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SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

The AC Art Nook is our little online corner of creativity. Like any good nook, it is warm, inviting and cozy. It’s a space to create, a space to play, and a space to share.  

Our nook is made for and set out to create a thoughtful space online where a community of young artists can explore their own creativity through online lessons that perfectly balance art theory and self-creation. Through engaging and age-appropriate art lessons, the Art Nook is a safe space to explore the wondrous, fun and powerful possibilities of art with friends. 

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Membership
BECOME A NOOK MEMBER

While classes can be registered for on an individual basis, artists can also become a Nook member. A Nook Membership allows access to our online community of sharing through Google Classroom and will include at-home challenges and personal teacher feedback and guidance. Young artists will also be featured in our first virtual art exhibit in August. 

Rules
OF THE NOOK

We create for progress not perfection.
We listen openly.
We respect everyone.
We are always kind.
We are challenge champions.

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SHAPES MAKE CHARACTERS

MONDAY | JUNE 29, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-2

Learn the limitless possibilities of shapes in drawing!

Objective
: Students identify shape and form through experimenting with ways to make everyday shapes into human characters. 

Artist Focus: Pablo Picasso

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

PIKACHU STAYS HOME

MONDAY | JUNE 29, 2020
4:45PM-5:30PM | GR 3-7

Learn to draw the iconic Pikachu in this Manga-inspired class!

Objective: Students identify interior versus exterior key visual elements. Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that improve drawing techniques and outcomes (symmetry & proportion). Make a look at the history of Manga to better understand the artform

Artist Focus: Tracy West

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

PEEK-A-PLANET

THURSDAY | JULY 2, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Make an imaginative planet and alien folding surprise!

Objective: Students practice fine motor skills. Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that improve drawing techniques and outcomes (symmetry & proportion).

Artist Focus: Usborne

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

MINECRAFT MAGIC

THURSDAY | JULY 2, 2020
4:45PM-5:30PM | GR 3-7

Delve into the world of bricks in this Lego/Minecraft-inspired drawing class.

Objective: Students identify interior versus exterior key visual elements. Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that make 2D flat surfaces appear 3D.

Artist Focus: Mona Brookes

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

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FINGER BITER

MONDAY | JULY 13, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Create the illusion of an adorable dinosaur biting your finger. Don’t worry, he’s gentle!

Objective: Students identify different forms and shapes used to replicate a dinosaur (building on “shapes make characters”) . Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that make 2D flat surfaces appear interactive with the 3D real word.

Artist Focus: Nat Lambert

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

NOT MY BALLOONS

MONDAY | JULY 13, 2020
4:45PM-5:15PM | GR 3-7

Oh no, my balloons! Create a drawing of balloons that your hand is holding!

Objective: Students identify different forms and shapes to aid in drawing an everyday object (building on “shapes make characters”). Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that make 2D flat surfaces appear interactive with the 3D real word.

Artist Focus: Jennifer Lipsey

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

PENCIL POKER

WEDNESDAY | JULY 15, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Create an animal/creature or character being poked by your pencil!

Objective: Students identify different forms and shapes to aid in imaginative drawing . Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that make 2D flat surfaces appear interactive with the 3D real word.

Artist Focus: Jennifer Lipsey

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

OUCH, DON'T PINCH ME!

WEDNESDAY | JULY 15, 2020
4:45PM-5:30PM | GR 3-7

Ouch, don’t pinch me! – Create a character being pinched by your hand!

Objective: Students use imaginative drawing skills to concoct a character and it’s features. Students practice seeing-eye drawing capabilities (watching and replicating). Students learn about elements of drawing/design that make 2D flat surfaces appear interactive with the 3D real word.

Artist Focus: Jennifer Lipsey

Materials: Coloured pencils/markers, drawing pencil, paper (any type), eraser, Sharpie (ultra fine and fine).

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ICE CREAM DREAM: MIXED MEDIA

MONDAY | JULY 27, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Create cheeky and whimsical ice cream cones with this mixed media project!

Objective: Students learn about American artist Wayne Thebaud, and why he was considered a “Pop Artist”. Students practice fine motor skills with cutting and watercolour painting. Students explore concepts of background and foreground in 2D picture planes. How do we know there is a background and foreground in this picture ?

Artist Focus: Wayne Thebaud

Materials: Construction paper (2 colours), drawing pencil, mixed media/watercolour paper, watercolor tray set (6-24 colours), Googly eyes (4), kid sized scissors, small paint brushes (1 square, one pointy), glue stick/white glue.

ICE CREAM DREAM: WATERCOLOUR

MONDAY | JULY 27, 2020
4:45PM-5:15PM | GR 3-7

Ice cream cones were never dreamier with this watercolour lesson!

Objective: Students learn about American artist Wayne Thebaud, and why he was considered a “Pop Artist”. Students practice layering and application of watercolour painting. Students explore concepts of displaying light in 2D picture planes. How do we know there is a background and middle ground & foreground in this picture

Artist Focus: Wayne Thebaud

Materials: Watercolor/mixed media paper 1 page, watercolor tray set (6-24 colours), 2 small paint brushes (1 square, 1 pointy), cup of water.

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BURGER LOVE: MIXED MEDIA

WEDNESDAY | JULY 29, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Learn the art of putting together a scrumptious burger!

Objective: Students learn about American artist Ron Magnes and his love for food art . Students practice drawing skills including identifying shapes in food. Students explore the artform of collage and practice their fine motor skills in cutting..

Artist Focus: Ron Magnes

Materials: Construction paper 6 colours (red, green, beige, brown, yellow & your choice), kids size scissors, glue stick, drawing pencil.

BURGER LOVE: WATER

WEDNESDAY | JULY 29, 2020
4:45PM-5:30PM | GR 3-7

Create a collection of colourful burgers that really pop!

Objective: Students learn about American artist Andy Warhol and his love for popular objects. Students practice overcoming obstacles in artmaking. Students explore the artistic concepts of bold colour portraiture and repetition.

Artist Focus: Andy Warhol

Materials: Watercolour paper (1 page), drawing pencil, scissors, watercolor tray set (6-24 colours), eraser, masking tape.

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CAKELICIOUS: MIXED MEDIA I

MONDAY | AUGUST 10, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Create a collage piece that’s as delicious as it is personal!

Objective: Students learn about American artist Sheila Marshall. Students practice fine motor skills including more complex scissor skills, (an add on skill to the last burger collage). Students explore the art of collage and building 2D picture planes.

Artist Focus: Jeff Koons

Materials: Construction Paper (red, pink, beige (or just copy paper you can colour), plus 2 colours one of your choice), drawing pencil, kids sized scissors, glue stick/white glue, copy paper (white paper of any type).

CAKELICIOUS: MIXED MEDIA II

MONDAY | AUGUST 10, 2020
4:45PM-5:30PM | GR 3-7

Learn how to create a layered art piece that really takes the cake!

Objective: Students learn about American artist Andy Warhol and his love for popular objects. Students practice overcoming obstacles in artmaking. Students explore the artistic concepts of bold colour portraiture and repetition.

Artist Focus: Jeff Koons

Materials: Watercolour paper (1 page), drawing pencil, scissors, watercolor tray set (6-24 colours), eraser, masking tape.

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PIZZA PATTERNS

WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 12, 2020
3:45PM-4:30PM | K-GR 2

Pizza-making that’s all about colour and patterns! 

Objective: Students learn about pointillism, patterns and the Japanese Pop Artist Yayoi Kusama. Students practice creating patterns and repetition in artwork . Students develop an understanding of how to apply mixed media materials such as Oil Pastels.

Artist Focus: Yayoi Kusama

Materials: 1 piece of black construction, drawing pencil, kids sized scissors, glue stick/white glue, 1 sheet of copy paper/mixed media paper (white paper of any type), oil pastel set.

IN THE FRUIT BOWL

WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 12, 2020
4:45PM-5:30PM | GR 3-7

Draw and design a beautifully arranged fruit bowl!

Objective: Students learn about the fundamental concepts behind Pop Art. Students practice skills in various media and learn how to put them together in one artwork. Students develop more complex drawing skills related to shadow, and layering.

Artist Focus: Roy Lichtenstein

Materials: 1 piece of construction paper any colour, drawing pencil, kids sized scissors, glue stick/white glue, copy paper (white paper of any type), 1 sheet of watercolour paper small, coloured pencils/markers, cellophane or metallic wrapping paper (any colours), watercolour tray set, brushes (at least 2 sizes, one sm pointy, one medium square).

Meet your teacher
MISS JESS

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Jessica Trestain has lived in Vancouver for the past eight years. Her journey into Art Education started many years ago with her passion rooted in drawing, painting, sculpting, photography and printmaking. She attended TAFE College in South Sydney where she earned her Diploma in Visual Arts before going on to study at the College of Fine Arts at University of New South Wales where she completed her Bachelor of Art Education with a major in Painting and Drawing and a minor in Video Art. As the School of Visual Arts Manager, her goal at the school is to create a full and rewarding visual arts program for all students so that they grow up with a love and appreciation for the arts from a young age. 

Join the
NOOK
NOOKLING K-2

Monday Class Member – $45

Wednesday Class Member – $45

All Classes Member – $85

NOOKSTER GR 3-7

Monday Class Member – $45

Wednesday Class Member – $45

All Classes Member – $85

NOOK MEMBERSHIP

A Nook Membership will enroll your child through the summer term which includes classes in both our Drawing Series and Pop Art Party. (June 29 to August 12)  Fall Term will be announced soon!

Nook members will be given private Google Classroom access where they will be able to engage with other like-minded Nook artists under the guidance of the teacher. Challenges and extension work will be provided to increase depth of learning and understanding of the concepts covered in class. 

Nook artists will participate in a virtual art exhibit in August where they will be able to proudly display and show their work.

WHAT DO I NEED?
(ASIDE FROM A WILLING SPIRIT)
  • A quiet space with a surface and comfortable chair
  • A device with a camera and a mic running on a stable and fast WiFi connection
  • Items on the Materials List for class
  • Authenticated Zoom account and Zoom client installed

A NOTE ABOUT SECURITY AND PRIVACY
Your family’s security and privacy continues to be a top priority. Please be assured that we continue to stay up-to-date with latest security and privacy settings available with Zoom.

ZOOM: Along with strict teacher protocols set up by the school, the use of unique meeting ID’s and passwords, the use of waiting rooms, the requirement of your teacher being online before anyone can sign-in and locked classes give us the confidence in utilizing this platform for our live classes.

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