Below are descriptions of the programs we offer at the studio. Note that not all programs are offered for each session. You can view our upcoming schedules and register online through the following links:
- Kids & Teens Class Schedule and Registration
- Adult Class Schedule & Registration
- School Break Art Camp Schedule and Registration
You can also register by phone (778-265-2261) or by visiting the studio (2325 Central Avenue in Oak Bay). If you are visiting the studio, please call ahead to make sure Jodi will be in the studio if you are making a trip down.
We can accept credit card payment online through our website or over the phone and cash or cheque in person at the studio.
WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER BREAK CAMPS Our Pro-D Day and School Break Art Camps are a great way to get creative, explore different mediums and have fun. Each day we’ll work with a different theme and with a variety of materials to create several different drawing and crafty projects. We also take a couple breaks through the day to visit our local parks and beaches to run off steam and get inspiration.
Camps generally run for a full day (9:00am – 3:00pm). Pro-D Day camps are for kids from 6-10 years while longer school break camps (winter, spring, summer camps) are for kids 7-12 years. We do have some flexibility on the ages so please contact the studio if you’d like to discuss.
Click here to view upcoming camps.
CREATIVE KIDS (5-9yrs) Students will work with a bit of everything in this program including markers, oil pastels, watercolours, paper crafts and more to create a variety of colourful projects. These classes are all about being playful and enjoying the art making process.
DRAWING FUN (8-12yrs) This program is all about the enjoyment of drawing! Students will work on a variety of drawing projects through which they’ll gain skills which will help them develop their own style and build their confidence while having lots of fun!
PAINTING FUN (8-12yrs) Students will experiment with watercolours, acrylics, gouache and ink in this program. Through several painting projects, students will explore different techniques while having fun and getting creative with their art.
COMICS & FLIPBOOK ANIMATION (8-12yrs) Students will learn how to create characters and use various shots, speech bubbles and symbols to tell their stories through this fun, visual storytelling medium. In addition, students will learn some basic animation techniques.
DRAWING & ILLUSTRATION (9-13yrs) This program challenges students to explore new tools and techniques to help them develop their own illustrative style. They’ll explore composition, perspective, rendering, colour theory and more through exercises and projects.
DECORATIVE LETTERING (9-13yrs) Students will learn cursive writing and hand-lettering skills, experiment with creative lettering, illustrate words, doing calligraphy and dabbling in a wide variety fonts. This is a fun class to get your child interested in writing and learning basic cursive writing skills. —-Children must have mastered printing skills, and be able to print their letters with confidence.
DRAWING CLUB (10-15yrs) This is a drop-in program on Wednesday nights providing a fun, creative, hang out space for youth who like to make art. Participants have access to all the studio’s supplies and equipment to work on their own projects each week.
2D VISUAL ARTS (10-15yrs) Through short demos and exercises, students will explore 2D drawing and painting techniques within the first few classes. From there, students will plan and work on a project or several projects of their choice based on their individual interests.
LEARN TO DRAW MANGA (10-15yrs) For students who are interested in the style of Manga comics, this program will take them through the steps of learning how to draw in the Manga style including understanding proportions and how to draw eyes, hair, fabric and more.
DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS (15+) This program will help beginners improve their drawing skills by teaching them how to break down their subjects, observe contours and proportions and render shading and highlights. Don’t be scared – drawing is fun!
BEGINNER PORTRAIT DRAWING (15+) In this lighthearted program students will learn the basics of portraiture. Students will learn proportions and how to draw all the features of the face. This program is designed for those just beginning to draw.