a program of Stockton's PODESTO TEEN IMPACT CENTER

operated by
Family Resource & Referral

a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

Drawing Out Your Character,
One Scribble at a Time

January - March 2015


ALL CLASSES FREE

Thanks to the generosity of:


Classes will be held at the Teen Impact Center
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TUESDAY DRAWING BASICS

 

5:00-6:00
Draw Aliens
with Ernie

 

 

Play with different features -- bug eyes, pug noses, horns & skin textures -- whatever your imagination can create.

We'll start with humanoid forms and normal eyes, mouths, ears, and noses then explore altering them in every way you can imagine, and bringing them to life with shading.

Pencil, paper and ideas are all you'll need.

 

 

THURSDAY ART GAMES
NEW NEW NEW

 

5:00-6:00
Play with Studio
Manager Santos

 

 

Want to have some fun and test your drawing skills?

Not sure where to start?

Stop by by the TIC art studio any Thursday from 5-6 and let Santos challenge you with scribble drawing, quick characters, round-robin and gemelos, even Pictionary.

 

 

WEDNESDAY CARTOON BASICS

 

4:00-5:00
Animal Mix-Ups
with Betsy

 

Our inspiration will be Piper Thibodeau, who specializes in illustrations like this "Yarn Cat."

At each class students will draw, ink, and color a small illustration based on one of Thibodeau's animal word play prompts.

Drawing skills will include overlapping, choosing harmonious colors, texture, density, etc.

 

 

WEDNESDAY CARTOON DESIGN

 

5:00-6:30
Zentangle Animals
with Betsy

 

Students will draw and ink a different Zentangle animal portrait each week.

Students should bring photos of their own pets or favorite animals to these classes.

Drawing topics will include contrast, value, focal point, line quality, informal vs formal symmetry in design, etc.

 

FRIDAY MANGA BASICS

 

4:00-5:00
Draw Manga Characters
with Sally

 

We'll draw manga main characters and explore the many art styles of Japanese comic books.

Students will be lead step-by-step through the process of sketching, inking, and coloring with colored pencils, and will be encouraged to suggest their favorite manga as inspiration for the following week.

 

FRIDAY DIGITAL DESIGN

 

5:00-6:30
Photoshop
with Sally

 

Focusing on the main character and art style of a different anime each week, we'll develop skills in making digital artwork using Adobe Photoshop's filters, layer modes, and layer effects to make your artwork look just like it came out of a Japanese cartoon!

Draw - scan - complete... repeat. Inspirations for each week will come from student suggestions of their favorite anime.

 

OPEN STUDIO AS SPACE ALLOWS
Pursue your independent project.

 

You provide the project, and session goal.
We provide basic materials and advice.

 


JLI Academy Art Instruction is Process Oriented


Lead artists guide participants through a series of lessons including demos, exercises, practice, and critique. Each term includes an opportunity to create one or more finished pieces, either following a common design, or students may choose to design their own projects.

Offering this level of learning, along with preparing Lead Artists to teach effectively at this level, is JLI Academy’s primary service goal.