Toronto is known as one of the most active creative hubs in Canada and there are many galleries and art schools that offer programs for creative kids from beginner to advanced, but of all the art schools we know of, none has quite as strong a reputation as the Avenue Road Arts School.
Nurturing Imaginative Thinking
Founded in 1993, The Avenue Road Arts School has a mandate to “provide people of all ages with high quality visual and performing arts instruction in a relaxed and and supportive environment.” The school also prides itself on nurturing imaginative thinking through innovative programming. How do you they do this? The school’s directors stay up to date on the latest trends in arts and education in order to keep their programs relevant to what people want to learn. For example, they have introduced film and digital media training classes for youth which have been a big hit this fall.
The school offers a wide range of classes for pre school, toddlers, children and teens (in addition to adult classes) that include drawing and painting, cartooning, clay and dramatic arts and all classes are taught by professional teachers.
Avenue road Arts Serves the Community
Given the current lack of funding for the arts within the Toronto District School Board, it can be frustrating for parents of creative kids who live on a budget to find programs where their children can develop creative skills without breaking the bank. Avenue Road Arts School is committed to serving their community through the Arts Scholarship Fund. Families with children who have a passion for the arts but not the means to pursue it can apply to the school’s scholarship program and if accepted the children learn both how to become a dedicated artist and the importance of accountability, which is a core part of the program.
With a wide variety of programs for all ages, The Avenue Road Arts School is the top choice for creative minded Torontonians who want to explore or develop their fine arts skills. Their programs are designed for kids of all ages and run conveniently mornings, afternoons, evenings, on weekends and during school breaks. They teach a healthy balance between expressing your creativity and developing your skills in a consistent and dedicated way and we agree that accountability lies at the core of all professional development.
Whether you’re the parent of a tot, teen or any age in between, if you’re looking for visual and performing arts classes in Toronto, look no further than the Avenue Road Arts School and remember, if extra curricular arts programs aren’t in the budget, check out their website to learn how to apply for the Art Scholarship Fund.