Art instruction

art-instruction-1ART INSTRUCTION
Georgia Youngs’ passion for soft pastels and acrylics has made these the mediums of choice for her paintings as well as her teaching. Her well developed and enthusiastic art classes allow each student to progress at his or her own speed. Classes are well attended with a high ratio of return students. Initially she taught only adults but ten years ago was asked to broaden her talents to teach young children. After careful deliberation and research she developed a unique method of teaching young people. In very short time she discovered she loved teaching young children and they responded in kind.

Georgia currently offers children’s classes after-school and Saturdays at Georgia’s Art School.

Georgia has developed art programs for:
Vancouver Parks and Recreation BC – children and adult classes
West Vancouver and North Vancouver BC – children, adult classes and workshops
Vandusen Gardens BC – summer and evening adult classes
Rainbow Art School BC – after school programs for children age 5 – 12
Stouffville Parks and Recreation ON – after school program, ages 4 – 12
Stouffville Parks and Recreation ON – adult program
Durham College, Uxbridge ON – evening adult education program
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville ON – outreach program to schools on methods of print making
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville. ON – after school and holiday time specialty program programs for children
Varley Art Gallery, Unionville ON – cartooning for Teens
Unionville Montessori School ON – day program, after school and summer programs for children
Latchum Gallery, Stouffville ON – summer program for children
District of Toronto ON – Saturday morning program Art Facts for children

art-instruction-2Titles of Children’s After-School Programs
Children’s art classes (link to learn more)
No More Scribbling (link to learn more)
Cartooning for Teens
Preparing a Portfolio for Admission to Art Schools
Arts Around the World
Print Making Made Easy
Drawing with the Group of Seven and Other Masters
Arts and Crafts for all Ages

Titles of Adult Classes
Portraiture Using Soft Pastels
Basic Acrylics
Intermediate Acrylics
Basic Drawing Made Easy
Fall Landscapes
Basic Drawing encompassing Portraiture, Still life and Landscape
Figurative Drawing with Live Models

Painting with Georgia offers adult students a series of beautifully-filmed video classes on painting with acrylics. Georgia teaches painting basics in a friendly and informative manner and provides a wealth of information on styles and technique.

Painting with Georgia is a comprehensive online video program that will teach you how to paint with acrylics. The purpose of the videos lessons is to give you a solid foundation in choosing the right supplies, using colour, techniques for achieving realistic effects, and moving from simple structure and composition to realistically detailed finishing touches. The lessons can be purchased individually or in packages. Each video class is approximately 30-35 minutes in duration.

Learn more about taking a free introductory class!


Testimonials from Georgia’s adult classes at Kerrisdale Community Centre:

– Awesome stuff
– Need many more courses like this
– I’ve learned a lot from my art teacher. She pays attention to each student
– Super program, super teacher
– I had no experience in painting, now I love it!
– Fantastic!
– I am enjoying this creative painting a lot
– Well beyond my expectations
– Fabulous teacher.
– Terrific instructor. She is an excellent artist and she knows how to train us to improve.

art-instruction-3Other testimonials:

“On behalf of the York Region Home Schoolers I would like to thank you for providing our group with age appropriate tour and studio application. Your expertise was most appreciated and your love for art was contagious.”
Pay Kotsoponlos, Home Schooling Coordinator 04/16/02

“Georgia was an encouraging art instructor offering her students comprehensive and imaginative art programs at the Gallery. She will indeed be missed.”
Vicky Choy, Volunteer Coordinator Varley Art Gallery 04/03/03

“I feel that your demonstration sessions where most valuable as it showed your brush work and paint mixing application techniques”
Jurgen Patkowski, art student 03/05/03

Another new area in teaching that has opened up for Georgia is the field of private lessons. Georgia was asked and responded in her usual fashion to the demand for helping those who are unable to sign up for group lessons, or felt too insecure in a group class but still wanted to learn how to draw and paint.

In order to help you she takes her skills and talents to your home or you can come to her studio. She can help those who are beginners discover the world of colour and design to those more established artists who need another eye to help them over a difficult time.

Her home programs are based on a minimum of 4 lessons at 2 hours each @ $50 per hour.

Georgia has designed and instructed a variety of programs. She thoroughly enjoys her profession and would welcome the opportunity to be your instructor. To get in touch with Georgia email her at: or call her at 604 669 3799.

Another Project: Out Reach Programs
Realizing the lack of art in the schools due to budget cuts Georgia developed an out reach program based on the school curriculum, called Art in the Box. When in Ontario, she successfully approached the Durham and York Region School Boards to have it included in their curriculum for the fall of 2003. After she decided to move back to Vancouver to be nearer her daughter and she left the program with her associate to continue.

To find out how this program can succeed in your district, please contact Georgia at