Masters School of Art

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Cartooning 101 - Class Description


  Level: 1, Age Requirements: All, Prerequisites: Drawing 101 preferred


  Artwork by Lisa Barnes


Cartooning 101 teaches the basic instruction on how to draw simple cartoons. During our fall term, the students will be taught to draw cartoon people; during our spring term, they will learn how to draw cartoon animals. The class starts with facial expressions and then moves on to learn how to draw basic cartoon bodies. Students will also learn how to draw a few props and basic settings.


To learn the fun side of art with the main focus on making their artwork unique.


The school will provide all the essentials but the student has to bring their own sense of humor. It’s also recommended they have a ruler, a good eraser, a pencil, a black ink marker and Prisma color pencils.



Each student will produce a one-panel cartoon illustration on 9x12 Bristol paper, which will be submitted into our Art Exhibit at the end of the term.



Check schedule to determine time of class. Students are responsible for showing up on time and making work up outside of class.



Students will not be graded (unless in College); however, they will be evaluated by their ability to follow directions and complete the work required.



To be successful in this class, students need to produce at least one cartoon strip by the end of the term. But most importantly, to succeed in this class, the student must have fun!






Cartooning 102 - Class Description

Age Requirements: 12 & up - or instructor’s consent


Prerequisites: Cartooning 101 and Drawing 101 (Drawing 201 and Figure Drawing are preferred.)



Face front true believer! Dive into the minds of some of the great comic artists. This class will start with basic figure drawing and action poses. Then, the students will learn muscle structure (because every hero has muscles) and facial expressions.



To give the students the tools to create characters out of their heads and put them on paper.



The instructors will provide the paper. The student needs to provide imagination, pencils, (mechanical is preferred for this class) ruler, and inking pens.



Each student will be creating unique heroes and villains all term. Final project will be a full color, Character Model Sheet (based on the characters the student has created) which will be displayed in the art show.


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