Fall Youth Arts Program!

Cartooning & Comics Class (ages 10+)

Dates: September 23 - November 18 (no class October 7)
Time: 8 Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm 
Age: 10 years & up
Instructor: Wallace Ryan

If you love comic books and graphic novels, then Cartooning and Comics is the perfect class for you. Wallace Ryan, local cartoonist and comic book artist will show you all the steps to making your own comic book from creating your own characters, writing your stories and all aspects of drawing them from design to pencilling, inking, lettering and sound effects. He covers specialty comics, covers and how to make your own mini-comic along with anything else you need to know about comic books.

A veteran of 20 years of teaching comic books at the Anna Templeton Centre and Memorial University, Mr. Ryan will also teach you about comic strips, comic book history and show you a retrospective of animated cartoons from Mickey Mouse to the Batman. Special guest IDW comic book artist Paul Tucker will drop by to take your questions on how to break into comics and other subjects related to how he ended up working for one of the biggest comic book companies in North America. This comprehensive course ends with a field trip to Downtown Comics where the process of how to take your comic book from your table to the comic book stands will be discussed.

Mr. Ryan was voted “Best Comic Artist in St. John's” by the readers of the Overcast in 2015 and has been called by many in the comic book community, the “King of Newfoundland Comics”. He has taught comics from the Labrador Creative Arts Festival in Goose Bay to New York City's the Little Red School House and is the co-founder of St. John's Breakdown Comic Book Jam and the Salon for the Sequential Arts. He was educated at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Fee: $185 (Fee includes HST and supplies)


Price: $185.00

ARTventures! Drawing & Painting (ages 6 – 8) (Fall)

Date: September 10 - November 19 (no class October 8)
Time: 10 Sundays, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Ages: 6 - 8
Instructor: Laura Hutchings

This nine week class is perfect for kids who are excited to get creative and explore a wide variety of media. Each class uses a fun and exciting theme to introduce a technique – Magical Monsters day teaches kids all about textures, while Undersea day is a perfect chance to test out water-based media and figure out colour theory. Young artists will develop an understanding of shading, form, texture, contour, colour theory, and other important techniques. Projects will include acrylics, watercolours, ink drawing, oil pastel, sculpture, print-making, collage, pastels, and more!

Fee: $189 (Fee includes HST and supplies)


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Price: $189.00

Budding Artists (ages 3 – 5)

Date: September 10 - November 19 (no class October 8)
: 8 Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Ages: 3 - 5
Instructor: Laura Hutchings

Children will make important discoveries in art as they experiment with mark-making techniques and different drawing and painting materials.  Instruction will also include a basic introduction to colour mixing, clay, and collage.  Creative games, storytelling, and group circle times for show-n-tell may also be included.  New and returning students are welcome! Please note: because of the age range of the children, we do ask that parents stay for class. It's a great opportunity to share their excitement as they learn and discover their creative abilities.

Fee: $108  includes HST and supplies

Please note:  This class is full but we do keep a waiting list.  Let us know if you are interested in enrolling your child in this class and we'll contact you if a space becomes available.
Call us at 739-7623 or send an email to <annatempletoncentre@gmail.com>

Price: $108.00

Art Explorers (ages 6 – 8)

Date: new dates! September 17 - November 26 (no class October 8)
: 10 Sundays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Ages: 6 - 8
Instructor: Jason Wells and Emily Pittman

Activity-based learning will have your artist up to their elbows in exciting art projects that teach them new skills and allow them to explore new media. Kids will learn the basics of colour theory, structure, form and shading, and come home with art and craft pieces that show off their skills! Activities will include drawing, painting, print making, collage, and more! This short class is perfect for both beginners and returning participants.

Fee: $108 (includes HST and supplies)


Price: $108.00

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Art Stars: Learn from the Greats (ages 9 – 12)

Date: new dates! September 17 - November 26 (no class October 8)
Time: 10 Sundays, 11:30 - 1:30 pm
Ages: 9 - 12
Instructor: Jason Wells and Emily Pittman

Introduce your aspiring artist to a variety of techniques in painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture, developing their skills and fostering a love of art! Each lesson will draw inspiration from a local or famous artist and include a discussion on the artists style and significance in the history of art. Concepts will be introduced and developed from week to week based on each students previous experience, including fundamental techniques like perspective, shading, tone, value, portraiture, still life, and more. A great class to expand your child's knowledge of art and it's different forms, with plenty of hands-on activities! New and returning students welcome.

Fee: $189 (Fee includes HST and supplies)


Price: $189.00

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Sketching, Drawing & Painting (ages 13 – 17)

Date: new dates! September 28 - November 16
8 Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Age: 13 - 17 years
Instructor: Emily Pittman

A fun and educational class that teaches important techniques in art-making. You will try a variety of tools and materials including watercolour and acrylic paint, pencils, charcoal, pastel, ink, collage, print-making, and mixed media. Develop the skills you need to create beautiful artworks with exercises in perspective drawing, self-portraiture,still life, shading, contour drawing, and more. Then put your new skills to work in creating unique and expressive pieces of artwork that tell your story. These techniques are great for people interested in all forms of drawing and painting: sketching, realism, fantasy, abstract, mixed-media.

Both group and individual instruction will encourage students at their level of experience. New and returning students welcome!

Fee: $168 (Fee includes HST and supplies)


Price: $168.00


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