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Wednesday: Character Drawing and Design Online [Ages 8-11]

04/07/2021 04:15 PM - 06/09/2021 05:15 PM ET


Youth Classes + Workshops




Learn about character creation and digital illustration through fun demos and guided prompts for creation... (click title for more info)

Teaching Artist: Ryan Gilleece
Ages 8 - 11: Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 pm: 10 sessions
Aprl 7 - June 9
$140 Member* | $155 Non-member
*Household Member or Higher
Supplies available for purchase from WWAC


Character Drawing and Design is an online class.  This class will provide children a studio experience from their own home. All lessons will be led by our Teaching Artist Ryan Gilleece and allow your child to socialize with other students in the class. You must have internet on a device with a built in camera to participate.  When we watch a movie, play a video game, or read a book, who is it that we get attached to? The characters of course! This is a character design course designed to introduce students to more in-depth concepts in character design for books, animation, and more. We move beyond simple shape and color language to approach posing, expressions, basics of anatomy, movement, and storytelling through character design! By the end of the class, we'll have several fully developed characters, character sheets, and more, and you'll learn about what it takes to get your audience hooked on your unique and lovable - or not! - character. *This class is a part of our Certificate in Fine Arts Program and will give each student one point towards their CiFA certification. New and continuing students welcome.

Materials Needed to Participate:

1. Sketchbook or Drawing Paper
2. Pencil
3. Eraser
4. Pencil sharpener
5. Colored pencils
6. Sharpie marker
7. Ruler

A tablet and digital pencil with a drawing application, such as procreate.

 About the Teaching Artist
Ryan Gilleece is a 2015 graduate of the Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts currently working on the webcomic, Artificial Tears. He specializes in sequential art and character design, and both traditional and digital media. He is an aftercare counselor and a summer enrichment instructor for the Piscataway School system.


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