Jason Doll, a professional animator who has completed projects for companies like Nikelodeon, shares the down low on his Cartooning class at the Steinbach Arts Centre:

"It is very rewarding being an instructor for the age group in my cartooning / illustration class. For the first class, I told everyone that we would work at whatever pace suited each person. I have a vast age range in my class and wanted everyone to feel comfortable in their drawing achievements. Little did I know, I would be blown away from the talent that was exhibited!

We did figure drawing, using both live models (students taking turns in gesture drawings) as well as working from references. Again, the artistic talent was really something to be admired – at all levels.

It is wonderful to see that the students in the class really take their art seriously and are there to further expand their artistic knowledge and skill. That’s how it has always been at

Steinbach Arts Council. The kids are there because they really love art and want to learn. Often the class is very quiet, because everyone is so focused.

I hope they enjoy the class and learn that they can do more than they thought they could artistically. I hope that attitude reflects whatever they attempt in the future – be it art or any goal they may have."

Our fall session for Cartooning is just wrapping up, but keep an eye out for Winter sessions! Cartoon Illustration is an excellent opportunity for ages 10-16 to learn how to "draw funny" as well as learn the principles of cartoon drawing. Call (204) 346-1077 to learn more about this class and more.

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About the Steinbach Arts Council

The Steinbach Arts Council, an umbrella organization for performing and visual arts groups, enriches the lives of our community through development of local artists and musicians and exposure to professional art forms. The Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre is a home for all these groups and their programs. It’s purpose is to create an environment where all arts disciplines can work together under one roof and share their resources and their talents with each other, and the entire Arts Community!

For more info, visit steinbachartscouncil.ca.