Free ‘Focus loves Arizona’ 5 week art program for Autistic and Special Needs Kids

Focus comic are proud to announce that they will be starting a New 5 week comic art program for autistic and special needs kids in Arizona.

This course champions autistic and special needs kids through comic art. The students will draw Focus, one of the worlds first autistic superheroes, themselves as a superhero against different Arizonian landmarks. They will explore self & identity plus different human emotions through comic art. Includes Pencilling, inking and coloring techniques. Students will receive a certificate of achievement featuring their art colored professionally by Focus comic creator Yvonne Wan. The certificate will resemble a Focus comic cover, which is a dream come true for those who love Focus, super heroes and comics.

The “Focus loves Arizona” art program will take place every Sunday via online classes on Zoom.

Group A started on Sunday 3rd October 2021. This group is now in progress.

We are still accepting students for Group B, C and D which commences Sunday 7 November 2021.

Duration of courses: 5 weeks.

Class Duration: 40 Minutes. Additional support is available if needed.

Group B Starts at 3PM Every Sunday

Group C Starts 4pm Every Sunday

Group D Starts 5pm Every Sunday

Class Duration: 40 Minutes Every Sunday. Additional support is available if needed.

Information about Focus comic and this 5 week program:

Focus comic features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, plus art by autistic interns. Focus comic creator Yvonne Wan will lead this art program with the support of her team. The Arizonian students will receive a certificate of achievement bearing their art professionally colored by Yvonne Wan as a reward for completing the course. There will be an online graduation ceremony for the students in week 5. The ceremony will take place on zoom.

This course is for Autistic and Special needs Kids ages 6-15 in Arizona.

How to apply: Please email [email protected] with the subject heading: Free comic art program for autistic and special needs kids in Arizona.

Deadline to apply is 6th November 2021.

Please provide the following info:

Students name:

Students age:

Parents name:

Parents telephone number:

Parents email:

City and State of residence:

Program guide:

WEEK 1

Title of the class: Focus loves Arizona: Part 1

Subtitle: One-point perspective Landscape drawing: Arizonian Desert, The Grand Canyon / Monument Valley and a Highway.

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 40 minutes.

The students will learn about the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us in Arizona, 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, feelings and emotions. The students will engage in transformative social and emotional learning.

Art material list: Pencil, A4 Printer size 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 Arizona: Part 2

Subtitle: Two point perspective Architectural drawing: Phoenix Corporate Center: Beginners &Advance class

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 40 minutes.

The students will learn about the beautiful architectural building of Phoenix Corporate Center. 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 size paper, eraser, long and short ruler. Sharpener.

WEEK 3:

Title of the class: Focus loves Arizona: Part 3

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

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 40 minutes.

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. Marker. Coloring Pencils or Markers.

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

WEEK 4

Title of the class: Focus loves Arizona: Part 4

Subtitle: Image Transfer Techniques, Scale & Composition.

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 40 minutes.

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 5.

WEEK 5

Title of the class: Focus loves Arizona: Part 5

Subtitle: Super heroes and villains in Arizona. Inking and Coloring. + Graduation Ceremony

Style: Japanese Kawaii Style (Cute)

Group Zoom Class Duration: 60 minutes.

The students will learn about inking and coloring techniques in this class. They will also learn how to present their ideas. The students will also graduate by the end of this 60 minute class.

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 send scans of the students art and submit them to the teacher by the end of each Sunday after class.

This 5 week art course is funded by an art grant from Arizona commission on the arts.