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Friends Furrever (13+)

Socialize, art, and swap costuming tips and tricks with other furries, fursuit cosplayers, and anthro & feral fursona artists
Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
434 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 40 learners
Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
13-18
year olds
2-13
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

This class is taught in English.
I am a long-term cosplayer and LARP (live action roleplay) costumer who has created costumes that include animal components such as ears, tails, and hooves, along with cosplays of characters from movies, television, and books for myself and my children. I regularly attend conventions and am familiar with furry cosplayers and culture. I am also the parent of a child who loves drawing furry art and creating fursonas. They even drew the banner for this class! Some of my other social clubs (Warriors and LGBTQ+ fandom clubs) tend to attract students who are already furry cosplayers or who are interested in creating fursonas, so I wanted to offer a dedicated space for these learners to discuss their shared interest. The furry community skews heavily towards LGBTQ+; I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community myself and offer several classes for LGBTQ+ learners ages 8-18. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
While I assume that parents enrolling their students in this club are already aware of furry cosplay and culture, I would like to reiterate that furry cosplay is NOT inherently sexual or suggestive in nature. Many wholesome, age-appropriate resources for developing fursonas and creating costumes are available online. Children have always identified with animals (how many of us great up in the 80s as horse girls?) and furry cosplay provides an opportunity to express that connection to specific animals—both real and fantasy—in a creative and fun way. This class exist specifically to provide a safe, youth/teen-friendly, adult-moderated environment for young furry cosplayers and artists to connect with each other and make new friends. We will occasionally discuss issues of fandom safety, including effective ways to respond to online or in person bullying/harassment relating to the fandom. All content will be kept PG-13 (including discussion and artwork) or below. Please note that I do not share recordings for non-academic classes. 

Teacher

Morgan A. McLaughlin McFarland, MAPW
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Inclusive Classes in Creative Writing, Gaming, & Popular Culture
434 total reviews
246 completed classes

About Me

I teach creative writing, gaming, and popular culture to children from age 8 through high school. 

In my classes, young writers learn to develop characters, to craft a well-structured narrative, and to hone their descriptive language skills. New... 
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