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Crazy Cartoon Creatures! - Creating Creatures With Crazy Combinations!

This is a beginner-to-intermediate surrealist cartooning class. Students learn to draw a simple yet robust visual vocabulary of "creature parts" to help them improvise an array of surprising and original characters.
Randy James, MEd
142 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 21 learners
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" 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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Class Experience

Skill Acquisition

- Students create unique, original cartoon monster illustrations using specific techniques demonstrated by the teacher

- Methods for quickly illustrating many kinds of monster "parts" are imparted to students, which they learn to combine into unique and surprising creations 

- Through brainstorming sessions, students provide verbal and illustrated responses to questions which form the basis of new characters, names, and story plots

This is a live class, and the instructor uses a 2-camera system to feature  specific illustration styles and techniques.  Students are encouraged (within reason!) to spontaneously interact with the instructor and others during most exercises, and this class can be very interactive and lively.

Recommended Study

There is no specific homework or outside reading required for this class.  However, these books and movies inform the general art styles students will learn:  "Where the Wild Things Are",  "ParaNorman", "Aliens vs Monsters'', "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
Required Materials -Lots of white A4 (printer) paper (or similar) -Thick black pens, sharpies, pencils, and erasers (colored markers optional)
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Randy James, MEd
Lives in the United States
Creativity Coach, Cartoonist, Animator, Word-Nerd
142 total reviews
360 completed classes

About Me

Randy James, MEd 
Creativity Coach, Cartoonist, Animator, Word-Nerd

Hi, please call me Randy!  As a college professor of game design and animation I mentored the artistically gifted for over 20 years.  I have a Master's Degree in education and... 
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