Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Arts

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information. Also, please let us know if you have an idea for a course that you would like to see offered.

Cartooning XFIN 0460

Explore the world of cartooning! In this introductory course you will learn how to create characters and design simple environments for them to live in. You can explore what style of cartooning suits you and find out what your strengths are. Once you are able to design your characters, you will learn how to string along a story line and bring your cartoons to life in their own world!

Minimum age: 12 years old. There will be a supervised lunch, you will need to bring a bag lunch. You will also need to bring a large drawing pad and sketch pencils.

Fee: $225

Dates: Nov 17 & 18

Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 3pm

Photography Essentials XPHO 0610

Not sure how to get the most from your camera? Catching those memorable photos is always challenging, especially with children or during holiday get-togethers. If you would like to learn how to take a better picture with your camera, this course can help.

This introductory course will cover:

  • your camera and accessories
  • controlling exposure
  • aperture and shutter speed
  • composing interesting photographs
  • using the on-camera flash
  • creating painless people pictures

Students will need to bring their Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera to class.

This course is usually offered in the spring. Watch for upcoming course information or contact Continuing Studies at 250.392.8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.


Bio for Jesse Madden


Jesse Madden, Beginner Photography Instructor: Jesse was born and raised in Williams Lake and graduated from OUC with a Fine Arts Diploma in 1999. Jesse then moved on to being accepted into the Photography program, at North Island College where she spent 10 months immersed in nothing but photography before graduating with a diploma in 2000. Jesse provided photography-related work in Victoria for 4 years before moving back to Williams Lake in 2005, when she then started Jesse Madden Photography in 2011.  She has been busy developing her photography style along with learning new techniques, gathering a wonderful client list and teaching others her love of photography. She is an outgoing, talented artist with a love of outdoor activities and nature. Jesse has a professional, easy-going nature that puts people at ease.