“Choose Your Character” Concept Design Studio Online




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The start of any great game is an engaging world filled with unique and exciting characters. Whether our hero has to save a princess from a castle, or farm the largest pumpkin for the harvest festival, creating fun characters and giving them a place in their world is where the creative development starts!

In this intro course, students will be designing their own characters for a unique game world of their own creation! They will set up their own stories and worlds, design characters (heroes, villains, and more), and decide what tools and items their characters will use. From health potions to night vision goggles, the only limit is the imagination!

This course serves as a foundation for animation development. Through a series of guided exercises, game and animation history lessons, and in-class work time and feedback, students will have all they need to start creating their own worlds.

You might also be interested in our Digital Illustration: Character Creation Studio Online (July 26-31) or Anime Art & Technology Online (August 2-6 & 9-13)


New STEAM Curriculum: 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 digital illustration!


Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  July 5 – 9, 2021 (M-F)
Times:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm EST
Tuition:  $390
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

9:30 am – 10:30 am
——Online Welcome and Introduction to Activities
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
——Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
——Individual Work Time and Instructor Check-ins
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
——Online Regroup and Class Discussion




COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Students must follow University Covid protocols. Please see updates here.


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Sina Ouerghi
Freelance Illustrator
Read more about Ms. Ouerghi

Ms. Ouerghi has drawn and told stories from a very young age and pursued a career in art as a result. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in Media Arts & Animation with a focus in Illustration & Storytelling. Since then she has been a freelance illustrator, a teaching assistant at GMU as well as The Art Institute of Washington. Ms. Ouerghi is also the Volunteer Coordinator of H Street Festival and a Silver Level sponsor for Stop The Stigma (Texas Chapter) which provides counseling to those in need.




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