Art & comic classes for creative kids

Young Artists' Place is a small studio in Burnaby, BC that offers art classes focusing on drawing and storytelling. We work in mediums like digital art and comics, while emphasizing fundamental drawing skills through step-by-step demonstration of tools and techniques. Check out my class offerings, or read more about the studio's approach on the "About" page!

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Spring 2019 Programs

Creative Painting 6-9yrs

SATURDAYS 11am-12pm • Apr 6 - Jun 15, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 19 & May 18) • $180

This class covers drawing and painting in a variety of materials. Students learn art fundamentals through projects revolving around observation and stories.

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Young Cartoonists 9-13yrs

SUNDAYS 2:15-3:15pm • Apr 7 - Jun 16, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 20 & May 19) • $165

An intro to the process of drawing comics, from scriptwriting to artwork to lettering.

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Young Cartoonists 9-13yrs

SUNDAYS 2:15-3:15pm • Apr 7 - Jun 16, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 20 & May 19) • $165

An intro to the process of drawing comics, from scriptwriting to artwork to lettering.

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Drawing Manga Characters 9-13yrs

SUNDAYS 1-2pm • Apr 7 - Jun 16, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 20 & May 19) • $165

Students will learn drawing skills, including proportion, anatomy, and expressions, in an anime/manga style.

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Writing & Drawing Comics 10-14yrs

SATURDAYS 1-2pm • Apr 6 - Jun 15, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 19 & May 18) • $165

An intermediate comics class delving into both the creative writing and drawing aspects of the comic craft.

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Writing & Drawing Comics 10-14yrs

SATURDAYS 1-2pm • Apr 6 - Jun 15, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 19 & May 18) • $165

An intermediate comics class delving into both the creative writing and drawing aspects of the comic craft.

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Drawing Animals 12-16yrs

SATURDAYS 2:15-3:45pm • Apr 6 - Jun 15, 2019 (9 weeks, no class Apr 19 & May 18) • $245

Teens will learn the principles of drawing animals in this class.

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Ongoing Classes

Portfolio life drawing

Art Portfolio Preparation Gr 10-12

SUNDAYS 10:30am-12pm • Ongoing • $165 for 5 classes

This class focuses on strengthening observational drawing & painting, and helping high school students produce artwork in preparation for university & college admissions.

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Drawing & Painting 6-9 yrs

WEDNESDAYS 4pm-5pm • $100 for 5 classes

(6-9 yrs) This weekly class covers drawing and painting in a variety of materials. Students learn art fundamentals through projects revolving around observation and stories.

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Drawing & Painting 6-9 yrs

WEDNESDAYS 4pm-5pm • $100 for 5 classes

(6-9 yrs) This weekly class covers drawing and painting in a variety of materials. Students learn art fundamentals through projects revolving around observation and stories.

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Drawing & Painting 8-11 yrs

FRIDAYS 4pm-5pm • $100 for 5 classes • Class starts again February 8, 2019!

(8-11 yrs) This weekly class covers drawing and painting in a variety of materials. Students develop drawing skills, and learn creative problem-solving.

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Studio Updates

☆ Spring classes are now open for registration!

☆ Janice's graphic novel for kids, Chicken Soup & Goji Berries, created with Naomi Cui, is raising funds on kickstarter until February 15. Here's your chance to get a copy of the book!

Updated January 2019