Character Drawing and Concept Art

How many styles of Batman can we design? Can you really get a job designing Star Wars characters here in Vancouver? Where did they get the idea for Homer Simpson? What’s the difference between anime and manga? In this course students will explore some of these themes in the creative industry, and learn how to balance their personal style with new knowledge to explore and articulate their creative voice. The course will start with classical drawing skills and develop these into comics, illustration, concept art and animation. We will break down the fundamentals of drawing and designing characters, locations and objects, and bring imaginary worlds to life!

Your Educator – Peter Forde

Peter aims to make the classroom his studio where creativity is the leader of learning. Coming from a world of traditional Ireland and teaching in the creative hub of London, England, Peter has developed a broad range of artistic experiences. He has exhibited in Ireland and England through painting, media arts, performance and theatre and sees himself as much of a teacher as an artist. Currently Peter prints at Malaspina studios in Granville Island and exhibits at galleries in Vancouver. Peter values the role of the teacher as the facilitator to the student’s creativity but draws from his technical and expressive experiences to bloom the student’s unique ability. The arts define our culture and our identity and at Brainboost we are delighted to celebrate these qualities. Expect the fun of the carnival, with the sincerity of gallery.

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When is it?

Mondays 4:00-6:00 pm

What are the dates?

September 12th – June 12th

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
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