Formerly called, How To Draw Characters, this class focuses purely on character design and caters to kids who like cartoony characters as well as realistic ones. Several drawing principles will be taught, including facial proportions and expressions, character scale, height/weight variations, different profiles, how to give expressions to things without a face, exaggeration and body language, simple skeletons, how to work with color palettes, silhouette comparisons, K.I.S.S. drawings, and ideas on how to make characters unique from one another.
A couple of items taught are also covered in the Comic Workshop classes, but there is plenty of new stuff so your child won’t be bored!
NOTE: As of Jan.2019 the class name will change to CHARACTER DESIGN to separate it from the other “How To Draw” classes that Todd offers.
I NOW TEACH THIS LIVE ONLINE PRIVATELY! USA RESIDENTS ONLY.
AGES: 9+ – THREE WEEK CLASS, ONE HOUR EACH WEEK
$40 PER CHILD - ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!
*formerly called How To Draw Characters.
SEATS AVAILABLE: 16 / 16
REGISTRATION OPENS 9/4/19
GENERAL CLASS QUESTIONS
Space is often limited so I prefer you sign up online to reserve your seat. There may not be any left if you walk in the day of. If you still want to do this, please make sure to check the class information on this site as I will say if walk ins are allowed or not for a particular class.
For the majority of my classes I do not have a wait list, however, keep an eye out on my UPCOMING CLASSES page and for the class, if I say “walk ins are accepted”, show up the day of class and pay by cash (exact change.) There will always be one or two who sign up who don’t show up, so you will be safe!
I use SQUARE for all credit card transactions through the secure store on my site. It’s just like Paypal (but better) and is perfectly secure! I will also accept cash only on the first day of the course. (exact change please.) No checks please! The course must be paid in full before it begins or right at the start of the first class. No late payments will be accepted!
You do not have to stay. When you register there will be space for an emergency contact number in case I need to get a hold of you. Just keep your phone handy and make sure to get back when the class ends!
Yes but it depends on the need. My son has high functioning autism, so I am more versed in the autistic world than anything else. If the child has more severe needs, then the parent or guardian must be present with the child to help them through class because I won’t be able to devote a lot of time to individual children. You can leave me a note during registration about the needs of your child.
No refunds will be given for weeks missed, sorry.
In the event that I am sick or some other situation comes up and I cannot conduct class that day, I will first try to reschedule the class, if that does not succeed then you WILL get reimbursed for the class missed.
No I won’t, but from time to time I will send out an email to everyone because of various things that may come up within the class.
I’ve been an artist almost my entire life, but since 2010 I’ve focused my artistic skills on creating comic books. I am the creator of three kid friendly comics, and for a couple of years I’ve sold these comics on MY SITE and at comic conventions around the Midwest.
This teaching path I’m currently on started in April 2015 when I was asked to teach a basic (primitive) version of my BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP to four 3rd grade classes at my son’s elementary school during art class. Since that time I’ve expanded and refined that course and have added numerous other classes ever since. This is now my career!
For any class shorter than six weeks your child will bring things home. With the six week courses, often times I will keep your child’s artwork or scripts or what have you because I want to make sure they arrive back the following week where we need to use them. At the end of the course, however, you will get everything back.
I would love to! Please CONTACT me and we’ll work something out! Unfortunately, I can’t conduct group classes at public libraries because they don’t like me getting paid for classes, but I still can teach one on one classes there and find a side table. They wouldn’t know any better then.
NO! All supplies are covered in the cost of class!
Please let me know at drop off or email the night before and I will write their contact info down. Thanks!
Did I miss a question? Please CONTACT ME if there’s something I didn’t cover! Thanks!