Events & School Visits

Are you looking for an artist to teach a workshop for your school or event? I've delivered art programs and workshops in schools and non-profit centres, including Burnaby Public Library, Place des Arts, and British School of Guangzhou.

Please contact me at janice@youngartistsplace.com with teaching inquiries. I'd be happy to work together to develop a program for either kids or adults! References available upon request.

After school art program at Little Cedar

After school art program at Little Cedar

Comic Stories workshop at Burnaby Public Library

Comic Stories workshop at Burnaby Public Library

Sample topics

Here are some topics I've spoken and taught on before. I'm also happy to create a custom plan with you based on any lesson or themes you might want to tie in to.

Comic Stories

A 4-6 hour workshop that can be spread out over a number of sessions. I've delivered this workshop twice now at Burnaby Public Library, with great success! Covers the whole process of creating a one-page comic story, from brainstorming to scriptwriting to artwork. Tailored to any age 6 and up.

Portraiture / Caricature

A 1.5-2 hour session on drawing believable faces and capturing likeness. Can add an extra session to include adding colour with watercolours. For Grades 4 and up. Also for teens and adults!

Digital Art

A 2 hour workshop on basic drawing and inking techniques using digital software. Can add extra sessions to cover colouring. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience already. For Grades 7 and up. Best for teens and adults!

I spoke to Grade 4 students at the British School of Guangzhou about the process of creating the comic  Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤 . We then got students to group up and create their own bilingual comics, using sound effects and onomatopoeia in both their native and second languages.

I spoke to Grade 4 students at the British School of Guangzhou about the process of creating the comic Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤. We then got students to group up and create their own bilingual comics, using sound effects and onomatopoeia in both their native and second languages.