Kids & Youth Programs

If you want to get serious about improving your skills, we have something for all young artists. With expert direction from Aaron Smith, an experienced artist, designer, and illustrator, kids and youth will be inspired to reach their full potential as budding artists. more info

What are you waiting for? Come learn some art! The studio is top-notch, and our teaching is beyond compare!

If you want to get serious about improving your skills, we have something for all young artists. With expert direction from Aaron Smith, an experienced artist, designer, and illustrator, kids and youth will be inspired to reach their full potential as budding artists.

Private Lessons

With one to one instruction, classes can be tailored to each artist’s unique skill set and individual goals. Whether a beginner or advanced artist, Aaron can provide instruction in object drawing, figure drawing, acrylic and oil painting, plus the knowledge of good composition, layout and design. This is a great way for young artists to prepare for further training in their chosen college or university art program.

$35 per lesson (price includes 1 hour private instruction with Aaron Smith. Supplies are not included)

Private lesson times are available at the studio weekday evenings from 3-5pm. Lessons can be booked one at a time, or for a 12 week session. Contact Aaron to register for lessons.

Our 12 week Art program

With our small class sizes and in depth instruction, artists of all skill levels will have the opportunity to learn new techniques and expand their creativity. Classes are geared towards kids & youth ages 9 and up. During the program each student will have the opportunity to create their own creative masterpiece. A work of art that can be put on display in our fun gallery exhibit. Friends and family are invited to enjoy the show!

$630 per person (price includes 12 week instruction, AWS Studio Kit: sketch book, pencils, eraser, sharpener, acrylic paint set, paint brushes, 16×20 primed canvas, AWS Studio bag.

Classes run once a week for a 12 week session, and are held weekday evenings in the studio from 5-6:30pm. Class sizes are limited to an 8 person maximum. Summer Session: July-September, Fall Session: October-December, Winter Session: January-March, Spring Session: April-June. Contact Aaron to reserve your spot.

Program Breakdown

Students will have the chance to learn basic techniques and practice them by drawing a variety of fun objects selected to challenge every skill level. Students will learn a drawing system that will produce better results the more they commit to the process.

Figure drawing is always the biggest challenge for artists. Students will learn how to break the figure down into parts that are easy to remember, and apply this while working in front of a model as well as from the imagination. These will be valuable techniques for artists of all skill levels.

This is where it all comes together. We’ll take what we learned from object and figure drawing and put it into one composition. Then we start getting into some colour! Students will have the chance to explore a variety of mediums, including acrylic paint, graphite, marker and coloured pencils. You can choose what feels right for you!

The final assignment will be taking what we learned and producing a finished work of art. The subject and medium are your choice! We will end the program with a fun gallery show to display your masterpiece. Friends and family welcome.