Drawing Cartoons

Ages
Ages 18+
Date
Every Sun, Mar 17–May 5 |10am–12:30pm
Exception: No class on Apr 21.
Cost
$425 members | $500 non-members
Location
Learning Center

At the start of his career, Walt Disney envisioned himself as a cartoon artist, something he had started to pursue while working on his high school magazine, The Voice. In following his passion, Walt created one of the most recognizable cartoon characters of all time. 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. Design your own character step-by-step, starting with thumbnail sketches and concept art, before moving on to model sheets and full turnarounds.

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.

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