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 as courses that focus on a specific medium and theme of study. To start off 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.

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 for more courses in the spring!

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Spring Break Course – POSTPONED

We have shifted our spring break course to align with the Ministry of Education’s decision to postpone spring break until April. The course will now be offered the first three days of spring break, starting on April 12th.

Who: ages 13-15

When: March 15-17th from 4:00-5:00pm April 12th-14th from 4:00-5:00pm.

Cost: $45

What: Attend a series classes to learn foundational techniques in drawing and sketching nature. 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!

Coming Soon….

Later this year, Art City will be launching a new suite of Skillful Sketchers classes. Students will be able to select from a series of courses focused on developing skills in drawing, painting or mixed mediums. Classes are structured for sign-up for a single class or an entire series! Check back in the spring to learn more about course themes and timing.

Who: youth ages 13-15

When: weekday, evenings. Check back in the spring for specific details!

What: drawing and painting techniques

Cost: $15/class or $45/monthly package