FALL CLASSES FOR KIDS
WITH MIXED MEDIA ART INSTRUCTION
THE STORY OF ART
Why is art important in life as a skill?
Art helps you process your emotions and understand your surroundings. It allows you to see life from a different perspective and it makes you feel alive. Art has always been an important part of human society since the beginning of time. Art has been used as a tool for cultural exchange, education, and expression.
There is a positive connection between art and mental health—artistic activities such as sculpting, painting, or drawing are known to lower stress levels and promote mental calmness. Creating art takes your mind off of your everyday life and provides a relaxing distraction.
Art helps to develop these positive skills and traits:
Note that every student's art skill levels vary. They will get their own personal results based on their own expression. We look forward to bringing out the creative potential.
FALL ART CLASSES - IN PERSON
ART ADVENTURES - MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES - AGES: 8-12 YEARS
$240 FOR 3 DAY SERIES
DATES: TUES. OCTOBER 11TH, 18TH AND 25TH TIME: 6PM - 8PM (6 HRS)
Do your kids need a creative outlet? Welcome to an art experience for kids designed to complement their developing skills that is also fun! Growing your artistic skills in a space where you can self express your creativity is vital to your Self-Care! Students will learn the basics of design: form, perspective, colour theory etc. Mixed Media art making means exploring and combining several art tools and techniques. These Mixed Media art classes include several activities: drawing, watercolours, collage, painting on canvas and art journaling. Using the right art supplies in the correct order makes a huge difference in your results as an artist. Some of these techniques are secret recipes that students will go on to use for the rest of their art making days. * Some tools and materials provided. Supply list available after sign up.
EXPRESS YOURSELF - MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES - 13-18 YEARS
$425 FOR 3 DAY SERIES
DATES: SAT. OCTOBER 15TH, SAT 22ND, SUN 23RD
TIMES: 11AM - 4PM (15 HRS)
Expand your artistic skills and join us for an educational creative fun experience for art makers!
Mixed media describes artwork made up of a mix of different media, techniques and materials. These techniques involve a specific process which will be taught step by step live. This 3 day art retreat style experience allows students to grow their potential and develop lifelong art making, design and critical thinking skills. Students will uncover composition, colour theory, drawing, watercolours, collage, painting on canvas and art journaling. Tutorials of techniques like printmaking, transfers and templates will also be taught.* Some tools and materials provided. Supply list available after sign up.
Bonus #1: Art journaling is the perfect place to express your emotions, thoughts and feelings - (this is considered a great Self-Care technique)
Bonus #2: Tech Tutorial: How to capture, polish and print your finished pieces
MASTER ART COACHING WITH CASSANDRA RUSSELL
From beginners to more advanced artists, Cassandra's workshops are a unique experience that offer self satisfaction, entertainment plus personal growth. Cassandra has taught at St. Andrew's Boy's Collage, The Country Day School, Alt Summit in Palm Springs, various other schools and adult art groups. She has also taught her Self-care and Art Journaling classes at several different Universities including U of Guelph, Western and U of Toronto. She has also taught designing eco-art in the schools and to Scout Groups through her Eco-Lovely Program. Cassandra is also a motivational speaker teaching topics like Self-Care. Creativity, Mindfulness and Art Therapy. As graphic designer she has created her own scrapbooking/art journaling papers. As a mother of two teens, she has seen the positive effects of art journaling for Self-Care. Her daughter Chloe, 16 is on student council, enjoys graphic design and takes part in a handmade greeting card making program to bring seniors cheer. Her son has just graduated high school and is going into software engineering at University. Both are on the honour roll.
SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Cassandra Russell’s work has been exhibited in solo, joint art exhibitions and in fine art galleries across Canada since 2000. Her work has been featured in many venues, from open studio tours, local art shows in Aurora to numerous gallery shows including the Lonsdale Art Gallery in Toronto. Her award winning work has also been purchased for use in Canadian textbooks. She is best known for over 50 mixed media magazine articles featuring her work in Stampington’s family of magazines: SOMERSET STUDIO, GREENCRAFT, STAMPER’S SAMPLER, TAKE TEN AND MORE. Cassandra is also a published author in the collaborative positivity book project Pebbles in The Pond and also the creator of The Art Journalist Colouring Book.