Young Artists' Place is a small private art studio for children and teens run by Janice Liu. Students of all abilities are welcome, and I provide personalized instruction and a focused environment to create. My teaching goal is to help young artists become the best version of themselves, artistically.
Here's what you can expect from my classes:
• I focus on teaching use of tools, as well as practical drawing and painting skills, without stifling personal style or expression. My belief is that when students gain confidence and the feeling of mastery over art tools and techniques, they can then use these tools to express their own artistic voice more authentically.
• I share my own methods as a practicing artist - watching another artist demonstrate a technique is one of the most useful ways that young artists can learn.
• I get to know each student as a person and an artist, and I place the utmost importance on listening to what they are interested in and what they need help with.
The studio space:
Before moving here to the Vancouver area, I studied at the University of Toronto and taught at the Children's Art Studio at Artscape Wychwood Barns. I've been painting and creating digital art on the computer for over 10 years.
I am constantly practicing and growing as an artist myself. My personal specialties are digital illustration, cartooning, and portraiture. Right now, I'm drawing and co-writing a multimedia webcomic with Project 40 Collective.
If you're interested in seeing my work, please visit my portfolio site at www.janiceliu.com!