The Playful Pencil Art Studio is a new art instruction studio in Oak Bay offering art and drawing classes to both children and adults. There’s lots of fun to be had from drawing cartoons and portraits to designing intricate mandalas and sketching city scenes! The Playful Pencil is where we draw for the fun of it!
We offer school break camps as well as after school, weekend and evening programs for kids and adults. We also offer workshops to schools and companies (or private, in-home parties), birthday parties and private lessons.
Click here to register for the programs listed below.
LITTLE ARTISTS (4-5yrs)
Join us for some creative arts and crafts. We will play with colours, lines and shapes through a variety of fun and silly projects based on a weekly theme.
Tues & Thurs Sept 18 - Dec 6 |10:00-11:00am|4-5yrs |24/$240
ARTSY AFTERNOONS (5-9yrs)
Spend an afternoon working with pencils, pen and ink, markers, oil pastels and watercolour paints to create a variety of different 2D and 3D projects.
Tues Sep 18 - Dec 11 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | 5-9yrs | 13/$292.50
DRAWING 1 (7-12yrs)
Have fun learning some of the basic methods, tricks and tips for taking what you see and putting it on your paper. Learn how to work with lines, shading and perspective to create the illusion of depth and form in this beginner program.
Thurs Sep 20 – Dec 13 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | 7-12yrs |13/$292.50
DRAWING FUN (7-12yrs)
For students who have already taken a drawing program at the Playful Pencil, Drawing Fun is all about challenging yourself to practice the skills and techniques you’ve learned on new projects each week. This program will help you stretch and strengthen your observation and drawing skills which will build your confidence and help you succeed with your own personal drawing goals. Lots of fun and lots of learning!
Mon Sep 17 - Dec 10 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | 7-12yrs | 12/$270
Sat Sep 22 – Dec 8 | 2:30 – 4:00pm | 7-12yrs | 11/$247.50
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC ILLUSTRATION (9-13yrs)
Stretch and strengthen your comic illustration and drawing skills in this class. Projects will be very individualized based on the interest and personal style of each student with a focus on practicing the steps that take a project from initial story and style exploration to final rendering. Lots of learning and fun in this class!
Wed Sep 19 - Dec 12 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | 9-13yrs |13/$292.50
COMIC FUN (7-12yrs)
For students who have already taken a cartooning class or camp at the Playful Pencil, Comic Fun provides further instruction and practice to help you develop your story ideas and cartoon characters to create comics that you can share with your friends.
Sat Sep 22 – Dec 8 | 12:30 – 2:00pm | 7-12yrs | 11/$247.50
LEARN TO DRAW MANGA (10-15yrs)
Do you like the style of Manga comics and want to learn how to draw those characters? This program takes you through the steps to draw in the Manga style. Be prepared to practice between classes.
Tues Sep 15 - Nov 10 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | 10-15yrs | 8/$189
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DRAWING CLUB (10-15yrs)
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.
Wed Sep 12 – Dec 12 | 7:00-8:30pm |10-15yrs
Book all 14 weeks for $119 or $10 Drop-in
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