Skillful Sketchers Programs

Our new Skillful Sketchers program is an expansion from our St. James Town programs. Skillful Sketchers offers virtual classes to youth ages 13-15 interested in building their art skills. These classes are intended for youth who live outside of our St. James Town catchment area.

Classes are offered in 12-week courses that focus on a specific medium and theme of study. The first twelve weeks of our 2021 classes focus on the theme of nature drawings to teach students fundamentals of drawing, giving our students the foundation and confidence to pursue increasingly advanced techniques. Each class will break down complex skills through simple exercises. Classes begin with warm-ups and then focus on completing a short project. Each class is structured so that students can take just a single class or sign-up for monthly series.

For full details about class content and pricing, read descriptions below. All proceeds from Skillful Sketchers go directly to supporting our St. James Town program – a free after-school and summer camp program for the children of St. James Town. Check back in March to register!

Take A Sneak Peak…

Who: ages 13-15

When: evenings from 4:00-5:00pm starting in March

Cost: $15 for a single class or a package of 4 for $40

What: Attend a series classes to learn foundational techniques in drawing and sketching. Each class builds on skills developed in the previous session, teaching students how to manipulate lines and shapes to improve accuracy, learn techniques in shading and fine detailing, and give impressions of realism that breathe life into their drawings. Transform your drawings from sketches to works of art! Classes are designed so you can attend just one, or the entire series.