Course Description

Artwork by Jesse Smolover

So, you’ve got the basics of character design down. You know your fundamental shapes backwards and forwards, the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical balance is old hat, and you can draw thumbnails in your sleep. You may be asking yourself, “Is that it? Is there anything left to learn?” Of course there is! If you’ve gone through the basics and you're hungry for more character design knowledge, then this is the class for you! In this advanced character design class we will cover such topics as model sheets, using clincher details, designs that follow character arcs, and prioritizing multiple shapes in a single design. You’ll work on your pieces at home and then upload them for review. We’ll have a class gallery where we can see each other’s work and offer constructive critique. And, through the whole process, I will be checking in with you and available for any questions you might have.


Students must be age 13–17 to participate.


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Online, Asynchronous
Jul 19, 2022 to Aug 07, 2022
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $250.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2022 to Aug 07, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $75 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

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