For the true beginner, this class is not intimidating and will help you learn some of the first tricks to drawing what you see. We go through it step by step and encourage each student to explore their own style and their own interests. We work from photographs and from real life and cover perspective, shading, line quality and more.
Kids and teens ages 10-15yrs can join us from 7-8:30pm on Wednesday nights to hang out, draw, chat and maybe even learn a little from each other. The goal of the club is to provide a space for kids and teens who like to draw to hang out, practice some of their drawing skills and be challenged by themselves and their peers.
It’s always a fun time so bring your friends and your sketchbook and just draw for the fun of it!
Dates: September 12 to December 12
Sign up here to join the club (14 nights for $119) or just drop in ($10) on a Wednesday night to see what it’s all about!
Our Summer Camp schedule is now available and ready for registration. We will take on all kinds of drawing and doodling art projects with three themes to choose from: Drawing Comics & Cartoons, Drawing & Art Making and Nature Drawing & Journaling. Plus with all of the camps we’ll get outdoors each day to visit our local parks and beaches.
DRAWING COMICS & CARTOONS (7-13yrs)
Take your doodles to the next level by joining us for a week of cartooning and comic making fun! Learn the tricks to creating interesting characters, telling funny jokes and writing silly stories that your friends will read and enjoy!
Mon – Fri | June 18 – 22 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
Mon – Fri | July 9 – 13 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST FULL
Mon – Fri | August 13 – 17 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
DRAWING & ART MAKING
Each day we’ll work with a theme playing with different mediums to create a variety of 2D and 3D projects. We’ll practice basic drawing techniques and participants will have the opportunity to explore their own unique style and get creative with it.
Mon – Fri | June 25 – 29 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
Mon – Fri | July 16 – 20 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
NATURE DRAWING & JOURNALING
Each day participants will explore a theme through their nature journals. We’ll visit local parks and beaches working on basic drawing techniques and learning how to sketch landscapes, plants and animals adding colour to our sketches through watercolour paints, pencil crayons and markers.
Mon – Fri | July 23 – 27 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST FULL
Tues – Fri | August 7 – 10 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $180+GST REGISTER HERE
Mon – Fri | August 20 – 24 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
You can capture the world around you with a sketchbook and a couple of pens! Sue will introduce you to the wonderful pastime of urban sketching through in-class instruction and sketch time.
Class exercises and demos will cover sketching basics such as tools and techniques, composition, perspective, the use of texture and tone. And in 4 weeks you will have a good foundation to further develop your own personal, visual narrative of the world.
Sunday mornings April 22 – May 13| 10:00am-12:00pm | 16+ | 4/$175 REGISTER HERE
Supplies will be provided.
About Sue Macartney
Sue was born in a remote coastal community in British Columbia and since early childhood has been on the move, living in East and West Africa, the Caribbean, France, Central Canada, Japan, India and Scandinavia. She got an MA in Anthropology from McMaster University, Hamilton. Later, returning to her artistic roots, she studied graphic design, graduating from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in 1990. She has worked both as a freelance graphic designer and as a children’s art teacher. Sue developed and taught art programs in Ottawa public schools and community centres and also worked as a primary art specialist at Stockholm International School.
Sue likes working in a wide range of media and particularly enjoys ink/pencil drawing and collage. Recently, her lifelong passion for drawing and story telling has led her to the world of children’s writing and illustration. You can see samples of her current work at: www.suemacartney.com