Online Spring 2024 Session

March 25th, 2024

April 8th, 2024

STORY: ADVANCED STORY: Develop and Draw Yours!
*Workshop FULL*

Louis Gonzales

Director, Story Supervisor, Story Artist, Pixar Animation Studios

Length of Workshop: 10 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Wednesdays starting September 27th, 2023
Time: 6pm to 9pm pacific time *special time*
Tuition: $1,600 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: A link to your portfolio is required with your registration.


Advanced Visual Storytelling will simulate life as a professional story artist. We will expand upon the lessons learned in Visual Storytelling 1 to craft more nuanced scenes with layers of visual storytelling. We will also discuss world-building and artistic style and how to best bring your voice into the larger film-making industry.

Assignments will include: storyboarding from script pages, storyboarding from experience, explorational story development sketches, and pitching to the class.


  • Composition/staging
  • Storyboarding from a script: ex  Action Sequence (20-30 boards, two week assignment)
  • Dialogue/ acting sequence (20-30 boards, two week assignment)
  • Structure
  • Pitching
  • Brainstorming
  • Creating characters
  • Personal Story (20-30 boards, two week assignment)


Prerequisite: A portfolio review is required. Visual Storytelling 1  is highly recommended.

*Visual Story 2 is limited to 10 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.