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  • Drawing Comics

    Comic books are an excellent form for visual storytelling. Explore ways to create, design, and plan a comic book/strip sequence. Develop your personal style and voice, practice character development, story building, facial expression, and figure drawing to make your characters come alive. Create a series of comics based on a theme of your choosing and along the way learn techniques for inking comics and overall design elements. Come connect with other comic artists, and bring all your weird, silly, hilarious, action-packed, dramatic ideas to the table! Supplies to be provided by parents: The essentials: Something to draw with (i.e. pencils, pens, charcoal) Something to draw on (i.e. paper) Something to add color (i.e. markers, colored pencils, etc) If you can get your hands on them, here are some recommended “deluxe” materials: Sketchbook Drawing Pencils, Sharpener & Eraser Micron Ink Pens
  • Drawing Real & Fantastic Animals

    Draw the most amazing animals! We’ll learn how to draw different mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects that live all around the world. And of course we’ll draw the imaginary creatures inspired by fantasy books, movies, myths and legends. Use any drawing materials that you like such as pencils, markers, crayons, pastels, etc. Supplies to be provided by parents: Drawing paper pad Pencils Eraser and pencil sharpener Black markers: Sharpie-type, fine and extra fine (0.5 mm) point White paint (tempera, acrylic or gouache) and a small paintbrush, OR white pen/white paint marker (e.g. Pentel or UniBall white gel pen). Coloring materials of your choice: Markers (washable or permanent), multiple colors, the more the better OR colored pencils, 24 or more colors Optional: Any other coloring materials that you have at home and would like to use (pens, watercolor paints or pencils, oil pastels, brush markers, etc.)
  • Kawaii Crafting Club

    The Japanese concept of kawaii—best translated as “cuteness”—has grown from a national trend to a global phenomenon. Previous students of Kawaii Crafting Club will enjoy a focus on kawaii illustration in this new online version of the class. Beginners are also welcome! In this weekly club, aspiring artists will learn drawing basics and how to sketch people, animals, and objects kawaii-style. Prepare to say “awww” as you enjoy your adorable creations. It’s kawaii cuteness overload! Supplies to be provided by families: Paper/Sketchbook Pencil Eraser Colored Pencils Black Pen (felt tip or drawing pens preferred)
  • Paint with Watercolor: Art Around the World

    Enjoy learning the fundamentals of playing and painting with watercolors, including proper brush and palette selection and application techniques. We will use various surfaces and styles to create unique and beautiful works of art. Each week we will travel to various locations around the world and learn about famous artists who left a mark on our planet. Finally we will learn what it takes to put together a celebrated art show at the end of the term. Supplies to be provided by parents: Watercolor paint brushes (small, medium, large) Scissors, pencils, eraser,1 light and 1 thick sharpie, markers Masking or painters tape Glue or 1 glue stick Watercolor paper approximately 20 sheets Stencils for tracing geometric shapes Stickers 2 sponges - kitchen sponges will do Watercolor Paint Set - Artists Loft 36 color set or similar Optional books: The Hungry Caterpillar, Splash of Color Painting & Coloring Book Paperback Art Masterclass with Wassily Kandinsky Paperback, Pablo Picasso (Revised Edition) (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) Vincent van Gogh (Revised Edition) (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) Claude Monet (Revised Edition) (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)Paperback