What We Can Do For You


The Avenue Road Arts School gives aspiring artists and arts enthusiasts the opportunity to pursue a real passion, to ignite their creativity and to get lost in the intense focus of making art – all in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Kids

Kids study both the visual and performing arts in our fun and encouraging environment to develop skills and explore their individuality and unique, creative sensibility under the guidance of nurturing artist/educators.

Here’s what we can do for you:

  • We provide an environment that is nurturing and safe for all young people to explore their creative and unique ideas.
  • We give plenty of one-on-one attention and guidance in all classes and are able to do so because of capped class sizes.
  • Our classes teach that in art-making there is a process and through that process students learn about perseverance and working towards a goal.
  • We offer high-quality programs that teach students the skills they need to apply confidently to competitive arts-based high schools, colleges and universities.
  • We provide guidance, mentoring opportunities and reference letters for students seriously looking to pursue higher education or future employment in the arts.
  • We provide opportunities for students to add accomplished work to a portfolio, under the guidance of experienced, working artists.
  • We supply a number of exhibit and performance opportunities for students to display their work and gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • We expose students to the latest materials and innovative studio approaches.
  • We teach kids to be confident in their creative choices and to let their unique voices emerge!

You made a wonderful contribution to my daughter’s development, especially in the early years. Now in grade 10, she just did a school project and is now considered the best Artist in the class. What did she learn from you? – How to do big things and not worry about little “mistakes”, but to work them into the piece, to layer, make it colourful, use different mediums, and on and on. Thank you.


Adults

Adult beginner and advanced students, feel a true camaraderie in the classes, meeting like-minded people and feeling a strong sense of community while they exercise their creative muscles, challenge themselves and develop their artistic skills. A compelling aspect of our adult student community is that a number of student artists have abandoned, partially or fully, their illustrious careers to devote themselves to creating art.

Here’s what we can do for you:

  • High-quality programming ensures a development of skills for both the experienced and novice student and an opportunity to advance at your own pace and comfort.
  • We provide an environment that is safe, supportive and engaging for people to explore their creative side and express themselves.
  • We give plenty of one-on-one attention and guidance in all classes and are able to do so because of capped class sizes.
  • Students are able to work on independent projects within our classes.
  • Through the programs, students can create and add accomplished work to a portfolio, under the guidance of experienced, working artists.
  • We provide guidance and mentoring opportunities for students seriously looking to pursue higher education or future employment in the arts.
  • We supply a number of exhibit opportunities for students to display their work and gain valuable hands-on experience.
  • We expose students to the latest materials and innovative studio approaches.
  • Our classes give students the skills they need to make that leap from beginner to advanced student to exhibiting artist.

What I love about coming to the Avenue Road Arts School is that I can see myself actually improving from week to week. I love that feeling and there aren’t many other places in my life that I can find that. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to progress at something.