Drawing Out Your Character,
One Scribble at a Time

Art Classes for All Ages

  • Professional Artist instructors.

  • Skills-focused lessons.

  • Personalized support and portfolio development.

  • Different classes & inspirations each quarter.

Tuition

  • Fees start at $10/class hour.

  • Pay by month or quarter.

  • Ask about our family & other discounts.

  • Try a FlexPass to sample different classes.

Class Forums
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Winter Term: Jan-Mar, 2015

 

FOCUS: Faces & Heads

 

Mondays

4:00-5:00

Drawing Basics

Learn to draw human, and non-human, heads. Be inspired by the fantasy illustrations of Brian Froud. Shape-proportion-shading -- see how much you can do with just a pencil.

 

5:00-6:30

Drawing Design

This class will help you add dimension and life to your characters using light & shadow, texture, facial details and expressions drawing fairies, imps, & more.

 

FOCUS: Figure Drawing

 

Wednesdays

4:00-5:00

Drawing Basics

Using artist Jin Kim's work as a guide this class will focus on bodies -- body type & proportion, turn-arounds and action poses. Experiment with graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, etc.

 

5:00-6:30

Drawing Design

Lessons will provide techniques and practice capturing form & movement as students draw each other. Live models (clothed) will pose for later classes.

 

FOCUS: Comics & Manga

 

Fridays

4:00-5:00

Comics & Anime Basics

Focus on drawing dynamic poses, exaggerated expressions, multiple character compositions & stories in the style of Sonic Boom. From pencils through inking and coloring.

 

5:00-6:30

Comics & Anime Design

Study visual techniques commonly found in manga. Learn to use Photoshop CS2 and Wacom tablet to make your own Japanese-style comic pages.

 

NEW in 2015 -- MENTORED STUDIO
Pursue your independent project.

 

$40/month plus $15/half hour for SKYPE mentoring sessions.

 

Use studio facilities 5:00-6:30 (as space is available)
One-on-one with mentor via SKYPE on your own schedule.