Cindy Longland wll conduct a Learn to Draw workshop at Sybil Andrews Cottage.

Kids can learn to draw in Campbell River this summer

Kids will have a chance to explore their artistic eye at Sybil Andrews’ cottage this summer

Kids will have a chance to explore their artistic eye at Sybil Andrews’ cottage this summer.

The City of Campbell River Recreation Department is offering learn to draw courses that introduce children to a very simple, easy method of continuous line drawing. Learn to Draw is a great opportunity for children to learn how to successfully draw everyday objects, and people. No previous experience is required; just a curiosity to explore with your eyes!

The Learn to Draw instructor is Cindy Longland, who has diplomas in fine arts as well as graphic design and illustration and continues to share her talents with the community teaching both children and adults classes for the City’s recreation department.

Students will draw groupings of everyday objects, and even their fellow students, using a single light source to observe light and shadow.

Simple watercolour/acrylic washes of colour and felt pen will be applied to these drawings.

Later in the week, children will move outdoors to apply this same line drawing method to capture the many details surrounding the beach cottage and the shoreline landscape. A finale art show will be displayed on Friday, and family members are invited to attend the session wearing a smile, as your children will be doing your portrait!

The art classes are scheduled to be held at Sybil Andrews Cottage from July 9 through 13. Classes for seven and eight-year-old children will be held between 9 and 10:30 a.m., followed by classes for nine and 10-year-olds from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes for youth 11 and older will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost of the program is $60 per child.

For more information regarding summer programs, please call the City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department at the Community Centre, 250-286-1161, or the Sportsplex, 250-923-7911. For regular updates, “like” campbellriverrec on Facebook.