FAQ

What is the minimum age to begin taking classes?

  • Our Coquitlam area Port Moody art classes begin for those children who have reached the age of 5 by December 31st of the art year. As children grow older, they will have the opportunity to begin other disciplines of Art, including drawing for painting, mixed media, oil pastel, soft pastel, watercolor, and acrylic.

How do I know what level of class to take?

  • Our class placements take into account both age and ability. The artists will ensure your child is placed in the appropriate level to be both challenged and successful. Students will be tested.

How do I register?

  • Registration for the Port Moody Art Classes will begin in June and carry on throughout the summer. You may register online by filling in the registration form, e-mail or in person at the Art studio. A limited number of students may be able to register during the months of September to December if space permits; however, classes do fill-up quickly and we suggest that you register early to avoid disappointment. Please check the schedule page, call the studio at 604-417-9650 or email evelia@evelia.ca for the most update registration dates/times.

When do classes start?

  • Our Port Moody art classes run from September to June. A 10-month commitment is essential for progression. For the 2017/2018 season, classes will begin on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4st, 2017 and end on SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2018. The year-end with the Children’s Art Festival in June 2018.

Where do I buy art t-shirt?

  • Evelia Espinosa’s Art Studio provides an art T-shirt for the year.

What should I wear to art class?

  • Wear old clothes and your art t-shirt, and remember – no jewelry (snags) or gum (sticks) in class.

How do I pay my tuition?

  • Port Moody Art classes fees may be paid in full at the beginning of the year. Alternatively, 10 monthly post-dated cheques for September 1st, 2017 through June 1st, 2018. Please note, there is no refund for the $55 registration/art test fee paid to the studio. Cheques are to be made payable to “Evelia Espinosa”.  Sorry, but we cannot accommodate direct debit or credit card payments at this time nor do we accept cash (for record keeping purposes).

Is a refund issued if a student misses or withdraws from a class?

  • Evelia Espinosa’s Art Studio does not issue refunds for missed classes. Students withdrawing from a class must inform the office prior to the 1st of the month, before November 1st, after December 1st, sorry but no refunds for cancellations will be given. Please keep in mind that the Port Moody Art classes are a 10-month commitment. The Children’s Art Festival is designed to be a focal point at the end of the year. Last minute withdrawals affect the entire classes. If a student will be absent from a class due to sickness, please e-mail us at evelia@evelia.ca to let us know in advance.

What is Children’s Art Festival?

  • The annual Childen’s Art Festival which displays three of your child’s best paintings in Port Moody Civic Centre Gallery. The students have the opportunity to be part of the contest People’s Choice Best Painting Contest. We will provide award for the top three first votes and a ribbon for the students who do a one hour public demonstration during our June festival.

Do I need an Art test level?

  • Yes, you must demonstrate that you are able to start a painting and be completed within a maximum two hours. You should be able to display your feelings and personality in your canvas. You should be able to show in public what you learned in class and meet the basic points of art and you should be increase the points of Art. With your next level, your points of Art will likely increase.

Do you have parking lot?

  • Yes, Evelia Espinosa’s art studio has free parking right outside the studio at the underground and the upper level parking.

Can I book a private lesson?

  • We do not offer private lessons at this time, however, if your child has not improved in skill level, we provide the classes without charge.