Arts Classes

At Niagara Creative Arts Centre (NCAC), we offer art classes for people of all ages in Niagara.

Attention Parents! New session starts Monday, March 8 - April 26, 2021.(No lesson on April 5, Easter Monday)


7 - week session starting Monday, March 8, 2021 

See a full list of class descriptions below.

About Our Arts Classes

At NCAC, we offer classes taught by professional artists/educators, and small class sizes allow for individual guidance to students at all levels.

Our curriculum is varied to include teaching still-life, the figure, landscape, portraiture, cartooning, animation, and more. It teaches a student how to "see" in a new way and offers basic understanding of how to draw and paint.

Advanced students can use class time to work on independent artwork, explore new mediums or develop their portfolios.

Class Instructor: TRICIA  O'CONNOR

Formerly of Toronto,Ms.O'Connor is now local living in Niagara. She has been teaching art to people of all ages since 1985 with a specialist in Historic Techniques with her favorite works done by Monet, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Her works have recently been featured at the St.Catharines Business and Cultural Associacion, and art shows at Crystal Beach and Welland. She is a graduate from York University's Bachelor of Fine Arts, with double major in Psychology and Visual Arts having also studied in Valencia, Spain. After graduating from York, she went on to pursue a degree and career in teachingvat the University of Toronto having taught in Nova Scotia, Sutton and in Toronto.

Outside the world of art, she is also a trained administrator of Pulsed Electro-magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and author of, "Teslas's Answer to 21st Century Conditions and Diseases".

Art Classes in Niagara, Niagara Creative Arts

Art Classes We Offer

Mini Artists

Description: This program is for everybody who loves art. Classes are designed to encourage children to explore their imaginations and develop creativity while encouraging use of memory, cognitive and social skills. Young Artists are introduced to art concepts involving shapes, understanding of color and proportions. Symmetry and spatial applications are taught on the examples from nature. Explore different techniques and mediums (pencil, watercolours, pastels, acrylics, clay, paper Mache, and appliqué).

Age Group: 4-7

Time: Monday 5-6pm

Cost: $126 (tax and materials included)

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Start with Art

Description: Young artists are challenged to explore their creativity and develop an independent thinking. Principles of design and use of color will be applied to drawing, painting, collage and three-dimentional art. Artist will learn about Art history, different periods of art and artists. Artists learn basic rules of composition, understanding light/shadow and perspective. Experimenting with different techniques and mediums the Artist is able to produce several unique pieces of art by the end of the term.

Age Group: 8-13

Time: Monday 6-7pm

Cost: $126 (tax and materials included) 

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Teen Art Masters

Description: Artist use art as self-expression simultaneously learning and applying design concepts, composition, negative and positive space, using color to channel emotions. Historical examples of artwork are discussed in order for the Artist to find their own unique style. Variety of techniques and mediums will be used to create artwork based on real life composition and from imagination.  Discussions and peer critique of the completed artwork encourage social interaction and creativity. The Artist is able to start a multimedia art portfolio by the end of the term.

Age Group: 14 -17

Time: Monday 7-8pm; 

Cost: $126 (tax and materials included) 

High School Students: Portfolio Development

Description: Portfolio development for Artists who plan to apply to art schools and college programs. The sessions will include discussions of the styles, techniques, mediums and subject matters required in the portfolio. The Artists are guided to build the complete portfolio by creating and selecting appropriate pieces of art. Peer critique and instructor's advise is used to build confidence and to discover own unique artistic voice. The Artist has a solid understanding of the portfolio collection and continues with the independent creative process by the end of the term.

Age Group: N/A

Time: Monday 7-8:30pm

Cost:$175  (tax and materials are included) 

Can’t Live without Art!
Drawing / Painting / Art History (all mediums)

Description: This program is for everybody who loves art. Artists are taught to explore their imaginations and channel emotions through artwork. Mature artists have a chance to create in a relaxed casual atmosphere, discuss the artwork with the peers and learn composition, color theory, negative/positive space and proportions. Drawing still lives, from the photographs or imagination and beginning with the pencil sketching, the Artist will continue on with the water colors, pastels, acrylic or the favorite media. Self-expression and de-stressing are encouraged in a quiet supportive environment.
* No previous art experience required.

Age Group: Adults (15+)

Time: Monday 3:30 - 5pm /OR  7-8:30 pm

Cost: $175

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