Testimonials

Here’s what people are saying about our SUMMER Fine Art Camps

“I wanted my child to enjoy the class, learn some art concepts, meet other children and have fun. My expectations were exceeded.”

“My son came home each day with a huge smile on his face feeling very proud of himself and calling himself an artist.”

“A. is enjoying the camp and can’t wait to bring home her art! This was exactly the type of art class she wanted to take!”

“J. seems to enjoy the class very much and I am so impressed with his paintings. I am so happy that I signed him up for this camp.”

“Really liked the diversity of children’s ages all in one group.”

"...the children were engaged and they learned great techniques…excellent camp.”

“I would recommend the camp to others; it is well organized in a nice clean, bright (natural light) location with nice music.”

“I would highly recommend this camp. My daughter had a lot of fun and learned a lot about sculpting.”

“I liked that we could drop off right at the door and there was no parking to pay for.”

“A. really enjoyed the art class and the introduction to pastels. He was even asking already to do more art camp next year! 
We were really impressed with one comment he made about how
"mistakes" can be turned into to interesting and sometime better parts of the art (for he is somewhat of a perfectionist and as a result, can be a bit hard on himself sometimes -- so we were quite pleased to hear him talk in such a manner). Thank you for that coaching.”

“Lovely facility. C. commented on how great it is to work in sunshine.”

“A fantastic activity for the kids during summer break. Well worth it!”

Here’s What Parents Are Saying About Our Teachers and Art Assistants

“Superb teaching in an intimate setting. It has really sparked the desire in both my kids to expect more from their own art”

“She gave good instruction, guidance and inspiration.”

“The children really enjoyed how the material was presented and gained some confidence in their own abilities but were also encouraged to explore their own creative edge.”

“Excellent, very knowledgeable, made the learning fun!”

“...positive and encouraging”

“...assistants were very helpful and fun!”

“...is a good and honest teacher and she helps us improve our art”

“I really appreciated the professionalism and ‘real’ art being taught.”

“The critique from the teacher and the assistants was very helpful. Instructions were for the guided drawings were easy to follow.”

“I expected some formal instruction in drawing and a fairly high calibre camp and these expectations were met. Thank you!”

“...the teaching methods really worked; students learned a lot while having fun”

“...she truly cares about the kids and they adore her.”

Here’s What Students Have Said About Our Camps

“I thought the camp was fun and I had enough time to finish all the projects. I thought all the projects were explained very well and I liked that we got to come up with our own ideas”

“My teachers don’t only know lots about art, but about our brains too!”

“It’s really different from school because I really learned a lot about using different mediums and techniques.”

“The teacher gave very constructive feedback.”

“At first, I didn’t want to go to camp because I didn’t have any friends to go with but on the second day I realized that drawing with peaceful music and quiet is really relaxing and fun! I really enjoyed camp. 

“I thought this camp was fantastic and fun! I loved the way we were free to make our own creations in a structured way. I would totally go do the camp again.”

“Awesome art camp full of surprising, fun masterpieces to make and create.”

“I loved it! I never expected it to be so great!”

“IT was cool and I thought that everybody was nice. The art looks hard but actually once you get to do it, you feel proud of yourself. The music was really soothing too. Also, I thought even the snack break was cool too because we go to the park, we get a lot of time to eat and make friends.”

“Very fun and interesting, this is one of the best camps I’ve been to.”

“What I like about this art camp is shading with charcoal because it makes it really 3D.”

Here’s What Parents Are Saying About Our Classes

“I love what they produce, that they have been stretched artistically and that D. can actually sit and focus for more than 5 minutes!”

“R. absolutely LOVES art class!! She looks so forward to Tuesdays. Sometimes she is so tired after school, but I find her so energized after your class. Thanks again for inspiring R. and always thinking about her.”

“I was very impressed with all the artwork I saw!”

“R.'s teacher said that she is very focused and involved in what is going on in the classroom. I definitely see a difference in her as well. We are so happy that your art class has filled a niche for R. in so many areas.”

“H. loves the class. More than anything else he's ever done I think.”

“This art class means more to him than art itself: it is a venue that has helped him sift through his emotions without being judged, in the safety net of the artistic realm. Thank you for providing this invaluable outlet where O. is able to learn how to put life into perspective (no pun intended!)”

Here’s What Parents Are Saying About Our Private Classes

“ D. loves her time with you and it will be ever life changing.  I want you to know how much I appreciate you coming into my daughter's life and showing alternative ways of learning..It makes my heart fill up with hope for her after being told for many, many hard years she will never go to college and she will never get her high school diploma, however, she would make a good wife or neighbour someday. I was told by her teachers and the psychologist just recently!!  

D. was pushed through each grade and when she got frustrated the teachers would give up and move her on to something else. I was told my kid is mildly retarded, lazy, if she would just work harder, study more, read more, eat blueberries, and she will never amount to anything but someone’s assistant. The guilt was overwhelming. I did not know how to help my kid because the system was telling me it was useless. When I tried they would knock me down and make me second guess myself for trying but I had to. I had to for D.’s sake. I look at D. and never see what she can't do but I see what she can do and we will never give up on her. It is very important to us to at least try and if it doesn't work then we tried.

Thank-you and never change who you are as a human being because you have changed my kid’s life and it has only been two weeks. Wait till she is with you a year or two!! Very exciting... We would also like to try the Math, English and studying for exams with art to see what happens.”

Here’s What Adults Are Saying About Our Workshops And Classes

“I can draw!”

“Your openness and sincerity provide warmth and a willingness to try something new in a safe setting.”

“…the workshop was wonderful and inspirational. I learned I can be an artist, be creative…it was more than I expected.”

From Teachers

“I enjoyed myself and learned some great ideas to apply to my own classroom.”

“The enthusiasm for art was energizing—recognizing techniques to use when you aren’t an artist yourself—can share that with students who don’t think they’re artists.

“I thought the dime was well spent in gaining techniques and ideas…”
Journaling has changed my teaching and classroom environment. I feel like I am starting my students on a life-long journey… I believe journaling is therapeutic and allows me, as a teacher, to understand my students on a much deeper level. Thank you.”

“…well worth the investment.”

“…[you] will experience a dynamic change in drawing and attitude in just a few hours.”

“If I can draw something and not be embarrassed, anyone can.”

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