Digital/Traditional Sketching and Drawing classes for kids 8-12 years old
Online: Wednesday 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Dive into the comic world with our (Traditional or Digital) Sketching class!

Designed for kids who want to draw characters from their favourite games, movies and books. Taught by professional game design artist Ali Naqvi, this class will focus on teaching 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.


Students can bring either sketchbooks or Digital Tablets, the instruction will be provided for both digital and traditional media.

Subjects covered in this course:
  • Sketching three dimensional shapes with respect to proportions, value and line weight

  • Drawing an animal face, front and 3/4 view

  • Drawing an animal, front and 3/4 view

  • 1- and 2-point perspective

  • Drawing a face (human or human-like character), front and side view

  • Facial expressions 

  • Basic anatomy of humans/ human-like characters

  • Creating a unique character/ characters

  • Drawing a character/characters in motion

  • Drawing an animal in motion

  • Drawing a vehicle.

  • Drawing architecture.

  • Drawing a source of light.

  • Creating a comic with selected characters, animals and locations


iPad requirements for students interested in drawing in ProCreate:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2015, 2017 and 2018 models)

  • 11-inch iPad Pro

  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro

  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro

  • iPad (6th generation/2018 model)

  • iPad (5th generation/2017 model)

  • iPad Air 3

  • iPad Air 2

  • iPad Air

  • iPad mini 5

  • iPad mini 4

  • iPad mini 3

  • iPad mini 2

Our calendar for the 2019-2020 school year:


First day of trial (demo) classes: Monday, August 19, 2019

First day of fall classes: Tuesday, September 3d, 2019

Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 28th, 2019 - Sunday, December 1st, 2019 - Thanksgiving break (no classes)

New Year break: Monday, December 23th, 2019 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020 - winter art camps, no classes

Spring break SF: Monday, March 30, 2020- Friday, April 3, 2020 - spring art camp in San Francisco

Winter Break MV: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in Mountain View

Spring break MV: Monday,  April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2010 - spring art camp in Mountain View

Winter Break SJ: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in San Jose

Spring break SJ: Monday, April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020 - spring art camp in San Jose

Summer break: Monday, June 1, 2020 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020- summer art camps and classes

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