Art & Design

Plant the seeds of creativity!

In Art & Design, our youngest students discover, create, and have fun, all while making their first steps in self-expression.

The early years are a key point in cognitive development, a time to develop problem-solving skills, nurture curiosity, and gain self-confidence. This makes an adventure in art and design – be it drawing, painting, or sculpture – all the more important.


Art Start
Ages 3-5
Press GO on your child’s journey with art. Young artists engage with shape, colour, pattern, and culture, while working with visual art materials.

Drawing and Painting
Ages 4-6, 5-6
Get colourful! In this class, young artists will practice their painting and drawing techniques, and get a foundation in the visual arts. They’ll discover a wide range of materials such as charcoals, oil pastels, temperas, chalks, and inks, and use them for imaginative projects inspired by great artists and processes.

Ages 5-6
From your child’s mind to the page, let them create a character worthy of comic books. Little ones draw cartoon characters, backgrounds, and more, using pencils, pastels, markers, and paper cut-outs.

Mixed Media
Ages 3-5, 4-6
Let your child’s imagination grow as they combine drawing and painting into magical creations! In this class, young artists will incorporate a variety of media into their artwork. Through active creation, children develop their motor skills and expand their creative thinking.

Support Arts Umbrella

Arts Umbrella donors, volunteers, and sponsors share the same belief: that arts education can transform a child’s life. Whether attending an event, making a monthly gift, or donating time, our supporters are vital to helping us inspire creativity for good through the arts.