Drawing Classes

Class Schedule Overview

Magnum Arts classes are MORE POPULAR THAN EVER!

“My other part of my 24 hour vacation was watching Michael Lyman (Magnum) teach art to teenagers. He is an amazing teacher: funny, talented, and kind. Instead of instructing at the front of the room, he goes to each table and engages with every child, encouraging, teaching, and when necessary, gently nudging them out of their comfort zone. Each child chooses their subject matter, style, drawing tools, and speed. Some kids repeat the class over and over because it is not a standard format; they would never be bored because they create their own class every week. I am so impressed (and jealous that I’m too old to take this class). WOW!”

–Holly Schaeffer

Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg:

Drawing and Illustration For Teens – two sessions to choose from: Saturdays 9:30 – 11:30am, OR 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Drawing and Illustration For Teens: The Next Level: Saturdays 11:30am – 1:30pm

The original Drawing and Illustration For Teens class has been run for over eight years and now is sold out on a regular basis; a SECOND class has been created to meet the demand. The Drawing and Illustration For Teens – The Next Level is designed specifically for teens (and adults) who are looking for more in-depth art instruction, covering more advanced concepts.

Students draw what they want to draw, focusing on areas where they want to improve, with no pressure to keep up, and students often learn from each other in a fun, non-judgmental atmosphere.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for all ages, teens and adults and revolve around what students wish to learn, with an emphasis on nurturing the creative spirit and building self-esteem.

Private lessons in drawing, photography and Adobe Photoshop are usually conducted in the home of the student (for students under eighteen, a parent or legal guardian must be present for the duration of the lesson). Like the classes, the atmosphere is fun, relaxed and uplifting.

This inspiring girl has SMA and can only move one finger of one hand, but loves to draw. Private lessons using a computer drawing tablet has helped open a new world for her. We have worked on drawing hair and faces, perspective, shading and the human body (image shared with permission).

CLAP! Co-Op

The CLAP! co-op is an educational cooperative which consists of homeschooling families from the Pinellas County area working together to provide a gathering place for children to engage in learning and social opportunities. Its mission is to provide a quality environment in which children are nurtured while engaging in classes and activities in a climate of mutual respect. The co-op offers classes for elementary, junior high and high school ages.

Cartooning and Drawing: Tuesdays, 12 – 1pm

Other Art Classes Available:

Art-As-Therapy Programs (above) – Michael Lyman provides art as therapy classes to veterans and their families, and to at-risk teens in juvenile detention facilities in the Tampa Bay area. Not open to the public, these programs are specifically tailored to teach students how to use the arts for emotional healing and suicide prevention.

Digital Photography 101 (above) – This fun, informative course removes the mysteries from your digital single lens reflex camera and helps you take better pictures. Available on Skillshare, the course consists of five short video lessons, averaging about four minutes in length, with supplemental material to help you overcome the intimidation factor of your camera.

Create Your Own Graphic Novel (COMING SOON!) – Ever wanted to illustrate your own story, but had no idea where to even begin…? Michael K. Lyman, whose own graphic novel Dark Office has been published on Amazon’s Comixology platform, has created this fun, innovative class that takes you through every step, which will soon be available online! Watch the first video of the course to learn more!