Our students at work!

Our students at work!

Friday, December 6, 2013

KAA Holiday Drive

Are you looking for a meaningful Christmas gift and believe that art instruction should be accessible to all youth? Art enriches our lives in immeasurable ways and at KAA we believe that providing at-risk youth with access to professional artists, free classes and materials, the opportunity to exhibit in a gallery and develop their portfolios is invaluable.

This Christmas season we are doing a Holiday drive in order to raise money to continue our program in the new year. We hope that you will consider supporting KAA by gifting a donation to someone on your list. You can make a secure donation through St.Stephen's Community House here.

When you are filling out the donation form choose In honour under Donation Type and you will be emailed a KAA holiday certificate to print out. Skip the option to choose a destination for your donation- it will go directly to the  Kensington Art Academy. Once you have filled out the details on that page you will continue onto Tribute details. The KAA certificate is the only card available- however you must choose one of the occasion options (doesn't matter which one) as this field is obligatory. After you have made your donation you will also be emailed a charitable tax receipt.

Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season

Monday, December 2, 2013

Welcome to KAA!

Chloe painting in our first oil workshop

Drawing a portrait from life in our space at St.Stephen's Community House

Artwork by Adam (high school student) and Patty (grade 8)

After a very successful pilot project last year, funded by the Lawrence Family Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council, we have embarked on our first full year of classes at the Kensington Art Academy. Currently we offer a class on Tuesdays, from 4-6pm for high school students and a class on Thursdays, from 4- 5:30 pm, for grade 7/8 students. We have space in both classes for a few new students.
Our classes are taught by professional artists Sara SniderhanJulia Breckenreid and Peter Mitchell.
Our amazing community partner is St.Stephen's Community House and you can find us on their website