Children's Drawing Classes

Mini Masters


Learn to Draw


Next Steps

Advanced Practice




Everything starts with drawing! Drawing is all about looking, making a mark and learning how to refine that mark to express emotion and re-create a reality or feeling. Learning to draw opens up endless possibilities and easily helps students branch off into other art forms. Using Aliki's Seven-Step system, students build skills and confidence as they gain an understanding of drawing fundamentals (such as line and contour, positive shape and negative space, proportion, shading, texture) while exploring a wide variety of media (e.g., crayon, oil and chalk pastel, watercolour pencil, tempra paint, charcoal, ink, graphite.) Students create drawings in a variety of styles from realistic to abstract. The progression of lessons, guide students to developing independent drawing skills while nurturing personal expression and creativity. Class projects are richly balanced with inspirations gathered from a wide range of sources.  

Our art school provides a safe environment where young artists feel comfortable taking chances in their work and exploring new ideas and media.  The skills acquired through drawing will improve many other important life skills such as confidence, problem-solving skills, perserverence, and focus.  

All stages are welcome from beginner to advanced. Each student will receive an art assessment prior to registration in order to determine artistic level and needs.  Please contact us at 403.667.7020 or  to schedule a studio appointment during the weekday evenings at 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

Central NW Location 

Aliki’s Art House  551 Northmount Drive (and 40th Ave.) N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2K 3J3

Studio Closures ~ No Classes

  • Long Weekend Closures: Oct 10, 2016; Feb 20, 2017; April 15, 2017, May 22, 2017
  • Remebrance Day: November 11, 2016  
  • Winter break:  Dec 19th, 2016 – Jan 2nd, 2017; Classes resume Tuesday, Jan 3rd, 2017 
  • Spring break:  Mar 27th, 2017 – Apr 2, 2017; Classes resume: Monday April 3rd, 2017

January 2017 Children and Teen Classes - New Schedule  

Please browse the selection below for descriptions of our regularly offered, amazing, one-of-a-kind drawing, painting or arts combo classes.  New schedule is now available along with opportunities for new student studio visits.  Feel free to contact us anytime! Most classes are full at this time.  Please call for future openings.  

Mini Masters

Children ages 5 to 7 years will be introduced to learning the skill of drawing. Using a sequential method and a variety of media, students will create sophisticated artwork while enjoying the creative process. This class is tons of fun and improves focus, motor skills, listening skills, and direction following!  

This class is also a great time out for parents to enjoy a break at one of the nearby wonderful coffee shops, Coffee N S'Cream or French Bakery/Cafe- Eclaire d'Lune.  For younger siblings, Coffee N S'Cream also offers a large, sound proof, 'Gymboree' type space for children.

NEW Spring Dates: April 8th - May 27th; No classes on May 20th  REGISTER HERE

Time: Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 am  

Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm   

Ages: 5-7 years old

Cost including materials: $325 (including GST) ; (Returning student fee is $210.00).  Fees may be paid monthly.

Students who are new to our studio benefit from an assesment and brief meeting prior to registration.  Please call Diana at 403 667 7020 to schedule an appointment.  

Drawing Fundamentals 1: Learn to Draw 

Drawing Fundamentals I: Learn to Draw is for students who are beginning their artistic journey; no previous experience required.  It is also suitable for those students who love to draw with past instruction and wish to improve their drawing technique using fundamental principles of drawing. Students receive a portfolio and all materials needed for each class are provided at the studio. 

Dates:   Thursdays at 6 - 7:15 starting January 5th - May 25th, 2017   Registration closed. Please call.  

Cost (incl GST):  $120/month; $31.50 Material fee; $26.25  New Student Registration fee  

Ages: 7 years and older

The photo on the left below shows how one student improved her ability to draw realistic bumble bees in one lesson. Although it is a myth, society and peers often see realistic drawing as the gold standard in whether a person is considered an artist or not. Having said that, learning to draw realistically does build artistic confidence. Students are taught not only realistic drawing but different types of drawing, as illustrated in the photo of the abstract flower. This helps students understand that not all drawings are realistic and that we can always change our mistakes into an abstract work of art.  We provide a rich art education by teaching our students color theory, art history and vocabulary.


This course is for the students who have taken Aliki's Drawing Fundamentals I (Beginner Drawing) or Beyond the Basics Summer Camp.  Having established a strong understanding of the foundational visual vocabulary and drawing technques in Drawing Fundamentals I, students further expand their knowledge and refine their skills through creative exploration (e.g., line and contour, positive shape and negative space, perspective and proportion, light and shadow, shading, value and tone, texture and gesture.)  

Dates: Sep 10, 2016 to Jun 3, 2017  There are no classes on  long weekends.

Times:  These classes are in progress.  Please call to discuss suitability for your child.  

Mondays 4:30 - 5:45 pm, OR Saturdays at 11:15 - 12:30 pm  

Cost (incl GST):  $110/month  $31.50 Material fee  

$26.25  New Student Registration fee  

Ages: 8 years and older

Drawing Fundamentals 3: Advanced Drawing Practice  

This class is for students who have taken two or more full years of weekly art classes. However, in some instances, students will be accepted if they have had prior art experience or are older.  

Dates: Sep 6, 2016 to Jun 3, 2017   

Times: Mondays 6:00 - 7:15 pm.  These classes are in progress.  Please call to discuss suitability for your child.

Cost (incl GST):  $110/month;  $31.50 Material fee  

$26.25  New Student Registration fee  

Ages:  10 years and older

Looking for more than drawing?  Check out our other Arts Combo, Gem Journals and Acrylic Painting Classes for Children & Teen Classes