Playful Pencil Art Studio

Playful Pencil Art Studio

Playful Pencil Art Studio

Jodi Appleton
2325 Central Ave
Victoria BC, V8S 2S2

778-265-2261

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The Playful Pencil Art Studio was opened by Jodi Appleton in 2017 to provide a fun and welcoming space where students of all ages could learn and practice their drawing and illustration skills.  Class sizes are kept small so that everyone can receive individual instruction and lesson plans are adjusted to meet the needs and interests of each individual group of students.

We offer school break camps as well as after school, weekend and evening programs for kids, teens and adults.  We also offer workshops to schools and companies (or private, in-home parties), birthday parties and private lessons.

There’s lots of fun to be had from drawing cartoons and portraits to designing intricate mandalas and sketching city scenes!  Find out what’s coming up and register by visiting our registration page.

 

School Break Camps

Our Pro-D Day and School Break Art Camps are a great way to get creative, explore different mediums and have fun. Each day we’ll work with a different theme and with a variety of materials to create several different drawing and crafty projects. We also take a couple breaks through the day to visit our local parks and beaches to run off steam and get inspiration. We’ll be offering Pro-D Day and School Break Art Camps on the following dates:

Upcoming School Break Camps:


Pro-D Day Camps

  • Full Day Art Camp | 6-10yrs | November 23 | 9:00am-3:00pm | $60+GST REGISTER
  • Full Day Art Camp | 6-10yrs | January 28 | 9:00am-3:00pm | $60+GST REGISTER
  • Full Day Art Camp | 6-10yrs | April 12 | 9:00am-3:00pm | $60+GST REGISTER
  • Full Day Art Camp | 6-10yrs | June 10 | 9:00am-3:00pm | $60+GST REGISTER

Winter Break Camps

Looking for something fun for the kids to do for a few days during the winter break? Join us for one of our 3 day Winter Art Camps where there will be lots of fun, laughter and creativity. We’ll take on all kinds of drawing, doodling and painting projects that incorporate some holiday and winter themes.

  • Full Day Art Camp | 7-12yrs | December 17, 18, 19 (Monday – Wednesday) | 9:00am-3:00pm | $153+GST REGISTER
  • Full Day Art Camp | 7-12yrs | January 2, 3, 4 (Wednesday – Friday) | 9:00am-3:00pm | $153+GST REGISTER

Spring Break Camps

Comics & Cartooning Camp (7-12yrs)

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!

March 18 – 22 | Monday – Friday | 9:00am-3:00pm | $255+GST  REGISTER

Drawing & Art Making Camp (7-12yrs)

Each day we’ll work with a theme playing with different mediums 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.

March 25 – 29 | Monday – Friday | 9:00am-3:00pm | $255+GST  REGISTER

Kids & Teens Class Schedule & Registration




DRAWING CLUB (10-15yrs)
The goal of Drawing Club is to provide a fun, creative, hang out spot for kids and teens who like to draw where they can practice some of their drawing skills and be challenged and inspired by their peers. Use our supplies and equipment to work on your own projects and get some tips and guidance along the way.
  • Wednesdays | 7:00-8:30pm | Runs until December 19th
  • Drop-In $10

DRAWING FUN (7-12yrs)  REGISTER HERE
We work on several different projects in this class that focus on stretching and strengthening your observation skills while having fun!   Learn to compose a picture, work with different drawing tools and experiment with some new techniques.  Lots of learning and lots of fun!
  • Mondays | January 14 – March 11, 2019 |3:30 – 5:00pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Monday, Feb 18

LITTLE ARTISTS (4-5yrs) REGISTER HERE
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.
  • Tuesdays | January 15 – March 12 , 2019 | 10:00 – 11:00am | $135+GST
  • 9 sessions

ARTSY AFTERNOONS (5-9yrs) REGISTER HERE
Spend Tuesday afternoons working with pencils, pen and ink, markers, oil pastels and watercolour paints to create a variety of different 2D and 3D projects. These classes are all about being playful and having fun with art.
  • Tuesdays | January 15 – March 12, 2019 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | $225+GST
  • 9 sessions

LEARN TO DRAW MANGA (10-15yrs) REGISTER HERE
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.
  • Tuesdays | January 15 – March 12, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | $225+GST
  • 9 sessions

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC ILLUSTRATION (9-13yrs)  REGISTER HERE
Stretch and strengthen your 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!
  • Wednesdays | January 16 – March 13, 2019 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class January 30

DRAWING CLUB (10-15yrs)  REGISTER HERE
The goal of Drawing Club is to provide a fun, creative, hang out spot for kids and teens who like to draw where they can practice some of their drawing skills and be challenged and inspired by their peers. Use our supplies and equipment to work on your own projects and get some tips and guidance along the way. Drop-In $10.
  • Wednesdays | January 16 – March 13, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | $68 or $10 Drop-In.
  • 8 sessions – no class January 30

DRAWING SKILLS (9-13yrs)  REGISTER HERE
Learn how to work with lines, shading and perspective to create the illusion of depth and form in your drawings. Learn to compose a picture that has balance and is pleasing to the eye. Explore a variety of rendering techniques to increase your toolkit when approaching a new art project. This class is for those who have some beginner drawing experience and are interested in improving their skills and their final creations.
  • Thursdays | January 17 – March 14, 2019 | 3:30 – 5:00pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Feb 14

ARTSY MORNINGS (5-9yrs) REGISTER HERE
Spend Saturday mornings with pencils, pen and ink, markers, oil pastels and watercolour paints to create a variety of different 2D and 3D projects. These classes are all about being playful and having fun with art.
  • Saturdays | January 12 – March 9, 2019 | 10:30am – 12:00pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Feb 16

COMIC FUN (7-12yrs) REGISTER HERE

For new students and students who have already taken a cartooning/comic class or camp at the Playful Pencil, this class provides instruction and practice to help you develop your story ideas and cartoon characters to create comics that you can share with your friends.

  • Saturdays | January 12 – March 9, 2019 | 12:30 – 2:00pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Feb 16

DRAWING FUN (7-12yrs) REGISTER HERE
We work on several different projects in this class that focus on stretching and strengthening your observation skills while having fun!   Learn to compose a picture, work with different drawing tools and experiment with some new techniques.  Lots of learning and lots of fun!
  • Saturdays | January 12 – March 9, 2019 | 2:30 – 4:00pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Feb 16

Adult Class Schedule



MEDITATIVE MORNINGS (Adults 16+)  REGISTER

In a calm and quiet studio, we will work on a variety of projects that focus on the meditative quality of art making. This class will help you to explore your creativity and nurture a playful approach to art.

  • Wednesdays | November 14 – December 12, 2018 |10:00 – 11:30am | $125+GST
  • 5 sessions

WINTER 2019 SCHEDULE


BEGINNER PORTRAIT DRAWING (16+)  REGISTER
This lighthearted class will hone your drawing skills while you learn the basics of portraiture. Each class will have a drawing exercise followed by a drawing session in which we’ll learn an aspect of the face. You’ll learn proportions and how to draw all the features of the face. This class is designed for those just beginning to draw.
  • Mondays | January 14 – February 4, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30am | $150+GST
  • 4 sessions

Please bring the following supplies: 2B, 4B and 6B pencils, kneaded eraser


BEGINNER PORTRAIT DRAWING (16+)  REGISTER

This lighthearted class will hone your drawing skills while you learn the basics of portraiture. Each class will have a drawing exercise followed by a drawing session in which we’ll learn an aspect of the face. You’ll learn proportions and how to draw all the features of the face. This class is designed for those just beginning to draw.

  • Mondays | January 14 – February 4, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | $150+GST
  • 4 sessions

Please bring the following supplies: 2B, 4B and 6B pencils, kneaded eraser


MEDITATIVE MORNINGS (Adults 16+) REGISTER

In a calm and quiet studio, we will work on a variety of projects that focus on the meditative quality of art making. This class will help you to explore your creativity and nurture a playful approach to art.

  • Wednesdays | January 16 – March 13, 2019 |10:00 – 11:30am | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions

BEGINNER DRAWING(16+)  REGISTER

For the true beginner, this class is not intimidating and will help you learn some of the first tricks to drawing what you see. We go through it step by step and encourage each student to explore their own style and their own interests. We work from photographs and from real life and cover line quality, shading, perspective and more. Don’t be scared! Drawing is fun!
  • Thursdays | January 17 – March 14, 2019 | 10:00 – 11:30am | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Thursday, Feb 14

BEGINNER DRAWING (16+)  REGISTER

For the true beginner, this class is not intimidating and will help you learn some of the first tricks to drawing what you see. We go through it step by step and encourage each student to explore their own style and their own interests. We work from photographs and from real life and cover line quality, shading, perspective and more. Don’t be scared! Drawing is fun!
  • Thursdays | January 17 – March 14, 2019 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | $200+GST
  • 8 sessions – no class Thursday, Feb 14








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