Online Winter Session

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan 2nd, 2023

SESSION STARTS: Jan 16th, 2023

Animation

Character

Visual Storytelling

CHARACTER: INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTER DESIGN

Dan Holland

Character Designer
Pixar Animation Studios

Length of Workshop: 10 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Tuesdays starting January 17th, 2023
Time: 7pm – 10pm pacific time
Tuition: $1,600 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: none

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Introduction to Character Design is the first step to getting a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Character Design. This workshops structure and aim is to provide a solid foundation in the design principles at work in great character design. Intro to Character Design is perfect for those who are are interested in designing for animated films or tv.

The Goal of Intro to Character Design is to expose the student to important design principles, and through exercises apply the concepts in their work.

CURRICULUM:

  • Shape/Silhouette

  • Caricature/Abstraction

  • Research

  • Expression

  • Acting/Pose

  • Costuming

  • Proportion

PREREQUISITE:

We recommend having a basic drawing level and some experience drawing from life.

*Intro to Character Design is limited to 8 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.