COMIC

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).

Spring 2021 classes will be conducted virtually until further notice.   For more information 

Senior/Sibling/Family discounts may apply

Convenient payment options available

 

Comic Art : Drawing in the Manga Style

Whether you are a beginner, or have some experience drawing

in the Manga style, these short courses will provide you a comprehensive guide to illustrating in the Josei, Shoujo and Chibi styles. Topics covered: Drawing characters, body and head proportions for each style, with different views, Facial features and expressions, hair and hairstyles clothes and accessories.

Sat. 1-3pm 13+ (5 week session)

session I  Feb. 6 - Mar. 6 

Session II Mar. 20- Apr.24      (No class on 4/3)

Session III May 1-May 29

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                 Sat.  10am-12

                                                          

Level II  Perspective Drawing         Thur. 4-6pm      

Level III Basic Body for Comic        Wed. 4-6pm     Jan. 27- May 26. 

Drawing for Comic 

Adult/Teen 13+

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         Jan 26-May 25

Intro to Comic Art 11+

These short courses covers the fundamentals of comic art, vocabulary,  basic panel progressions and how to get your ideas across clearly. 

Tues. 6:30-8:30 ( 5 week sessions) 11+

Session I  Feb 2-Mar 2

Session II Mar. 16-Apr. 20       (No class on 3/30)

Session III Apr. 27-May 25

Comic Art

13+

Students develop their understanding of characters, fundamentals of sequential story telling and the basics of panel layout and focus on scriptwriting and story development. 

Wed.  6:30-8:30      (10 Week Session)

Mar. 10 - May 19     (No class on 3/31)

Comic Anatomy 

 Adult/ Teen 16+

​This course is for anyone who is interested 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.

 

Comic Anatomy I  TBA

Comic Anatomy II  TBA

Comic Art

Adult/Teen 13+

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. 

Wed.  6:30-8:30      (10 Week Session)

Mar. 10 - May 19     (No class on 3/31)

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.

 

TBA  

 

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       Jan 28- May 27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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