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.
Snowflake Card Making (8-12yrs) REGISTER
Create beautiful snowflake greeting cards for your friends and family for the holiday season. You’ll use colour and shape to create your own unique snowflakes which we’ll then print and use to create greeting cards that even include a little sparkle!
CREATIVE KIDS (5-9yrs)
Students will work with a bit of everything in this program including markers, oil pastels, watercolours, paper crafts and more to create a variety of colourful projects. These classes are all about being playful and enjoying the art making process. New projects every session.
DRAWING FUN (8-12yrs)
This program is all about the enjoyment of drawing! Students will work on a variety of drawing projects through which they’ll gain skills which will help them develop their own style and build their confidence while having lots of fun! New projects every session.
PAINTING FUN (8-12yrs)
Students will experiment with watercolours, acrylics, gouache and ink in this program. Through several painting projects, students will explore different techniques while having fun and getting creative with their art. New projects every session.
DECORATIVE LETTERING (9-13yrs)
Students will learn cursive writing and hand-lettering skills, experiment with creative lettering, illustrate words, doing calligraphy and dabbling in a wide variety fonts. Each session will begin with students spend some zen time learning and practicing their cursive writing, a skill that is known to strengthen fine motor skills in kids and adults. This is a fun class to get your child interested in writing and learning basic cursive writing skills. A small group instruction, each student will receive feedback and guidance based on their own level.
—-Children must have mastered printing skills, and be able to print their letters with confidence.
DRAWING & ILLUSTRATION (9-13yrs)
This program challenges students to explore new tools and techniques to help them develop their own illustrative style. They’ll explore composition, perspective, rendering, colour theory and more through exercises and projects. New projects every session.
DRAWING CLUB (10-15yrs)
This is an ongoing drop-in program on Wednesday nights providing a fun, creative, hang out space for youth who like to make art. Participants have access to all the studio’s supplies and equipment to work on their own projects each week.
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