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Anime Fandom Character Drawings for Beginners: Learn to Sketch Anime / Manga

Each week, it's all about an anime character from Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, to movies from Studio Ghibli. We will focus on different anime styles through different characters while learning the basics of head portions and beyond.
Tammy Whelan
464 total reviews for this teacher
22 reviews for this class
Completed by 147 learners
75 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an β€œOngoing” course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Wed Aug 10

Meets Once per week
8pm - 9:15pm
5 learners enrolled

Next on Fri Aug 12

Meets Once per week
8pm - 9:15pm
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn to accept getting messy and making mistakes as a way to experiment with finding their voice. Students will learn basic drawing principles for different anime styles while being challenged with some basic to intermediate techniques. 
Students will learn shading, perspective, and proportion sizes through the nine principles of drawing.  
Students will learn how simple shapes can help to create their style and independent voice. 
The class can be challenging, so each student will have the opportunity to practice mindfulness during the class's practice portion.  
I am Tammy Whelan, and I help my students discover themselves through art!

With over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience and degrees in Psychology, I have created a personalized pedagogical approach to learning for all my students. Being certified and registered as a member of the National Tutoring Association and Yoga Alliance and training in Arts in Health and SEL*F, I am passionate about cultivating a growth mindset that encourages effort and perseverance. 

A Personalized Approach
I run an interactive and collaborative classroom, making it a point to try to adapt to my student's learning style, schedule, and needs. My effort is to ensure that my students have feel good about their efforts at the end of each class. 

I motivate my students to dive deep and enjoy the very process of creating art rather than simply focusing on the end product. My approach to teaching involves believing in the uniqueness of each child and seeking to connect with and draw out that aspect of theirs into their art.
Some students will not finish, and this is totally fine. This class is more about making the most of the moment. If they choose, they can work on it after class and post it to the classroom. 
Sketchbook Journal or paper A pencil (mechanical & granite #2) A smudger (Fingers can work) Rulers
There is no grade or judgment in the class. I ask that each student respect each other's time and input. The main objective is the draw until the timer is complete with compassion and without judgment.  

I will give feedback and updates to students and parents periodically throughout the course. 
1 hour 15 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Tammy Whelan
Lives in the United States
Wandering Pencil LLC - Let's Sketch to Unlock Creativity to Build Our Life, Interests, and Minds - Anime / Manga, Sketch and Quirky Art Classes.
464 total reviews
510 completed classes

About Me


I am Tammy Whelan. You can call me "Tammy" or "Ms. Tammy." I am an artist and teacher focused on helping my students discover themselves through art!

I teach beginners ways to doodle, sketch, and draw in my art classes. These art forms...Β 
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