Course Description

Artwork by Jesse Smolover

Designing a good character is a crucial step in creating any narrative artform. Deepen your understanding of character design by using thumbnails, symmetry and storyline to develop complex character arcs. Discover how to create model sheets, utilize clincher details, and prioritize multiple shapes in a single design. Upload character designs for review, then join a class gallery to view classwork and offer constructive feedback.


Students must be age 13–17 to participate.


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Online, Asynchronous
Nov 12, 2022 to Dec 17, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $355.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 03, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 05, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 12, 2022 to Dec 17, 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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