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A Cartoon Class Just For You
Cartoon classes for ages 9 to 18
Three skill levels.
In one word, our program is all about
School Year Cartoon Art Program
Our Cartooning Program
Classes meet once a week for an hour and a half. Supplies are needed.
9 – 12
11 – 14
13 – 18
COST: $1227/yr ($129 monthly installments)
SUPPLIES: Around $115 including a case
Cartooning classes are taught by our founder, Dennas Davis. Mr. Dennas has illustrated 23 children’s books with over 5 million in print worldwide, and worked for Disney, Nabisco, Betty Crocker, and more, doing mainly cartoon illustration.
Toons is for beginners, and also for students who have been working on their cartoons, stories and even their style, for some time. The class of first-year cartoonists covers the basics. Students learn how to develop characters, create strong images, backgrounds, draw from reference material, and create good speak-bubbles. Modeling clay is used for character development with 3D visualization. Several fun projects, like a movie poster or TV show title-screen, help students apply their skills. At the end of the year, they will create a short comic book. Please call for availability, since this class fills to capacity earlier than most.
Toons 2 is for older first-year students and advancing 2nd year students. The projects and instructions are similar to Toons 1.
Advanced Toons continues the same theme of developing characters and working towards a personal cartoon style. The projects are more challenging, and we do some projects as a team, just like professional cartoonists do. We’ll work on heads, hands, arms & legs, as well as body stance and action poses. The regular Toons class must be taken previously, or a portfolio can be submitted to bypass that course if the artist has already develped their work and is in high school. It is also good to have taken Foundations for two years, but is not required.