Cartoon Self-Portraits: Learn How to Draw Yourself as a Cartoon Avatar
Your child will learn how to draw him/ herself as a cartoon avatar without having to use an app!
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How does a “One-Time” class work?
Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers
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In this one-time course, I will teach each student step by step how to draw a cartoon avatar/ cartoon self-portrait by demonstrating simple basic techniques on my whiteboard as students follow along and complete the steps and techniques on their own paper. These steps and techniques are actually centuries old and used by artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael in figure drawing. They can even be altered to create a variety of cartooning styles. As students copy the steps, they can show...
Unlike YouTube instructional videos which usually teach one how to draw just one specific character, this class will teach students basic drawing techniques to cartooning that can be adapted to draw any person into an avatar. Students will learn how to start a drawing with basic shapes first and adding details last.
This has always been one of the favorite art projects of my former students. I have taught several versions of this project over the years and have based the techniques on those of professional artists and animators.
There will be no formal homework, but your child will be encouraged to continue to more avatars once the class is completed. I would love to see through emails via Outschool the finished avatars after class.
Your student will need a pencil, eraser (preferably white plastic), white paper (copy paper works), and a black pen, colored pencil, or marker. I recommend bringing two sheets of paper in case of mistakes.
There will be no formal assessment. I will just be visually checking their work between steps. However, after students have finished their drawings after class is over, I would love it if students could email pics of their completed drawings.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Jenny Millerart teacher
593 total reviews
731 completed classes
Hello, I’m Jenny Miller! I’ve been an professional educator since 2008. I’ve taught art as a licensed teacher for grades k-12, have also been a substitute teacher for all grades, work as a certified professional organizer both with children and...