Drawing Stories: Illustration for teens & tweens

This course runs for six (6) weeks on Fridays from 4:00-5:30 PM (*NEW TIME!*)

Do you doodle, sketch, and draw in the margins of your notes? Yeah, me too. All that is fuel and practice for making the stories I love come to life on the page. Students in this class will gain more skills in drawing and the use of color, line, shape, and form to make characters and worlds pop from the page! We’ll work in pencil, ink, colored pencil, and watercolor to help you be the visual storyteller you’ve always wanted to be. Bring your imagination so you can make it a reality!

DATE: Fridays, October 7th through November 18th

TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

TUITION: $150 / $125

INSTRUCTOR: Jason Robert LeClair

About Jason:  Jason Robert LeClair has his Masters in Art Education from the University of Florida. He is also an honors graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA with his BFA in Media and Performing arts. A multi-faceted artist, he is equally comfortable behind a pencil, airbrush, keyboard, or tablesaw, Mr. LeClair lives life as an illustrator, author, set designer, theatrical director, and scenic and mural painter. His illustration credits include several magazine spots for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Pawtucket Public Library and RI Library Association. He has designed sets for over twenty years at a variety of venues in Boston, Hartford and Rhode Island.

Mr. LeClair is currently teaching at Cumberland High School and in the Continuing Education program at the Rhode Island School of Design since 2013. As a teacher, Mr. LeClair believes in the importance of art theory and the power of art making. Encouraging his students to create works as they discover their own artistic voices is his primary goal. He accomplishes this by teaching art history and theory as the students create.

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