Art school of Ottawa

Class Enrollment & Schedule

Enrollment for Monart classes takes place year round! Consult the class schedule below to see our current programs for both children and adults. You may register at the school or download the registration package to fill out before dropping by.

Students are welcome to participate in any class that’s appropriate for their interest and skill. Age is not a prerequisite for any class, but a starting point.

If you have questions or require more information, please phone us at 613-260-0483 or send us an email.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Intermediate Drawing
ages 11- 12
9:00 - 10:00

Drawing & Painting
Adult

10:30 - 12:00
Getting Ready
ages 4 - 7
10:00 - 11:00
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Cartooning
10:00-11:30
Getting Ready
ages 4 - 7
4:30 - 5:30
Step Ahead
ages 3-4
11:00 - 12:00
Intermediate Drawing
ages 11- 12
5:00 - 6:00
Drawing Fundamentals
ages 8 - 10
5:00 - 6:00
Drawing Fundamentals
ages 8 - 10
5:00 - 6:00
NEW Monart class in french
ages 8 - 10
5:00 - 6:00
Drawing Fundamentals
ages 8 - 10
5:30 - 6:30
Portfolio
Development

11:30 - 1:00
Intermediate Drawing
ages 11- 12
6:00 - 7:00
Drawing Fundamentals
ages 11 - 12
6:00 - 7:00
Portfolio
Development

6:00 - 7:30
Portfolio
Development

6:00 - 7:30
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Drawing & Painting
Adult

6:00 - 7:30

Monart classes to be offered will include, but not be limited to:

Step Ahead

Students will learn the visual recognition of the 5 Elements of Shape and how to use them in the recognition of the Alphabet, the Numbering system, the Drawing of their own name, and simplistic drawings of creatures from nature. The class consists of sensory activity, story time and guided drawing and craft projects. Mixed media is explored.
The Step Ahead program improves concentration, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and problem solving. It also improves proficiency in pre-drawing and reading readiness which makes it a great program for transitioning into a formal pre-school program.

Getting Ready

An introduction to representational drawing geared to the attention span and motor coordination of the 4 to 7 year old. Children master the ability to recognize the elements of shape and combine them in drawing the creatures from nature and objects from their world.This class allows them to make independent choices in composition and background ideas. Step by step instruction is provided.
Media used : Markers, coloured pencils, pastels, watercolors

Drawing Fundamentals

An introduction to representational drawing geared to the attention span and motor coordination of the 8 to 10 year old. Students will learn the Elements of Shape, the basics of the human form, and how to use proportion, perspective, shading and light logic to create drawings in a variety of realistic, abstract, and expressionistic styles. Projects are inspired by 2D and 3D subjects. The progression of lessons in a wide range of media guide students to developing independent drawing skills.
Media used : Markers, watercolor, colored pencil, graphite pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel and oil pastel

Intermediate Drawing

A class for 11-12 year old who have achieved the skill level of working independently on projects, rarely needing a step by step demonstration by the teacher. Geared for the student who has mastered the basic skills in line, shape, proportion, perspective, and the ability to create volume through light logic, using 3 dimensional objects. Can stay focused and concentrated for a 2 hour class and is confident enough to explore various subject matter and live models with comfort.
Media used : Markers, watercolor, colored pencil, graphite pencil, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel, conté, ink and scratch-board

Portfolio Development

This course would be of interest to students who are planning to apply to a university, college or academic program that requires a portfolio submission for admission.
This course covers the fundamentals of drawing, design and composition that will give students a greater advantage when submitting portfolios. The instructor will suggest work and assignments tailored to the individual student’s portfolio requirements and will instruct on how to improve necessary skills. Personal consultation will be provided on students’ existing portfolio and application projects.
In twelve sessions students will develop drawing, paintings and mixed media projects with a focus on proportions, rendering with better understanding of the gray scale value, different application of techniques and mediums and will be provided with two sessions of figure drawing from a model and portraiture.
In addition there will be a practice Portfolio review and guidelines on documenting works. Materials are mostly provided by Monart. Any additional materials needed based on individual’s submissions will be discussed in the first session.

Drawing & Painting (Adult)

In this class for teens and adults at the beginner and intermediate levels, students are introduced to all subjects, media and styles of drawing and painting. Step-by-step guidance is provided for beginners and students learning new skills. This is an independent study class in which projects are geared towards individual student interests. An emphasis is placed on exploring new ideas, developing fine art skills and expressing creativity. Can satisfy the beginner, the serious hobbyist as well as those who wish to pursue a career in art.
Media used All drawing media, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint

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