Art and Ceramics for Children
All arts and ceramics programs are drop off, a minimum of 4 participants is required to run the program.
Mini Masters Art (3.5 to 6 years)
Become a Mini Master of Art! The young artist will be in a creative and non-competitive environment, allowing the developing mind the needed freedom to explore their own potential and nurture self-esteem while building a love of art, knowledge of technique and experience with materials.
STEM - INSPIRED ART (Grades 1 to 3)
A multi-media and cross-disciplinary adventure into the arts! Young artists will embrace their creativity, learn appropriate skills, and be challenged all while learning how art connects to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). They will learn how famous artists used academics to enhance their art, and how it can be applied to their own masterpieces.
INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING (Grades 4 to 6)
This course introduces students to a range of media and techniques in drawing, with an emphasis on realistic, classical drawing styles. Medias such as graphite, charcoal, pastel, and pen will be used. Students will learn different application methods to develop an awareness for line, volume, form, and shadow. Concepts such as tone, perspective, texture, gesture, and more will be experimented with.
MINI MASTERS CERAMICS (5 to 7 years)
Become a Mini Master of Ceramics! The young artist will be in a creative and non-competitive environment, allowing the developing mind the needed freedom to explore their own potential and nurture self-esteem while building a love of art, knowledge of technique and experience with materials. Using pinch pot, coil and slab, participants will be taught to fashion vessels, creatures, decorative and fanciful objects. Glaze and the decorative finish will be explored.
CHILDREN CERAMICS (8 to 12 years)
With a focus on creative thinking and imagination, this class uses clay projects to help children have fun as well as develop physical skills. We push our students creatively and encourage them to think outside the box when it comes to standard projects such as ceramic cups, animals or gifts they make on special holidays. The techniques we will be teaching include coiling, slab work, glazing and occasional l use of the pottery wheel.
EXPLORING CERAMICS (Grades 1 to 6)
Using pinch pot, coil and slab, participants will be taught to fashion vessels, creatures, decorative and fanciful objects. Glaze and the decorative finish will be explored. Certain holidays will provide the structure for a Judaic link in the creative curriculum. The opportunity for working on the wheel be available to the students once basic clay skills.
YOUTH CERAMICS (10 to 14 years)
Course focuses on visual creativity, technique, and confidence building through creative expression. Projects in this age group are more ambitious, we allow for medium to large scale creations through the term. There is an introduction to the pottery wheel and depending on the size of the class the instructor may allow the wheel to be used regularly.
KIDS ART STUDIO (3.5 to 6 yrs)
Kids will enjoy learning new art concepts through painting, drawing, and fun material applications. Projects will be using a variety of resources such as canvases, mosaic, fabrics, and other raw materials to create wall plaques, wood boxes, pencil holders and many other creative items. Kids’ imagination will be sparked through guided work.
NEW! KIDS CLAY STUDIO (3.5 to 6 yrs)
A fun introduction to clay art using a soft modelling clay perfect for little hands. A very sensory and soothing activity, kids will learn clay skills like rolling, building, and coiling to make keep able 3D art. Each week they’ll create and paint projects such as animals, letters, faces and more!
Unless otherwise specified by a program director or within any other documentation, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all Schwartz/Reisman Centre programs:
For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times
Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Schwartz/Reisman Centre cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, helping to sustain wonderful programs.
For Programs that Meet 3+ Times
You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.
- Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Schwartz/Reisman Centre program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.
- 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.
- After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)
- All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: The Schwartz Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan Ontario, L6A 3Z8, Attn: Registration; or by e-mail to [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request.
*All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. The policy articulated here applies to The Schwartz Reisman Centre only, and does not apply to Centre Camp, The Schwartz Reisman Centre daycare and preschool or The Schwartz Reisman Centre Fitness and Health.
In order to receive the member discount on programs, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre requires that participants be active members at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the registered program(s).
Please be advised that the Schwartz/Reisman Centre operates on a JCC Credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director.
JCC Credit applied to your JCC account can be redeemed for any program at the JCC (not including Centre Camp and Schwartz/Reisman Centre daycare and preschool), can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date.
Registration for Schwartz/Reisman Centre programs closes one week before the start date of a course. For some classes we accept registrations until the program has reached 50% of its classes.
We recommend registering as early as possible, as many programs have limited space, and other programs depend upon a certain enrollment number to ensure they will run. Your place in a program can only be guaranteed when accompanied by payment.