ActonArt

Drawing School

Manga, Comics, Cartoons & Chibi - Fall

Manga, Comic and Cartoon classes present foundation core skills concepts but integrates them into each of those styles of drawing. In this way students still learn foundation material, but via subject matter they prefer to draw. You can learn about each class in the descriptions below and read more about our approach to teaching students of all ages here.
• TWELVE CLASSES per Trimester
• Wednesday, September 4th through Tuesday, November 26th
• Many classes are available IN-STUDIO or as SIMULTANEOUS (in-studio or online) classes
MANGA-1 DRAWING
MANGA-1 DRAWING
  • THURSDAY: 4:30-5:30pm SIMULTANEOUS
  • SATURDAY: 9:0010:00am SIMULTANEOUS

AGES 10 & up

MANGA-1 DRAWING

This class teaches the popular drawing style known as Manga or Anime. Artwork like this can be seen in many forms, from the comic books “Manga” to the television shows “Anime” and many other products like toys and games. Though this artwork has a very broad appeal, and is cartooned it is also quite challenging to master. Throughout this class students will learn the fundamentals of how to draw Anime and Manga. We will go through how to draw everything from eyes, faces and hands, to full action poses and cute chibi characters. Students are encouraged to draw their own characters throughout the class, and will be shown how to make exciting images with them in it. Although this is class is designed as a base level it is recommended that most students start here, as there is a lot of valuable information in the class.

All Manga classes will use high quality markers and various papers (bristol board, marker paper, etc.) which are included in the tuition. (Not included with online classes)
MANGA-1X DRAWING
MANGA-1X DRAWING
  • THURSDAY: 6:00-7:30pm SIMULTANEOUS

AGES 11 & up
• requires 3-4 trimesters of Manga 1 previously or submission of portfolio artwork for review prior to admission

MANGA-1X DRAWING

Serving as an in-between from Manga-1 and Manga-2 this class offers students more time and more in depth instructions on fundamental Manga skills. Since students in this class are expected to have taken the Manga-1 class previously, this class expands upon that information. Projects in this class are the same as the previous class, but new information and more complex ideas are introduced. In addition to more complex ideas students have more time to work, giving them valuable experience with difficult skills like inking and coloring. This is the perfect class for anyone who needs more time and more challenge than the standard Manga class.
MANGA-2 DRAWING
MANGA-2 DRAWING
  • THURSDAY: 6:00-8:00pm SIMULTANEOUS

AGES 12 & up
• requires Manga 1x previously or submission of portfolio artwork for review prior to admission

MANGA-2 DRAWING

As a high level Manga class Manga-2 is designed to flex your drawing muscles. Students in this class are expected to have a good understanding of all the basic skills of Manga, and be relatively proficient with the techniques. With those skills as a backing projects in this class are more independently focused, allowing students to work on their own problem areas. There is a push in this class to define a personal style, as well as hone and polish the skills that students already have. After taking the Manga-2 class students should be very well equipped to draw just about any picture they can imagine, in an art style they can call their own.
CARTOONING & CHIBI DRAWING
CARTOONING & CHIBI DRAWING
  • FRIDAY: 4:30-5:30pm SIMULTANEOUS
  • SATURDAY: 10:30-11:30am SIMULTANEOUS

AGES 8 & up

CARTOONING & CHIBI

CARTOONING & CHIBI DRAWING is a combination class of both western style cartooning and eastern style Chibi manga—what we recognize as Pokemon-type characters that are cute, grotesque, or even bizarre representations of people, animals, and even supernatural creatures. This kind of drawing is favored by kids in the 6 to 12 year old range, but a majority of Chibi fans are 8 to 10 years old. Our Cartooning/Chibi class will focus on synthesizing both types of characters and developing core drawing skills that apply to all kinds of drawing, both cartoon abstract and realistic-representational.
CARTOONING 2
CARTOONING  DRAWING
  • SATURDAY: 4:00-5:30pm SIMULTANEOUS

AGES 10 & up

CARTOONING 2

The CARTOONING 2 class is designed for students who enjoy drawing cartoons and want to take their skills to the next level. Over the course of this class we will explore various different famous and lesser known cartooning styles, and learn what makes them unique. Each class will focus on a different artist show or movie, giving students exposure to many different cartoons. In addition to just exploring artists styles we will also learn more fundamental skills for making our cartoons overall better and more memorable. We will also talk about and use various materials which are common amongst cartoonists including watercolors, ink, pens, markers, and more. In the end students will leave this class with the ability to create their own unique and exceptional cartoons and characters.
If you want to be a cartoonist, or just LOVE cartoons then this is the class for you.

DRAWING, DUNGEONS, & DRAGONS 1
DRAWING, DUNGEONS, & DRAGONS
  • SATURDAY: 12:30-3:30pm IN-STUDIO

AGES 12 & up
• 3 hour class, split into drawing and game play sections

DRAWING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Roleplaying games have long been an imaginative outlet for the mind and for the artistic spirit! This class delves into both sides of this creative activity by allowing students to both play the game of Dungeons & Dragons guided by storyteller Chris, then drawing their characters and play-experiences with art guildmaster Jackie! Employing problem solving, collaboration and clever wits, students generate ideas that they then bring into the arts side of the class to draw their characters, equipment, monsters and more. Each session divides the group into game-time and drawing time, so they will get to experience both aspects each week. Class involves use of the online resource D&D Beyond (free to use); and it is recommended but not required that they have a device to access D&D Beyond during class (phone, tablet, etc). Previous drawing experience is encouraged but not required. Materials used include pencils, markers and colored pencils.
DRAWING, DUNGEONS, & DRAGONS 2
DRAWING, DUNGEONS, & DRAGONS 2
  • SATURDAY: 12:30-3:30pm IN-STUDIO

AGES 12 & up
• 3 hour class, split into drawing and game play sections
• Advanced class, for participants with prior game knowledge/experience (not appropriate for beginners)

DRAWING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 2

Roleplaying games have long been an imaginative outlet for the mind and for the artistic spirit! This class delves into both sides of this creative activity by allowing students to both play the game of Dungeons & Dragons guided by storyteller Chris, then drawing their characters and play-experiences with art guildmaster Jackie! Employing problem solving, collaboration and clever wits, students generate ideas that they then bring into the arts side of the class to draw their characters, equipment, monsters and more. Each session divides the group into game-time and drawing time, so they will get to experience both aspects each week. Class involves use of the online resource D&D Beyond (free to use); and it is recommended but not required that they have a device to access D&D Beyond during class (phone, tablet, etc). Previous drawing experience is encouraged but not required. Materials used include pencils, markers and colored pencils.


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