Youth Drawing Classes

Introduction to Drawing
5PM-6PM
3rd-5th Grade Class
Join us for an exciting introduction to the world of drawing. This four-week course aims to teach foundational drawing skills and foster children’s creativity and expression in a supportive setting. Students will explore various techniques, from shading, blending and cross-hatching with graphite to experimenting with the bold strokes and textures of charcoal. Each week, students will leave with a completed piece to feel proud about, from landscapes to fun florals.
Foundational Drawing
6:15PM-7:15PM
6th-8th Grade Class
Your child will have just as much fun in our foundational drawing class for teens. Expanding on skills introduced in our children’s class, students will also explore and learn about value, contrast, composition, and much more using graphite and charcoal. In addition to technical skills gained from this course, teens can expect to creative in a supportive and fun community that emphasizes collaboration. Projects in this course range from observational drawing to animal studies.
Teacher, Gabbi Dolin, is a self-taught artist and big sister who grew up in Fowlerville, MI. Painting has been a special interest of hers since she was about 12 years old, and she enjoyed elective art classes throughout grade school and college. Gabbi graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in psychology in 2022 and is now a year and a half into a master’s program at Wayne State University for both Counseling and Art Therapy. She is the assistant director and an instructor at D&M Art Studio as well as program coordinator for the Partnership, where she gets to use her passion for art and working with kids to help run the ACE program. She has also had a lot of fun getting to paint the windows for the Factory. In her personal art, she loves using references from art and design history, especially art nouveau styles. She frequently includes animals and floral elements in her work. And has recently received an honorable mention for her piece “Nouveau Ballet” in the Three Cities Art Club’s Juried Exhibition at Westland City Hall.
Teacher, Gabbi Dolin, is a self-taught artist and big sister who grew up in Fowlerville, MI. Painting has been a special interest of hers since she was about 12 years old, and she enjoyed elective art classes throughout grade school and college. Gabbi graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s in psychology in 2022 and is now a year and a half into a master’s program at Wayne State University for both Counseling and Art Therapy. She is the assistant director and an instructor at D&M Art Studio as well as program coordinator for the Partnership, where she gets to use her passion for art and working with kids to help run the ACE program. She has also had a lot of fun getting to paint the windows for the Factory. In her personal art, she loves using references from art and design history, especially art nouveau styles. She frequently includes animals and floral elements in her work. And has recently received an honorable mention for her piece “Nouveau Ballet” in the Three Cities Art Club’s Juried Exhibition at Westland City Hall.