After-school program | Ma Classe French Learning

Our program offers a selection of engaging, art-based activities as a pathway to learning the French language and exploring the francophone culture. Classes are conducted by French-speaking art students or artists in collaboration with the instructor. Children will develop their dexterity, creativity, patience, and sense of aesthetics throughout the program as well as their verbal French skills through a natural exposure to the language.

  • activities will include painting, sketching, salt-dough making
  • programs are delivered by bilingual instructors and artists
  • sessions are either bilingual or fully in French depending on your child's level
  • The program is offered Mon thru thru Friday between 4-6 pm and each day features a different activity
  • Sessions take place in small groups
Kindergarten kids concentrating on painting after school

Art-based activities

Painting & visual arts

In this class children learn about the different types of paints, brushes and mediums as well as popular techniques such as underpainting, texture building, creating effects using the appropriate brushes or other shaping tools such as the palette knife, sgraffito, and glazing. Though the primary focus will be on painting, the course also includes an introduction to sketching and drawing, as well as calligraphy.

Kids having fun in French after school during a painting activity

Salt dough art projects

In this workshop your child will experiment the art of salt-dough making, its various techniques and tools to create beautifully crafted objects, including ornaments, figurines etc. Themes projects are offered throughout the school year. Contact us for additional information.

Young children during a salt-dough workshop after school at Ma Classe.

Second language exposure

Sessions are conducted in French for French Immersion students & francophone children from SK to Grade 3. Students are encouraged to interact in French only and the instructor keeps track of the vocabulary and grammar used in class.

Bilingual sessions are also available for students in the English mainstream. Our instructor will gradually increase the exposure to French as children get more comfortable over the course of the program. At this level language material used include theme-specific vocabulary, basic instructions and encouragements.

Kindergarten kids concentrating on painting after school