Comic Art Classes

For ages 8 – 16

AFTER SCHOOL COMIC ART CLUB

Our AFTER SCHOOL COMIC ART CLUB for kids has now been running successfully since 2017. We teach children the basic skills required to draw their favourite comic characters or create their own characters and books in a relaxed and fun environment.

Classes for ages 8 -16 are held on Thursday evenings at Fire Station Creative in Dunfermline. Classes for ages 8 – 14 are held on Monday evenings at The Hive in Kirkcaldy.

We also offer comic book art classes for both individual 1-to-1 lessons, libraries, community groups, and School visits, please enquire for more details and costs.

 

UPCOMING BLOCKS

MONDAYS AT THE HIVE, KIRKCALDY

29th of April to the 3rd of June

4.30 – 5.20 PM for ages 8 to 14

 

 

THURSDAYS AT FSC, DUNFERMLINE

2nd of May to the 6th of June

LEVEL 1 at 5 – 5.50 PM for Primary School ages 8 up
LEVEL 2 at 6.10 – 7 PM for High School pupils

Classes are bookable in block sessions at a cost of £45 per block (limited spaces are available and are allocated on a first come first served basis, with existing pupils having priority rebooking status). Due to class size limitations, bookings are non-refundable.

LEVEL 1

Classes concentrate on the required basic drawing skills and focus on drawing specific items, character types, anatomy, etc. through walkthrough tutorials and guides.

Examples of lessons covered in Level 1 classes include:

  • Basic drawing skills
  • How to draw the human face
  • Aanatomy and proportions
  • Dynamic poses
  • Perspective
  • Character design
  • Basic inking

LEVEL 2

Classes require at least a reasonable level of drawing ability and an understanding of the basics of anatomy, perspective etc. This class is task and project-based where the students work more independently and have more freedom to interpret the brief.

Examples of assignments covered in Level 2 classes include:

  • Designing covers
  • Layouts
  • Narrative/sequential art
  • Working from scripts
  • Character design/redesigns
  • Different comic art styles
  • Advanced Inking

GENERAL RULES

Food and drinks are not allowed into the class in Dunfermline, although bottled water is acceptable.

DROP OFF/PICK UP

We cannot accommodate early entry/drop-offs or late pick-ups so please make sure you arrive at the correct times for both drop-offs and pick-ups.

ART MATERIALS

Please bring along basic materials such as paper/sketchbooks, pencils, colouring pens, crayons, etc. – essentially something to draw with and on.

I’ve listed some of the materials I regularly use here but you can get alternative versions of everything at other stationery/art stores, supermarkets, etc. The High school class has a more task-based approach, so please make sure that your child brings along a device of some sort so that they can do research on it if required.