Junior High Arts

Join Peter for this fun, inclusive and welcoming introduction to the study of fine art. Ever wonder Why is the Mona Lisa is considered so great? Did Van Gogh really cut off his ear? Why did the impressionists paint with spots? What tools are traditionally used to carve a totem pole? What is so awesome about a picture of a can of soup? Can a 5 year old really create a masterpiece? This course will explore all the answers to these questions and more. The students will investigate the ideas and materials that created artistic masterpieces while creating their own art works. Peter will introduce students to seeing with an artist’s eye, and enter the studio exploring materials to make their own work. This course will focus on self expression and exploration through the lens of art history.

Students are invited to join Peter for either term or the entire year!

Your Educator – Peter Forde

Peter 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?

Term 1: $1500.00

Term 2: $1500.00

When is it?


1:00-3:00 pm

What are the dates?
Term 1: September 7th – December 17th
Term 2: January 31st – June 17th

What ages is it appropriate for?


What credits can be earned?

Arts Education 7/8/9

Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
For full details on our cancellation policy, please our Payment & Cancellation Policy page.