Art Classes By Toonstop

Hi there, and thank you for your interest in art classes with me!

My name is John, and I’m a concept artist and character designer. I teach art classes that address the creative needs of students who might want a little deeper of an art education than what may be permitted by the tight constraints of art education in most public and private schools.

My mission with my classes is to provide education that enables students to bring their artistic vision from their minds to the paper.

During each session I work with small groups of students (four at a time for now) who are close enough in skill level to be taught in a group context. My educational technique works by:

• Instilling foundational knowledge relevant to their specific creative needs

• Addressing specific creative desires by teaching according to specific student questions

• Helping students learn to overcome artistic frustration

• Teaching students that failure and mistakes should not be feared, but learned from

I teach classes in six week semesters with one week breaks in between to process new students if any.

Scheduling & Fees

Classes are currently $10/class per student.

If you are registering siblings, cost is $10 for the first child and then $5 for each additional brother or sister.

Classes are currently scheduled throughout the day on Thursdays with considerations for the summer schedules of families near the Grandville area. We are also trying out daytime hours during the 2018-2019 school year in order to accommodate homeschool families!

Classes take place at the Grandville Hobby Lobby located at 4525 Canal Ave SW.

Classes are currently on Thursdays with eight periods available:

Mornings: (Beginning June 14th, 2018)

9AM to 9:55AM

10AM to 10:55AM

Afternoons: (Beginning June 14th, 2018)

12PM to 12:55PM

1PM to 1:55PM

2PM to 2:55PM


5PM to 5:55PM

6PM to 6:55PM

7PM to 7:55PM

Four seats are available at each period. Students should register in order to secure a seat in class. Past that, vacant seats are first-come-first-serve.

My calendar is available below to display the hard schedule for the current and next semester, as well as tentative schedule for the year.


Registration is not necessary to attend class, but it will ensure that you have a seat secured for your student.

If you wish to register your student for the next semester, please say so in the form below. You do not need to commit to the full semester to reserve a seat, but a retainer for at least one session must be paid if you wish to secure your student’s spot. A seat retainer is the cost of one session of class, and you will not need to render further payment for the first class once the retainer is paid.

If you contact me and there are already four students in a class slot, I will place you on a waiting list for the next availability for that time. A retainer is still required if you wish to secure a seat once it becomes available.

If you show up without registration or without contacting me, and I am already at capacity, I unfortunately may need to turn you and your student away for that evening, though I will be more than happy to place you on the waiting list. 

If you or your student is interested in my program, I invite you to contact me using the form below! Registry and general inquiry about my program are handled through this form.

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