Workshop: