Current ONLINE CLASSES for all AGES 12 and OLDER:

 

For those hopeful cartoonists living in towns, states, lands and galaxies far, far away, we offer our fun cartooning classes ONLINE from The Cartoonist Academy!

 



Class Sessions are 8-weeks long and meet ONLINE once a week for 1 full hour unless otherwise specified.
-All Students receive a personal teacher review EACH WEEK of their Homework Assignment.
-All NEW STUDENTS will begin with the Foundations of Cartooning 4-week class.
BONUS: - All students receive a special Cartoonist Academy Sketchbook Package as part of the class.
-ALSO returning students can earn a REFERRAL REBATE of 10% by referring other new cartoonists.



 

 

 


ONLINE 4-week course

-Next ONLINE Session Starts: TBD
-Maximum Students: 8 students
-AGES: 12 and older
-TIME:   1-HOUR Class
              4-week Course
-MATERIALS:  Paper & pencils or Digital drawing program

Welcome to the wonderful world of cartooning!  This fun 4-week class lays the foundation of what it is to be a cartoonist and how to enjoy drawing cartoons for work and play.
You'll be introduced to developing your drawing techniques, deciding on art materials, and preparing your artistic understanding as a cartoonist. 
You'll also learn a fun history of cartoons as they link to different genres such as comic books, comic strips, animation, greeting cards, web games, book illustrations, and many others. 
From how to do it as a job, to simply how to draw a funny note for friend or family. . . this is the foundation class for the other classes taught at the Cartoonist Academy. 
Taught by Mike Kunkel. 



-Next ONLINE Session Starts: TBD
-3 Progressive LEVELS :
      -LEVEL 1:
      -LEVEL 2:
      -ADVANCED/Mentorship:
             
--1-HOUR Class:   EACH Level is an 8-week Course
--Maximum Students:   8 students per session/level
--AGES:   12 and older

Do you want to learn how to create and draw your own cartoon characters? With demonstrations and examples, each 2-hour class of the full 8-week course is designed to take beginner and experienced cartoonists through assignments that will define and refine their cartooning skills. They will gain knowledge and training to draw cartoon characters, and find the confidence and inspiration to create their own cartoon creations.
Taught by Mike Kunkel.


 

Next ONLINE Session Starts:   TBD
-TIME:   1-HOUR Class
             8-week Course
-Maximum: 8 students per session/level
-AGES: 12 and older
-MATERIALS:  Paper & pencils or Digital drawing program

-LEVEL 1 (8-Week course ONLINE)-
CARTOON CHARACTER DESIGN :


Starting here with LEVEL 1, you'll learn the basics of character design. Assignments will be based on in-class demonstrations and examples.  The foundation of creating characters starts here. You'll learn fun ways to create and invent new cartoon characters.
Along with paper and pencils for class work, ALL STUDENTS receive a special Cartoonist Academy sketchbook as part of the class.
Topics Include:
--Understanding and varying shapes
--Posing characters
--Silhouette
--Appeal
--Creating "thinking" characters
--Sketchbooks
--much, much more



 

Next ONLINE Session Starts:  TBD
( prerequisite: Design Level 1 )
-TIME:
1-HOUR Class
           8-week course
-Maximum: 8 students per session/level
-AGES: 12 and older
-MATERIALS:  Paper & pencils or Digital drawing program

-LEVEL 2 (8-Week course ONLINE)-
CARTOON CHARACTER DESIGN:

PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 1
With LEVEL 2, you'll build on the foundation from LEVEL 1.  The lessons and assignments will help you begin to create characters for projects such as greeting cards, comic strips, logos, books and much more. 
Along with paper and pencils for class work, ALL STUDENTS receive a special Cartoonist Academy sketchbook as part of the class.
Topics Include:
--Pushing gesture and attitude poses
--
Story driven characters
--Creating Model Sheets/Turns
--Understanding Expression changes
--Purpose Design
--Improving Sketchbook skills
--much, much more



 

-Next Session Starts: TBD
-TIME: 1-HOUR Class
           8-week course
( prerequisite: Design Level 2 )
-AGES: 12 and older
-MATERIALS:  Paper and pencils are supplied

-ADVANCED Level-
(8-Week course ONLINE)
CARTOON CHARACTER DESIGN:

PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2
Level 1 and 2 will now be the foundation for artists that can join an advanced continuing class which will create custom assignments for each student's level of cartooning.  Studies and training will be towards refining skills and developing toward portfolio quality work.

 


 
 

-LEVEL 1 (8-Week course ONLINE)
CREATING COMIC BOOKS :

-2 Progressive LEVELS :

      - LEVEL 1 : 
      -Advanced LEVEL: 

 

 

 

 

Next LEVEL 1 Session starts:   TBD

TIME: 1-HOUR Class
           8 - week course
-Maximum: 8 students per session/level-AGES: 12 and older

Do you want to learn how to draw and make comic books? In this LEVEL 1 class, with demonstrations and examples, beginner and experienced cartoonists will learn the art and craft of creating comics.  Each online class of the full 8-week course is designed to guide comic creators through the process from Cover to last page, as they work to create a finished short comic book story by the end of the semester.
Taught by Mike Kunkel.

 



Special Event ONE-DAY Workshops . . .

Special Event ONE-DAY Workshops . . .

SATURDAY
1- Day WORKSHOPS
2015
ALL DAY 10am - 4pm

(No prerequisite needed.)

Spend an entire day learning storytelling techniques to help your stories feel strong and entertaining. Gain the methods and tools to help break through creative blocks and assist you with your own stories.  Whether you want to write children's books, comics, animation, or novels, this workshop is designed to inspire the inner storyteller in you. 
Along with paper and pencils for class work, ALL NEW STUDENTS receive a special Cartoonist Academy sketchbook as part of the class.

*NOTE*
THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SATURDAY DATES FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS . . .
PLEASE SELECT ACCORDINGLY :

TBD: date to be announced for ages 10-15
TBD: date to be announced for ages 16 and older
Both days are taught by Mike Kunkel.
LIMITED SPACE.   FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE BASIS.  10am--4pmINCLUDES LUNCH.

                      (ages 10-15 yrs)

                      (ages 10-15 yrs)

                       (ages 16 and older)

                       (ages 16 and older)



AVAILABLE SOON!