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Courses

Fall Session ONLINE 2020

September 7th – November 30th

AnimCs Character Design Class

CHARACTER: INTRODUCTION TO CHARACTER DESIGN

Grant Alexander

Character Designer, Pixar Animation Studios

Workshop Full!

Length of Workshop: 12 weeks. Once a week.   
Days: Mondays starting September 7th, 2020
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $1.900 (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.