Teens Art Studio. Drawing and Painting Fundamentals

Teens Art Studio. Drawing and Painting Fundamentals for Teens | age 13-15 in Quispamsis

Course overview

This art class is for students aged 13-15 years with a strong interest in visual arts. A great class for kids transitioning to High School and wishing to pursue secondary level visual art and who really want to learn much more about art-making, art history, refine and extend their skills in painting and drawing. Students will be encouraged to develop creative thinking and their own visual style.

  During classes at Teens Art Studio students work in small peer groups to investigate drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking, and much more. They learn to connect the dots through art history, the principles of art and design and art practices from around the world!

Our Instructors will help your child develop their creativity, confidence, and social skills in our HIGH TIDE ART SCHOOL setting.

In our Teens Art Studio, students will develop skills in lessons that are customized to their learning level in sculpture, painting, drawing, and mixed media. They also will create also a multi-directional composition with a variety of materials, paint, images, found objects, and ink painting. Techniques will include collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, mixing, assemblage, cutting, and pasting, etc.

This is a wonderful chance to create portfolio pieces that can be used for future college applications, or simply as beautiful artwork for the home. For Portfolio Preparation Workshops click here.

 Who this course is for:

Is this course right for my child?

Teens Art Studio classes are aimed at students aged 13-15 years.  Students in Years 11 and 12 at High School are encouraged to attend adult classes.

What to expect

Through structured exercises, students will:

  • learn foundation skills in drawing and painting
  • explore more advanced visual art concepts
  • use more advanced materials (such as oil paints)
  • produce a portfolio of completed artworks

About our visual art classes for teens

Our visual art classes for teens are generally aimed at students in years 8/9 through to year 10 at High School. We encourage students in year 11 and above to enroll in one of our adult classes. The activities are age-appropriate, there is no grading, just fun and informative lessons to stretch and learn new skills and techniques.

The number of students:

6 – 8 students per class.
Two teachers per class.

Start time and cost:

Schedule & Tuition

11 weeks Summer course:
June 13, 2024 – August 29, 2024

Each class consists of one 60-minute lesson.

Tuition fee:
$39.00 +HST per one week.

Classes are held once a week in Kennebecasis Public Library.
1 Landing Ct, Quispamsis.
Every Thursday from 4 to 5:00 and, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Contact the school for details at (506) 647-0182

The number of students:

6 – 8 students per class.

Space is still available 6-7 spots left

1:5 ratio

1:5 ratio Teacher to Student ratio, or better. All instructors are police-checked, first-aid trained, triple-reference checked, and highly trained.

Certificate of Course Completion

Upon completion of a course, a Certificate will be issued. A course completion certificate says students attended all the classes required, passed all the tests required, and handed in all the work required.

 All Courses will be held Classes are held once a week in Kennebecasis Public Library. 1 Landing Ct, Quispamsis.


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We have art courses designed for all levels, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student.


Module 1. Introduction to Drawing & Sketching

This module gives your child a solid foundation for drawing still-life and compositions. Your child will be taught the basics of sketching and drawing, proportions theory, shading and the effective use of light and shadow. She will learn all the artistic skills needed to bring to life various compositions from their own imagination. They will also learn to use a wide variety of media and art techniques:

Pencils, charcoal, and pastels.

Line Drawings
Cutting and Pasting
Primary and Secondary Colors (painting and/or collage)
Free Expression
Watercolor Introduction
Form-based art (Ceramics)
Painted Paper (mixing paint and experimenting with textures)
Drawing/Rendering with Oil pastel, Crayon or Chalk
Creating Art with Shapes

Module 2. Introduction to Painting

This module introduces gouache and acrylics and lets your child explore and experiment with a wide variety of painting mediums and techniques. The fundamentals of color principles are introduced: color theory and perception, color contrasts, techniques of mixing colors, and the best way to utilize color in order to enhance your artwork.

Drawing/Line Drawing Lessons with markers
Watercolor Techniques (resist, salt, lifting, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry)
Tempera Painting (mixing paints/tints and tones)
Paper Cutting and Collage
Form-Based lesson (ceramics)
Art History (Artist, Culture)
Oil Pastel Lesson
halk Pastel Lesson
Portraits (5th)
Ceramic Tile Mural (6th)
Modern Artists
Colored Pencils/charcoal
Modern Artist

  Module 3. Type of Painting

Watercolor Painting
• Basic Watercolor Tools and Materials
• Choosing and Mixing Colors
• Tonal Values
• Washes and Drybrush Techniques
• Fundamental Concepts of Composition and Design
• Layer Masking, Spattering, and other Watercolor Techniques
• Creating Textures
• Preserving Whitespace
• Working with Landscape
• Figures and Portraits
• Approaches to Watercolor Painting: Case Studies

Acrylic Painting
• Types of Painting Surfaces
• Painting Implements
• Surface Treatments and Grounds
• Spatial Effects
• Texture
• Transfers, Collage and Mixed Media
• Innovative Stenciling and Line Work
• Customize Your Paint
• Simulating Other Mediums
• Reflective Paints, Magical Effects and Finishing Sheens
• Varnishing and Care

Oil Painting
• Getting Your Supplies Together
• Capturing the Illusion of Three Dimensions
• Making Your Brush Behave
• Getting the Colors You Want
• Putting It All Together
• Creating a Still Life Painting
• Creating a Landscape Painting
• Creating a Portrait Painting

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Start time:

Schedule & Tuition

Classes are held once a week in Kennebecasis Public Library.
1 Landing Ct, Quispamsis.
 Space is still available 6-7 spots left

Space is still available 6-7 spots left Registration

Classes are held once a week in Saint John Uptown. Each class – two lessons of 45 minutes each.

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