Exploratory art class is fun & educational. Students explore a variety of mediums while learning art history and culture. Our curriculum encourages a love of learning, independence, art technique learning, and skill development.
We are so excited to introduce all new projects for our 4-week Exploratory Class. This series of projects is a collaborative effort between our projects team and a group of experienced Studio Directors. The Director's who work with our students every day and who have incorporated their student's interests. When we started 4Cats our dream was to work with fellow artists designing a truly creative art curriculum that encourages a love of learning and artistic exploration and this fall's projects are definitely achieving this goal.
Exploratory classes are fun & educational for artists aged 5 to 15 years. Students can choose to explore a variety of mediums while learning art history and culture. Our curriculum encourages a love of learning, art technique learning, and skill development.
**Artists in the ages 10 to 15 class can choose from a wide variety of projects and mediums currently offered at the studio. This class is best for mature students able to work well in a self-directed class. Artists will have supervised studio time to create in the artistic style of their choosing. If you are serious about art and want to collaborate with other artists to share ideas, artistic creativity, and build up your portfolio, come join us in the ages 10 - 15 class.
Students continue to work on a project for multiple classes. Working on projects for several classes means we can complete more complex artworks that include a variety of techniques while encouraging students to focus on honing their skills and enjoying the creation process.
Our projects are designed to incorporate fine art techniques, with exciting new projects and artist inspirations every session. Students learn to use professional artist-quality tools and materials to complete their artworks in an art studio environment. Students take home artwork once complete.
4-week session, 90 minutes per week, drop-off only
Discounted tuition if kids share a workstation, must be in the same social bubble
If sharing a station, kids must choose the same medium
To prepare, it is important for kids to know to take their time, go slow and enjoy the process with their creations.
When creating we will emphasize using different techniques and the art of adding small details. We will encourage enjoying the process, creativity, patience, and attention to detail.
Parents, please discuss this expectation with children before the class in order to ensure your child understands that we will be creating with details and practice in mind.
* Our goal is to maintain a respectful, patient, and creative learning environment. Please note disrespectful and disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. In the event of misconduct, parents will be called to pick up their child immediately.
Use code EXPLORESUMMER at checkout to activate your $20 credit when registering for camp. Please register for camp in a separate transaction from Fall.
No refunds or credits for not using the code.
2. NO SCHOOL DAY WORKSHOP DISCOUNT
$10 off per registered workstation.
5% off for 2 children if sharing a workstation.
Full day 9am–4pm
Use code NOSCHOOL at checkout. No refunds or credits for not using the code.
4 week Exploratory students only
3. BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL PRICE!
This year, exploratory students get $20 off one party booking.
Max one party discount per party, per student, per year.
Use code PARTYFUN at checkout. No refunds or credits for not using the code.
4 week Exploratory students only
4. 2 FOR $15 BRING A FRIEND WORKSHOPS!
We offer Special Bring a Friend Workshops each month. In these special exploratory workshops, our students share the joy of creating with a friend in the same bubble or sibling (age 5 & up.)
This means you get to bring a friend to the studio, show them how to turn the sink on, show them the silver bathroom & tell them why it is silver, introduce them to Lucky, tell them about the artist posters you learned about on the wall, oh & make some awesome art.
Current registered Exploratory students receive 25% off these workshops.
Use code FRIENDSFOREVER at checkout. No refunds or credits for not using the code.
4 week Exploratory students only
How to use the Exploratory Perks Program
In order for you to take advantage of the exploratory perks, you need to be logged in when placing your classes/parties/workshops in the cart and registered for the 4 week Fall Exploratory Session.
To log in, click the person icon at the top right corner of the screen. Here you will be prompted to log in. If this is your first time (or first time in a long time!) you will need to register. It only takes a minute, and will request you confirm your email address.
When registering for one of the above studio happenings, please type in the correct code at checkout.
Code not working?
Please make sure you are logged in and that you are spelling the code correctly. Please also make sure your current registration meets the perk conditions, i.e. you are currently registered in a 4 week Fall EXPLORATORY class.
Still not working? Please message us via the website (bottom right corner) and we are happy to help!
Does paint come out of clothes? Acrylic paint does not come out of clothes. We cannot guarantee that clay or other art materials will come out of clothes. Students should always come to the studio dressed for mess.
Are the session classes different throughout the week? We offer the same class multiple times throughout the week so students can register for the class day/time that suits them best!
Do my kids need to bring anything to class? For session classes kids will need to bring a mask, water bottle, indoor shoes, and be dressed for mess—acrylic paint does NOT come out of clothes. All art materials will be provided at the studio.
Are there classes for drop-ins? All students must be registered before class starts.
Missed / Late Classes
What if my child will miss a class? If a student misses a class they may attend a catch-up class so they don’t fall behind on their artwork. Maximum ONE catch-up specialty class per session. Catch-up classes are purely to ensure completion of projects on time.
What if I’m going to be late for class? Being on time is important as we have LOTS to do each class! Late arrivals are very distracting for the group and delay class, which can lead to unfinished projects and prevent class from finishing on time. If you know you’ll be late please advise the studio ASAP. The door is locked for safety once class starts so if you arrive late you may need to wait outside until a teacher is available to let you inside.
Can I bring home materials for someone who misses a class? No. If a student misses a class they may attend a catch-up class so they don’t fall behind on their artwork. Maximum ONE catch-up specialty class per session.
What if my class is canceled or postponed due to a COVID-19 related lockdown? If a class cannot take place due to increased restrictions or lockdown then the class may be rescheduled, students may be transferred to another class, or a credit may be provided for use in future or online classes. No refunds.
Does my child need to wear a mask at the studio? Yes, everyone inside the studio must wear a mask for the duration of the class.
Can my kids share a station? Stations can be shared between 2 people who are in the same bubble.
Artwork Pick Up
Will I receive an email when my artwork is ready? We do not email or call. Please check your artwork status on our website, and book an appointment to collect it once ready.
How long do I have to collect my artwork? Once your artwork status says ‘ready for collection’ you have 2 weeks to collect your artwork. We have A LOT of artwork moving through the studio and limited storage, so cannot retain unclaimed artwork past that time.