‚Äč Drawing Camps for Children and Teens

Limited Spaces Left

Give your children the gift of creativity and self-confidence this summer. Our one-of-kind summer camps are both recreational and educational. Professional artist teachers guide campers as they  learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpting. During this process, campers gain self-confidence in their art skills as well as improve their concentration, problem-solving and perseverance.  

We enjoy meeting new students and parents at the studio (or at least by phone) prior to camp dates to get to know you and talk about our program. We offer complementary art evaluation/consultation to determine the best fit for each student by appointment only. Please call (403.667.7020) or email (info@alikisarthouse.com) to schedule a studio appointment.  Returning or past students (alumni) of the studio are welcome to contact us for recommendations about the next step or may register directly online.   

We offer a 10% sibling or multi-camp discount.  Refer a friend and earn $25 Creativity Cash each!  Creativity Cash is our way of saying "Thank You!" for referring or being referred to Aliki's Art House.  You may redeem your Creativity Cash at your next art session with us.   

Drawing Instruction is Our Specialization!!!  3 camp levels ~ for all ages and stages  

The Basics                              Beyond the Basics                             Advanced Practice 

The Basics of Drawing ~ An Exploration

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. Using Aliki's Seven-Step system, students gain an understanding of drawing fundamentals while exploring a wide variety of media (e.g., pencil crayon, oil and chalk pastel, tempera paint, charcoal, ink). During the week, student artists practice different styles of drawing from realistic to abstract. This summer art camp is geared to children and youth who are beginning their artistic journey, as well as drawing enthusiasts without prior formal drawing instruction.


Dates & Times:   Register Online Here 

  • July 10 - 14: 9 am  — noon  FULL! 
  • July 24 - 28: 9 am — noon  FULL!
  • August 14 - 18: 1 - 4 pm   
  • August 21 - 25: 9 am — noon   Just 1 spot left        

Ages: 7 and older

Cost:  $220

NEW THIS SUMMER ~ July 17 - 21: 1 - 4 pm *** For this week only, we will offer drop in 1/2 day workshops.  Sign up for 1 or more workshops. $40/day during July 17 - 21 only.  Please see further details or call Diana at 403.667.7020 for details.   ***  

Beyond the Basics of Drawing

Would you like keep drawing and learning more art history, vocabulary and new techniques to take your works of art to the next level this summer?  Beyond the Basics picks up where the Basics of Drawing leaves off.  Come and refine your drawing skills with fun and challenging art projects. 

Each art piece will be an independent project that will incorporate foundational drawing skills previously learned with lots of room for creative expression.  Students learn to take risks and try new ideas like drawing with the non-dominant hand (ex. Mickey Mouse). Projects range from tonal drawings, abstract drawings to nonrepresentational drawing.  We will be explore a variety of media ... everything from charcoal to hand-made paper. 


Dates & Times:   Register Online Here 

  • July 17 - 21: 9 am — noon  This camp is FULL!  Please consider the Aug 21-24 afternoon camp. 
  • August 21 - 25: 1 - 4 pm  Just 3 spots left!

Pre-Requisite: This camp is best suited for students who have a good understanding of the basics and terminology. Most students have previously attended at least one summer art camp or have taken one year of Aliki's weekly classes.  In some cases this is not necessary; please call to enquire. 

Ages: 8 and older

Cost: $220

Please call (403-667-7020) or email (info@alikisarthouse.com) to request a new student assessment appointment. 

The Journey Continues ~ Advanced Practice for Teens

During this week long camp, students will advance their skills in sophisticated tonal drawings, explore colour theory and abstract compositions.  There is a good balance of drawing from life and the use of visuals. Perfect for those students who are not available to participate in weekly classes during the school year.  Ideal for teens with past drawing instruction who want to learn new techniques while continuing to develop their own creative style.

Pre-Requisite: This camp is best suited for students who have a strong knowledge base of the technique and terminology.  Most students have previously attended 2 summer art camps or have taken one year of Aliki's weekly classes.  In some cases this is not necessary; please call to enquire. 

Dates & Times:  July 24 - 28: 1 - 4 pm  Register Online Here 

Ages: 11 & older

Cost: $220

Please call (403-667-7020) or email (info@alikisarthouse.com) to request a new student assessment appointment.

NEW!!! Arts Combo (painting, journaling & sculpting too)! 

Want to dive into the creative process without too much emphasis on the finished product?  Then this mixed media camp is perfect for you!  Budding artists will  explore, play, and express themselves in so many ways: art journaling, abstract acrylic painting and sculpting!

Gem Journaling, as we like to call it at Aliki's, allow you to create precious gems of art as a record of your thoughts, experiences, dreams, etc to be treasured forever. Art journaling is simply doing art and writing in a bound journal, on loose paper, even on a cardboard box.  It  is a wonderful process of drawing, collaging, and writing using mixed media. Skills learned in this camp are easily transferable to personal creative projects and school work.  Studies show that studying via a combination of drawing and writing helps students retain concepts better. This camp is great for teens!

 They will discover the magic of art as self expression while learning key elements and principles of art.  Students will create a variety of art journal projects, paintings and a sculpture. Professional art techniques such drawing, painting, printmaking, and other embellishments will be demonstrated.  

Date & Time:   August 14 - 18  1 - 4 pm   FULL! Consider our drawing camps or year-round Arts Combo classes.  

Ages: 8 years & older

Cost including materials (some personal materials will be collected from home):  $230  Register Online Here 

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Acrylic Painting