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

Register before March 4, 2019 to enter a draw for free movie passes for Five Feet Apart! Details here.

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.

More info Register here

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

☆ We've partnered with Entertainment One to offer 5 free passes for Young Artists' Place students to see the upcoming movie, Five Feet Apart.

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Register for the spring session before March 4th, 2019, and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win a free pass (valid for 2 people) to see an advanced screening of the movie on March 11th.

Five Feet Apart starts Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen) and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale). The story follows Stella; a seventeen-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who spends most of her time living in the hospital. Her life is full of routines, boundaries, and self control – all of which are put to the test when she meets Will. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest and to believe in his ongoing medical treatment. The film is very heartwarming and it highlights the importance of hope, positivity, and love.

Updated February 2019