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Class Description

Explore the vibrant world of character and comic book design in this dynamic 7-week course. Delve into the art of crafting captivating characters inspired by the beauty of springtime, from whimsical creatures to intrepid adventurers. Learn essential techniques in character development, storytelling, and digital illustration as you bring your characters to life on the pages of your own comic panels. Guided by a professional artist-instructor and enriched by collaborative projects and peer feedback, this course offers a creative journey to ignite your imagination, cultivate your artistic talents, and jump-start your spring!

Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about:

  • How to utilize Adobe Photoshop and Fresco and their basic tool sets. 
  • How to create an industry standard three point turnaround of a character design. 
  • How to create a three panel comic.  
  • How to create comic book title page. 
  • The art of the peer critique and give peer critiques on the progress of student work;
  • Opportunities and potential resources on career pathways;
  • How to distribute, exhibit, and promote artwork for a variety of audiences.


  • iMacs
  • iPads
  • iPens


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Fresco

Deliverables: Students and Class Projects

  • Character three point turn around 
  • Three panel comic 
  •  Comic book cover
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