What Are Classes Like?

How many students are in each class?

The class size for each program varies. Our goal is to provide quality learning to all of our students and ample one-on-one time.

  • Level 1-3 Art Foundations classes a class size of 6 - 10.

  • Art Camps have a class size of 6 - 12.

  • Art Mentorship has a group class size of 3 - 6, and one-on-one sessions are available.

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​How are lessons structured?

All beginner-friendly classes are taught step by step, and the instructor provides individual guidance and feedback for each student live during class, and online with Google Classrooms throughout the week. Level 3 - 4 students have longer projects and more flexibility to choose their own subjects, and Art Mentorship students have full customization in their area of study with one-on-one style teaching. Our artist instructors teach all programs according to our signature Art N.E.R.D Teaching Method.

What materials do I need?

Recommended art materials are posted on each class page. A materials list will be provided for Art Intensives courses. In Art Mentorship, your mentor can advise you on which materials to purchase.

Is homework assigned?

There is no mandatory homework for classes other than portfolio studies in Art Mentorship. Artwork completed in between classes can be submitted through Google Classrooms for private feedback or group critique!

What time zone are the virtual art classes?

All of our classes are scheduled in Eastern Daylight/Standard Time (EDT/EST Toronto), observing daylight savings.

What do students and parents think?

See for yourself! Check out our 5-star reviews from customers on Google and Facebook.

 

Missed Classes, Cancellations & Refunds

What happens if I miss a class?

If you miss a group class, or join late, a recording will be sent to you so you can make it up before your next class. Your teacher will be available to answer questions and provide feedback and support through Google Classrooms throughout the week!

Make up classes may only be scheduled for Art Mentorship students and very young children who cannot work from a recording. Please email hello@wingedcanvas.com 24 hours in advance of your absence to book a make up class.

Art Mentorships are permitted one make-up class per term. Additional make-up requests will require a $5 admin fee. Since classes are planned around student requests, absent students will be sent a recording, as well as additional online feedback from their teacher asynchronously through Google Classroom.

There are no refunds for missed classes because your spot in the program is reserved. All monthly and seasonal classes occur consecutively. If you're unable to attend consecutive sessions, you may choose the drop-in option instead.

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What if my class is cancelled?

In the event of a program cancellation due to low enrollment, we will notify you as soon as possible and provide an alternative or a full refund (including your deposit) within 7 business days.

Can I switch my class to a different one or different time?

If you are currently enrolled in a monthly, seasonal or yearly term and would like to change your class to a different day, a $5 admin fee is applied.​ There is no fee applied if that change is made after your term ends.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • A full refund (minus the $50 non-refundable deposit) will be issued one week before the class start date.

  • A 10% cancellation fee applies within a week of the start date.

  • A 25% cancellation fee applies if the program has already begun.

  • If you choose to enroll in another program, a credit can be applied from the cancelled program to the new one.

  • Refunds are issued within 7 business days of the cancellation.

  • Deposits are non-refundable, but can be credited towards any future program within the same term.

  • Credit balances expire after 2 years from the date of issue.

Can I join the program late?

Most of our programs run all year, and you may join at any time. We pro-rate the fees if you're joining late in the term. We do not offer discounts on the course, but arrangements may be made to make up the curriculum.

 

Before I Register...

Before I Register...

How do I know which program is the right fit?

Have a look at our recommendations to help find suitable programs based on your age, skill level, and goals.

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Can I have a trial session?

Yes, we offer drop-ins and a 2 for 1 trial class for first time students on any group class!

We also livestream (a free class!) once a week on our YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications to get reminders for when to tune in!

Winged Canvas creates free video tutorials and other quality art content on  YouTube, serving our students, fellow educators and the art nerd community. Be the first to know about upcoming free events by joining our email list, Facebook or Instagram community!

Do you offer discounts?

The more classes you take, the more of a discount you can enjoy! We also offer 5% sibling and multiple program discounts. Regular students (currently enrolled in monthly, or seasonal classes) receive 10% off additional programs, including Art Mentorship, art camps, and even party bookings!

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Your process work is important! Sample project demo for Digital Illustration (level 3) by Yeri Sa

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Instructor Arruniya Mohendran demonstrates a step by step drawing process in Drawing Foundations class (level 2).

 

Registration & Payment

How do I pay?

Deposits are made with PayPal or e-transfer. Full payments can be made online when an invoice is sent. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or e-transfer. 

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Will my space be held without a deposit?

Space is limited and is first come, first serve. No space is guaranteed without a full payment or a deposit of $50.

Is the $50 deposit refundable?

The deposit is non-refundable, but can be credited towards any future program within the same term. Credits are valid for up to 2 years. Deposits are only refunded if a program is cancelled or if a service is no longer provided.

When is the full balance due?

The full balance is due before the beginning of your class. Once we've received the payment, you will receive an email with the live class details and corresponding Google Classroom for updates and resources. If you registered without a deposit or payment in full, please email us or call ahead to see if there is space still available.

How is the tax amount determined?

Unless otherwise stated, prices are listed in Canadian dollars and do not include taxes. Any applicable tax will be charged in addition to the listed price. Tax rates vary by country, province, and/or territory, these rates can change over time with local tax requirements.

 

Other FAQs

Have questions about virtual parties?

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Check out our Parties FAQ. We host virtual art parties for kids & adults!

If you still have unanswered questions, drop us a line and contact us!