Digital Artistry: Cartoon Animation Online

Ages 11-18


Design and animate your very own cartoon!

Do you love comics and cartoons? Maybe a particular style of Anime has caught your eye? Whether it is a cartoon strip in the local paper or a feature film with hundreds of animators, it is all cartoons in one form or another. Students will look at some of the common components and improve their skills by examining elements such as character design, art styles, storyboarding, framing, and timing. There is no one definitive style of cartoon, and so too will students learn to appreciate, improve, or adjust their skills in the wonderful world of cartooning.


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!


Ages:  11 – 18
Dates:  April 17 – May 22, 2021 (6 weeks)
  Saturdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Tuition:  $181
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Sample Schedule

11:00 am – 11:10 am
Welcome and Introduction to Activities
11:10 am – 11:50 am
Guided Projects & Small Groups
11:50 am – 12:00 pm
Wrap up and Discussion



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Zachary Rhoades
Multimedia 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.”










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