Saturdays: Comic Book Studio [Ages 10-15]

09/17/2022 11:30 AM - 12/03/2022 12:30 PM ET


Youth Classes + Workshops


West Windsor Arts Center
952 Alexander Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 08540
United States of America


Develop your comic book characters on paper and digitally with fun demos and guided prompts for creation. New projects and subjects will be explored, so both new and continuing students are welcome. .. (click title for more info)

Teaching Artist: Ryan Gilleece
Ages 10 - 15: Saturdays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm: 10 sessions
September 17 - December 3 (No class November 12 & 26)
$140 Member* | $155 Non-Member
*Household member or higher
$20 material fee due on the first day of class


You will work on projects which include character design, comic book cover design, perspective drawing, 3D character, and comic book layout. We begin with simple shape concepts and work our way up to 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, comic book sheets, and more, and you'll learn about what it takes to get your audience hooked on your unique story! New projects and subjects will be explored, so both new and continuing students are welcome. *This class is a part of our Certificate in Fine Arts Program and will give each student one point towards their CiFA certification.

$20 material fee due on the first day of class

Covid Protocols: At this time, mask wearing is optional. If COVID cases increase at any point and we are recommended by local health organizations, we may return to mandatory mask wearing. Classes and workshops held in all spaces at the art center utilize an HVAC system supplemented with portable HEPA filtration systems. Fresh air is introduced whenever possible. Classes are spaced appropriately to allow 3 - 6 ft. of social distancing. All our staff and Teaching Artists have been vaccinated. High-touch surfaces are wiped down regularly using certified cleaning agents. Hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. 

 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.