Leighton Art Centre - Art After School

Art After School is back! This year we are thrilled to be offering a couple of different options for young artists to explore.


Grades 1-3 may choose to focus on new media for drawing or on discovering the joys of sculpture in either of the following options:

1. New Ways to Draw! Will be held on Wednesdays (January 16th, 23rd, 30th and Feb 6th, 13th, 20th) and include projects such as scratchboard art, sketching, and drawing with pastels to introduce young artists to the diverse media they can use to draw.

2. Intro to 3D Media will be held on Mondays (January 21st, 22nd, Feb 4th, 11th, and 25th) and include an introduction to clay, weaving, and sculpture. It will allow students to explore the unique ways they can create art with an array of materials.

Grades 4-6 may choose to explore the world of mixed media painting or they prefer to try their hand at thinking of an art piece from all sides by focusing on sculpture:

1. New Directions in Painting will be held on Mondays (January 21st, 22nd, Feb 4th, 11th, and 25th). Students will explore how diverse painting can be by trying their hands at needle felting, multi-media landscapes, acrylics, and watercolours.

*Please note that grade 4-6 group will be starting at 5:00pm on January 30th in order to accommodate a field trip. LAC staff will not be able to provide childcare before the start time of the program.

2. From Sketchbook to Sculpture will be held on Wednesdays (January 16th, 23rd, 30th* and Feb 6th, 13th, 20th). This program will include looking at questions such as: How can a sculptor use their sketchbook? And how can we think of a creation from all sides? By exploring mixed-media sculpture, mobiles, and wire portraits.

When: 3:00pm-5:00pm Mondays or Wednesdays January 21st- February 27th Please note that the start time for January 30th

Where: Millarville Community School

Who: Grades 3 – 6 (min. 9 students and max. capacity 18 students) Program Cost: $75 for 5 weeks, payable to the Leighton Art Centre via Eventbrite link below – includes all supplies.

REGISTER Today! Space is limited! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-after-school-tickets-52326994449

Questions? Please contact Bailey Arnholz education@leightoncentre.org