After School & Saturday Programs
Sept. 18-Dec. 19, 2012
- Mondays & Saturdays – 12 wks.
- Tuesdays – 14 wks.
- Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 13 wks.
January 7-March 9, 2013
- Mondays – 8 wks.
- Tuesdays through Saturdays – 9 wks.
April 8-June 22, 2013
- Mondays & Saturdays – 10 wks.
- Tuesdays through Fridays – 11 wks.
Applicable HST (13%) will be added to all classes.
Students who register in the fall for a minimum of one class in each of the fall, winter & spring terms will be entitled to a 5% discount off one winter & one spring class. Family discounts are also available. Get the details.
Payment plans can be arranged for those registering for more than one term or for those registering more than one family member in one term. Payment plans must be made through the office with post-dated cheques or pre-authorized credit card payments. Some restrictions apply. Please contact 416-961-1502, ext. 303 or
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Does your child attend Brown Public School? We will pick up children from Brown at 3:30 pm for their Arts School program. Learn more.
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Draw your very own cartoon characters, creatures, animals and magical beasts. Using a variety of artist's tools and materials, including pencil, pen, ink, paint and more, students will design funny faces, outrageous bodies and the many dynamic actions and unique stories that go along with these new characters. Enjoy a different project each term!
Thursday 4:30-6:00 pm (Gr. 1-4)
Saturday 3:30-5:00 pm (Gr. 2-5)
Cartooning & Illustration
Are you interested in comics, cartoons, graphic novels or do you just like to draw? Students of any ability will learn to develop their narrative and graphic abilities through the use of dip pens, brush and ink, acrylic paint, scratchboard and more! Projects can include; trading cards, class comic anthologies, animation flipbooks and dozens of other activities developed through the surprisingly complex language of cartooning.
Friday 4:30-6:00 pm (Gr. 5-8)
Saturday 1:30-3:00 pm (Gr. 6-10)
Comic Book Studies
This program offers students a chance to draw comic books in a variety of different styles, including Japanese manga, traditional super hero, and underground experimental. The class will learn to adapt stories into graphic narratives and complete a finished comic, drawing inspiration from comic books and other forms of art like music, movies, and videogames. Focus will be on colour theory, perspective, dynamic human figure drawing and composition, while students will have the opportunity to create works that represent their ideas using powerful composition, dramatic lighting and expressive design. Heroes, villains, scary monsters, and space aliens that want to take over the world will come to life in this hands-on program.
Monday 4:30-6:00 pm (Gr. 2-5)
Tuesday 4:30-6:00 pm (Gr. 6-9)
Creating a Graphic Novel (Gr. 9-12)
If you love graphic novels or if you doodle and draw every chance you get, then this class is perfect for you. Students will begin to design and create their very own graphic novel, while they explore and develop their creative and technical abilities. Through the use of pencil, pen, brush and ink, acrylic paint, scratchboard and more, students will draw amazing illustrations and create the concepts for storyboards inspired by a character that they develop. Inspiration will also be taken from pop art, graffiti, popular comic books and novels, as well as music, movies, and videogames.
Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm
Digital Illustration & Comic Book Design (Gr. 9-12)
This course introduces students to the world of Photoshop (an industry standard) as a tool for creating illustrations and comic book designs. The students will create images using their own laptops and pen tablets. All images and art will be done from scratch using no other medium besides a computer. The class will cover concepts including: basic Photoshop techniques and functions, drawing and colouring. This is a beginner course that allows students to familiarize themselves with the tools used in Photoshop, but it is also appropriate for those that have some knowledge of Photoshop as projects will build confidence for future projects.
Please note: Students are required to provide their own laptop and pen tablets to use in class. Students must also have their own licensed version of Photoshop.
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 pm
This course is not being offered for the Spring 2013 term.