Classes and Courses

Classes and Courses

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Here are the courses I will be offering in person starting January 2022:

Computational Drawing and Design for Young People
7-9 yrs Wednesdays 3:00-5:30PM (1.5 hours/class)
10-13 yrs Thursdays 3:00-5:30PM (2 hours/class)

Computational skills are often considered best learned in a computer lab. This course will show how the art room is actually a fantastic space to develop these skills. Students will explore computational thinking through learning how to use geometric and emergent design strategies such as shape grammars to make strong 2D renderings. Materials that will be used: paper, cardboard, balsa wood, watercolours, graphite, pastels, acrylic or tempera paint

Drawing and Painting from Nature
7-9 yrs Saturdays 9:00-10:30AM (1.5 hours/class)
10-13 yrs (2 hours/class)
14-18 yrs (3 hrs/class)

This course will explore our world through observation. Working from observation, students will learn compassion and empathy of the local habitat we live in, all the while improving and exploring drawing, design, and painting. Winter classes will sketch outside for part of class when weather permits. Materials that will be used: diverse papers, graphite, charcoal, chalks, pastels, watercolour, acrylic, board, and canvas

7-9 yrs (1.5 hours/class)
10-13 yrs (2 hours/class)
14-18 yrs (3 hrs/class)

This course will explore different ways of making sculpture. From portrait to figurative to conceptual and site specific, students will develop 3 dimensional skills of eye/hand/heart/mind. Materials that will be used: clay, papier mache, cardboard, paper, plaster, wood, found objects

For intermediate or advanced teen or adult potters only:

Sculpture on Pottery
In this course we will explore the history of decorative sculpture on functional ware. From spouts to lids to handles this course will help students take their work to the next level of combining form and function!

All courses will run 10 weeks and start the week of January 10th 2022. All classes will break for Spring Break - the first two weeks of March. Each course will finish the week of March 28th 2022. See you in January - Let's make some superduper art and craft!!

The following courses will only be offered in Spring/Summer 2022

7-9 yrs Mondays 3:00-4:30PM (1.5 hours/class)
10-13 yrs Tuesdays 4:00PM-6:00PM (2 hours/class)
This high energy course will explore our built world from concept to design to building! We will draw inspiration from nature, history, and current environmental issues. Materials that will be used: paper, cardboard, wood, found objects

Comic Stories and Story-boarding

7-9 yrs Saturdays 10:30-Noon(1.5 hours/class)
10-13 yrs Saturdays 1:00PM-3:00PM (2 hours/class)
14-18 yrs 3:00PM-6:00PM (3 hrs/class)

This high energy class will introduce students to the principles of visual story telling in comics and cartoons! Each student will develop 2 or 3 vignettes during the course. Materials used: Paper, Bristol board, animation markers (including Posca), graphite, modelling clay

Sculpture from Pottery
In this course students will learn how to transform thrown vessels into standalone sculptures!

In this course students will learn to make functional vessels. Beginner, intermediate, advanced + private lessons available*

*Private lesson costs will be negotiated on case-by-case basis