What Sets Pygmalion Apart?
Pygmalion offers a wide range of art classes for kids, teens and adults from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and above. The art instruction is designed for all skill levels from beginner to portfolio preparation. The visual art educators, Dixie Orriss and Gerry Rasmussen are practicing artists who have lived, taught and “breathed” art for over the past 25 years. Their approach to teaching art has been to keep students engaged and entertained by creating a balance between acquiring art skills, using a variety of mediums and art forms, and by learning art history and art fundamentals. Not everyone learns the same way and they have developed a system to work individually with each student. This approach has led to students progressing with their art at a faster rate as they express themselves and increase their powers of observation, imagination and invention.
The inspiration and knowledge that students gain at Pygmalion have allowed them to make a career with their art. Some have become 2-D and 3-D animators, illustrators, graphic artists, visual art educators and working artists. Others have used their for hobbies or skills as art therapy for relaxation.
Save 10% when you register for the 5 month semester
(September – January) art classes by May 31st!
Teen and Adult Summer Art Classes
Join us for evening art classes, daily and weekly courses for Introduction to Acrylic, Abstract, Miniature Art and Watercolour for July and August!
Register Now For Cartooning and Art Camps for Kids this Summer
Join us for 5 – Day Cartooning Camps with cartoonist, Gerry Rasmussen. Learn the basics of cartooning and how to create your own characters and more…
Join the I Am an Artist 5 – Day Art Camps with instructor, Dixie Orriss who will take you on a creative journey with projects related to drawing, painting and clay sculpture!
Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.Fran Smith