2017 Spring Art Programs

What sets the Esplanade classes apart from other art classes?
Art classes draw from the current exhibitions in the Art Gallery. Two dimensional and three dimensional art projects are designed to give children the opportunity to explore a wide variety of ideas in a diversity of media. Projects and art activities challenge children while instructors offer plenty of encouragement to provide for a safe environment that promotes exploration, creativity and expression.


Instructor: Candice Arnold
Students six to eight and nine to twelve years old will enjoy 8 weeks of fun while developing and refining their art skills. They will have the opportunity to learn the basics in a variety of mediums, building confidence and understanding as their knowledge in fine arts grows.

Saturdays | Apr 29 – June 24 | (No class on May 20) | $105

Sensory Art Exploration for Tots and Parents

Instructor: Bret Stuart
These art classes for two and three year olds are fun filled explorations of art materials, colours, shapes and textures.

Thursdays | Apr 13 – June 8 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM (No class on Apr 20) | $98

Sensory Art Exploration for Preschoolers

Instructor: Bret Stuart

These art classes for four and five year olds are for our budding artists who are sure to bring home a masterpiece!

Tuesdays | Apr 11 – June 6 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM (No class on Apr 18) | $98

PD Days (Ages 5-11): Full days from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Drop off to begin at 8:30 AM and pick up by 4:30 PM.
Instructor: Jasmine Keillor and an artist from The Hive Artists’ Hub (TBD)
For the second season, we are offering PD Day programming in partnership with the Hive Artists’ Hub Society. Students ages 5-11 will spend their day experimenting with various art materials and techniques while developing and refining their skills as young artists. They will also have the opportunity to think critically and stimulate their senses as they create, interpret, and express themselves visually. This fun filled day will begin with an engaging morning in the welcoming Discovery Centre. An afternoon field trip to the Hive will allow students to learn from professional practicing artists. Both drop-off and pick-up will take place at the Esplanade’s Discovery Centre. Each Board-specific PD Day will have different content so students may enjoy coming back more than once!
Mar 17, Apr 13, May 19, & Jun 16 for School District #76 | $50

Mar 17, Apr 28, May 19 & Jun 9 for MH Catholic Board of Education | $50