online art camp for kids 8-12 years old
June 28 - July 2
This camp will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us.
Devices and software is not provided. Please make sure to prepare one of the following options:
- Laptop or desktop with Photoshop installed, plus Wacom or similar graphic tablet;
- iPad with Procreate installed plus Apple pen.
Designed for kids who want to draw characters from their favourite games, movies and books, this class will focus on teaching digital drawing fundamentals to students 8-12 years old. Students will learn to draw realistic and comic figures from scratch, create vehicles and locations, and tell stories through comic panelling.
Sign up times are available for half-day (choice between morning 9am-12pm and afternoon 12:30pm-3:30pm), or full day (9am - 3:30pm). Full day sign-ups offer more lab time available with the teacher, lectures will be repeated for the afternoon arrivals to keep everyone on the same page from day to day.
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.
If camp or class is cancelled due to gathering restrictions or shelter in place order placed by state or county authorities, similar online camp/class will be held instead. Students can cancel their registration if online learning does not work for them, with the full credit towards future in person camp/class.
Understanding software: a series of short exercises.
Learning to Drawing a face! Human and animal faces: what is similar, what is different. Face, profile, and 3/4 view.
Drawing a face of a favourite cartoon character.
Drawing a human! Proportions of adults, children, and cartoon characters. Basic anatomy. Creating a unique character.
Drawing your character in motion: a walking , sitting, jumping etc.
Understanding areal and linear perspective. Designing a landscape that will work well with your character.
Learning to draw buildings, cars, and other objects. Understanding shading.
Starting work on the final project: a small comic strip.
Finalizing the comic strip.