Looking for unique drawing classes for your child? If so, you are in luck! Using the power of this new fangled thing called the “in-ter-net”, I can teach live PRIVATE classes with your child(ren) using webcams and Zoom, either one on one or in a group, in the USA or Canada!
Many of these classes are 100% created by me, so you won’t find them anywhere else! REGISTRATION FORM at the bottom of page along with FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
Junior Kids Comic Workshop – Ages 6-7 (2 classes, 45 mins each – $40)
Beginner Kids Comic Workshop – Ages 8-11 (4* classes, 45 mins each – $80)
Advanced Kids Comic Workshop – Ages 12+ (4* classes, 45 mins each – $100)
Character Design – Ages 9+ (3 classes, 45 mins each – $60)
General Drawing Skills – Ages 7+ (1 class / 30 minutes – $20)
See FAQ below on what is taught. Can take multiple sessions.
HOW TO DRAW classes from various cartoons, movies and games. – Ages 6-11 (1 class / 30 minutes – $15) See FAQ below for complete list.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…
LEARNING PHOTOGRAPHY – Ages 10+++ (2 classes, 45 mins each – $50)
*=Four instructional classes PLUS one 15min consultation follow up to review comics made.
Prices listed are for the full course.
Using the power of this new fangled thing called, "the in-ter-net", my online classes are effectively a live video phone call with your child. I use Zoom and a high speed internet connection, and with the help of a video switcher program, I have two cameras on my system that I show. One camera is facing down at my desk so your child can see what I'm drawing, and the other one aimed at me for back and forth conversations.
What you need to have for online classes with me and your child:
1) A device like a laptop, desktop, or tablet that has a webcam attached to it. This way I can see your child and their artwork so I can offer advice with what they are drawing. Mobile phones do not work for this as they are too small and your child won't be able to see what I'm teaching as easily.
2) High speed internet is a must.
Unfortunately, I cannot offer free classes as this is what I do for a living. If you are hesitant and want to see how I conduct classes and how it all works, a great starting point is to sign up to one of my many HOW TO DRAW classes. Those are only 30 mins long and US$15, so it's an easy entry point into seeing what I do.
For right now my classes are only taught to students in the United States and Canada. Please CONTACT me and tell me where you live and I'll see if I can work something out! The biggest hurdle to this is time zone differences and whether my credit card payment system will accept payments from your country.
For PRIVATE GROUP online classes, whoever is organizing this group class needs to fill out the registration form to start the process. There are options in there that will tell me this is a group class. You will pick a date/time in the registration process, and finally you will pay for your children.
Next, let the other families know what class you picked along with date and time. Then, every other family needs to fill out the registration form and select "Previously scheduled class." They will then enter your name in so I can connect the dots. They will then also select the class you picked and pay for their own children at that time.
Once everyone has registered I will email you all at once with further class information and we'll be good to go!
If you want to see what my availability is before registering, fill out the form till you get to the date/time picker screen. Here you will see what dates and time slots are available. You can then take this info to the other families to decide before you complete the form and submit it.
For my PRIVATE online classes (one on one or in a group) you get to pick the dates/times that work best for your schedule. I have held "online public" classes in the past where the date/time is pre-scheduled, but it's uncertain if I will bring those back.
My PRIVATE online classes don't have a limit on number of seats and are usually either one on one or in a small group, like your child and their friends.
These PRIVATE online classes are designed to work around your own schedule so you can pick the dates/times that work for you within the registration form.
Yes, sometimes there will be homework depending on what the class is. This is due to these online classes being condensed down from their "in person" versions. I cut out several things that wouldn't work in an online setting, so unfortunately that means sometimes your child will have to do some things on their own before the next class.
There is guaranteed homework in the Beginner and Advanced Kids Comic Workshop classes, but everything else has either nothing or very little.
Ideally you want to be somewhere where the internet is reliable and is in a quiet room. This won't work if you are in a public place that is noisy and has a sketchy internet connection. (like a hotel room, for example.)
You will need one device to watch class on (laptop, etc), and a second device to take photos with (phones, tablets, traditional cameras, etc.) You cannot use the same device for both.
If using a phone or tablet you will also be provided with a link to download a photo editor app to learn about editing your photos.
Please feel free to CONTACT ME with any questions or concerns you have about my online classes!
If you need to reschedule a session, you must do so no later than 24 hours before your class.
I will then work with you on finding a replacement date/time. If you don't reschedule before 24 hours, or forget about class entirely, you will be invoiced for an additional makeup session. For my Comic Workshop and Character Design courses, you will be pro-rated for the reschedule. For How To Draw and General Drawing Skills classes, you will be charged a full single class fee.
In order to get a refund for your classes you need to cancel no later than one week before the first session begins. There are no refunds if it's after that point or after the first session has already taken place. This is because the chances of me being able to refill those time slots at short notice is much lower.
PLEASE NOTE: If the reason is a scheduling conflict, I am more than willing to work with you to reschedule the times/dates you picked to find something else that works.
In either case, please CONTACT me!
My site will email you a reminder that class is about to happen a couple of hours before each session. This will be the only notification you will get from me, so please add the dates/times you registered for into your calendar.
In the event you are not home when class starts, please DO NOT rely on your child (and sometimes spouse) to remember when to log in. This rarely ever works out, trust me.
Please refer to the "WHAT IF WE MISSED A CLASS?" question in case you did miss a session.
If you know you're running late for a scheduled session, please CONTACT me and let me know! Please note that many of my classes are booked back to back, so if you show up late, we will still be ending the class at the scheduled time.
I have a 10 minute grace period where I will wait for you before logging out. If you haven't contacted me before hand to let me know you are running late, we'll have to reschedule.
I will then work with you on finding a replacement date/time. If you forget about class entirely, you will be invoiced for an additional makeup session. For my Comic Workshop and Character Design courses, you will be pro-rated for the reschedule. For How To Draw and General Drawing Skills classes, you will be charged a full single class fee.
Todd will stay logged into the link he provided you and will give you a ten minute window before he logs out.
In the event you missed a class, whether due to an emergency or just plain forgot, you will be invoiced for an additional makeup session and he will email you to reschedule a new date/time.
For my Comic Workshop and Character Design courses, you will be pro-rated for the reschedule. For How To Draw and General Drawing Skills classes, you will be charged a full single class fee.