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Learn to Draw Manga with Mariesa

Learn to Draw Manga with Mariesa

Do you like the style of Manga comics and want to learn how to draw those characters?  Mariesa de la Rosa is offering a program from April to June at our studio that will take you through the steps to learn to draw in the Manga style.

Mariesa de la Rosa

Mariesa de la Rosa is an illustrator from Victoria, BC. She is a graduate from both the Visual Arts Diploma Program and the Comics & Graphic Novel Program at Camosun College. When she is not teaching piano or art, Mariesa is usually drawing and focusing on another passion project. Of those passion projects are her comics Au

Revoir: Till We Meet Again, Par Avion, and Peach Flower. Her comics and work can be seen on her website at mariesadelarosa.com.

Program Details:

Age: 10 – 15yrs  (this program is targeted to this age group, but older students and adults could also enroll.  Contact the studio for more info)

Time: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm

Dates:  April 10 – June 5th.

Location:  Playful Pencil Art Studio – 2325 Central Avenue in Oak Bay

Cost:  $202.50 Taxes not included

One Year Anniversary Celebration

One Year Anniversary Celebration

Come help us celebrate our one year anniversary!

We’ve had such a great first year, met so many wonderful, new people and had so much fun making art with everyone!  We couldn’t have done it without our amazing community and patrons who have supported us in our first year and so we invite you all to celebrate this milestone with us.

Playful Pencil Art Studio’s One Year Anniversary Celebration

Date:  Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time:  1:00pm-3:00pm

Location:  Playful Pencil Art Studio – 2325 Central Avenue, Victoria

Free treats, artsy activities, door prizes and more!

Beginner Portrait Drawing with Carol Koebbeman

Beginner Portrait Drawing with Carol Koebbeman

Carol Koebbeman

Carol is offering the following two programs in our spring session.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn to draw portraits, this is a great opportunity to learn how to break down the features of the face and build your skills to be successful.

BEGINNER PORTRAIT DRAWING PART 1 (Adults 16+)

Portraits don’t need to be intimidating!  Carol will break it down for you; each week you’ll do a warm-up exercise followed by in-depth instruction on a single feature.  Carol will review the structure and proportions of a face with you and will provide demos and instruction on how to describe the eyes, nose and mouth.  At the end of several classes you’ll be much better prepared to tackle a whole portrait.

Mon Apr 9 – Apr 30| 10-11:30am | 16+ | 4/$150  REGISTER HERE

Mon Apr 9 – Apr 30| 7-8:30pm | 16+ | 4/$150  REGISTER HERE

Please bring the following supplies:   2B, 4B and 6B pencils, kneaded eraser

BEGINNER PORTRAIT DRAWING PART 2 (Adults 16+)

For this follow-up session, you’ll put it all together!  You’ll use the skills you learned in Part 1 to copy a small portrait in pencil.  Carol will demonstrate and show you step-by-step how to place the features and get a good likeness.  You’ll learn the underlying structures that give shape to the face and how to render them.  You’ll find that drawing a portrait can be meditative and rewarding and not at all as difficult as you’d think.

Mon May 7 – Jun 4| 10-11:30am | 16+ | 4/$150  REGISTER HERE

Mon May 7 – Jun 4| 7-8:30pm | 16+ | 4/$150  REGISTER HERE

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/playful-pencil/shop/activities/1605953

Please bring the following supplies:   2B, 4B and 6B pencils, kneaded eraser

Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camps

Not everyone can take a two week break in the spring so we’re running a few weeks of fun art making camps.  We will take on all kinds of drawing and doodling art projects plus we’ll get outdoors each day to visit the beach and the local parks.

ART & DRAWING FULL DAY CAMP

Join us for a week of drawing and art making.  We’ll work on a variety of challenging and fun 2D and 3D projects.

March 12-16 |9:00am – 2:30pm |7-12yrs |$206.25+GST REGISTER HERE

 

DRAWING & CARTOONING FULL DAY CAMP

Join us for a week of drawing and cartooning.  We’ll cover all sorts of tips and tricks and create several fun projects over the course of the week.

March 19-23 |9:00am – 3:00pm |7-12yrs |$225+GST REGISTER HERE

 

DRAWING & DOODLING HALF DAY CAMP

Join us for 4 mornings of playing around with fun illustrative drawing and doodling techniques.

March 26-29 |9:00am – 12:00pm |7-12yrs |$90+GST REGISTER HERE

 

Relax with some Zen Doodling on Tuesday mornings.

Relax with some Zen Doodling on Tuesday mornings.

Between groceries and errands, work and family commitments, trying to eat right, exercise, volunteer and spend time with our friends… our lives are… BUSY!

So how do we find time to connect with ourselves and recharge our batteries?

One really great way is by participating in some active and mindful recreation.  So not binge-watching a favourite TV show again (although that activity does have its place).  Active and mindful recreation means using our time to do something enjoyable, challenging, new and fun.  This also means getting in the ‘zone’ where you forget about all else for a while which is exactly what happens when you work with patterns, shapes and colours.  The nice thing about zen doodling and creating mandalas is that anyone can do it and everyone can benefit from it.

So grab a tea or coffee and join us on Tuesday mornings for an hour and a half of relaxing and battery recharging zen doodling.

  • Tuesday mornings 10am-11:30am
  • Ages:  Adults or adults with children 7+
  • All supplies provided.
  • Drop in:  $10
  • You can pre-register to save your spot, or just drop-in.

NOTE:  no classes March 13-27