Digital Artistry: Cartoon Animation Online

Ages 11-18


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Design and animate your very own cartoon!

Design and animate your very own cartoon! Through live instruction, guided tutorials, and practice both in and outside the virtual classroom, students will use popular characters and styles to learn the basics of frame-by-frame animation techniques to bring their own creative visions to life! 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: October 2 – November 20, 2021 (8 weeks)
  Saturdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am EST
Tuition:  $228
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Sample Schedule

9:30 am – 9:40 am
——Welcome and Introduction to Activities
9:40 am – 10:20 am
Guided Projects, Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
10:20 am – 10:30 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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