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POSTPONED: Registration now open! School of Art Prep Studies Announces Fall Classes

September 24, 2021 — 

FALL CLASSES POSTPONED TO WINTER 2021.

 

The School of Art is excited to launch its Fall 2021 line-up of Prep Studies programming – inviting kids and teens to attend exciting online classes and grow creatively!

What we offer! Led by members of our outstanding faculty, each 60-minute online class creates a dynamic environment where students can expand their creative minds, build self-confidence and establish a foundation of technical skills.

Fall 2021 Classes

(AGES 11-17)

 

Drawn to Code

Mondays, October 18–December 20, 2021
This introductory workshop focuses on using computer code as a medium for creative expression, no experience is necessary! Students will learn how to create exciting, colourful, interactive, animated drawings using basic computational techniques. Instruction will take place on Zoom and will use the p5.js Web Editor, a browser-based creative coding tool that allows work to easily be shared over the internet. 

Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT.
Location: via Zoom
Classes: 10
Class length: 60 min.
Cost: $120 + Supply costs
Instructor: Matthis Grunsky
Registration deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021

 

Collect and Transform

Tuesdays, October 12–December 14, 2021
Through an exploration of drawing and collage, participants study traditional techniques and their applications in contemporary creative practice. Participants develop technical drawing and collage skills and practice creating meaning through visual language and context. The class culminates in the production of a small series of two-dimensional artworks.

Day: Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT.
Location: via Zoom
Classes: 10
Class length: 60 min.
Cost: $120 + supply costs
Instructor: Alana Macdougall 
Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 

Botanical Illustration

Wednesdays, October 13–December 15, 2021
Participants will learn about historical botanical and scientific illustration and develop skills in observational drawing. Applications of traditional techniques to contemporary creative practice will be considered as participants create a series of finished drawings based on real and imagined flora. 

Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT.
Location: via Zoom
Classes: 10
Class length: 60 min.
Cost: $120 + Supply Costs
Instructor: Alana Macdougall
Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 

Image Credit: Greg Pak, John Romita Jr. and Christina Strain. World War Hulk #5 (detail). Marvel, 2007

Image Credit: Greg Pak, John Romita Jr. and Christina Strain. World War Hulk #5 (detail). Marvel, 2007

Digital Comic Strip Drawing

Thursdays, October 14–December 16, 2021
This class is designed for students who are interested in developing a comic book story. Students will work from their own pre-existing ideas, or create something completely new. Together, we will brainstorm and develop overarching themes for each student’s story and we will work together to come up with complex worlds for these stories to exist within. These worlds will become the laboratory where students will create nuanced characters with refined personalities and attributes that respond to the qualities students imagine for their invented world.

Students will explore how comic books look and work. They will learn about drawing styles, panel layout, aesthetics, typography, and dialogue, and they will use these tools to create story arcs, develop characters, and build worlds for themselves. They will use their tablets to draw their own comic book, and they will present their work during class as a way to get feedback and gain insight into how their comic is being received.

Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT.
Location: via Zoom
Classes: 10
Class length: 60 min.
Cost: $120
Instructor: David Peters 
Registration deadline: Thursday, October 14, 2021

 

Learn more and register

 

Questions?

For all SoA Prep Studies inquiries please contact:

Jean Borbridge
School of Art Preparatory Studies Coordinator: 
Jean [dot] Borbridge [at] umanitoba [dot] ca
 

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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus) 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada 

Email: prepmusic [at] umanitoba [dot] ca
Tel: 204-474-9797
Fax: 204-474-7546
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