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Art Camp! How to Draw Comics - 10 Drawing Skills for Beginners & Advanced

This semester long drawing class for kids presents easy comic book techniques that will help every skill level understand comics like a pro. In as little as 45 min a week, students will drastically improve their drawing abilities.
Leeyanne Moore MFA
212 total reviews for this teacher
25 reviews for this class
Completed by 96 learners
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40 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
9-13
year olds
3-9
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Day one: Students will learn the basic easy-to-master skills that visually draw a reader's eyes to a comic book page. 
Day two: We'll focus on comic book vocabulary and learn all about the things you can do in a comic book to make your comics addictive to readers. 
Day three: We're going to learn how comic book artists use everything from the frame, to setting and character's facial expressions convey an emotional atmosphere in their comics. These techniques are easy to master--once you understand them! 
Day four: We'll talk about story craft in comics and start creating a story for your comic characters.
Day five: We'll put together everything we've learned to begin our first comic book episode or comic strip. 
I actually got to learn how to teach comics from an iconic figure in the comics world named Scott McCloud just as his seminal book Understanding Comics had been released for the first time.  Since then I've taught over 15 comics classes in summer camps. I've also been invited into public schools and been awarded grants to teach comics to kids.  I come from a writing background, but comic books are a unique medium comprised of half writing and half visual story telling.  Teachers used to walk by the classes that I taught and snicker -- they'd never seen a group of boys so completely focussed and quiet before. 
Students will need to spend time after class finishing their comic panels from class.
Unlined paper and a ruler is essential. Also pencils that have a nice point, an eraser, and a pencil sharpener. A good set of pens will be very helpful here--anything that can make a really nice, dark, thin line is good. We'll be working with the color black so a good pen that can fill in lots of black is needed. I've included a link for the kind of pen set that is ideal below. It really will make a difference in the quality of the look of the comic -- but whatever you can find that's close to this is perfectly okay: https://www.dickblick.com/products/sakura-manga-comic-pro-sets/?clickTracking=true&wmcp=pla&wmcid=items&wmckw=20702-1089&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi-ORsY2q6AIVWsDICh3Peg84EAQYBCABEgIabfD_BwE
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will review learning points from the day before at the start of each class.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Leeyanne Moore MFA
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Fostering creative genius--one student at a time
212 total reviews
138 completed classes

About Me

Hello everybody! For over twenty-five years I've nurtured children, teens, and college students, giving them individual attention to ignite their creative spark.  I believe in asking students to think for themselves. In return, I aim to provide... 
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