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Introduction to Drawing & Illustration for Teens

98 Water Street,, DUMBO

Introduction to Drawing & Illustration for Teens

Suitable for Teens 11- 16 yrs

Mondays 4:15pm-6:15pm held LIVE in-person in our studio in Dumbo.

This is the perfect introductory class to the important skill of classic drawing. In just a few weeks-develop confidence working with sketches & demonstrate strong compositions. Explore classical principle techniques for achieving accurate proportion & a comprehensive approach to linear perspective. In the first few weeks, we will develop an eye for line- form & tone in still-life arrangements using a combination of pencil, charcoal or inks. Practical exercises on how to draw using the right side of the brain, how to draw curves, use contour technique & straight line approximation technique, the essentials of drawing ellipses, drawing a cylinder, hemispheres & how to employ horizontal lines & vanishing points, & how to use cross contours to give your drawings a sense of volume and accuracy. Learn how to level lines to double check accuracy & ensure the lengths of your lines are accurate, how to use the midpoint establishment to ensure the two major halves or your drawing are accurate- these classic exercises help you learn how to see shape and form. In the last few weeks of the course, we will put together all the techniques to create more ambitious accurate finished drawings.

Sign up options

  • Sign up for monthly discounted Class Pack & save big!
  • Individual day/ single day sign ups offered where available are offered as taster options

PLEASE NOTE While we do offer individual class sign up options in this course, it is primarily for those who have missed the start of the course. We encourage everyone to sign up for a full class course. It is the only way to learn skills in this media. Please note if you are signing up for one individual class, this will only serve as a taster session or introduction to this media, it is not possible to learn this craft in a two hour siting. Please manage your expectations when signing up for single class dates.

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This class is held live in our studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Limited availability & safety restrictions apply

During the ongoing crisis, anyone attending an in-person class must agree to adhere to all CDC & NY Safety guidelines

  • All classes are drop off only.
  • It is mandatory for all students to wear a mask that covers their nose & mouth upon entering our studio & at all time during the session.No masks are to be removed while in the studio for any reason.
  • Social distance must be observed at all times (as recommended 6 ft apart)
  • We are limiting traffic at our studio, parent or guardians a drop off & pick up must kindly remain outside.If a parent/ guardian insists on entering at drop off or pick up, they must wear a mask to cover their nose & mouth & maintain social distance with all staff and students.Only one person can enter per student, no other family members can attend, this includes siblings and friends, unless they are registered for a class.
  • We do not allow parents or guardians to attend in-person classes with students.If your child is nervous to attend a class on their own, we suggest contacting us and w would also suggest an ONLINE DRAWING CLASS or ONLINE Private session instead.
  • Please do not bring any non-essential items to our studio, particularly any soft toys, extra clothes, bags, scooters etc
  • We do not allow children to share food or drinks during class.
  • Please speak with your children prior to attending of what is expected of them
  • For anyone who is not comfortable with adhering to our safety guidelines we suggest signing up for ONLINE sessions instead.
  • We appreciate how tough it is to adapt in these challenging times & thank you for your cooperation!


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Our gorgeous light-filled airy studio is located in beautiful scenic Dumbo, our home for the last 12 years where we have been serving the communities of Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Park Slope & downtown Manhattan & beyond. And now with our online experiences we are reaching right across the country to California, Netherlands & more!

We are a small business, headed up by international artist Donna-Maree Wilding (known to everyone as DM) from New Zealand.

We value each and everyone of our clients, many of those who have been attending our classes for years.

We are open 7 days a week offering ONLINE & IN-PERSON classes to
Adults 18 +
Kids 5-8
Teen 9-16
Toddler artists 22 months- 3.5 yrs.

It is our goal to provide you with an inspiring artistic experience that will nurture your creative life & ultimately reward you in many ways & years to come!

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