Visual & Digital Art
Classes and Programs

Do you Love Art?

How many times have you heard someone say that they "do not have an artistic bone in their body" or "I can't even draw a straight line" Most of us stop drawing around 10 years of age when we become very critical of ourselves.  Picasso said "Every child is an artist"   The struggle is how to remain an artist once you grow up.  The good news is that learning to play an instrument, learning how to draw; you can learn and we can teach you.

Schedule of Classes 2023-2024

All tuition fees are based on the full school year

Thursdays:   4:30-8;30pm

Fridays:        4:30-8:30pm

Saturdays:    8:30-5:30pm

Fall Classes Begin: Thursday September 14th, 2023

Ceramics & Clayworks

This is a class for students interested in different types of ceramics. 
Students will learn how to use different tools and methods working with
clay and greenware.  They will produce decorative and functional pieces
using stain, glazes and understand the principals of kiln firing.
All supplies, clays and greenware are included in the tuition fees
Class for ages 7-14 yrs
Cost $130/month

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Art Studio I

Students will have fun discovering the possibilities of all sorts of different materials. 

The opportunities are endless so get ready to dress for a mess!

Class for ages 7-9 yrs

Cost: $80/month

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Art Studio II

Each week, hands on studio sessions will give students an opportunity to explore art elements within painting, drawing and sculpting.  This class is geared towards students who are interested in advancing their skills in a variety of practices.  They will be encouraged to develop their own style and creative approach.

Classes for ages 10-13

Cost: $86/month

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Art Studio III 

Students will receive classical training in the fundamental elements of art. They'll learn technical skills that will help them develop their own creative style. The use of different tools and media will also give students the knowledge and experience they need to create different effects. A variety of painting, mixed media, artist pencils, pens, charcoal and pastel will be used to create works ranging from rough sketches to fine detailed drawings. Subjects will include nature, still life, human form, architectural and more.

Ages 14 yrs and up

Cost: $98/month

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Art Confidence

Let's build artisitic confidence! this class is geared towards the younger beginner and has guided structure.  Students learn fundamental visual art concepts as they build confidence in their skills and their ability to make their own artistic decisions.  Students will get to explore a multitude of mediums including watercolours, tempera paint, chalk pastels and mixed media.

Ages 5-9 years  (5 years by December 2023)

Cost $82/month

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Adult Painting Classes
Our adult classes offer personalized instruction depending on the experience of the student and their interests.  Following step-by-step demo from the teacher as well as the students working on different projects and at different levels.
Class for ages 14-99yrs.
Cost: $196/month

We teach comprehensive painting in this class including the proper use of brushes, color mixing using watercolors and tempera paint and other mediums such as soft and oil pastels.  This class builds confidence and individual creativity in a guided but fun artistic environment.
Class for ages 7-9 yrs
Cost: $128/month
Class for ages 10-13
Cost: $138/month

Drawing & Sketching
This class helps young artists develop their technique in graphite, India ink, charcoal, chalk and oil pastels.  Students experiment with styles from traditional charcoal drawings to contemporary abstracts. 
Class for ages 7-9 years
Cost $90/mo
Classes for ages 10-13 yrs
Cost $93/mo

Advanced Open Studio

This class is geared towards the aspiring artist that is ready to take their practice to the next level.  Here, student's will be encouraged to explore their own artistic styles and learn how to start marketing themselves as a freelance artist.  They will have the opportunity to choose their own medium to work in and create their very own body of work to present in the gallery and to make it available to sell if they wish.

Classes for 14yrs - Adult

Cost $225/mo

Digital Art Classes

Digital Art Fundamental Class -10 months  (year 1)

This is a foundation year with a dual focus.  The first 5 months are concerned with the fundamentals of digital art, while the second 5 months are an exploration of the 3 main digital art tracks of Animation, digital painting and comic books. Digital Art Fundamentals introduces students to basic art skills, as well as many different styles,, technques, and genres of digital art.  Students get a taste of each of these art categories before deciding which they would like to pursue in more depth the following year.  Upon completion of the Digital Art Fundamentals course, student my choose from three further tracks of classes.  Each of these tracks is 10 months in length and focuses more on a specific area of artistic interest.

The Animation Track

Consisting of Animation 1, 2 and 3

The Comic Book and Graphic Novel Track

Consisting of Comic Book 1, 2, 3

The Digital Painting and Illustration Track

Consisting of Digital Painting Basics, Illustration Project 2, 3

Consisting of Digital Painting Basics, Illustration Projects 1, and Illustration Projects 2

Classes 12 years and up

Cost $195/month

The Animation Track

Animation 1

This class begins to explore animation styles and concepts in more depth. Some projects include flipbooks, claymation, Lego animation, cut paper, as well as Procreate and FlipaClip digital animations. The first 5 months are an exploration of t types of animation, while the next 5 months focus on longer animations and the use of a preferred mediums (for example, claymation or cut-paper). Included in Digital Fundamentals

Animation 2

Animation 2 delves deeper into longer animation projects that focus on telling more complex stories, and incorporating new ideas and techniques.The first half is largely explorations into new types of animation, such as mixed media, experimental animation with objects, whiteboard animation, salt, and combined mediums like flat paper and clay. The next half focuses on the further development of existing ideas, and the creation of longer, more personal projects.

Animation 3

This class is more self directed and is dedicated to helping students develop short animated films with a personal focus. Ideas will be discussed with the instructor and oversight given for the creation of 3 or more longer animated projects. Students can use any methods they like, as they explore the creation of longer, portfolio style pieces. They can then use their work here as a stepping stone into highschool or post secondary art classes. 

Classes 12 years and Up ( unless recommended by teacher)

Cost $125/mo Animation 2 and 3

The Digital Painting and Illustration Track

Digital Painting and Design Basics

This class covers the process of digital painting and design using an iPad and Procreate. It covers art concepts and digital painting techniques, along with digital tools and their uses. Some topics include colour theory, art styles, the use of downloadable materials, such as brushes and textures, and appropriate file formats.

Illustration Projects 1

Included in Digital Fundamentals

This class expands on the information in Digital Painting and Design Basics and focuses attention more on executing specific digital illustration projects. Some of the projects include digital drawing, the creation of greeting cards, posters, character designs, and more.

Illustration Projects 2

This class focuses on the further development of illustration ideas and concepts. These lessons help students explore and focus their ideas and themes. It includes the development of ideas, thumbnail drawings, collection of reference, and the execution of final illustrations in a variety of styles.

Classes 12 years and up (unless recommended by teacher)

Cost$125/mo Illustration Project 2 and 3

The Comic Book and Graphic Novel Track

This track is for students who are interested in writing and drawing their own comic books or graphic novels. There is a large focus on figure drawing for comics, sequential art methods, and storytelling.

Comic Books 1

Included in Digital Fundamentals

A deeper exploration of the makeup of a comic book. This class introduces students to the skills and working methods necessary for the production of comics and sequential art. Some topics include drawing techniques, gathering of reference, creating an efficient workflow, and printing your work.

Comic Books 2

Comic Books 2 expands on the ideas of Comic Books 1 with more of an emphasis on improving drawing, creating longer narratives, adding colour, and developing more personal stories.  

Comic Books 3

Classes 12 years and up (unless recommended by teacher)

Cost $195/mo Comic Books 2 and 3

Tuition Information: 

Tuition fees can be paid in Full or by scheduled 4 payments or scheduled 9 payments.

Payments can be paid by postdated cheques or e-transfers.   

Please contact the office for more details.

Registration fee of $25.00 paid once a school year

If you wish to pay tuition by credit card please contact the school office

School T-shirt is required for this class $20

All students are required as part of their tuition fees to purchase 2 or more tickets to their Art Gallery Exhibition called Art Gallery Moments

All Art Supplies are included in the tuition fees

All Art Classes are a part of our Certificate Program. Please contact the office for more information.

All Digital Classes require software fees (class specific).

Online & In-Person Classes
Students can take classes in person at our school, or in an online interactive class along with the in-person class with our Art Teacher

Start Classes Any Time!
On-going classes September - June with individual instruction and then Special Summer Camps

Small Class Sizes
In-Person classes have a limit of 8 students per class and Online classes have a limit of 5 students per class.  This allows us to give you the best quality instruction.

Art History
Throughout the school year each of the Art classes will have the opportunity to learn and understand the lives and painting of the Old Masters along with other Artists.  They will learn about artists using both paint and sculpture as their mediums.

We have proudly been here in the community since 1999

EJS School of Fine Arts provides students of all ages with the opportunity to explore the visual arts by a hands-on approach to painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and more!

This School is awesome. They are excellent teachers and after just a few classes we could see an amazing progress in our daughter's work. She loves this place.
Thank you for your work and we are looking forward to start a new year!


My son took the 2-hour visual art class and is excited to be going again!
Thomas Stone