About Us


Alexandra Reznik

Start Academy invites students into the wonderful world of art where opportunities are endless. Our Art Mix program is based on the Ontario Curriculum for Fine Arts and beyond. Each school year we offer Fall Term (September-January) and Spring Term (February-June) art classes. Each term consists of 17 weekly sessions. During each term students work with acrylic and watercolour paint, oil and soft pastels, collage, pencil, ink, clay and mixed media to create landscapes, portraiture, still-life, abstract, and imaginary works. A Trial class is available for every child and free of charge if you are not signing up for the program.
Start academy is committed to excellence in social and academic development of each student. We measure excellence through student engagement and individual progress. Each lesson is carefully designed to inspire, engage, and challenge. Students are led through the creative process with every art piece they make. The process involves exploring, imagining, sketching and producing final work through a fun hands on educational experience.

Start Academy was established in 2014 by Alexandra Reznik , an accomplished young artist, who has been teaching fine arts for more than 12 years. Alexandra graduated from OCAD University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Drawing and Painting. Her passion for sharing knowledge with children led her to obtain a Bachelor of Education from Queens University.
Alexandra is an active member of Ontario College of Teachers. She is an imaginative and resourceful teacher with superior interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to foster meaningful relationships with students. Since 2009 as a part of an Artist in Residence project Alexandra has been working with students at YRDSB helping them to create beautiful murals, mosaics, sculptures, installations and paintings.
Creating Start Academy for young artists was a dream that came true for Alexandra, who today successfully balances her passion for fine art and education.

Registration is open now for

SPRING 2018 ART CLASSES : February 10, 2018 - June 17, 2018

All art supplies provided. You can join anytime at pro-rated fees. 10% sibling discount. 2 make-up classes per term
No classes: May 19-21 (Victoria day weekend). We accept cash, cheques or e-transfers to info@startacademy.ca

ART MIX 1 Ages 4-7 (1.5 h class per week)
Tue, Wed, Thu 4:45 PM
Sat 11 AM, 1 PM
Sun 11 AM

The program will introduce youngest artists into a beautiful world of art through variety of age appropriate fun art activities in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Children will have a chance to learn about color mixing, explore their creativity and obtain basic art skills following step by step instructions to create simple landscapes, animals and still-life art works while working with different media. The emphasis is on fun and creativity.
$26 per class + admin fee ($20 per student)

ART MIX 2 Ages 8-11 (1.5 h class per week)
Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30 PM
Sat 9:15 AM
Sun 9:15 AM

Students will be immersed in a series of art projects in drawing, painting, and sculpture and continue to experiment in variety of media. Creative non-competitive environment will allow young artists to explore their own potential and nurture self-esteem while continuing building art skills and learning about art history. The emphasis is on development of visual language based on child's imagination and artistic expression of their personalities.
$26 per class + admin fee ($20 per student)

ART MIX 3 Ages 12-15 (2 h class per week)
Sun 12:45 PM

Budding artists will expand their knowledge in art history and further develop their artistic skills in various techniques in drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Through balance of formal training and creative exploration students will explore shapes, shading, light, perspective and elements of composition. The emphasis is on development of advanced artistic and academic skills based on young artist's imagination and self-expression.
$34 per class + admin fee ($20 per student)

Registration is ongoing for

March Break and Summer Art Camps of 2018

Limited spaces. Payment required to reserve a spot. 5% discount for a sibling
We accept cash, personal cheques or e-transfers to info@startacademy.ca

Registration Form    Download Registration Form
   Download Camp Day Schedule Sample

Children ages 5-12 will spend days filled with fun and creativity working on a variety of step by step guided art projects, exploring different materials and techniques.
Beautiful artwork will be taken home daily.
Art making sessions will alternate with games and afternoon outdoor activities in a park.
All art supplies, complimentary drinks and healthy snacks provided daily. Please pack your own nut free lunch, bottle of water, spare clothes and indoor shoes for your child.

Full Day 9 AM - 4 PM
Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM
Extended hours 8 - 9 AM, 4 - 5:30 PM

Monday, June 4, 2018
Friday, June 29, 2018

Full day $60, Half day $40
Extended hours $10/day

Full Day 9 AM - 4 PM
Half Day 9 AM - 12 PM
Extended hours 8 - 9 AM, 4 - 5:30 PM

July 03-July 06, 2018 (short wk)
July 09-July 13, 2018
July 16-July 20, 2018
July 30-August 03, 2018
August 07-August 10, 2018 (short wk)
August 20-August 24, 2018
August 27-August 31, 2018
1 wk Full day $285, short wk $230
1 wk Half day $$190, short wk $155
Extended hours $50/wk or $40/short wk


Seasonal landscape with an animal (painting or plasticine relief)
Monet inspired Lily pads (painting)
Under-the sea (painting or plasticine relief)
Boat seascape (painting)
Parrot in Jungle (painting)
Giraffe family (painting)
Birch trees landscape (painting)
African Sunset with animal silhouettes (painting)
Flamingos (painting or plasticine relief)
Unicorn (painting)
Space (sculpture relief and painting)

Sat, Sun after 3 PM

Celebrate your child’s birthday in a fun artistic way. Choose from plenty of themes to create a beautiful acrilyc painting or plasticine relief for each guest to take home (see Birthday Party Gallery). Each party consists of 1.5 h art making, guided by instructor and 3/4 h supervised time for celebration (45 min art, 45 min for food/ cake, 45 min art). Bring your own food, cake and utensils.
$220 + HST up to 8 guests
$15 for extra child, maximum 13 guests
$50 deposit required to reserve a spot

upon request

Join us to create your own masterpiece as you experiment with different colours and techniques following step by step instruction. Great option for team building, family event, adult birthday party, girl's night out, etc. Excellent choice for beginners as well as experienced artists. Have fun socializing and enjoy complimentary tea or coffee. Bring your own snacks and utensils.
Acrylic paint on paper $35 per person
Acrylic paint on canvas $40 per person
Min 6, max 13 guests. $50 deposit required


Get in Touch

Contact Details

  • info@startacademy.ca
  • (647) 648-2998
  • StArt Academy, Newmarket
    38 Main St. South, Suit 102
  • Studio Hours
    Tue-Thu 4:30 PM-8:15 PM
    Sat, Sun 9 AM-3 PM
  • Birthday Parties
    Fri, Sat, Sun after 3:30 PM