Focus loves Tempe: Free online Military Vehicle Art Program for Autistic and Special Needs Kids / Youth

** We are still accepting new students up to September 10th 2022 **

Focus comic are proud to announce that they will be starting a new 6 week free comic art program on how to draw Military Vehicles. The online program is for special needs and autistic kids and youth in Tempe (None Tempe students can apply to attend a different free comic program by clicking here). The program is suitable for 6-17 year olds. The “Focus Loves Tempe: Military vehicle” art program will take place every Sunday via online tutoring week 1-5. Each week our students will draw a different military vehicle representing different branches of the military. We will have an in person graduation ceremony where the students will have their art on exhibit in week 6 at Justice Comics Store in Tempe. We will have Lieutenant JG Dearmon from the US Navy attending the in person graduation event as a special guest to present the certificates and prizes to our graduates. Our students will have the opportunity to learn how to salute for fun if they want as an option at the graduation ceremony. There will be graduation gifts/prizes for the kids courtesy of Focus comics/Yvonne Wan, and The US Navy.

Focus comic features one of the worlds first autistic super heroes, professional comic talent plus autistic interns. Award winning Focus comic creator and artist Yvonne Wan will lead this art program with certified art teacher and professional Comic artist Douglas Hebert and Certified Special Education teacher Theresa Deacon. The Tempe students will receive a certificate of achievement bearing their art that resembles an official Focus comic cover as a reward for completing the course.

Program for: Tempe Special needs and autistic kids / youth (Kids that reside in Tempe, or have educational/therapy services in Tempe).

Ages: 6-17.

Cost: Free

When: Each Sunday online on Zoom. Students will be allocated either the 2pm time slot or the 4pm time slot.

Duration: 6 weeks: 5 zoom classes plus one graduation ceremony. Optional additional support if needed. Each zoom class is 40minutes in duration.

Start date: August 7th 2022. Note: There is no class during labor day weekend *Sept 4). Graduation date: September 18th 2022.

Where: Online art tutorials via zoom for week 1-5. In person graduation event at Justice comics store in Tempe.

Graduation date: September 18th 2022. 10am. Justice Comics Store in Tempe.

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

Deadline to apply to experience the full program is August 6th 2022. Applications after the program start date will be considered. Last date to apply would be September 10th.

Please provide the following info:

Students name:

Students age:

Parents name:

Parents telephone number:

Parents email:

City of residence:

Program guide:

Each week our students will be taught how to draw Focus the autistic superhero, and themselves alongside a military vehicle comic style. Our students will be taught step by step on how to draw the vehicle through an online zoom class. Our students will learn technical drawing skills including one point perspective art, symmetry, how to depict different emotions/facial expressions through super hero characters. The program focuses on drawing the shape of military vehicles.

Art supplies needed: Paper, Mechanical pencil, Eraser, Long and short Ruler, Thin and thick black markers.

Please scan your art and email it to the teacher by the end of the day.

Additional one to one feedback classes are available by appointment to the students for those needing extra support. 

Our Tempe students will be presented with their certificate of achievement featuring their art that resembles a Focus comic cover as a digital reward for students completing the course successfully. Students attending the graduation ceremony in person will be presented with a special gift courtesy of Focus comic.

This 6 week “Focus Comic Loves Tempe: Military Vehicle” art program is partially funded by a City of Tempe – Community Arts Grant.