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Draw People as Characters That Tell a Story

Sandy Nichols
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This ongoing class will explore & practise how to create a new, unique human character each week.

Class experience

  • Students will learn how to draw their own characters that may be used in their own future story (illustrated book, graphic novel, story board for video, etc). Students will discover that it is incorrect thinking that all the “good ideas” for characters have already been taken. New ideas are as unique as the individual artist. They will learn simple drawing techniques each week to help visually describe a new character.
Homework Offered
Suggestions to practise, refine or expand on a lesson are optional.
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment at the end of each class; students will show their drawing for constructive feedback. The group will assess if the drawing communicates 1) Action of the character 2) Emotion 3) Specific character ie: toddler 4) Activity, if applicable. The challenge is to see if you can communicate at least 3 to the class without having to tell them.
Grades Offered
Supplies needed are: pencil, sharpener, eraser, loose blank paper or sketch book
Joined July, 2022
Rising Star
Greetings parents and learners!

My name is Sandy Nichols. After receiving my diploma in Visual Communications at a Canadian art college many years ago, I began my 35 year career as an illustrator. My work has appeared in a variety of... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 108 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
1-12 learners per class

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