Comics and Animation (Ages 7 and up)

Explore the entire spectrum of Comic Books and Animation artwork in this series of drawing programs specifically designed for enthusiastic artists who love cool stuff. Unlock the secrets of how to approach a drawing and finish it with professional flare as you expand your creativity by creating new characters and situations.

These classes are perfect for anyone who might be looking to someday join the comic book, animation, video game, or movie industry as an artist.

 

 

  • Anime/Japanese Cartooning

Ages 7 -12

Animation and comic books from Japan have taken the world by storm! This incredible drawing program will introduce students to what makes anime (ah-nee-may) and manga (mah-n-gah) so special as they create their own characters and write their own stories.

Anime/Manga is an extremely popular, widely available style of art rooted in a deep culture. It can be about any topic imaginable, from super heroes  to everyday dramas, and everyone reads them! Now, a wide array of manga can be found at any bookstore around the world.  Through this program, students will develop a hard focus towards understanding and developing the anime style and will create their own multi-paged anime style bible.

 

  • Character Design for Comics and Animation

Ages 7 -12

Discover an entire universe of characters and stories that’s waiting for you inside your imagination! In this drawing program, students will learn the structure of figure drawing as they create their own diverse range of characters, outfit them with costumes, equip them with props, and develop a world for them to live in.

Students will learn how their favourite comic books and cartoons are brought to life as they visualize their own characters using the same techniques as the professionals.

Duration: 1.5 hour

  • Comic Book Storytelling

Ages 7 – 12

Experience how a comic book comes together in this one-of-a-kind sequential art program. Here, students will take their drawing skills and creativity to the next step as they explore light and shadow using ink, establish backgrounds and camera angles, work with scripts, and finally make their artwork come to life in fully rendered comic pages utilizing advanced visual storytelling techniques. The projects in this course are just like what professional comic book artists work on.
(Must have completed Character Design for Comics and Animation)

Duration: 1.5 hour

  • Manga for Teens

Animation and comic books from Japan have taken the world by storm! This incredible drawing program will introduce students to what makes  anime (ah-nee-may) and manga (mah-n-gah) so special as they create their own characters and write their own stories.

Manga is an extremely popular, widely available form of art with a deep culture. It can be about any topic imaginable, from super heroes  to everyday dramas, and everyone reads them! Now, a wide array of  manga can be found at just about any bookstore around the world.  Through this program, students will explore the rich storytelling possibilities that can be found in manga, further their drawing  abilities, and gain expert illustration skills to make their characters and situations into fully developed pages of manga artwork.

Duration: 2 hour

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