2018 DRAWING COURSES

FOUNDATIONAL DRAWING I

No prior experience with drawing is required or expected. This course focuses on the development of observational skills and drawing techniques, Students in this course will develop both technical abilities and creative responses to material and subject matter.In this class, students will learn: Ink Line Proportion Perspective, one, two and three-point Line quality. Pose 2D size, perception, Body Proportion, Gestures, Volume, Shading, and Art Design. learn construction drawing methods to draw simple object the create drawing with a sense of depth, weight and correct proportions like bottles, tea cups, plates, boxes and organic fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL DRAWING II

FOUNDATIONAL DRAWING I is a pre-requisite to this course. We will be using the same processes learned in Foundational Drawing I We will draw more complex objects like; chairs, tables, vehicles and buildings. All these objects can still be broken down to very basic shapes and drawn in the same method as smaller similar objects. Students will not be drawing the same objects, but will be using the same methods to draw more difficult subjects. We will also introduce drawing the human figure.

 

ANIME – MANGA

Anime” is the short for “animation” (アニメーション) in the Japanese language, and “Manga” (漫画) is the word for “comic books”. The students will briefly explore the history and learn some of the basic techniques that makes this unique medium of visual storytelling so popular around the world. Students will then focus on applying these techniques and skills toward putting together a short story, designing characters and combining all these wonderful elements into their own form of anime art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRADTIONAL ANIMATION

Our Disney Animator will instruct the students “The Disney Way” of Animation. Walt Disney was an artist and animator before he started the the theme parks and to carry on his legacy we will draw the way it all started !Two decades of experience in the feature animation industry will be ‘drawn’ upon in teaching the Tradional Animation class. Basic drawing fundamentals will be taught- volumes, proportions, perspective, construction lines, etc. Animated discussions will take place- favorite shows/movies/characters/industry related topics- the good, bad, and the ugly! Students will learn the process and evolution of animation and how to bring their drawings to life and infuse them with personality. Basic 12 Principals of Animation are instructed first then the basic fundamentals of Animation will be re-enforced and combined (for example- squash and stretch principles combined with overlapping actions) Below the first lesson you will learn in Animation , the Bouncing Ball.

 

 

 

 

 

COMICS AND CARTOONING

Have you ever wanted to learn cartooning ? We will be covering basic history, giving examples of different cartoon styles over the years. We will be cartooning basic object, vehicles, people and animals to teach exaggeration. Then I can demonstrate caricatures with all the kids and give them a try at each other. The course will finish with a comic strip assignment after a brief history example to cover sequential illustration and story telling. 
 

 

SKETCHING

The students will learn the basic principles used in creating a sketch. Principles include, shape, form, line, value, color, space, composition, emphasis, rhythm, and exaggeration, balance, proportion, Harmony, Variety, and texture. All classes will consist of a brief lecture in class followed by sketches done outside the classroom. We will stay close together as a class while students are encouraged to sketch what interests them the most. If it is hot, we will seek out an air conditioned venue, if it is nice out, we will sketch outside.

 

CHARACTER DESIGN

Students will learn how to create appealing, charismatic different characters through a variety of stylistic drawing techniques using paper and pencil. We will be cover aspects that go into designing characters for animation. Also explore how to shape language as it relates to the characters personality.


 

HUMAN ANATOMY (LIFE DRAWING)

Instructing students how to draw the human figure from a clothed live model. We will focus on human anatomy, proportions, and five different drawing methods (different ways to approach the drawing). We will pose the figure in everyday nature poses that put the clothed model in context. Most figure drawing sessions, the clothed model is posed in classical or unusual positions, in this course, we will pose the clothed model in everyday natural poses to help train the artist to work with the figure to tell stories.We will also include costume drawing with the live model and additional props. This class will be a pre-requisite class for advanced courses like *Illustration and Digital Storyboarding.