Experimental painting and drawing

Discover the world of abstraction and expression through painting and drawing with local artist Grace Chen! Through play and investigation, young artists will learn the fundamentals of art and design with a focus on each student’s unique interests. Students will complete a series of projects that explore basic colour mixing, painting and drawing techniques, and a variety of art materials. Curiosity and creativity are encouraged!

Disclaimer: This class will have students on various skill levels. On the first day of class, we will complete an introductory lesson in colour theory, shape language, and emotion, taking inspiration from classic animated movies and books. Students will engage in designing a character based on prompts provided by the instructor. In the following classes, students will develop their drawing and painting techniques and expand on their natural creativity. We will be using messy materials like pastel, acrylic paint, and watercolour paint. Students are recommended to dress appropriately!

Registration deadline: September 25, 2024

Age: 5 - 7

Seats: 15 max

Dates: Saturdays

  • October 5, 2024
  • October 12, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • NO CLASS ON OCT 26, 2024

  • November 2, 2024
  • November 9, 2024
  • November 16, 2024

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Skill level: Beginner / All levels welcome

Supplies: Provided - Bring a curious mind!

Other details:

Please make sure your child wears clothes they are comfortable getting dirty in or bring a smock as we will be working with paints and other art materials. We want to make sure that your child has the best possible experience in our class.

Price: $213

Location: 26770 29th Ave Aldergrove BC V4W 3B8

Instructor: Grace Chen (scroll to the bottom of this page to get to know her)

if you have technical issues with registering and/or paying please contact us at (604)-534-0781

This Class will follow all mandated health protocols as set forth by the BC Ministry of Health.

Kids' art work in class

To register:

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Meet your instructor: Grace Chen

Sichen Grace Chen (Grace) is a painter and illustrator currently based in Langley, BC, who has exhibited throughout the Lower Mainland and in the United States. She has received scholarships and awards from American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators (SOI), and the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles (SILA). Growing up in China for the first few years of her life and moving often between cities in British Columbia has led her to garner an appreciation for the sentimentality and physicality of material objects and natural landscapes. Whether from her front yard or neighbourhood parks, she takes inspiration from local flora when working on her illustrations and paintings. In her teaching curricula, she weaves in elements of nature, reflection, and observation to create a balanced inner and outer world art education.

In the press:

Art work by instructor Grace Chen