The Children's Art Ensemble Project: An art Club for Children in High Park, in association with Colborne Lodge.
"Led by a recent University of Toronto graduate, this intimate
group for children aged 7-11 gathers in High Park at Colborne Lodge
once a week with the intention to create a relaxed yet inspiring
atmosphere for artistic cultivation and expression. Intended to be
more of an art club rather than a lesson-driven program, the
Children's Art Ensemble is a group in which children are invited to
come together and share in art projects and ideas, not merely follow
instructions. The workshop leader will offer the children various art
mediums and will guide the children along a journey in which the
children are encouraged to influence and help shape the artistic
development of the afternoon.
The group, centralized at Colborne Lodge in High Park, will have the direct benefit of easy access to rich
nature surroundings that will no doubt influence and inspire creative
art practices. The students are encouraged to be active participants
of the group, sharing their observations of the world around them and
their own artistic techniques they stumbled upon while discovering the
mediums being utilized that day. Student feedback is essential to the
development of the group, as the activities will be shaped according
to the particular interests and talents of the group. Group capacity
will be kept small ( 8-12 children) to promote group intimacy and
Art mediums will include pencil, charcoal, soft pastels and
water-color ( including the wet-on-wet technique made popular by
Waldorf Education). Children will receive their own personal 'onion'
skinned sketchbooks and will use a set of pastels and watercolors to
work with throughout the term. Children are to look forward to a
healthy group atmosphere that will nurture diverse ideas and creative
Fall session begins September 28th and runs until November 9th. Space is Limited. Registration Fee: $185.00.
For any program related questions and inquiries, please contact:
Rachel Levy-Johnson, Program coordinator