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Now more than ever, art can help lift our spirits and support our well-being. Stay connected with the Public Art Centre at home with our online activities, exhibitions and explore your local artists. Visit our Access to Art online art education page for great programs and activities.
This video is a great introduction to the element of LINE. It explores how the style and direction of a line changes the feeling and emotion for the artist and the viewer. It includes examples by artists, definitions and art terms as well as hands-on art activities to experiment and explore the element of line.
The Power of Thumbnails
In this video, we look at the benefits of doing rough sketches and thumbnails, before drawing up your comic! We look at an example of a title page used for a comic book, and offer great advice while doing it! Helpful advice that will make drawing your comic book easier and more organized!
Drawing an Anime Character Part Two
In this video, we pick up where we left off from PART 1. Let's finish drawing an anime character, while also getting helpful tips on how to break down drawing some difficult parts of a character! Learn how inspiration can be used from references! And most of all have fun learning how to build and construct your own characters at home!
Comic Book Making Tips & Tricks
In this video, Julianne goes over the tips and tricks to make a successful and dynamic comic book! Breaking down what you need to succeed with your comic book dream! As we go over the process, we also take a look at Merle "Ting" Tingley's artwork! Learn more about him on our website listed in this description. So have fun getting started with these tips and tricks!
Permanent Collection Puzzles
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Walter Redinger: Garden Party One and Two
Ron Milton: Artist Tour
Online: Tell Me Something… Selections from the Permanent Collection
Online: Stanley Lewis "CITY" Selections from the Permanent Collection
Online: Isolation as Inspiration Selections from the Permanent Collection
Online: Say Cheese Portfolio Selections from the Permanent Collection
Clark McDougall Colouring pages...
Clark McDougall (1921-1980) was a St. Thomas, Ontario artist whose work reached critical acclaim before his untimely death in 1980. Survey exhibitions of this artist from St. Thomas were presented at the McIntosh Gallery, the University of Western Ontario in 2011, the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre and at The Elgin County Museum, St. Thomas. Clark McDougall’s paintings are highly regional in content with a strong emphasis in recording rural landscapes and the world around him. Clark McDougall’s works are in numerous public collections in Canada. The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre has the largest collection of Clark's artwork. We care for over 430 drawings and paintings by Clark McDougall. In 2017, we featured many unseen works from the generous donation from the McDougall Group, in the exhibition, "the Relentless Pursuit...". The following colouring sheets were produced as a colouring book to raise funds to care for the works in the permanent collection.
We would like to acknowledge the support of the Emergency Community Support Fund within Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation supported by the Government of Canada. A very big THANK YOU to our members, donors and sponsors who know the value in art education and support everyday!