During the pandemic, Magnum Arts has provided online cartooning and drawing classes to children ages nine and up through Zoom, with each student learning at his or her own pace, with classes addressing each student’s interests and skill level. The emphasis is on self-acceptance, stress reduction, building self-esteem, and socializing (online) with other students, an important part of the experience.
“Hi, I just wanted to thank you for yesterday’s class. Casey kept drawing for hours after to finish his drawings. Between school lessons today he’s been drawing. He showed his friends his art and told them he “can draw now”. Rather than getting frustrated, he’s relaxed. You did that! Thank you.”
Magnum Arts has created a standalone drawing class for home-school students, unaffiliated with other home-school co-ops: The ICE Creative Classes program.
Hour-long classes are held online for students ages 9 -16 years old, and parents are absolutely welcome to sit in on the classes.
Cost: $75.00 for a nine week class (which breaks down to a mere $8.33 a class, less than a meal out at McDonald’s!). To inquire about classes for your homeschool activities or organization, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Drawing has never been fun for him…he is really putting himself out there. I think the socialization is very good for him. By the way you got a rare smile at the end. And after he left the class, he said ‘Wow, that felt good.’ He means drawing and your class. So now, I am a puddle of tears. Thank you for your class today.”
Plenty of visual references are used to inspire and engage students, bringing their skills and confidence to the next level, all in a fun, relaxing environment n which students also learn from each other.
Some of the concepts covered include:
Fun With Faces – Learn to draw faces and expressions
Drawing Hands – Learning techniques for drawing hands and figures
Sketching Basics – Learn how to relax and sketch without worry
Figure Fun – Drawing human figures and various poses
Keep It In Perspective – Draw rooms and buildings with proper perspective
Manga Magic – Drawing anime and manga
Charcoal Pencil Drawing – learning shading techniques with charcoal
My 16 year old thought the class was great! Michael provided helpful information about sketchbooks and pencils and worked a lot on hands and faces with her. –Kristina S.
My son has taken the course twice now. The instructor has been an encouragement to my son in attitude and skill. –Amanda
Sam absolutely loved this class. Michael was engaging and totally connected with him. I absolutely recommend this class! –Pauli P.
Again another amazing class with Mike. Sam walked away from class with big smiles and excitement for the next one. Thank you! –Pauli P.
My 13 y.o son loved this. He sounded engaged and interested the whole hour and said he wants to sign up again for next week. – Sarah T.
Jack loved this class very much. He’s looking forward to the next one. –Min L
Michael Lyman has been teaching the arts for over fifteen years in three states, and in Florida, has been a guest art instructor at area schools, in addition to the regular classes he teaches.
If you are interested in home-school art instruction for your co-op or school, email email@example.com, or call 727-492-0135 today!