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Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-1866-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This cartooning course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-2106
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, students develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization. Projects occupy the two-dimensional picture plane and take the form of drawings, paintings and collages that can form the basis of a portfolio. This course is offers a glimpse of design at the collegiate level.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jul 13 - Aug 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-2299
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

From the battlefield to the playing field and everywhere in between, we have equipped our everyday heroes and our superheroes with some of the most amazing gear. Discover the design and building strategies behind the construction of protective and decorative armor. You'll learn the ins and outs of making mockups and prototypes that include material science and engineering lessons that are equal parts product design and cosplay. When it all comes together, STEM becomes STEAM with a capital "A" for armor.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-3744-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader in and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a professional artist how to pull together all the components of great comic book creation: word balloons, captions, panels and personalities. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a mini comic to share with friends and family.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
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