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?

 

Unless otherwise noted sessions run for 17 weeks ( one semester).

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 classes will be conducted in-person  

Senior/Sibling/Family discounts may apply

Convenient payment options available

 
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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.

Wed. 4:30 - 6:30 PM 13+ (8 week session)

session I  Sep. 22 - Nov. 10

Session II Nov. 17 - Jan. 19      (No class on Dec. 22 & 29)

Spring 2022:

Wed. 4:30-6:30

session I  Feb. 2- March 23

Session II Apr. 6- June 1     (No class Apr. 13)

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Comic Art Foundations
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 drawing the body/ drawing animals/ drawing the environment in preparation for next level comic classes.

 

 

 Tues.  4:30 - 6:30 PM   Sep. 28 - Jan. 27.

            

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Drawing for Comic : Foundations
Adult/Teen 13+

This  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.  6:45-8:45         Oct 5 - Nov 23  8 weeks

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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. 

Sat 10-12 ( 5 week sessions) 11+

Session I   Sept. 18-Oct 15th

Session II   Oct 23- Nov 20   

Session III  Dec-4-Jan 15  (no class Dec 25-Jan 1)

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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. 

Thur. 4:30-6:30    Sept 23-Nov 11 (8 weeks)                          

                             Nov 18-Jan 20 (8 weeks )

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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

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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. 

Thur. 6:45 - 8:45       

                             Sept 23-Nov 11 (8 weeks)                          

                             Nov 18-Jan 20 (8 weeks )

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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.

 

Wed, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM   Spring Semester

 

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Comic Art : Fantasy Creature Drawing
12+    New class 

This course is designed to provide students with 

the foundations for 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.

 

Sat 10-12  Oct 16-Nov 20 ( 6 weeks).  $400 includes materials

 

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Comic Art: Drawing the Environment
Adult/ Teen 13+

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. 6:45 - 8:45       Sep. 29 - Jan. 27 (16 weeks)