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$480 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Jul 06, 9:00am - Jul 10, 3:30pm Pacific Time (5 sessions)

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Full day class
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 10 - 16 years old
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this kids art class:

The online camps will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. Art materials will be available for pick up from the studio few days before the start of the camp (dates and details will be provided).

Ever had an awesome idea for a story or a picture but didn't know how to make it happen? 

Come join fellow fans of comics and animated shows to take your drawing skills to the next level! This five-day camp offers a freeform project-based experience where studets can create comics and illustrations of their favorite characters, both original or from existing media, while being guided with advice for anatomy and proportion, posing, perspective, composition, color choice, and the process from sketching to inking to coloring.


Bring your own lunch and snacks (or buy them next door).

Copic markers and other high-quality art materials provided.


Day 1:
 Introduction

  • Introduction to drawing people. We will go over proportions, structure, and tips for drawing gestures and dynamic poses. The focus will be to create a character or a group of characters each student will use to base their own story around.
  • At this point, students will also brainstorm the plot of their stories that they want to create a comic about. Anything between episodic comics and a continuous story is acceptable. Today is mostly a day for illustrations and brainstorming.
 

Day 2: Sketching and planning!

  • Composition, Panelling (camera angles), and perspective. Today, we will make the first page of a comic, just to give it a try! We will be doing “choose your own adventure”, where the comic ends on a choice, and the second page is decided by a class vote (comics are passed around and tallied for votes). At this point, just illustrations are also fine.
 

Day 3: Backgrounds and color/value

  • After creating characters and a story, it’s important not to neglect the environment! Color and tone are important storytelling tools. In addition to backgrounds, colors, and lighting tips, we will go over non-standard panelling and tips for colors in visual storytelling.
  • Today, we begin drafting the pages for our comics! They will be done on 8x11” sheets of paper, folded halfway for a book-format. Today, the goal is to get the entire comic sketched out (or two pages complete).
  • Once the goal for the book is complete, students can instead choose to do illustrations or sketches.

 
Day 4:
 Continue the story!

  • Start with warm-up sketches and gestures using reference -- which can be turned into design projects.
  • Monster and fantasy creature designs! The we will go over tips for feathers, scales, fur, etc.
  • Continue working on the comic! The goal is to get another two pages done. Hopefully, the story should be complete now, but if not, there is still another day to finish it.
 

Day 5:Today, we finish the book completely. 

  • Create a cover for the little booklet and put on the finishing touches!
  • The rest of the day is free-draw. Students are encouraged to create fanart of each others’ work or create crossover short comics.
  • Topic is ‘alternate universe’! What would the character look like but in a different era or world? Or a fantasy race mashup? Draw it out!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

Summer camp payment can be refunded in full if you inform us a month prior to start date of the camp.
Start Dates (6)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD 5 $480
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Jul 07 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Wed, Jul 08 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Thu, Jul 09 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Fri, Jul 10 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD 5 $250
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Jul 07 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Wed, Jul 08 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Thu, Jul 09 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Fri, Jul 10 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD 5 $250
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Jul 07 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Wed, Jul 08 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Thu, Jul 09 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Fri, Jul 10 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD 5 $480
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Aug 04 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Wed, Aug 05 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Thu, Aug 06 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Fri, Aug 07 9:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD 5 $250
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Aug 04 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Wed, Aug 05 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Thu, Aug 06 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Fri, Aug 07 9:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time TBD
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD 5 $250
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Aug 04 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Wed, Aug 05 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Thu, Aug 06 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD
Fri, Aug 07 12:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time TBD

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