Book a Kids Art Lesson

  • private one on one art lesson with Cortney

    1 hr

    20 Canadian dollars

The Studio space

Cortney has a fine arts degree from the University of Maine where she studied several art forms including sculpture, ceramics, drawing, watercolor, acrylic painting and printmaking.

Watercolor Paints

Painting Basics

 3 hour painting lesson 

 private instruction on the basics of watercolor and acrylics.  Everything you need to create several paintings using high quality paints, paper, canvas and brushes. Subject matter of your choice. Can be split over three, 1 hour sessions or completed all at once.


ages 7-20


Clay Basics

 4 hour clay lesson 

 private instruction on the basics of polymer clay, ceramic clay and plasticine clay.  Will make a hand built piece from ceramic clay, fire and glaze it. You will also create a piece from polymer clay that will be cured and finished.  We will also go over plasticine clay and create a piece of art on a canvas using special techniques. Subject matter of your choice. Can be for beginner or intermediate student.  Will be split over four 1 hour sessions. Cannot be completed all at once due to bisque and glaze firings.


ages 7-20


Printmaking Basics

 3 hour printmaking lesson 

private instruction on the basics of printmaking.  We will be experimenting with styrofoam, linoleum and gel for prints. Using tools, printing inks, brayers and high quality papers. Can be for beginner or intermediate student. Subject matter of your choice. Can be split over three 1 hour sessions or done all at once. 
ages 13-20


Experiment with Polymer clay

1 hour polymer clay lesson

private instruction on the basics of polymer clay. You will learn what tools are used for a simple design. We will be mixing custom colors and creating beads, magnets or a small sculpture without an armature. Subject matter of your choice. 
ages 8-20


Experiment with Watercolors

1 hour watercolor

private instruction on the basics of water-colour. 8x10 high quality arches water-colour paper. Subject matter of your choice. 
ages 8-20

Children's art lessons

Choose from the many options below

Warm & Cool Underwater Watercolor

1 hr water-color art lesson concentrating on warm and cool contrast. With this project we will be working with wax resist and salt to create unique effects on the watercolor paper. Using artist quality Arches watercolor paper.  Ages 5-15


Picasso Portraits in Polymer-magnet

1 hr. polymer clay art lesson reviewing the portraits of the famous artist Pablo Picasso.  Using coloured polymer clay and texture tools we will create faces in Picasso's iconic style.  These will be cured and a magnet will be attached.  Ideal for ages 5-10


"Printmaking with Patterns"

1.5 hr printmaking art lesson. Choose a subject and explore patterns and printing.  We will be using printing plates, ink and brayers to get to know the printmaking process.  Once you have your design etched in your plate, you can print it over and over using using different printing inks.  Perfect for ages 9-20


Polymer clay Bird in Nest

2 hr polymer clay art lesson.  Using interesting techniques and tools we will mix colours and review armature making. This piece can be made in any color combination since we will be mixing the clay.  It will be cured, finished and antiqued.  Best for ages 8-adult


Pinch Pot Monsters in Polymer

1.5 hour art lesson using polymer.  We will discuss the different features of monsters and will create a unique piece using the pinch pot method. We will use different tools to add textures and details and will go over clay basics. Ages 5-15