Cartooning (8-13 yrs)
Old School is still cool! In this course we celebrate traditional ways of cartooning. Armed with pencil, pen, brush, marker, acrylic paint and scratchboard, explore this traditional/contemporary art form and tap into your inner storyteller as you create cartoons, imagery and narrative in a variety of genres. Working under the guidance of a professional cartoonist, projects may include creating storyboards, animation flip books, trading cards and collaborative comic book anthologies, as you learn the art of drawing, storyboarding and character development.
AGO Children and Family Programs offer an environment that is creative, non-competitive and open-ended, allowing young artists the freedom to explore their own potential and nurture their self-esteem, while building a strong repertoire of techniques and skills. These courses are enriched by regular visits to the galleries and collections of the AGO, providing an exceptional opportunity for learning and creativity.
The philosophy of children’s art classes at the AGO is inquiry-based and focuses on an exploration of the creative process. We take a multi-media approach that allows for a diversity of art-making processes, techniques and materials. This may at times be a less traditional approach than you may expect, with skills and concepts sometimes delivered and taught through engaging, contemporary projects.
All materials are included. This course meets in the AGO's Weston Family Learning Centre.
ATTENTION: No class on Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20.