Drawing Cartoons

Ages
Grades 6‑8
Date
Every Sun, Sep 9–Oct 14 | 10am–noon
Cost
$325 members | $400 non-members
Location
Learning Center

Walt Disney’s career began in the world of cartooning. He envisioned himself as a cartoon artist, and in fact, drew many of the comics in his high school magazine, The Voice. With this passion, he created one of the most recognizable cartoon characters of all time. Join us for this six-week journey into the world of cartooning as you gain an understanding of how basic shapes can make your creations come to life. Design your own character by creating thumbnail sketches, concept art, and model sheets that demonstrate a wide range of emotion to produce a full turn-around.

All materials will be provided for students by the instructor. Students are encouraged to have a sketchbook of their own for drawing outside of class.

Other Programs

  • During this eight-week course, each class will focus on one of these core concepts in relation to working traditionally with pencil and paper.
    Every Wed, Jan 9–Feb 27 | 4–6pm
  • During this eight-week course, each class will focus on one of these core concepts in relation to working traditionally with pencil and paper.
    Every Wed, Mar 6–Apr 24 | 4–6pm
  • Join us for this six-week journey into the world of cartooning, during which you will gain an understanding of how a mastery of basic shapes can bring your creations to life.
    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 |10am–12:30pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
  • Walt’s journey into the field of animation began with the stop motion method. Before he started producing his own Laugh-O-gram shorts, he worked for...
    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
  • From a young age, Walt Disney was interested in comics and sequential art. At McKinley High School, he drew comics for the school’s magazine, The...
    Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 | 1:30–4pm
    Exception: No class on Apr 21.
  • Classes
    In the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios used a then-innovative animation method: artists drew on celluloid sheets, or “cels,” with ink, and then placed...
    Mon–Fri | June 10–21
    9am–4pm
  • In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine your ideas and designs as you learn about what it takes to become an animator—and use your new skills...
    Mon–Fri | June 10–21
    9am–4pm
  • In this two-week session, join us as we explore theme park attractions and what it takes to build both intricate and immersive designs.
    Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
    No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
  • Join us for this two-week journey into the world of comics as we explore this unique form of visual storytelling. Learn what it takes to plan out your...
    Mon–Fri | Jun 24–Jul 6 | 9am–4pm
    No Class: Jul 4; Make-up Class: Jul 6
  • Join us for this two-week, intensive class that focuses on digital 2D animation. Learn how to take a character and bring them to life using classical,...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
  • This incredible two-week journey will take a look at what it means to be a woman in animation and helps students design their own female lead...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 8–19 | 9am–4pm
  • Join us as we explore animation techniques while simultaneously learning about race, ethnicity, and cultures from around the world and how to...
    Mon–Fri | Jul 22–Aug 2 | 9am–4pm