Comic Art – Ages 14-17

COVID-19 vaccination (ages 5+) and masks are required when in VisArts' facilities.

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In this class, students will learn how to create comic art and illustrations and learn how to develop their art skills through basic drawing, perspective, anatomy, character creation and letter drawing. Through this, students will bring to life their ideas they wish to build upon. This is a class for beginner and novice artists.

All materials are included. Students will receive sketchbooks in class to practice assignments at home.

This class has a limited enrollment of six. Students will be required to wear masks and our classrooms will be set up for optimal social distancing.

Each class will have a 10-15 min warm up sketch session to loosen up on techniques .

Week 1. Drawing basics
⁃ free drawing class everyone will draw to show where their skills are
⁃ sketching, lines, shapes
⁃ Two panel drawing comic strip
Weekly practice: practice simple lines and sketching

Week 2. Point perspective
⁃ warm up perspective drawing, students will draw an area in the room
⁃ 1 point and two point perspective drawing
⁃ Learning dimension through space and environment
Weekly practice: four panel comic strip focused on perspective

Week 3. Character creation
⁃ warm up sketching warm up circles drawing 30 secs, 1 min
⁃ Creating elements to character development. Description, mix and match, style of character.
Weekly practice: fully develop created character.

Week 4. Reference drawing, postures, expressions
⁃ warm up sketches 1 min, 5 min, 10 min drawing from reference
⁃ Learning anatomy basics through shape as well as expressions
⁃ Building understanding of body type and face structures .
Weekly practice: draw different poses for men and women (fill 5 pages front and back entire page) understanding how the body moves, bends, shape or sizes.

Week 5. Reference drawing, postures and expressions continued
⁃ warm up sketching drawing face expressions 10 mins
⁃ Continue working from drawing references, using different angles and expressions.
⁃ Understanding how light works on specific angels when drawing characters
Weekly practice: use references to draw creates character in different poses and expressions

Week 6. Final week
⁃ Warm up drawing session. Free drawing 10 mins
⁃ Using techniques learned to draw 1-2 page comic, Using 4-6 panels.


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Tickets: 5 left
Date: Fridays: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
between May 20 - June 17
Instructor: Brian Williams (no pronouns shared)

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