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Character Design CAMP

In this 5-day class, students will create their own own unique characters, analyze their favorite comics and cartoons, and practice comics, cartooning, manga, and anime drawing techniques. #CREATIVE
Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
269 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$16 per class
Meets 5x per week
Over 1 week
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will practice developing unique characters with distinct backstories, personalities, and visual characteristics.
Students will work on developing their own drawing style, analyzing Japanese manga or anime style and American cartoons or comics.
Students will learn how to use abstraction and exaggeration to create a caricature.
I teach classes on a variety of arts-related subjects: 
  * piano, sight-reading, song-writing; 
  * realistic drawing techniques;
  * comic book creations & anime drawing styles;
  * digital arts, Photoshop, graphic design.

Look at the bottom of my profile to find my other classes. 
    → https://outschool.com/teachers/Elizabeth-Essex ←

I hold a Bachelors in Fine Art from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and am a former public school art teacher. I love teaching drawing, painting, sculpture and Photoshop to learners of all ages. I've been running my own piano studio for 10+ years. There's a special place in my heart for creative works and the artists that make them, especially fantasy stories and narrative artworks, comics and graphic novels.
Students may choose to continue working on their drawings outside of class.
Drawing pencils preferred Large eraser (pink, white or fun shapes) and/or Art Gum Eraser (preferred) White printer paper or drawing paper Colored Pencils, Markers, or Crayons A current photo of the student or someone on which to base a caricature
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Lives in the United States
Creative Fun with Music & Art
269 total reviews
661 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I love Outschool, and I'm excited to be able to share my passion for the arts with kids across the world!

I teach classes related to my all favorite things music and art. I love comics and graphic novels,... 
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