Youth Art Series

All classes are currently being delivered online via Zoom

Please contact the Heritage Home for the Arts for more information or to register

All classes now only $5 per class

With thanks to the Killarney Foundation, the Brandon Area Community Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada

Youth Art Class Grades K to 8

Animals in My Forest

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, January 19 and 26, 2021 (two classes)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

This workshop will introduce your child to multi media art (the use of more than one type of art supplies, creativity, illusion of depth, and technical accomplishment. This workshop runs for two weeks (January 19 and January 26).

Lesson 1: We will paint a forest with watercolour, then add details with marker/ crayon,/oil pastel/pencil crayon.

We will talk about the animal to add in lesson 2 and make allowances for them to be placed.

Lesson 2: A variety of fabrics with animals, birds, flowers and other prints will be available for students to choose from. The animals, etc., will be trimmed to be glued onto the forest painting. Other items will be included to assist in adding realism and dimension.

Children will learn more about creating the illusion of depth with the chosen placements of the items.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Be My Valentine -

Shape, Line, Pattern

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students create an aluminum foil tape covered heart, draw patterns and designs on it and colour it with permanent markers, then they use the heart shaped design as part of a Valentine's Day card.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Valentine Cookie Decorating

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Get ready to decorate your cookies for that special valentine!

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Mind Blowing Art

Expressive Colour, Shape

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, February 16, 2020

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students create a self-portrait using colour to express their feelings.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58


Exploring Texture -

Rubbing plates, Crayon resist

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Students will use rubbing plates (constructed with glue) along with crayons and paint to explore real and simulated textures.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Crayon Resist Card -

Colour, Contrast, Shape

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm



Students use crayons and watercolour paints to create a crayon resist illustration on a card that contains a story or poem they have written.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

How to Draw a Tree with Crayons

Highlights, Shadows

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will choose a type of tree they wish to draw and will learn where to highlight and where to have shadow.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

The Four Seasons -

Mixed media trees

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, March 16 and March 23, 2021 (two classes)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students make a mixed media, view from my window, picture using twigs to create four trees and spraying them with diluted paint to show the colours found in spring, summer, fall and winter.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Easter Cookie Decorating

Spring Break

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The Easter Bunny is just around the corner! Let's decorate some cookies we can leave out for them to nibble!

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Oil Pastel

Spring Break

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, March 31, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Students use oil pastels on a piece of clear white paper to create a colourful scene.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Watercolour Paints - Simple techniques

Spring Break

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, April 1, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Students will explore a variety of watercolour techniques.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Paper

Making paper 3-dimensional

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will work with various types of paper to explore how to make 3-dimensional shapes in pictures.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Washable Paint -

Blending, colour

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will explore a variety of painting techniques using a range of brushes and colours.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Luscious Landscapes -

Art in the Style of Ted Harrison

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, April 20 and April 27, 2021 (two classes)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students use Crayola Washable Glue and crayons to create landscapes in the style of Canadian artist Ted Harrison.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Oil Pastel Cards and Pictures - Shape, Colour, Contrast

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students use oil pastels on a piece of clear acetate to create a greeting card for a specific purpose.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Printmaking - Monotypes

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students explore monotypes and develop an understanding of a simple printmaking process.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Mixed Media -

Textured Landscapes

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will use a variety of items to create a textured landscape painting.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Coloured Pencils -

Simple Techniques

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will use a variety of coloured pencil techniques to create a picture.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Crayons -

Gradation, Sgraffito

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will explore colour mixing, gradation, sgraffito and impasto techniques using wax crayons.


To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Exploring Aluminum Foil Tape - Texture pattern, colour

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will work with aluminum foil tape to create a picture that explores how to make textures and patterns with colour.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Canadian Cultural Symbols - Contract, symbolism

Instructor: Janet Dickson

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students explore the idea of cultural symbolism, then use washable glue and construction paper crayons to create a Canadian cultural symbol.

To register your child, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Youth Art Classes Grade 6 - 12

Dragon Delight

Instructor: Judy Danard

Thursdays from February 4 through to February 25 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Students will learn how to create Asian and European dragons using pencils, colored pencils, markers and paints. All materials will be supplied. This course will be a total of four (4) classes.


To register, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58

Gelli Print Art

Instructor: Judy Danard

Thursdays from March 4 through to March 25, 2021

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Using Gelli plates and acrylic paints, students will make prints that can be used as cards, posters, and collages. All materials will be supplied. This course will be a total of four (4) classes.


To register, please go to forms.gle/wEDYNHjWftDDjaP58