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.

Scroll down for information on our summer art camp, our regular seasonal classes, class descriptions and required materials and supplies.

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2019 Summer Art Camp

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$275/student (includes all materials and supplies)

 

Join us for an exciting week of visual arts! The camp is divided into two components. The first part will introduce students to the foundations of art drawing and painting and will provide experience with sculpting, landscape painting on canvas and comics art!

The second component will allow students to explore the outdoors and create mutlt-media art pieces using items found in nature.
There is something for everyone!

Taught by professional artists Kritsana Naowakhun and Renee Manners, students as young as 6 years old will experience a week of learning, excitement and creation.
Students will be guided through realistic subject matter and forms and will be encouraged to discover their own artistic style.

$275/student and includes all materials and supplies
Parents will be sent an info email outlining the day and what to pack!

Schedule

Morning (9am-12pm)
Class will include 2 breaks
Lunch Break
(12pm-1pm)
Afternoon (1pm-4pm)
Class will include 2 breaks
Age 6-10
Drawing, Painting & Scultping with Kritsana
Both age groups will have a 1-hour lunch and play in the gym or outside (weather permitting) Age 11-14
Drawing, Painting & Scultping with Kritsana
Age 11-14
Natural Art Elements with Renee
 Age 6-10
Natural Art Elements with Renee

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Regular Fall, Winter and Spring Art Programs

Next Session: Fall Art Classes starting September 9th
$180/student for 10 weeks of programming
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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 (September 9-November 25)
NO CLASSES: October 14 & November 11

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 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 (September 10-November 12)

Wednesdays
Little Palettes: Ages 6-7

One of our most popular classes! 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 5:00pm-6:30pm (September 11-November 13)

Wednesdays NEW!
Child Art 101: Foundational Techniques Ages 8-12

This class is open for all 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.

Class Dates: Wednesdays from 6:45pm-8:45pm (September 11-November 13)

Thursdays
Youth Art & Social 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 (September 19-November 21)
NO CLASS: September 12

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.

Class Dates: Fridays from 6pm-8:30pm (September 20-November 29)
NO CLASSES: September 13 & October 25

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.

Class Dates: Saturdays from 9:30am-11:30am (September 21-November 30)
NO CLASSES: September 14 & October 26

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.

Class Dates: Saturdays from 12pm-2pm (September 21-November 30)
NO CLASSES: September 14 & October 26

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 (September 21-November 30)
NO CLASSES: September 14 & October 26
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Complete Schedule

2019 Fall Art Classes (10 Weeks)
Day Class Time Age Start Date End Date No Classes
Monday Adult Art & Social Club 6pm-9pm 18+ Sept 9 Nov 25 Oct 14 & Nov 11
Tuesday Child Art 102 6pm-8pm 8-12 Sept 10 Nov 12
Wednesday Little Palettes 5:00pm-6:30pm 6-7 Sept 11 Nov 20 Sept 25
Wednesday NEW! Child Art 101 6:45pm-8:45pm 8-12 Sept 11 Nov 20 Sept 25
Thursday Youth Art & Social Club 6pm-8:30pm 12-17 Sept 19 Nov 28 Sept 12 & 26
Friday Youth Art 101 & 102 6pm-8:30pm 12-17 Sept 21 Dec 6 Sept 13, 27 & Oct 25
Saturday Child Art 102 9:30am-11:30am 8-12 Sept 21 Nov 30 Sept 14 & Oct 26
Saturday Child Art 101 12pm-2pm 8-12 Sept 21 Nov 30 Sept 14 & Oct 26
Saturday Little Palettes 2:30pm-4:00pm 6-7 Sept 21 Nov 30 Sept 14 & Oct 26

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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)

  • Flat tray or 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

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

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PREVIOUS PROGRAMS

2019 Spring Art Classes

2019 Visual Arts Showcase

2019 Winter Art Classes

2018 Christmas Art Workshop

2018 Fall Art Classes