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Friday: Character Creation and Digital Illustration Online [Ages 8-12]

09/25/2020 05:00 PM - 12/11/2020 06:15 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: Rashad Davis
Ages 8 - 12: Fridays, 5:00-6:15 pm: 10 sessions
September 25 - December 11 (No class Nov. 6 & 27)
$200 Member* | $219 Non-Member
*Household member or higher
Art Kit 2 Fees: $35 . Due before first day of class. Purchase here:


Character Creation and Digital Illustration is now online.  This class will provide children a studio experience from their own home. All lessons will be led by our Teaching Artist Rashad Davis 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.

Art Kit 2 Fees: $35 . Due before first day of class. Purchase here:

 About the Teaching Artist

Rashad Davis is an award-winning author/illustrator who explores themes like empathy, diversity, magic, and fantasy in his own work. He received his degree in Anthropology and Chinese Language and Culture at Tufts University and is finishing his Masters of Arts in Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has experience as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer at the American Reading Company and has been a guest lecturer and workshop instructor at NJ area schools, Tufts University, Young Audiences of NJ, and Please Touch Museum. 



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