The Kids are Coming! The Kids are Coming! [Kids classes at APFTA]


Update: All Kids classes are currently full. Please check back for more classes soon

Yes, the rumours are true - APFTA is opening its doors to eager young artists in February 2018!  We have a team of talented APFTA members who are super-excited to instruct the kidlets (ages 8-13ish) in an amazing series of kids art classes.  A wide variety of creative modalities will be explored in each six week session.  There's talk of fiber art projects, plasticine paintings, shadow puppet theaters, drip paintings...there are literally no limits when you combine young creative energy with our artsy, enthusiastic teachers.

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A Place For The Arts is a friendly, cooperative environment where kids can freely explore various art forms, which in turn helps boost their self-confidence.  Being creative in a non-judgmental, supportive environment makes kids feel good!  They will be encouraged to experiment and 'make mistakes', support each other through the creative process and to see things in new ways...all skills that will serve them well in all aspects of life.

The Kids Class program offers children living in the Bancroft area an amazing opportunity for self expression.  Each instructor will offer two classes highlighting a particular medium, technique and/or category of expressive arts, giving the students several outlets to tap into their own unique creative voice.  

If you or someone you know has a young master in the making, please contact us for for more information and/or registration at:


APFTA - Kids Art Class Program Spring 2018

Session One - February 26 - April 16  

6 Mondays:   5:30pm - 7:00pm

At:  A Place For the Arts, 23 Bridge St. W.  Bancroft

Fee:  $85 - all materials are included!

For: Kids aged 8 - 14(ish)

In this exciting six week session we will dive into a fun-filled exploration of theatre, plasticine and fibre arts (see below for more details about each module - and who’s teaching)!  Each two week module will be instructed by our very own wildly talented members of APFTA (Bancroft’s non-profit artist cooperative) who are eager to inspire children to create freely, while teaching a particular aspect of the arts.  This program gives kids a friendly, supportive environment to explore several different modes of artistic expression...kindling and encouraging the development of confident and creative young artists!

To reserve your spot, or ask any questions about the program or subsidies, contact:

Feb 26 and Mar 5 - Shadow Theatre
Shadow Play!  Come create your own shadow puppets and help construct an actual shadow box theatre.  We will then take part in performing in one of the oldest forms of storytelling and entertainment!

Marion Lott - artist, art teacher, expressive arts facilitator - is excited to share her knowledge of shadow play with the kids of Bancroft by having kids create and perform their own plays!


Mar 19 and 26 - Plasticine Painting
Attend Deborah's Plastercine painting class for a fun-filled, step-by-step lesson in how to ‘paint’ with this magical modeling material.  Just show up with your own wonder-filled imagination...dream of and create unique, colourful, textured, framed work of art!   

There might even be time to write Haiku!

Deborah Morris is a retired Elementary Arts Teacher, Never-to-be-Retired Working Artist and Grandma!  She dreams and works in COLOUR and TEXTURE and is inspired by Poetry and IMAGINATIVE WONDER TALE!


Apr 9 and 16 - Fibre Art
Fabric, Fibres, Found objects - as well as materials from Nature - will be artfully incorporated into 2 and 3 dimensional works of art!  Explore design and colour combining as we create twig looms and abstract ‘paintings' using scrap material!  

Long time fan and supporter of creative kids in North Hastings, Deb Jeffrey has run after school programs at Hastings Highlands Public Library, has volunteered to teach use of fibre and natural materials as a medium for art in elementary schools and created and facilitated 'Explore Your Creative Side' workshops in Maynooth.  


“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” – Ananda Coomaraswamy

Michelle Annette Tremblay