360 Degrees of Art

Why is the Mona Lisa so great? Did Van Gogh really cut off his ear? Why did the impressionists paint like that? What is so great about a picture of a can of soup? How did Jackson Pollock make his paintings and whatever do they mean? Come and find out all the answers to the question of art. We will look at the cultures that created great paintings and sculptures and then, explore the materials and make our own art. I want you to see from the artist‘s mind and enter their studio to make your own. This pod will teach what you need to know in both why and how, then provide you with time to make your own art!



Your Teacher – Peter Forde

peter forde portraitPeter aims to make the classroom his studio where creativity is the leader of learning. Coming from a world of traditional Ireland and teaching in the creative hub of London, England, Peter has developed a broad range of artistic experiences. He has exhibited in Ireland and England through painting, media arts, performance and theatre and sees himself as much of a teacher as an artist. Currently Peter prints at Malaspina studios in Granville Island and exhibits at galleries in Vancouver. Peter values the role of the teacher as the facilitator to the student’s creativity but draws from his technical and expressive experiences to bloom the student’s unique ability. The arts define our culture and our identity and at Brainboost we are delighted to celebrate these qualities. Expect the fun of the carnival, with the sincerity of gallery.


How much does it cost?

When is it?
Thursdays 1-3

What are the dates?
Full Year: September 7 – June 22

What ages is it appropriate for?
9 – 12

What credits can be earned?
Art 7/8


Contact us to sign up

Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.