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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 8 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this kids drawing class:

This camp will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and

Devices and software is not provided. Please make sure to prepare one of the following options:

  • Laptop or desktop with Photoshop installed, plus Wacom or similar graphic tablet;
  • iPad with Procreate installed plus Apple pen.

Designed for kids who want to draw characters from their favourite games, movies and books, this class will focus on teaching digital drawing fundamentals to students 8-12 years old. Students will learn to draw realistic and comic figures from scratch, create vehicles and locations, and tell stories through comic panelling.

Sign up times are available for half-day (choice between morning 9am-12pm and afternoon 12:30pm-3:30pm), or full day (9am - 3:30pm). Full day sign-ups offer more lab time available with the teacher,  lectures will be repeated for the afternoon arrivals to keep everyone on the same page from day to day.

Day 1:

  • Understanding software: a series of short exercises.
  • Learning to Drawing a face! Human and animal faces: what is similar, what is different. Face, profile, and 3/4 view.
  • Drawing a face of a favourite cartoon character.

Day 2:

  • Drawing a human! Proportions of adults, children, and cartoon characters. Basic anatomy. Creating a unique character.
  • Motion: Drawing your character in motion: a walking , sitting, jumping etc.

Day 3:

  • Backgrounds! Understanding areal and linear perspective. Designing a landscape that will work well with your character.

Day 4:

  • Learning to draw buildings, cars, and other objects. Understanding shading.
  • Starting work on the final project: a small comic strip.

Day 5:

  • Finalizing the comic strip.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

Summer camp payment can be refunded in full if you inform us a month prior to start date of the camp.
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Art School of SF Bay teachers are skilled artists with Fine Arts degrees, working in realistic tradition. We teach representational drawing from nature to kids and adults in a creative and approachable way.

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