Art Classes for Kids & Teens

Offered all year round, the CCSA’s after school program for children and teens are suitable for ages 4-17.

Students are registered for the academic year. Classes are led by practicing artists and the school provides a safe environment for students to experience personal satisfaction that derives from guided self-expression.

We hold 2 seasonal exhibitions of student’s work that are open to public, with works being available for purchase!

At the end of school year, all our students take home an organized portfolio folder of all of their work.

 

Visual Arts Program for Kids & Teens

 
Painting classes held after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

Painting (ages 4-17)

FEE: $233-250 (6 instalments)

Through the use of proper techniques, students learn that any image can be made perfect in different ways. Classes include the study of art history, painting styles, and techniques of a broad range of artists.

 
Sculpting Art classes for kids, children, preteens, and teenagers in Toronto

Sculpting (Ages 4-17)

FEE: $233-250 (6 instalments)

With unlimited choice of materials, students in this class create a three dimensional object as they expand their imagination. Students learn about sculptural techniques such as carving, modeling, and assemblage while studying examples of traditional sculptures and abstract modernist artworks.

 
Animation class held after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

Animation (age 8-17)

fee: $250 (6 instalments)

To create a 5-minute film, an instructor will lead students to first write a short scenario, decide on the type of material then use stop motion technique to make the film. Students will also learn how to make a soundtrack and recording of dialogue. This class is a detail-oriented and labor-intensive craft to achieve the best storytelling.

 
Architecture class held after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

Architecture (ages 8-17)

fee: $250 (6 instalments)

Sketching and recyled materials will be used to make models from caves, huts, to skyscrapers. This exercise will teach the students about the role that space and volume play in architecture, leading to a better understanding of the built environment and urbanism.

 
Cartooning art class after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

cartooning (ages 8-17)

fee: $233-250 (6 instalments)

The emphasis is on the process of a narrative while refining artistic technique. In the process of conceptualizing a story, the exercise will include learning about scene, location, characterization, sequence, and perception.

 
Fashion design and wearable art class after-school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

Fashion design (ages 8-17)

fee: $250 (6 instalments)

Learning the basics of drawing and clothing construction, students will use fabrics, buttons, and simple recycled materials to create accessories such as hats and jewelry.

 
Film-making class after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

film making (ages 8-17)

fee: $250 (6 instalments)

Students are given the opportunity to be both the director and actors in the class productions -each making their own 5-minute film in a team collaboration with their fellow students. Students will write a short script and learn the fundamentals of set and sound design, make-up and costuming, shooting and editing.

 
Photography classes after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

photography (ages 6-17)

fee: $233-250 (6 instalments)

With a digital camera provided, students will gain a better understanding of composition, colour, and light. Weather permitting field trips in the neighbourhood will focus on landscape and studio classes will focus on portrait, figure studies and still life photography.

 
Drawing art class after school for children, kids, preteens, and teens in Toronto, East York.

drawing (Ages 9-17)

fee: $250 (6 instalments)

This class focuses on building fundamental drawing skills. Students will learn basic techniques such as shading, controlling tones, composition and drawing methods. Classes are kept small to ensure individualized attention and instruction of skill-oriented method.

 
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illustration (9-17)

fee: $250 (6 instalments)

This course develops your drawing and communication skills and imagination. Learn professional techniques and explore a variety of media while working on detailed projects such as character and environmental design, single-panel cartoons, editorial cartoons, and spot illustrations.

 

Performing Arts Program for Kids

 
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Singing

fee: $200 (6 instalments)

Sing your heart out! This integrated music class allows the students to discover creative movements, singing, voice work, simple choreography, and improvisation. With a touch of an acting component, the students will learn to hone in on their singing in a way that tells a story. Choral work will be part of the program as well as technical rehearsals to prepare the students to perform during our exhibition at the end of the term.

 
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Drama

fee: $200 (6 instalments)

The show must go on! In this program, the students will be introduced to theater skills like improvisation, character-building, creative movement, and vocal work. The first few sessions will involve all the students working collaboratively to build a story and assign characters under the instruction of the drama teacher. Over the following weeks, the students will practice their character, work with the script in a team setting, and be prepared to perform! The performance will be held during our opening reception at our exhibition at the end of the term..

 
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Acting on camera

fee: $200 (6 instalments)

Camera, lights, action! Whether you dream of being on television or film or just simply want to enhance your presentation and public speaking skills, this class will teach you all about creating a character, developing a script, and having a great on-camera presence. Working with scripts and improvisation, each term will offer different skill-building exercises to prepare students for performing and auditioning. The class will produce a short on-camera piece at the end of the term and copies will be given to each student to take home, and presented during the CCSA's opening reception for the exhibition.

 
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Musical Theatre

fee: $200 (6 instalments)

The world is your stage! Musical Theatre is a combination of dialogue, movement, singing, and acting.This class allows for students to become well rounded in their overall performance and style by learning facial expression, showmanship, with an introduction to breathing technique and vocal power. The class will produce a short on-camera piece at the end of the term and copies will be given to each student to take home, and presented during the CCSA's opening reception for the exhibition.