Workshops & School Visits

Are you looking for an artist to teach a workshop for your school or event? I've delivered art programs and workshops in schools, non-profit centres, and private studios, including Place des Arts, Children's Art Studio Inc., and Burnaby Public Library.

Please contact me at janice@youngartistsplace.com with teaching inquiries. I'd be happy to work together to develop a program for either kids or adults! References available upon request.

Comic workshop for bilingual kids at British School of Guangzhou

Comic workshop for bilingual kids at British School of Guangzhou

The above images are from a comic workshop at the British School of Guangzhou. I spoke to Grade 4 students about the process of creating the comic Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤. We then got students to group up and create their own bilingual comics, using sound effects and onomatopoeia in both their native and second languages.

Sample topics

Here are some topics I've spoken and taught on before. I'm also happy to create a custom plan with you based on any lesson or themes you might want to tie in to.

  • Comic Stories

    A 4-6 hour workshop that can be spread out over a number of sessions. Covers the whole process of creating a one-page comic story, from brainstorming to scriptwriting to artwork. Tailored to any age 6 and up.
  • Portraiture / Caricature

    A 1.5-2 hour session on drawing believable faces and capturing likeness. Can add an extra session to include adding colour with watercolours. For Grades 4 and up. Also for teens and adults!
  • Digital art

    A 2 hour workshop on basic drawing and inking techniques using digital software. Can add extra sessions to cover colouring. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience already. For Grades 7 and up. Best for teens and adults!