Cartooning For Kids!
Jan
19
to Feb 23

Cartooning For Kids!

Saturday mornings, January 19th - February 23rd (6 weeks)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 7 - 12 (Maximum of 8 students)

$159.99 +HST

Course Description:

 Learn the trade secrets of cartoonists! Each participant will learn how to construct characters. Whether it is muscle-bound super heroes, Minecraft characters, Darth Vader or good old Bugs Bunny,  all cartoon characters are built on the same principles of solid drawing.  If your child likes to draw cartoons, or just have fun drawing, this is the course for them! (Repeat students are welcome. There are always more cartoons to be drawn!)

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Costumed Life Drawing For Animation
Jan
27
to Mar 3

Costumed Life Drawing For Animation

Sunday Afternoons, January 27th to March 3rd (6 Weeks)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ages 11 - 19 (Maximum of 6 students)

$249.99 + HST (includes $75.00 Model Fee)

Teacher: Lori Salas

Course Description: This course teaches students the principles of animation involved in drawing directly from a live costumed model. This class is aimed at artists age 12-18 who are interested in creating more dynamic characters for their own illustrations, or who are planning to peruse animation in post-secondary animation programs.

You will learn the importance of distilling gestures into lines of action and simple shapes, creating strong silhouettes, extrapolating ideas from a pose rather than just anatomy, and finally, finding stories in your gesture drawing.

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Anime and Cartooning Workshop
Feb
2
to Apr 6

Anime and Cartooning Workshop

Saturday Afternoons, February 2nd to April 6th (9 Weeks) (No class March 16th)

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Ages 10 - 18 (Maximum of 8 students)

$249.99 + HST

Teacher: Lori Salas

Course Description:

Do you want the freedom to work on your own projects with the guidance of a professional?

In this course, students will be instructed in the fundamentals of cartooning and anime. A structured lesson will be given at the beginning of each class. However, after each lesson, students will be encouraged to create their own projects. This way, their learning will be self-directed with the assistance of a professional comic illustrator and animator to help them achieve their goals all while working alongside other like-minded artists. Topics covered will include:

  • Designing humanoid characters

  • Designing Creatures and mecha warriors

  • Character lineup design

  • Colour theory

  • Lighting and Shading

  • Rendering Weather effects and attacks

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Sculpting Miniatures!
Feb
4
to Mar 5

Sculpting Miniatures!

Mondays afternoons, February 4th - March 4th (5 weeks)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ages 6 - 10 (Maximum of 8 students)

$164.99 +HST

Course Description:

Do your kids love playing with miniatures? Do they love to make and create? Then this course is sure to delight! Each student will design, draw and sculpt a miniature character using cartooning techniques, realised in polymer clay. Each student will leave the course with 2-4 sculpted minis, some painted and some made with coloured clay.

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 Drawing Essentials For Youth
Feb
4
to Apr 15

Drawing Essentials For Youth

Mondays, February 4th - April 15th  (10 weeks) (No Class March 11th)

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ages 12 - 17 (Maximum of 8 students)

$299.99 +HST

Teacher: Neil Smith

Course Description:

Drawing Essentials is designed to give students the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills used to make successful drawings. Topics covered will include three-dimensional drawing, perspective drawing, describing form with light and shadow and taking a rough sketch to a finished piece. This class focuses on student driven projects. Each student will meet with the teacher to discuss their learning goals, and will come up with their own plan for a project spanning the course. This means that students of all skill levels can be guided according to their own skills and interests. Repeat students are welcome as each semester will build on the previous one. 

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Cartooning And Character Creation
Feb
5
to Apr 16

Cartooning And Character Creation

Tuesdays, February 5th - April 16th  (10 weeks) (No class March 12th)

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Adults, and Youth age 16+ (Maximum of 6 students)

$324.99+HST

Teacher: John Stuart

Course Description:

Cartooning and Character Creation

Join veteran animator and cartoonist John Stuart for this fun class designed to help bring out your inner cartoon characters! This course is designed to give students an introduction to the skills required to create cartoon characters of their own, and place them in a background. Students will learn to rotate their character, and design a pose that fits within that character’s story. Each student will finish with an illustration of their character in a unique pose and environment. Skills taught will include: Foundation of perspective - space- scale, building a construction for a character, design and overall composition, planning colour to reinforce the theme for their concept drawing.

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