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.
DRAWING & ILLUSTRATION (8-13yrs) REGISTER
In this program students will practice using tools and techniques to help build their drawing and illustration skills. They'll explore various ways to finish their drawings including stippling, crosshatching, working with brush and ink and adding colour. Instructor: Jodi Appleton
CREATIVE KIDS (5-9yrs)
We'll be working with a bit of everything in this program including pencils, markers, oil pastels, watercolours, paper crafts and more to create a variety of fun and colourful projects. These classes are all about being playful, learning about colours and shapes, exploring different mediums and enjoying the art making process. Instructor Jodi Appleton (Tuesday & Thursday) and Val Lawton (Saturday & Sunday)
LEARN TO DRAW MANGA (10-15yrs) REGISTER
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. Instructor: Mariesa de la Rosa
COMICS & FLIPBOOK ANIMATION (8-12yrs) REGISTER
Design cartoon characters and start to bring them to life with some basic flipbook animation. Learn to control the speed, hold an object in place and even make your character do a little dance. Explore some basic animation techniques through this fun class. Instructor: Jodi Appleton
DRAWING FUN (7-12yrs)
This program is all about challenging yourself to practice new techniques on a variety of drawing projects. This program will help you stretch and strengthen your observation and drawing skills which will build your confidence to help you succeed with your own personal drawing goals. Lots of fun and lots of learning! Instructor: Val Lawton
PAINTING FUN (7-12yrs)
Learn to work with watercolours, acrylics and ink in this class. Each week you'll learn painting techniques through fun and creative projects that will help you learn new skills and explore different painting styles. Instructor: Val Lawton
DRAWING CLUB (10-15yrs) REGISTER
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. Facilitator: Jodi Appleton
Looking for more classes for teens? Check out our adult classes which are usually open to teens 14+
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