Students interested in sequential art are attracted to our program because of the serious and encouraging format.  As with all our programs we have a recommended course of study and prerequisites  to build skills and confidence. What are the stories  you want to tell?

comic program at stone branch school of art
Comic Program At Stone Branch School of Art

Unless otherwise noted sessions run for 17 weeks ( one semester). Fall 2020 classes will be conducted virtually.

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Drawing for Comic I/II/III

Grade 5+

These prerequisite classes lay a strong foundation for students interested in following in our Comic Art program. Students learn and refine drawing skills in specific areas for each level.    


Level I   Drawing Skills                    Tues.  4-6pm       Sept. 15-Jan.19 /Jan. 26- Jun. 5 

                                                          Wed. 4-6pm       Sept. 16-Jan.20 /Jan. 27- Jun. 6   

                                                          Sat  10am-12


Level II  Perspective Drawing         Thur. 4-6pm      Sept. 

Level III Basic Body for Comic         Tue.  4-6pm      Sept. 15-Jan.19 /Jan. 26- Jun. 5

Drawing for Comic 

Adult/Teen 16+

This semester long drawing class lays a strong foundation for students interested in following on to other classes in the Comic Art program. Fundamental skills in observational drawing, properties of line, shape and rendering light on form are covered. This class will provide students with confidence to draw. Immensely important, no matter what comic style you are interested in pursuing.


 Tues.  6:30-8:30                            Sept. 15-Jan.19 /Jan. 26- Jun. 5

Intro to Comic Art 

Grade 6+

This semester course covers the fundamentals of comic art, vocabulary,  basic panel progressions and how to get your ideas across clearly. Prerequisite Drawing for Comic level I & II.  May be taken concurrently with Drawing for Comic Level III.

Thur. 2-4pm     Sept. 17-Jan.21 /Jan. 28- Jun. 3

Comic Art

Grade 7+

This class designed for students who have completed the Drawing for Comic and Intro to Comic classes. Students develop their understanding of characters, fundamentals of sequential story telling and the basics of panel layout and focus on scriptwriting and story development. Prerequisite: Intro to Comic and Drawing for Comic I/II/III

Sat. 10-12          Sept. 19-Jan.23. 

Comic Anatomy 

 Adult/ Teen 16+

​This course is for anyone who is intersted in drawing  characters for comics, illustration or video games. Students learn the use of simple form, and angles in creating original characters. Divided into two manageable sections students will learn ,over the course of a semester,  focused drawing approaches for the head and body.

Sept. 15-Jan.19 


Comic Anatomy I  Tues. 6:30-8:30  Sept.    ( emphasis on body)

Comic Anatomy II Tues. 6:30-8:30  Nov.  ( emphasis on head)

Comic Art : Fundamentals & Practice

Adult/Teen 16+

This is the perfect introduction  for adults and teens who are interested in learning techniques for drawing their own comics. Sequential storytelling and character development techniques will be covered as well as  panel progressions, composition, page layout and a range of different styles of illustration and inking.  This is a great course for those who want to learn or refine work on a graphic story. 

We recommend students take Comic Art : Anatomy prior to this class. May be repeated to allow for continued project development.

Thurs 6:30-8:30                         Sept. 17-Jan.21 

Comic Art : Animal Anatomy

This course is designed to provide students with 

the foundations of animal structure for use in comic and the creation of fantasy creatures. Introduction to skeleton, filling the structure/ shape, muscle, gestures, expression, and techniques for rendering skin, fur, scales will be covered. Students will examine drawing animals  with consideration to the environment and  believability when developing creature designs.

Prerequisite Drawing for Comic I/II/II or strong drawing skills and  permission of instructor. Please contact us prior to enrolling .


Thur 4:00-6:00      Sept. 17-Jan.21 


Comic Art : Drawing the Environment

The semester long course covers drawing the comic environment using simple linear perspective tools. This class covers background and its relationship with the foreground, perspective, value, lighting ,color and attention to details of both the foreground and the background objects . You will learn approaches to drawing  both interior and  exterior spaces Strong drawing skills or Drawing for Comic recommended prior to this class.

Thur 6:30-8:30       Sept. 17-Jan.21 

Narrative Construction 

The semester long course focuses on expanding a student's understanding of narrative and its importance in not only sequential art and graphic novels but other forms as well.

 The course will explore the script's message, motive, historical context and the worlds in which characters interact.  A must for anyone interested in developing a better understanding of story building.

SAT. 4-6      TBA

minimum enrollment: 8


1331-M Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852, USA

(301) 294-3600

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