1:00pm-2:00pm Fridays     Ages 9-13

This class is open to aspiring artists of all levels! Throughout the year they will explore color, shape, texture and line -- beginning with still life and progressing to interpreting famous works of art. T.J. will also take the students on a journey through time as he weaves history and the cultural influences that affected the great artists the students will be studying.

While we will continue to emphasize the individual vision of the students exploring art with individual challenges, this year we will introduce a themed challenge where, over the arc of the year, they will be creating, writing and drawing their own children’s book!

This will involve many aspects, from character creation to story development (even retelling classic tales) to the concepts of layout and putting the book together!

We will look at famous examples and methods -- pencil, pen, watercolor, and collage -- to create the art as the books develop!

Teacher: T.J. Glenn

Teel James Glenn is a graduate of Parson’s School of Design, worked as an illustrator for many years, and has taught comic book art at Different Directions in the past. He is the winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark 'Best Author of the Year.' Epic ebook award finalist. P&E winner 'Best Thriller Novel',"Best Steampunk Short".


Fall 2018: $260 + $20 material fee

Sept. 14th, 21st, 28th; Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Nov. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th; Dec. 7th, 14th (13 days)

(No Classes Nov. 23rd Day after Thanksgiving)


Winter 2019: $200 + $20 material fee

Jan. 11th, 18th, 25th; Feb. 1st, 8th, 15th; March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 22nd Winter Break)


Spring 2019: $200 + $20 material fee

March 29th; April 5th, 12th; May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; June 7th (9 days)

(No Classes April 19th, 26th Spring Break)