Visual Art Community Classes

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts in excited to offer a number of visual 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 visual arts seasonal classes, class descriptions and required materials and supplies.

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2020 Winter Art Classes

Registration opens Thursday December 12
Classes start the week of January 13, 2020
$180/person

Click HERE to register 

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 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.

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!

Wednesdays
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.

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.

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!

COMPLETE SCHEDULE

2020 Winter Classes (10 Weeks)
Day Class Time Age Start Date End Date No Classes
Monday Adult Art & Social Club 6pm-9pm 18+ January 13 March 30 February 17 & 24
Tuesday Child Art 102 6pm-8pm 8-12 January 14 March 24 February 25
Wednesday Little Palettes 5:00pm-6:30pm 6-7 January 15 March 25 February 26
Wednesday NEW! Child Art 101 6:45pm-8:45pm 8-12 January 15 March 25 February 26
Thursday Youth Art & Social Club 6pm-8:30pm 12-17 January 16 March 26 February 27
Friday Youth Art 101 & 102 6pm-8:30pm 12-17 January 17 March 27 February 28
Saturday Child Art 102 9:30am-11:30am 8-12 January 18 March 28 February 29
Saturday Child Art 101 12pm-2pm 8-12 January 18 March 28 February 29
Saturday Little Palettes 2:30pm-4:00pm 6-7 January 18 March 28 February 29


2019 Visual Arts Christmas Workshop

The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to offer a Christmas Art Workshop where students can create a wonderful piece of art for to hang in their home or use as a holiday gift!

We are offering 4 workshops leading into the holiday season for the whole family to enjoy! Treats and refreshments will be served at each class.

Registration is now open! Click here to register!

Day Time Class Description
Tuesday
December 10
6:00pm-8:30pm Parent & Child Paint!
Parent paints one half of the picture and your child paints the other
Cardinals in the Snow
$55.00 for both painters
Wednesday
December 11
6:00pm-8:30pm Family Paint!
Fun for the whole family. Everyone paints individually
Lighthouse at Dawn
$30.00 per person
Saturday
December 14
9:30am-12:00pm Family Paint!
Fun for the whole family. Everyone paints individually
Winter Scene
$30.00 per person
Saturday
December 14
1:00pm-2:30pm Parent & Child Paint!
Parent paints one half of the picture and your child paints the other
JellyBean Houses
$55.00 for both painters

Materials Required
Workshop includes canvas, paints and brushes. You are welcome to bring your own supplies if you feel more comfortable using them!
Other materials required that we ask you please bring with you:
Pencils-hb & 8b
Eraser
Kitchen tea towel
Ruler

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REGULAR WINTER, SPRING & FALL PROGRAM 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 Fall Classes

2019 Summer Art Camp

2019 Spring Art Classes

2019 Visual Arts Showcase

2019 Winter Art Classes

2018 Christmas Art Workshop

2018 Fall Art Classes