Drawing Comic Books and Graphic Novels

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Class #27702-2-25:
Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels
Note corrected course date:
Sat. June 29 only: 10 am-3pm
Tuition: $125 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

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ABOUT THE MATERIALS: You can bring your own materials, or buy a materials kit in class. The kit includes oversized paper; a ruler; a pencil; some ink; and some brushes and brush pens for inking. The kit costs around $25. The kit will be available as a convenience for students who need one, but it’s totally fine if you’d rather bring your own drawing materials instead.


In this class, open to everyone, students will start out by learning how to draw realistically proportioned adult human figures in a simplified comic book style, then learn how to show them in action. We’ll practice drawing, shading and inking the figure and moving it around on the page. 

You’ll learn about page layout and design, as they relate to comics and graphic novels; composition and visual continuities; how to tell a story with pictures; and how to use dramatic lighting and cinematic camera angles such as closeups, medium shots, long shots, high angle  shots and low angle shots, to engage the reader and move your story along.

After that, students will practice drawing some actual comic book stories.  You’ll learn how to draw fight scenes, action scenes, and how to imbue even quiet moments in your story with dramatic tension.  We’ll take a look at student drawings and look at what works in each page and how to improve it.  We’ll also look at what goes into illustrating exciting and dramatic comic book stories.

Whether you’re an aspiring comic book illustrator or a hobbyist — whether you’re into traditional comics or experimental comics — you’ll learn a lot and have an opportunity to increase your skills as you work through the exercises in the class.  Instructor: Nils Osmar


ART CLASS DATES!

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NEXT FOUR MONTHS ↓


JUNE CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

  • ALL JUNE CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • LISTED BELOW BY START DATE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨 ACTING 101
Wednesdays – June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 7pm-9pm


🟨 ACTING 103
Wednesdays June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5pm-7pm


🟦 VOICEOVER 102 
Wednesdays – 6:30pm-8:30 pm – 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26


🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
Wednesdays – June 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5pm-7pm


🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48
Class times: Thursdays 6 pm-8:30 pm.
Class dates: June 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Film date: Sat. July 13, from 8 am-7 pm


🟨 AUDITIONING WORKSHOP
Saturday June 8 only, 10 am-4 pm


🟦 VOICEOVER 101
Saturdays 10am-12pm: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


🟦 🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
Saturdays 1pm-3pm: 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


🟩 ACRYLIC PAINTING
Sundays 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23, 10am-12:30pm


🟩 WATERCOLOR PAINTING
Sundays 6/9, 6/16 and 6/23, 1:30pm-3:30pm


🟨 ACTING 101 
Sundays 12:30pm-2:30 pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟨 ACTING 102
Sundays 3 pm-5 pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟨 ACTING 103 
Sundays 6pm-8pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟨 ACTING WITH EMOTION
Sundays 10am-12pm – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30


🟦 VOICEOVER 103
Sundays, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30. 10am-12 pm


WRITING SCIENCE FICTION
Tuesdays 4:15pm-6:15pm. June 11, 18, 25 and July 2


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS 
Tuesdays 6/11, 6/18, 6/26, 6:30pm-8:30pm


🟨 ACTING FOR CAMERA 102
Saturdays June 15, June 22, June 29 – 10-1pm


🟨 ACTING INTENSIVE: 3 SCENES
Sat. 12pm-3pm 6/15, 6/22, 6/29


🟩 DRAWING FACES & PORTRAITS
Saturday 6/15 and 6/22, 10 am-12 pm


🟩 FIGURE DRAWING 
Saturdays 6/15 and 6/22 – 12:30-2:30 pm


🟩 DRAWING COMIC BOOKS
Sat. June 29 only: 10 am-3pm

JULY CLASSES  ⟶  AT A GLANCE

  • ALL JULY CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • LISTED BELOW BY START DATE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨 ACTING 102
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31


🟨 ACTING 104
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31


🟦 VOICEOVER 102
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/2


🟦 VOICEOVER 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm – 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/3


🟦🟨 ACCENTS FOR ACTORS
Sundays 10 am-12 pm – 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/3


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
Saturdays 10 am-12 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3


🟩 CARTOONING
Saturdays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/20, 7/27, 8/3


🟩 COLORED PENCIL
Sunday July 21 only, 10:30 am-4 pm


🟨🟣 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
3 pm-5 pm. Last 3 meetings last till 8 pm.
Saturdays 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17


🟨 ACTING 101
Sundays 10 am-12 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 ACTING 102
Sundays 12:30 pm-2:30 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 ACTING 103
Sundays 3 pm-5 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 ACTING 104
Sundays 6 pm-8 pm – 7/21, 7/28, 8/3, 8/10


🟨 IMPROV 101
Sunday 7/14 only – 11 am-3:30 pm


🟨 IMPROV 102
Sunday 7/21 only – 11 am-3:30 pm


⭕ SCREENWRITING 101
Mondays 6 pm-8 pm – 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

AUGUST CLASSES ⟶ AT A GLANCE

  • AUGUST CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!
  • THE OTHERS WILL OPEN SOON
  • LISTED BELOW BY START DATE

FIND BY COLOR:

  • 🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟩 MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE
Sunday August 4 only, 10:30am-4 pm


🟨 ACTING 101
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 7 pm-9 pm


🟨 ACTING 103
Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21 and 28 – 5 pm-7 pm


🟥 STAND UP COMEDY
August 7, 14, 21, and 28 – 7 pm-10 pm


🟦 VOICEOVER 101
August 7, 14, 21, and 28 – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm


🟩 DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS
Saturday August 10 and 17, 10 am-12 pm


🟩 FIGURE DRAWING
Saturday August 10 and 17, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm


🟣 MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET
Sunday August 18 and 25, 6 pm-8:30 pm


🟩 LEARN TO DRAW IN A DAY
Sunday August 18 only (1-day workshop) – 10 am-2 pm


🟨 AUDITIONING
Sundays, August 18 and 25 – 2
pm-5:30 pm


🟩 COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Sunday August 25 only (1-day workshop) – 10 am-2 pm


🟩 OIL PAINTING
Saturday August 24 only, 10 am-3 pm

 

CLASSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

  • CLASSES WITH LIVE LINKS ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT
  • OTHERS WILL OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT SOON

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  • 🟨 ACTING CLASSES
  • 🟥 COMEDY AND IMPROV
  • 🟦 VOICEOVER CLASSES
  • 🟩 ART CLASSES
  • ⭕ WRITING CLASSES
  • 🟣 FILMMAKING CLASSES

🟨 ACTING 102
Wednesdays, 7 pm-9 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2


🟨 ACTING 104
Wednesdays, 5 pm-7 pm. 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2


🟩 DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
SATURDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 AUDITIONING 101
SATURDAYS – 12:30 PM-2:30 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
SATURDAYS – 3 PM-5 PM – 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12


🟨 ACTING 101
SUNDAYS – 10 AM-12 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 12:30-2:30 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING 102
SUNDAYS – 3PM-5PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨 ACTING 104
SUNDAYS – 6 PM-8 PM – 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13


🟨🟣 ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48
THURSDAYS – 6 PM-8:30 PM – 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17


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