Category Archives: Art Class Information

Cartooning for Kids-February 3, 2017- Art on Location

Cartooning for Kids Classes

Comic classes

I will be teaching a cartooning workshop for kids in conjunction with Art on Location Program with Dawn Angela Seeley. This workshop will be part of Dawn Angela’s larger art class program for kids. To learn more about the classes or to register please visit her website at dawnangela.com.

Learn how to draw cartoons, caricatures, comics and more. This workshop will be held at the following location.

Whole Foods Market
1st Floor Learning Centre
301 Cornwall Road,
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
9:15am-12:15pm

Please register through www.dawnangela.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers art classes specializing in caricatures, cartoons, comics, and more. We offer classes for public and private individuals clients looking for programs on cartooning and associated expertise. To learn more about Bruce and upcoming classes or to view his online art instruction videos check out his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com/artinstruction.

Cartooning for Kids-March 16, 2017-Art on Location Program

Creating a comic book page

I will be teaching a cartooning workshop for kids in conjunction with Art on Location Program with Dawn Angela Seeley. This workshop will be part of Dawn Angela’s larger art class program for kids. To learn more about the classes or to register please visit her website at dawnangela.com.

Learn how to draw cartoons, caricatures, comics and more. This workshop will be held at the following location.

SDA Church
2013 Bronte Road
Oakville, Ontario
9:15am-12:15pm

Please register through www.dawnangela.com

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge Productions offers art classes specializing in caricatures, cartoons, comics, and more. We offer classes for public and private individuals clients looking for programs on cartooning and associated expertise. To learn more about Bruce and upcoming classes or to view his online art instruction videos check out his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com/artinstruction.

Drawing in Pen and Ink-February 14th-March 7th, 2017

The beauty of the pen and ink technique is that you can explore expressive line in exquisite detail. Explore both traditional and innovative approaches to line drawing. Demonstrations introduce you to the different types of pens, papers and inks. Learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple, line and crosshatch techniques. This class will be held in the gallery space.

209A: Drawing in Pen & Ink Level 1

Instructor: Bruce Outridge
Tuesdays, 7 pm to 10 pm
Start February 14th, 2017
This classes is 4 weeks
Non Members cost $100.00 Members cost $85.00

Register directly with the Oakville Art Society at www.oakvilleartsociety.com

Tom-Thomson-Caricature

About the Artist

Bruce Outridge is an artist, author, and instructor from Burlington Ontario Canada. He is available for workshops and classes on a variety of mediums and subject matter from cartoons and caricatures to Pen and ink or digital art. To learn more about Bruce or book him for your next class visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Cartooning for Teens Art Classes-November 21 and 28, 2016

Dawn Angela Seeley is holding a cartooning workshop through her Studio program. I will be teaching cartooning on Monday November 21st and Monday November 28th from 6:15pm-8:15pm. To learn more about the classes or to register please contact Dawn Angela Seeley Studios directly through the information below. The seating is limited for this event so don’t delay.

Cartooning for Teens

November 21 / November 28, 2016 – 6:15pm-8:15pm
Dawn Angela Seeley
Crackpot Studio, 295 Robinson St., Oakville
www.dawnangela.com/lessons 905.849.7966 artist@dawnangela.com

Please register directly with Dawn Angela’s Studio

Comic Art Classes

About the Instructor

Bruce Outridge is a professional cartoonist from Southern Ontario Canada. He specializes in the art of caricature and cartoons and is the creator of several published comic strips including the Pride Junkie, Highway Blues, Bear & Knuckles and more. Bruce’s services include live caricature entertainment, advertising and editorial illustration, and custom design services. He is available for workshops and classes throughout Southern Ontario. To learn more about Bruce and his work visit his website at www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Learn to draw caricatures on your iPad-February 16,2016

Beginning February 16, 2016 I will be teaching a class on how to draw caricatures with your iPad. This class will be held at the Oakville Art Society and seats are filling up fast. For more information or to register for the class please visit the Oakville Art Society at www.oakvilleartsociety.com

Begins February 16, 2016-4 classes

7-9pm -Tuesdays

Check out Bruce’s art class page for more information

Evaluating Art Classes for Kids

Have you ever tried to choose an art class for your child and looked into so many different choices that you ended up missing the boat on all of them? Many parents have and from a point of view of an instructor I feel that the parents are worried more about the value of the money and not enough about the value to the child. So how do you choose something suitable for your child?

First of all look into the orgranizations in your area, have they been around a while, are there a variety of courses, etc? Can you read about the instructors, view their work, do they the have the knowledge you are looking for on the subject matter being taught? After evaluating the organization evaluate the pricing and courses, are they age appropriate, is the subject of interest to your child? Thirteen year olds don’t want to be in a class with seven year olds, or even ten year olds. Feel free to ask about references on the instructor if not well known because personalities do matter when teaching classes.

Once that has been done evaluate your child, this will be the hard part for many parents. Everyone thinks their child is better than they actually are, don’t push them beyond their interest limit. Create a plan for them if they are really interested in art. For instance I have many students who just want my cartooning class, but I try to get their parents to enroll them in more traditional drawing classes, courses with other instructors, etc. This gives them a well rounded view of the art world and will improve their skills much better than just taking a cartooning class with the same instructor. Also make sure your child can follow along in class, remember it is not the same structure as in school. I suggest if a child takes two or three courses with an instructor then it is time to change it up. Just the difference in perspective can teach the student a lot.

How do you know if your child is interested in art? Do they practice at home without being told? Do they show enthusiasm when completing projects from school in art? Have they signed up for extra art related courses at school? Do they read or look at art related materials such as comics, picture books, etc? If so then an art class may be the next step, if you are still not sure then buy them some cheap art materials and see if they get used. Most of all make it fun for them. When I teach I have the music on, I tell them jokes that are appropriate, etc. I have been into some classes that were so dull I don’t know how the students didn’t fall asleep. Remeber if the fun is there the skill will follow!

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is an illustrator, cartoonist, and instructor from the Southern Ontario area of Canada. He can be reached through his website at http://www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com

Encouraging Younger Artists

It’s March Break in many parts of North America so programs for children and young people are in full swing. If you are heading up any of those programs or are like me doing some teaching over this period no doubt you will see all kinds of skill levels from students in your classes. No matter how bad the work may seem to you it is important to be supportive. Realize if no one is able to create the projects that you have set out it may be too hard for the skill level of your class.

I myself am a self taught artist and much of the reason for that is I lacked that support from my teachers in the early years. If the teacher didn’t like to draw then the class had very little drawing projects. That made me not pursue further art classes as I grew up as drawing was my main interest. So it is important to be flexible and encourage your students as it may greatly affect how they think of art in the future. You may be teaching the next famous artist, you wouldn’t want to be the reason that person dropped out from the wonderful world of art.

Teach to the level of your class, not the level of your education!

Have a good week in class.

About the Author

Bruce Outridge is a professional illustrator and cartoonist from Ontario Canada. More information can be found on his website http://www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com