Welcome to Draw Club! Every week during the school year we explore new drawing exercises together with other kids who love to draw! Cartoons, comics, card making, t-shirt making, posters, graphic stories, still life, color theory and so much more. Ages 7 and up.

Welcome to Draw Club!

Every week during the school year we explore new drawing exercises together with other kids who love to draw! Cartoons, comics, card making, t-shirt making, posters, graphic stories, still life, color theory and so much more.

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Holland Draw Club!

Grand Rapids Draw Club!

Fridays: 17 W. 6th St

10-Noon: Drawing on Character

1-3 PM: Homeschool Draw Club/PBL

3:30-5:30 Public School DC/PBL Project


Thursdays: 1676 Viewpond Dr SE #2A

10-Noon: Drawing on Character

1-3 PM: Homeschool Draw Club/PBL

3:30-5:30 Public School/PBL Project


Drop-In Price: $10 per student, payable that day. $5 for each additional child in same family. Classes are å la carte, but regular attendance is suggested for the 3:30-5:30 PBL Project Class.

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Draw Club

1-3 PM     Ages 7 & Up

Draw Club PBL

3:30-5:30PM    Ages 7 & Up

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Drawing on Character

10AM-Noon     Ages 4-7

See Course Descriptions Below

PBL Price: If you have a Home School Student in West Michigan (or a Hamilton Public Schools Student) and would like funding to attend Draw Club as a Project Based Learning class, please contact Kristie Noguera at knoguera@hamiltonschools.us. Regular attendance is suggested, and a $10 materials fee will be assessed each semester.

Weekly exercises designed to give kids a very well rounded education in illustration and visual story telling. Home School PBL students welcome.


Purple dates are Holland

Blue dates are Grand Rapids


September

13/14 Cartoon Characters

20/21 Mutliple Character Sets

27/28 Cartoon Expression


October

4/5 Full Body Expression/Gesture

11/12 Action and Environment

18/19 4 Page Graphic Story

25/26 Finish the Story


November

1/2 Write out to Layout

8/9 Four Pager of Your Own

15/16 Shading, Light/Dark, Shadow

29/30 Wildlife Still Life


December

6/7 Christmas Cards

13/14 Poster Development

20/21 Jam Comics


End Semester One


January

10/11 4 Frame Cartoon Strips

17/18 Single Panel Cartoons

24/25 Cartoon Series/Treasury

31 Tandem Cartoons


February

1 Tandem Cartoons

7/8 Drawing Superheros

14/15 Superhero Layouts

21/22 One Page Comic

28 Drawing Manga Heads


March

1 Drawing Manga Heads

7/8 Manga Bodies

14/15 Action in Manga

21/22 Full Manga Layout #1

28 Full Manga Layout #2


April

4/5 Spring Break

11/12 Ways of Seeing/Drawing

18/19 Color Basics & Exploration

25/26 Live Model Drawing


May

2/3 Storyboarding for Film

9/10 Using Photoshop/Tablet

16/17 Animation 101

23/24 T-Shirt Design #1

30/31 T-Shirt Design #2


June

6/7 Water Color Painting


End Semester Two

Normal Draw Club for Public School students (see left), and semester projects in cartoons or graphic novels for Home School

PBL students.


Purple dates are Holland

Blue dates are Grand Rapids


September

13/14 Building Characters

20/21 Expression & Gesture

27/28 Backgrounds/Perspective


October

4/5 Story and Visual Development

11/12 Making Visual Choices

18/19 Thumbnails

25/26 Team Input, P1 Pencils


November

1/2 Inking Technique/Studio Time

8/9 Studio- Pencils & Inking

15/16 Sharing/Analysis, Studio

29/30 Studio- Pencils & Inking


December

6/7 Studio- Pencils & Inking

13/14 Finish Projects

20/21 Final Sharing


End Semester One


January

10/11 Intro to Graphic Stories

17/18 Building Characters 2

24/25 Complementary Characters

31 Expression, Gesture, Action 2


February

1 Expression, Gesture, Action 2

7/8 Backgrounds/Perspective 2

14/15 Story and Visual Dev. 2

21/22 Making Visual Choices 2

28 Analysis & Thumbnails 2


March

1 Analysis & Thumbnails 2

7/8 Final Edits

14/15 Team Input, P1 Pencils

21/22 Inking Technique 2/Studio

28 Studio- Pencils & Inking


April

4/5 Spring Break

11/12 Studio- Pencils & Inking

18/19 Sharing/Analysis, Studio

25/26 Studio- Pencils & Inking


May

2/3 Studio- Pencils & Inking

9/10 Finish Projects

16/17 Finish Projects 2

23/24 T-Shirt Design #1

30/31 T-Shirt Design #2


June

6/7 Water Color Painting


End Semester Two

Weekly art exercises, creative activities, stories, and games that help young children learn character/

social skills with the

Goo Guys & Gals.


Purple dates are Holland

Blue dates are Grand Rapids


September

13/14 Creativity

20/21 Patience

27/28 Self-Control


October

4/5 Responsibility

11/12 Courage

18/19 Timeliness

25/26 Alertness


November

1/2 Wisdom

8/9 Obedience

15/16 Determination

29/30 Attentiveness


December

6/7 Humility

13/14 Initiative

20/21 Joyfulness


End Semester One


January

10/11 Dependability

17/18 Persuasiveness

24/25 Discernment

31 Deference


February

1 Deference

7/8 Availability

14/15 Beneveolence

21/22 Resourcefulness

28 Justice


March

1 Justice

7/8 Empathy

14/15 Forgiveness

21/22 Gratefulness

28 Hospitality


April

4/5 Spring Break

11/12 Truthfulness

18/19 Thoroughness

25/26 Sincerity


May

2/3 Thriftiness

9/10 Enthusiasm

16/17 Flexibility

23/24 Generosity

30/31 Tolerance


June

6/7 Diligence


End Semester Two

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