Focus loves Tempe – Special Event for Tempe Kids – Free Zoom Classes championing Special Needs Kids

** We are currently accepting new students! Group B starts Soon! Please apply today **

Focus is one of the world’s first autistic super heroes. Project Focus maintains dignity for autistic individuals by removing the stigma. Focus runs a free art camp. We champion kids with special needs.

Certified Social Cultural Anthropologist and award-winning Artist Yvonne Wan, and Certified Art Teacher and award-winning Artist Douglas Hebert have created a special 5-week superhero art course for Tempe kids (Kids who live or study in Tempe). The students will learn to draw themselves as a super hero along side Focus and a bank robber.

Students will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course. The certificate will feature the students pencil art, which will be colored digitally by Yvonne Wan. The certificate will resemble a Focus comic book cover.

A new class will commence soon. The classes will be each Saturday at 2pm for 5 weeks.

Please email us at: [email protected] with the following information if you are interested in applying for a free place on this five week course. 1. Name of student. 2. Age of student 3. City of resident. 4. Parents name. 5. Parents email. 6. Parents telephone number.

We have limited places available for Tempe kids for this course, so please apply as soon as you can.

The students will be provided free art education via zoom. This 5 week art class is partially funded by a City of Tempe community arts grant”.

The kid’s art will be displayed online as part of an online art exhibit. There will also be a highlights film at the end of the course that showcases local special needs talent.

The five-week course provides a unique arts/culture opportunity for Tempe Kids. It inspires and develop social and artistic skills of underrepresented artists and cultural groups. The course also builds community relations; meet a community need and expand participation through arts/culture.

Classes are every Saturday.

Group A: 2pm Every Saturday

Group B: 2pm. Every Saturday – commencing 13 February 2021

Week 1:

Title of the class: Focus loves Tempe: Part 1

Subtitle: One-point perspective Landscape drawing: Tempe Desert, Hole in the Rock and Highway.

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 60 minutes.

Plus one sketch.

Each student also receives an optional one to one zoom class mid-week to receive feedback on their progress. The students will also have the opportunity to develop their presentation skills during this one to one session on zoom.

The students will learn about the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us in Tempe, plus a little bit about bio diversity. The students will learn how to draw kawaii (cute) style. They will learn how to draw landscapes from a one-point perspective, bio diversity and the art of depicting different facial expressions. The students will engage in transformative social and emotional learning.

Art material list: Pencil, A4 Printer paper, eraser, long and short ruler. Sharpener.

Please keep this art work in a safe place as we will need it in week 4&5.

Week 2:

Title of the class: Focus loves Tempe: Part 2

Subtitle: Two point perspective Architectural drawing: Tempe City Hall: Beginners &Advance class

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 60 minutes.

Plus one sketch.

Each student also receives an optional one to one zoom class mid-week.

The students will learn about the beautiful architectural building of Tempe City Hall. The students will learn how to draw kawaii (cute) style. They will learn how to draw buildings from a two-point perspective with a non-technical and technical approach. The students will engage in transformative social and emotional learning.

Art material list: Pencil, A4 Printer paper, eraser, long and short ruler. Sharpener.

Week 3:

Title of the class: Focus loves Tempe: Part 3

Subtitle: Super heroes and Villains. Character Design. Scale. Postures.

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 60 minutes.

Plus one sketch.

Each student also receives an optional one to one zoom class mid week.

The students will learn how to draw Focus the autistic super hero, themselves as a super hero and a bank robber making his escape. The students will learn about drawing to scale, different postures, facial expressions; light and shadow. This class enriches the students understanding of self and identity. The students will learn how to draw kawaii (cute) style. The students will engage in transformative social and emotional learning.

Art material list: Pencil, A4 Printer paper, eraser, long and short ruler. Sharpener.

Please photo copy this completed art in time for the class commencing week 4.

Week 4:

Title of the class: Focus loves Tempe: Part 4

Subtitle: Image Transfer Techniques, Scale & Composition.

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 60 minutes.

Plus one sketch.

Each student also receives an optional one to one zoom class mid week.

The students will learn how to apply image transfer techniques, scale and composition in class. Students will learn techniques that create the perception of distance and depth through scale and composition.  The students will engage in transformative social and emotional learning.

Art material list: Pencil, Original sketch from week 1. 2 Photo copies of student’s art produced in Week 3. Eraser, Sharpener. Scissors. Ball point pen. Regular Black Sharpie.

Please keep this art work in a safe place as we will need it in week 4&5.

Week 5:

Title of the class: Focus loves Tempe: Part 5

Subtitle: Super heroes and villains in Tempe. Love conquers all! Inking and Coloring.

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 60 minutes.

Plus one sketch.

Each student also receives an optional one to one zoom class mid-week.

The students will learn about inking and coloring techniques in this class. They will also learn how to present their ideas.

Art material list: Original sketch from week 4. Coloring Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener. Thick and thin black marker. Long and short ruler. Optional: White gelly roll pen. Derwent blender and burnisher pencil.

Please scan this completed art and submit it to Yvonne Wan.

Please email us at: [email protected] with the following information if you are interested in applying for a free place on this five week course. We have limited places available for Tempe residents for this course, so please apply as soon as you can.

Name of Child:

Age of Child:

Gender of Child:

Name of Parent:

City of residence:

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