The Art Academy

 Art is powerful. When a young person connects with the arts they find not just the capacity for personal expression, but also confidence in a discipline they can carry with them for life. That’s real power. Like the power-to-light-up-a-room powerful.

Previous art experience or lessons are not a requirement to join our studio. We welcome every level of artist, including absolute beginners. Our classes are structured with step-by-step instruction making the drawing process simple and fun. Each year your child is enrolled we step up the skill level required for projects, so your child is continually engaged and challenged.

The Art Academy at Art-Kitect practices realism art by teaching students how to render realistic figures. Art-Kitect students can learn a variety of artistic styles and mediums. This includes figure and portraiture, anime/manga, architecture, animals and nature, still life renderings and more. Mediums we explore include, pencil and charcoal, acrylic and oil paint, watercolour and digital art!

Curriculums for all classes are planned and created by Academy’s founder and creative director, Elissa Del Bel Belluz.

For all art class inquiries, please contact us via phone 647-348-8182 or e-mail artschool@art-kitect.com, and a specialized staff member will be happy to assist to you.

Our Class Schedule

Please see the below schedules for September 17, 2021 – June 20, 2022 Year, March Break Camps and P.A. Day Camps. Classes (term 1) run from Thursday, September 16th, 2021 – Thursday December 23rd, 2021 (14 Classes).

Our Amazing Camps

Welcome to the Art Camp at Art-Kitect! Art Camp is a multi-activity day camp located in Toronto where our campers experience unmatched art programming coupled with fun traditional day camp activities. Every week will be completely different than the last and will focus on a specific theme, such as, the olympic games, the animal kingdom, outer space and more! Our space is designed to be productive and relaxing for our campers, where they can explore a wide variety of art mediums including, sketchting, painting, watercolour, paper mache, and recycled materials/ mixed media. As part of our daily schedule, our teachers love to incorporate outdoor sports and activities, creative time, a zen zone and free play! All programming is planned and created by the Academy’s founder and creative director, Elissa Del Bel Belluz, who has been working with kids for 18 years. Camp registration is open! If you have a week you would like to secure please email us and we would be happy to secure your spot(s).

Camp Pricing

Registration for Art-Kitect’s Toronto Day Camp is now open (February 2021)! 

  • Full Day Camp is from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM – $ 300.00 + HST
  • Early Registration Until May 15, 2021 – $ 280.00 + HST
  • Sibling Discount – 5% per additional child (please call)
  • Multiple Week Discount – 5% per week, per child (please call)
  • After Care is Available until 5:30 PM –  $ 5.00/ half hour + HST

Camp Location, Pickup and Drop Off

  • Art-Kitect’s Studio and Art Camp are located at 401 Danforth Ave., Toronto on the Upper Floor.
  • Camper drop off begins at 8:45 AM, with camp activities starting at 9:00 AM.
  • Morning Drop Off – 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Evening Pick Up – 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM. – A late fee will be applied after 4:45 PM
  • Camp Day – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Registration is complete ONLY upon the completion of your forms and the receipt of tuition paid in full. Please complete the form to the best of your ability and answer “N/A” to areas that do not apply.

Our yearly art classes are pay-as-you-go and run full year. Students are encouraged to purchase 10-Pack or a Full Year-Pack. Registration is based on first come, first serve basis. 

Classes (term 1) run from Thursday, September 16th, 2021 – Thursday December 23rd, 2021.

Fun and Challenging Art Programming

The Art Academy at Art-Kitect practices realism art by teaching students how to render realistic figures. Our students learn how paint and draw using a range of artists materials including; acrylic, watercolor, oil pastels and pencil.

Curriculums for all classes are planned and created by Academy’s founder and creative director, Elissa Del Bel Belluz. Elissa Del Bel Belluz is an internationally recognized and award-winning artist and business owner based in Toronto, Ontario. Elissa began her technical training at the age of 9 under Albert Kai-Wing Ng (Order of Canada recipient) and through his guidance, achieved success as an international art competitor and a selling artist. Elissa has won two international children’s competition awards judged in China. She went on to obtain a B.A. Honours degree in Visual Arts from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Elissa proudly works as both a Museum Professional and Art Teacher. Elissa encourages her students to participate in Canadian art competitions, like she was once encouraged to do as young student.

Art Classes

We offer hands-on classes, with step-by-step instruction to accommodate the very beginner to experienced artist. All details are listed within each class. Classes (term 1) run from Thursday, September 16th, 2021 – Thursday December 23rd, 2021. 

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NOVICE CLASS

This course is designed to teach our youngest students a realistic approach to drawing and painting and explore the world around them. Foundation classes focus on proportion, colour theory, value and light scales, colour blending, anatomy and awareness. Classes are structured by a series of step-by-step instruction and hands-on direction to ensure that each student is grasping concepts early on in their development as an artist. We like to survey this class and ask them what objects they want to draw and structure our lessons around their preferences. Our Novice Class explores a variety of different artistic mediums including pencil, acrylic paint, colour pencils, pastels and watercolour.

Ages 4 - 7

45 minutes

10 Months

$ 25.00 / class

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

This course is designed to teach our beginner to intermediate students a realistic approach to drawing painting 3-D figures. Along with learning method and technique, students will learn composition, structure and theory. Every lesson will start with art theory, art history or and/or a technical demonstration on how to perfectly execute artist techniques. Students are expected to use the theory they learned within their drawings. Our students will be experimenting and practicing with a variety of different artistic mediums including watercolour, polymer clay, pencil and conte sketching, acrylic painting, oil painting, mixed media and chalk pastel.

Ages 7 - 11

1 Hour

10 Months

$ 30.00 / class

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ADVANCED CLASS

This course is an intense class for the mature and serious artist. Along with learning real artists techniques, students will be asked to explore their own creative process through an individual project. Complex lessons  and demonstrations on theory, art history and technique will be discussed at the beginning of the class and executed within their drawing. An emphasis will be given on academic painting including portraiture, perspective, gestural drawing, architectural drawing and still life. Students are encouraged to share their drawings outside of class within Art-Kitect’s Discord Community, that helps to connect our students and encourages personal growth as an artist.

Ages 11 +

1.5 Hours

10 Months

$ 34.00 / class

UNIVERSITY PREP & PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT CLASS

This is an intense class designed for students who intend on taking art at a college or university level. Tailored programming will be directed by our instructors to build a complete body of work. Students requiring to finish many pieces for their portfolio will be given detailed instruction in class and be asked to complete the rest of the piece at home. Instructors will guide students through the process of creating a portfolio and resume by helping them make critical decisions about where they would like to see their work go. Each student will leave with a portfolio that will include: An Artist Statement; Recommendation Letter; 6-10 + Pieces; Interview Preparation. Art-Kitect is pleased to offer advanced level visual arts education for students intent on attending an visual arts based programming in:

  1. Regional High Schools
  2. Regional and Foreign Undergraduate Universities
  3. Regional and Foreign Colleges
  4. Regional and Foreign Masters and PhD Programs

Art-Kitect teachers offer expertise in the areas of Architecture, Fine Art, Environmental Design, Animation, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and more. Many of our teachers hold a Master’s Degree or higher and have been through the portfolio process themselves.

It is highly recommended that students commence their portfolio one year in advance to their February portfolio submittal (students should start outside of class). This class is conducted in person.

Ages 12 +

2 Hours

10 Months

$ 40.00 / class

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ADULT CLASS

This class is designed for our adult artists who would like to explore the fine arts or learn new contemporary fine art techniques. This class is designed to accommodate the absolute beginners through to the more experienced artist. students will receive customized, one-on-one expert art instruction according to your needs and interests. Each program will explores techniques, such as colour mixing, colour value, composition, brushwork, paint application, varnishing, and more. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself and get lost in the creative process. students in our extended programs receive the lasting health benefits of painting, such as relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity. Adult classes are kept purposely small to ensure that each student is receiving the attention they need to successfully grasp new methods and techniques.

Adult classes are created to focus on one medium at a time. Art supplies may be purchased through the academy. Canvas and artist grade paper are included in the course fee.

Any Age

1.5 Hours

10 Months

$ 36.00 / class

PRIVATE CLASSES

Private classes cater to each individual student and are always one-on-one with one of our expert instructors. Students may book private lessons for help with specific projects, portfolio preparation or to improve specific skills. Any medium, technique, or project can be undertaken in this class. Private art classes can be booked by calling the studio directly and scheduling a date and time.

Any Age

1 hour

10 Months

$ 50.00 / class

SOCIAL PAINTING, BIRTHDAYS AND OFF-SITE PARTIES

Art-Kitect is pleased to offer Social Painting Classes that are geared towards families and large groups of friends. You can book time in our studio for a social painting class or book us for an out-of-studio party (we bring all supplies to your home or space). Group classes are an excellent way for a group of people who want to sample what an art class is all about in a relaxed and fun environment with zero commitment! All artwork can be taken home that way and hung on your wall!

Events are reserved in 2- to 3-hour blocks. We have several artwork options for private parties — themed painties, clay, collaborative paintings  and more! All materials are included in the class fee. Please note that prices depend on the group size. ( $250.00 for 8 people &  under)

Out-of-Studio Parties We’ve Done:

  • University Socials
  • Corporate Events
  • School Enrichment Programs
  • Baby and Bridal Showers
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Birthday Parties

We can be booked at any time for any day of the week, including holidays! To book your class please call us or e-mail artschool@art-kitect.com

Any Age

2 - 3 hours

10 Months

$ 35.00/ person, or $ 250.00 / party

WORKSHOPS

Art-kitect is pleased to offer professional workshops in our Toronto laboratory and studio. Workshops are 1-3 day of intense and professional instruction of a popular artist technique. Instruction and lectures are delivered by working professionals from around the globe. Workshops are great for individuals who don’t want to make a commitment to our classes, and also want to learn a New skill.

Please register for an available workshop via our class calendar. All materials are included in the course fee.

We are always open to your feedback! If you would like us to conduct a workshop on something you have always wanted to do, please let us know!

Ages 16 +

2 - 3 hours

10 Months

$ 60.00 / session

What To Expect

Here’s what you can expect at the Art Academy

Student Age

Our classes start from ages 4 and up. High-school students considering a career in the arts will benefit from tailored programming, interview preparation, portfolio review, and exposure to creative industries. Getting accepted to your first-choice university is exciting, and we’d like to help you get there!

Art Competitions

Students will have the opportunity to enter national and international competitions to build confidence, experience and recognition.

Professional Instruction

The School’s professional instructors are all practicing artists, who have years of experience working with youth. They are able to tailor programs to fit the strengths of your child, while also providing a nurturing environment for accomplishment and opportunity.

Covid-19 Protocol

The healthy and safety of our students, campers and staff are our number one priority. The Art Academy at Art-Kitect is committed to the strict adherence of the “COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR DAY CAMPS” as outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Health. Our protocols will include: temperature checks before entering our facility, mandatory mask wearing, frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing, practicing social distancing at all times of day (“airplane arms”), cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, objects, toys, art tools a minimum of twice daily, protective barriers where we can reasonably place them, proper training and communication with staff, open communication with our parents.