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.
UPCOMING CAMPS & CLASSES:
ART & DRAWING FULL DAY CAMP
Join us for a week of drawing and art making. We'll work on a variety of challenging and fun 2D and 3D projects.
March 12-16 |9:00am – 2:30pm |7-12yrs |$206.25 REGISTER HERE
DRAWING & CARTOONING FULL DAY CAMP
Join us for a week of drawing and cartooning. We'll cover all sorts of tips and tricks and create several fun projects over the course of the week.
March 19-23 |9:00am – 3:00pm |7-12yrs |$225 REGISTER HERE
DRAWING & DOODLING HALF DAY CAMP
Join us for 4 mornings of playing around with fun illustrative drawing and doodling techniques.
March 26-29 |9:00am – 12:00pm |7-12yrs |$90 REGISTER HERE
ART FOR TOTS
Drawing, crafts, and stories! Art for Tots takes children on a new adventure every class. Have fun exploring the amazing world of lines, colours, textures and shapes. Come and go on a journey to the sea, the forest, the city and beyond through art and storytelling.
Thurs Apr 12 - May17 | 1-2:30pm | 4-5yrs | 6/$95 REGISTER HERE
DRAWING EVEN MORE
For students who have already taken a drawing program at the Playful Pencil, Drawing Even More 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 Apr 9 - Jun 11 | 3:30 – 5pm | 7-12yrs | 9/$202.50 REGISTER HERE
Sat Apr 7 – Jun 9 | 2:30 – 4pm | 7-12yrs | 8/$180 REGISTER HERE
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. These afternoons are all about being playful and having fun with art.
Tues Apr 10 - Jun 5 | 3:30 – 5pm | 5-8yrs | 9/$202.50 REGISTER HERE
LEARN TO DRAW MANGA
Do you like the style of Manga comics and want to learn how to draw those characters? This program will take you through the steps to draw in the Manga style. Be prepared to practice between classes.
Tues Apr 10 - Jun 5 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | 10-15yrs | 9/$202.50 REGISTER HERE
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.
Wed Apr 11 – Jun 6 | 3:30 – 5pm | 7-12yrs | 9/$202.50 REGISTER HERE
Sat Apr 7 – Jun 9 | 12:30 – 2pm | 7-12yrs | 8/$180 REGISTER HERE
Come hang out at the studio and use our supplies to work on your own projects or the project ideas/drawing challenges we offer each Wednesday. Bring some snacks and your sketchbook and enjoy our mellow, creative atmosphere once a week. Get some tips and guidance along the way.
Wed Apr 11 – Jun 13 | 7-8:30pm | 10-15yrs | 10/$85 or $10 Drop-in REGISTER HERE
HOME LEARNERS DRAWING 1&2
Learn how to work with lines, shading and perspective to create the illusion of depth and form in this program. If you've taken Drawing 1 already, this program will offer new challenges that will help you stretch and strengthen your observation and drawing skills and help you succeed with your personal drawing goals.
Thurs Apr 12 – Jun 7 | 10 – 11:30am | 8-15yrs | 9/$168.75 REGISTER HERE
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 Apr 12 – Jun 7 | 3:30 – 5pm | 10-15yrs | 9/$202.50 REGISTER HERE
Sat Apr 7 – Jun 9 | 10:30am – 12pm | 7-12yrs | 8/$180 REGISTER HERE
DRAWING COMICS & CARTOONS (7-13yrs)Take your doodles to the next level by joining us for a week of cartooning and comic making fun! Learn the tricks to creating interesting characters, telling funny jokes and writing silly stories that your friends will read and enjoy!
Mon – Fri | June 18 – 22 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
Mon – Fri | July 9 – 13 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
Mon – Fri | August 13 – 17 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
DRAWING & ART MAKINGEach day we’ll work with a theme playing with different meduims to create a variety of 2D and 3D projects. We’ll practice basic drawing techniques and participants will have the opportunity to explore their own unique style and get creative with it.
Mon – Fri | June 25 – 29 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
Mon – Fri | July 16 – 20 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
NATURE DRAWING & JOURNALINGEach day participants will explore a theme through their nature journals. We’ll visit local parks and beaches working on basic drawing techniques and learning how to sketch landscapes, plants and animals adding colour to our sketches through watercolour paints, pencil crayons and markers.
Mon – Fri | July 23 – 27 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $225+GST REGISTER HERE
Tues – Fri | August 7 – 10 | 9:00am – 3:00pm | $180+GST REGISTER HERE
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