2018 Youth Programs
Alternating Mondays starting January 22nd, 2018.
Love drawing comics, graphic novels, and Japanese style illustrations? Join our Manga illustration and animation club!
Club members meet at CAL every other Monday from 4:30-6:30 PM to draw, share ideas, and just talk about all things Manga. Members may work on independent projects or collaborate with other members to produce work for publication.
This club is open to all ages. The 6-week Manga class with Fatima Atie, (or some equivalent experience) is considered a qualifying prerequisite.
Nurture your child’s love of art!
Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Session I - January 13th - February 17th
Session II - March 10th - April 14th
Children will learn Art FUN-damentals through a variety of media, as they explore the language of creative expression. Every term expands each child’s artistic horizons, whether they’re new to art or repeating the class. Materials included.
Member price: $90/6-week session
Regular price: $100/6-week session
Creative Fun Days
School’s out – art’s in! Fun-filled, full day art programs at a great value on CPS scheduled days off.
New art explorations and activities in a range of media are introduced at each Creative Fun Day, making each program a unique experience for participating students. Children participate in gallery activities that encourage active looking and engagement with original works of art in the CAL gallery. Students also gain exposure to enduring ideas that have shaped art of the past and present, here and through other nearby cultural resources. Kids take art breaks throughout the day with children’s books, games and puzzles.
Monday, February 5th
Friday, February 16th &
Monday, February 19th, 2018
9:00 am-5:00 pm each day
Member price: $40/day
Regular price: $50/day
Register for all 3 and save 10%! (Please register by phone to receive this offer 573.443.8838)
Tuesdays, 2:30-4:00 PM
or Thursdays, 1:45-3:15 PM
January 23 - May 10
(No class Feb 27 and Mar 1, True/False Film Fest)
Designed to help homeschooling families nurture their child's creativity, this 15 week program builds artistic skills and knowledge through enriching hands-on activities, group discussion, and creative collaboration with classmates. Every semester is completely unique, so young artists can enroll year after year!
Thursdays, March 8th - April 12th
(Youth and Adults welcome!)
Experienced and talented artist-teacher Fatima Atie will guide students through the entire process of creating and illustrating original Manga/Anime characters.
Students will learn:
♦ Basic ‘Anime’ anatomy for both sexes and how to apply it to different ages, body types, different ethnicities and special features; (mostly frontal view)
♦ Different facial expressions and how to exaggerate them in order to express true emotions or intentions- as in how to make the character alive.
♦ Hands gestures and feet movements
♦ Hair texture and motion
♦ Simple body postures and the way the body parts move with the changes.
Requirements: No illustration background knowledge is required. Everyone may start from scratch. At the end of the course, students will have acquired the knowledge to create a simple Manga Character.
Advanced instruction can be offered to more advanced illustrators involving shading with colors, inking and hatching (black and white Manga), perspective and complex poses, materials and fabric within clothing, backgrounds, storytelling, etc.
♦ Sketchbook (A4 OR A5), preferably one with faded yellow pages.
♦ Pencils: HB, B1, B3, B6.
♦ Black inking pen, preferably staedtler (0.1 and 0.4) OR Unipen (0.2 and 0.4)
♦ If you have Comic books or Manga books you're willing to study more about, feel free to bring them to the class.
Saturdays, April 21 - May 26
10 AM - Noon
This class offers age-appropriate drawing skills that help young artists advance their art to the next level. Students will acquire new skills while having fun in a low pressure learning environment.