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Champaign Park District offers a wide variety of Visual Art classes. Register online now or scroll down to view this season’s selections.


 


ART BEAST

Ages 5-11
Put your creativity to work using recycled resources, glue, paint, and more! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity. New fun ideas will be posted in each 2-hour studio time slot. Let your inner art beast loose with us!
Questions: melanie.kahler@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3919
  


 


COMICS FOR KIDS

Ages 6-11
Explore the world of comics! Comic strips, comic books, and even manga will be our creative inspiration. Students will create characters and build stories and worlds. Learn new drawing and discovery techniques to bring our stories to life and share with others. A supply list of around $15 is required.
 
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


DRAWING FOR KIDS

Ages 7-12 | Level: Beginner
Kids will explore the exciting skill of drawing through age appropriate discoveries and lessons. Use of drawing, shapes, and other innovative activities will grow your child’s ability to see the world around them and great spatial awareness with confidence. A supply list of approximately $15 will print at the time of registration.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this program.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


SKETCH YOUR WORLD

Ages 14+ | Level: Beginner
Be creative on your own terms! Sketchbooks are a small, yet amazing creative tool for you to express yourself anytime, anywhere. Learn techniques on how to see and draw the world around you quickly and expressively. We’ll learn ways to expand your creativity so you can create the world inside your head beautifully in the pages of your sketchbook. A supply list of approximately $15 will print at the time of registration.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this program.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


Courageous Collaging | NEW!

Ages 7-11 | Level: Beginner
Courageous collaging! In this class we will collect and use materials of different textures, colors and patterns to construct various collage art projects. Come explore the world through the sense of touch and learn to use different materials to manipulate shapes and arrangements of various textures, forms and color. Expect to get messy with: glue, buttons, tissue paper, twigs, feathers, felt, stickers, contact paper, corrugated cardboard, etc. A supply list of approximately $20 will print at the time of registration.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this program.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


ANIME & MANGA: HOW TO DRAW CHARACTERS

Ages 11+ | Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Study the dynamic and imaginative art of Japan’s greatest and current Anime (cartoons) & Manga (comic) artists. Learn the techniques and materials used by professional artists in Japan and American, as we explore and discuss examples. Discover ways to draw people and characters expressively and accurately. Learn drawing techniques and character building to bring your characters to life. This class may be repeated to continue developing skills. A supply list of around $35 is required.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


ANIME & MANGA: DYNAMIC CHARACTER

Ages 11+ | Level: Intermediate
Grow your drawing skills and take your love of anime and manga to the next level. Students will learn the secrets of drawing accurate clothing and using light and shadow to increase the emotional appeal of your artwork. This class will develop your creativity skills to make dramatic single character and group illustrations. Learn how artists develop and apply their individual style to their work. This class may be repeated to continue developing skills. A supply list of around $35 will print at the time of registration.

Prerequisite: Anime & Manga: How to Draw Characters

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this program.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


BEGINNING WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Ages 18+ | Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Create wonderful works of art with this exciting medium through different materials and techniques. Learn how to create your compositions as we explore landscapes and still life subjects. Discover how to use materials to achieve your artistic pursuits. We will explore and practice effective ways to control the watercolor paint to bring your vision to life! A supply list of around $85 will print at the time of registration.

There is a $35 non-refundable fee for this program.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS AND INK | NEW!

Ages 18+ | Level: Beginner/Intermediate

“Drawing” inspiration from items around the house, students will learn how to use their
materials to create form and depth, utilize negative space, and play with edge as they create small drawings using colored pencil and ink pen. Instructor Paula McCarty, MFA, will guide you through this Zoom-based class. Supply list of approximately, $40 will print at the time of registration.

There is a $35 non-refundable fee for this program.

Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3909


 


 

 

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