Comic Art Classes

For ages 8 – 16

Our physical AFTER SCHOOL COMIC ART CLUB for kids has now been running successfully for several years (Covid aside). 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 are currently offered for ages 8 -16. Monday classes are for HIGH SCHOOL ONLY and Thursday classes are for PRIMARY SCHOOLS ONLY. We also offer comic book art classes for both individual 1-to-1 lessons and School visits, please enquire for more details and costs.

 

NEW SESSION DATES

MONDAY CLASS at 5 – 6 PM for High School Kids
Running from the 23rd of May to the 27th of June

THURSDAY CLASS at 5 – 6 PM for ages 8 up at Primary School
Running from the 26th of May to the 30th of June

 

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 – due to class size limitations bookings are non-refundable).

LEVEL 1

Classes concentrate on the basic drawing skills required and focuses on how to draw specific items, character types, anatomy etc. through walkthrough tutorials.

Examples of lessons covered in Level 1 classes include:

  • How to draw the human face
  • anatomy and proportions
  • dynamic poses
  • perspective
  • character design

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 lessons covered in Level 2 classes include:

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

COVID RULES

Please make sure that your children have read the current rules and are familiar with them.

SHOWING SYMPTOMS?

As with everywhere else if you or a family member are showing symptoms please do not attend the physical classes and follow current guidelines.

CLEANING

Antibacterial hand gel is available for visitors to use at the side door and on each floor of the building, including in the classroom itself. Handwashing facilities are accessible for the children in the disabled toilet next to the classroom.

I will also disinfect the chairs and tables myself before and after each session.

Food and drinks will no longer be allowed into the class, although bottled water will be acceptable.

WEARING MASKS

Masks are now optional.

DROP OFF/PICK UP

You can either wait at the side of the building or wait in cars until I come down just before 5 to let the kids in, I will also let the kids down at 6 for collection.

We can no longer accommodate early entry/drop-offs or late pick-ups as this time is now needed for extra cleaning procedures, so please make sure you arrive at the correct times for both drop-off and pick-ups.

ART MATERIALS

In order to minimize physical contact with shared objects, we ask that you bring along your own materials such as paper/sketchbooks, pencils, colouring pens, crayons, etc. – many already do this anyway.

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 Monday class has returned to a more task-based approach again, so please make sure that your child brings a device of some sort that they can do research on it if required.

The above information is all subject to change in line with updated Government advice, we will continue to review official advice and make decisions as appropriate.

Keep well.