online art course for kids/teens 12-18 years old
This course teaches character design from the ground up: starting with fundamentals like anatomy, gesture, and shape design. Students will learn to create original characters from scratch. Bring your sketchbooks or drawing tablets, instruction will be provided for both digital and traditional media!
It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.
14 weekly online classes:
- Thursday 4:00-6:00pm Pacific Standard Time:
September 9 - December 16, 2021
9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
DAY 1. Character: Realistic Head Drawing
DAY 2. Character: Stylized Head Drawing
DAY 3. Character: Realistic Human Anatomy
DAY 4. Character: Stylized Human Anatomy
DAY 5. Character: Creating a unique character: drafting and outlining.
DAY 6. Character: Creating a unique character: coloring and finalizing the drawing.
DAY 7. Concept Art: Perspective and Backgrounds.
DAY 8. Concept Art: Vehicles and moving objects
DAY 9. Concept Art: Weapons and Tools.
DAY 10. Concept Art: Animals and Creatures
DAY 11. Concept Art: Creating character’s companion and surroundings.
DAYS 12. Final Project - Full-color illustration: drafting and outlining.
DAYS 13. Final Project - Full-color illustration: coloring, working on details.
Day 14: Final Project - Full-color illustration: finalizing.
sketchbook (or sketch paper)
- bristol or mixed use paper
- colored pencils
- markers (brush tip preferred)
- black liner
Sample instructional video:
We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start.