Drawing Exploration and Character Design for Grades 2-5 (2:00)

Drawing Exploration and Character Design for Grades 2-5 (2:00)

Course: Drawing Exploration and Character Design for Grades 2-5 

Instructor: Florbela Nienaber

Email: naturalliving4us@gmail.com

Price: $285

Curriculum: Self Developed

Required Art Supplies

  • Drawing pencils (mechanical pencil or 2b pencil and an eraser), coloring pencils, markers, crayons, tempera paint sticks. or watercolor brush pens for grades 4-5 (pick one or bring all for a variety)
  • 9x12 drawing pad or mixed media pad 90-140lbs  (mixed media pad is best for paint and markers. Canson and Strathmore have great paper) with perforation holes
  • Waterproof black marker or ZIG writer
  • Tempera paint sticks 
  • Watercolor Brush Pens 

 ART/SUPPLIES HOLDER (optional):  Plastic tool boxes or plastic craft boxes with handles are great to hold art supplies. Plastic binders with separate dividers are great to hold artwork. 

tool box

accordion binder

Duration: 26 Weeks

Coure Description: Keeping up with demand, this class will be an overflow of art created in other classes to accommodate age range—unless I see a need to cover a specific study. Learn to draw with simple shapes. The sessions will cater to the younger grades with basic drawing skills, however my instruction will provide other techniques to elevate and challenge the drawing for older grades as well—the younger ones may even copy them. We may cover a variety of topics from basic drawing, perspective, to character design. Students will also learn to create different facial expressions.


This class is taught by Florbela Nienaber.  Florbela attended Valencia College in Florida pursuing an education in Fine Arts.  In addition she attended local community schools expanding her art skills and mediums.  A mentorship with Disney Imagineer kickstarted her career in sculpting for Disney and Universal Studios.  Since then she's explored other art forms while raising her children. Inspired by children's literature, she took to creative writing. She got her start writing puppet scripts for her church, which later transitioned to short stories.  Florbela has attended children's literature writing & illustration conferences and has participated in writing critique groups. During her children's elementary years she taught art to budding artists in the community and homeschool groups.  On weekdays she homeschools her two girls, but some evenings and weekends she opens her studio to art and pottery classes for both children and adults in Kernersville.