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Frequently Asked Questions
Kensington Art Supply is no where NEAR where you think we are! We moved nearly a decade ago to Deerfoot Meadows, next to Bondars Furniture, just north of Lee Valley Tools, across from Trail Appliances.
We offer discounts to current and alum Post Secondary Students, Students of Kensington Art Supply, Seniors, and Teachers.
We have everything from Pysanky Egg dying supplies, to Fine Art Oils and Acrylics, and EVERYTHING in between! You don’t get to be the largest art store in Western Canada without carrying anything any Artist of any skill and ability could use!
Yes! Loads! 250 free parking stalls are right out front!
Each instructor has policies regarding missed classes. Some will allow make-up sessions while others will not. Your instructor will outline their own policies during your first session. If you have any questions regarding the classes, feel free to contact the instructors!
We require 7 days’ notice before the date of the class or workshop to receive a full refund.
There is no refund available with less than 7 days’ notice, with the exception being if KAS or one of our instructors cancel the class or workshop. In this instance, the full fee will be refunded, or you may apply the fees to another class or workshop.
Beginner: You feel lost and uncomfortable in an art store but you are enthusiastic and willing to learn the basics.
Novice: You have basic drawing skills and some familiarity with a medium or mediums.
Intermediate: You can draw well and you are very comfortable with your medium. You understand the basic elements and principals of design (composition, value, and colour).
Advanced: You have excellent drawing skills and you are confident with your medium(s).
Professional: You are a working artist
No previous experience is required. Art is for everyone. Your instructor will meet you where you are regarding your skills. If you are just starting out, they will work with you to build your basic skills and knowledge base. Our monthly art classes are geared towards students looking for ongoing study with a working artist. These classes offer individual instruction in a classroom setting allowing you to work at your own pace in the medium of your choice on the subjects that you love.
Each instructor will provide you with a list of basic supplies (paint, brushes, surfaces, tools and accessories) once they learn more about your goals. Supplies are not provided or included in class fees. Most classes are “independent sessions” where the instructor will work with you one-on-one throughout that particular class. They provide guidance, critique, suggestions, and sometimes, goals or tasks to work on outside of each session, if you choose.
Take as many classes as you like, there is no limit on creativity.