Comic Art / Illustration

For Adults - Teens

We all have stories we want to tell. 

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW SPRING              2020 PROGRAMING

                     Classes begin January 28.     

 

Comic Art:

Drawing for Comic I & II

5 grade+     

prerequisite class for other Comic classes

2  hours 16 weeks (spring semester)

Sessions: Tues 4:30-6:30 02/04- 05/26

                 Thurs 4:30-6:30 02/06-02/28

                 Sat.10-12 02/8-05/28

Students interested in our comic program are required to take this class. This class provides the foundational skills students will need to be prepared for and able to take advantage of the information and assignments in the next level Comic classes. This is a semester long course broken into two 8 week sections.     

$720 +25 studio fee 

section 1: $360 +25

section 2: $360 +25

Comic Art:

Introduction 

5 grade +

2 hours

Sessions: 8 weeks

Fri. 4:30-6:30 8weeks (01/31-03/20)

Sat. 10-12 (03/28-05/30)

This class is the perfect introduction to the world of comic art. Students learn , fundamentals of sequential story telling and the basics of panel layout. 

**Students needing to fulfill drawing drawing requirement should enroll in Drawing for Comic class on Tues. or Thur

$360+ 25 studio fee

Comic Art

6 grade+ 

2 hours

Sessions: 9 weeks

Fri. 4:30-6:30 (03/27-05/29)

Sat. 10-12 (02/01-03/21)

This class is the designed for students who have completed one or more sessions of Intro to  Comic and 1 semester of drawing (Young Masters or Studio Art Drawing)

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

Level II students work closely with instructor to develop deeper skills that apply to on ongoing individual comic projects.

**Students needing to fulfill drawing drawing requirement should enroll in Drawing for Comic class on Tues. or Thur

$405+25 studio fee

Comic Art:

Fundamentals & Practice

Thur. 6:45-8:45

Adult/15+

2 hours

Sessions: 16 weeks full semester

                   Session 1- 8 weeks 02/06-03/26

                   Session 2 8 weeks 04/02-05/28

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  anatomy, composition, proportion 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.

All styles covered and all skill levels welcome. 

$720 +25 studio fee (18 weeks)

section 1: $360 +25

section 2: $360 +25

Comic Art:

Anatomy/Gesture

Wed 6:45-8:45pm           Adult/15+

2 hours

Sessions: 17 weeks full semester

                 Section 1 (8 weeks :Head poses)

                 Section2  (9 weeks :Figure structure)

This course is designed for students with a good foundation story sequence and character development but who want to refine their anatomy drawing skills. Special attention is given to proportions, foreshortening and difficult subjects like hands and feet. A necessary class for students who are serious about moving their work to new level.    

       

$765 +25 studio fee 

( register for both sections and save)

section 1: $360 +25 studio fee 

section 2: $405 +25 studio fee 

Comic Art:

Environment/Background Design

Thur. 6:45-8:45  Adult/15+

2  hours

Sessions: 16 weeks

          Section 1 (:drawing perspectives)

          Section2  (:Style/inking )

The course covers development of the comic environment. Composition and the overall layout of an image in the story is defined. Background and its relationship with the foreground, angle, perspective, value, lighting , color and attention to details of both the foreground and the background objects will be covered.

This course is designed for students who have taken one or more semesters comic or have comic experience.

$720 +25 studio fee 

section 1: $360 +25

section 2: $360 +25

Comic Art:

NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTION 

Tue. 7:00-9:00    

Adult/15+

TBA (Fall 2020)

Sessions: 11weeks

The course is focused on expanding student’s understanding of narrative structure and vocabulary,and history of graphic novel. The goal of the course is to help students

become familiar with graphic storytelling as a cultural and artistic practice and relate it to their own project ideas. Script, storyboarding, character development- (protagonist, antagonist and supporting) will be covered. 

This course is designed for students who have completed one or more semesters of our comic classes or have comic experience.

$

Comic Art:

Costume Design

Sat. 3:30-5:30                    Adult/15+

2 hours

Sessions: 15 weeks  02/15-05/30

Costumes communicate the details of a character's personality to viewers and is one of the many tools for storytelling. This class, a part of the fashion design program, helps students understand and create costume designs in order to transform characters into new and believable people on a page. 

$675+25 studio fee

Comic Art:

Animal Anatomy

Thur. 4:30-6:30

Adult/15+

Sessions: 16  weeks 02/06-05/28

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  wth consideration to the environment and  believability when developing creature designs.

Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective highly recommended for this course.

$720 +25 studio fee 

section 1: $360 +25

section 2: $360 +25

For any questions call:

(301) 294-3600

Stone Branch Arts

1331-M Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

You can also  email us at:

office@stonebrancharts.com