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Dynamic Design (10-14) – 8 weeks

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Instructor: Shelby Dawn Smith

In this 8-week session of art classes for children ages 10-14, we will explore design elements like pattern, symmetry, rhythm, and balance through a combination of two- and three-dimensional art projects.  The lessons will span a variety of artistic media and techniques including: drawing, painting, collage, origami, and printmaking. Participants will also learn about contemporary and historical artists that exemplify some of these design elements in their artworks.  Projects will include:

  • Paisley Perfection — a closer look at the origins and history of this teardrop-shaped motif popular in textile design through a mixed media project.

  • Repeat Patterns — inspired by William Morris, participants will learn how to turn any drawing into a repeat pattern.

  • Tessellations — how to make repeating “tiles,” inspired by M.C. Escher.

  • Comics as Art — a look at the art of Roy Lichtenstein, an artist who turned comic books into fine art.

  • Op Art — how to create optical illusions.

  • Notans — a Japanese term meaning “light-dark harmony.”

  • Origami Mandalas — exploring balance and radial symmetry through the art of paper folding.

  • Painting Music — interpreting rhythm and music through abstract painting, inspired by Paul Klee.

The course will run Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00pm from May 1 – June 19, 2024.The cost to register for this 8-week class is $275 (no tax), or $247.50 (no tax) for MUSE members. Limited to 12 participants. All materials are supplied.

Registration and payment are required to reserve your space in this class.  If you will be using Triple PLAY or another funding source, please contact us by calling 807-467-2201 so that our staff can make special arrangements.

Online registration: https://themusekenora.ca/events-and-programming/program-registration/ 

Online payment: https://themusekenora.ca/shop/Programming-c155771069 

Did you know?  Financial support may be available for you to enrol your child in this program.
Contact Triple PLAY Kenora to learn more.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 807-466-2785



May 1
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Douglas Family Art Centre
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Douglas Family Art Centre
224 Main Street South
Kenora, Ontario P9N 1T2 Canada
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(807) 467-2201