Anime Art & Technology Online

Anime Art Image

Fall 2020 registration is open!



Any Otaku Can Learn!

Anime is more popular than ever! While we associate the word anime with a particular aesthetic style that originated in Japan, the word anime is the just Japanese word for animation and covers all styles. The course will discuss some of these fundamentals and teach the basics of animation, using popular characters and shows as examples.

Hands-on for Students, Hands-off for Parents: Students will explore the artistic process with a STEAM approach and seek creative solutions alongside other students their age. Through guided projects and peer feedback, students will have the opportunity to interact with other artists and share their interests in all things anime! (Otaku: Japanese term affectionately given to anime/manga/tech fans)



Ages:  11 – 18
Dates:  Oct. 3 – Nov. 21, 2020 (8 weeks)
  Saturdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EST
Tuition:  $325 (A $10 late fee will be added after Wednesday, October 1)
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Sample Schedule

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Welcome and Introduction to Activities
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Guided Projects & Small Groups
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm
Wrap up and Discussion



This Session is Closed.

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Zachary Rhoades
Comic Artist
Read more about Mr. Rhoades

Zachary Rhoades has been working in media since 2003, and taught undergraduate courses in animation, storyboarding, greenscreen, and production at Art Institute of D.C. and George Mason University. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Rhoades is an avid fan of all things nerd and geek, including cartoons, comics, and video games. Mr. Rhoades has created and contributed to multiple independent comics and books and is a regular contributor to “The Saturday Morning Cartoonists” podcast. Mr. Rhoades earned his bachelor’s degree in computer graphics and animation from George Mason University, and he is currently working on the independent publishing of his illustrated novel series “GENE515.”










Digital Illustration:
Character Creation

Ages 11-18
Saturdays, 9–10:30 am EST
Oct. 3–Nov. 21, 2020


Visual Storytelling:
Art, Comics & Manga

Ages 11-18
Saturdays, 1:30–3:00 pm EST
Oct. 3–Nov. 21, 2020