My classes often make use of stories, science, and connections to our real world to help children learn about art. I focus on teaching practical art techniques, such as how to capture proportions, draw from observation, and use different materials. Children are encouraged to use their own problem-solving skills and be imaginative in their art-making.
For example, I will rarely present a picture and simply ask children to copy it. Instead, I invite them to try and figure out how the images were created, and to emulate the techniques or the way the artist uses colour. Or we might use the characters in the drawing as a starting-point, and create our own stories and compositions from there. Topics are open-ended and students are given the choice to choose subjects that interest them the most.
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☆ NEW - Drawing Manga Characters ☆ 9-13yrs
SATURDAYS 1pm-2pm • Nov 17 - Dec 15, 2018 (5 weeks) •
SATURDAYS 2:15pm-3:15pm • Nov 17 - Dec 15, 2018 (5 weeks) •
Create your own manga characters in this 5-week class! Students will learn drawing skills, including proportion, anatomy, and expressions, in an anime/manga style. We'll go over the step-by-step of drawing faces, hair, and clothing, and students will create colour illustrations of their own character designs.
Creative Painting ☆ 6-9yrs
SUNDAYS 1-2pm • Nov 18 - Dec 16, 2018 (5 weeks) •
For budding artists, with a focus on painting skills! We'll explore different techniques with acrylic paints and mixed media. Kids will be shown the basics of painting, such as water-to-paint ratio, how to use paintbrushes, and how to mix colour. Paint, aprons, and all other supplies are included.
Young Cartoonists ☆ 9-13yrs
SATURDAYS 1pm-2pm • Sep 8 - Nov 3, 2018 (8 weeks, no class Oct 6) • $145
Kids will learn the process of drawing their own comics. Students will be shown how to plan out a comic by starting with writing a script and creating rough thumbnail sketches. We will then cover the steps of comic creation, such as drawing cartoon characters, speech bubbles, and using pen & ink to outline our comic artwork.
The following kids' classes are filled on an ongoing basis (you may join anytime, but I ask that you commit to 5 classes at a time).
Drawing & Painting 6-9 yrs
WEDNESDAYS 4pm-5pm • Ongoing • $110 for 5 classes / $200 for 10 classes
Through art projects that revolve around stories and imagination, children develop an understanding of the basics of drawing, such as form, colour, and proportions, and learn to use different art tools and materials. Projects will cover drawing and painting techniques with a variety of materials, such as watercolours, pastels, and pen & ink. All supplies included.
Drawing & Painting 8-11 yrs
FRIDAYS 4pm-5pm • Ongoing • $110 for 5 classes / $200 for 10 classes
Students in this class are encouraged to spend time refining their artwork and become more familiar with drawing and painting techniques. Observation and gaining an understanding of proportion, construction, and creative problem-solving are key skills that we try to develop. Kids will work on art projects that engage their interests, while being exposed to a variety of tools and materials. All supplies included.
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For first-time students considering my ongoing classes, I invite you to come to the studio for a free trial class! This free class is 1 hour long and all supplies are provided. Please fill out the registration form with your availability to book a trial class.