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Course Description

In this art studio, students learn how to create original cartoons and comics from their imaginations. They develop their ability to draw characters and create narrative sketches to share an interesting or funny thought or tell a short story. Students learn how to change the facial expressions of characters and give motion to their drawings. In creating a written and visual narrative students learn to create storyboards to map out the sequence of their story. Students also learn about the rich history and evolution of cartoons and comics and their influence.

Learner Outcomes

  • Draw lively cartoon characters in action from imagination
  • Render drawings in ink marker for effective reproduction
  • Compose visual stories and comic strip jokes
  • Create cartoon characters from any random shape, squiggle, or group of marks
  • Produce legible and entertaining comics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an art/design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques.

Additional Information

This course is one offering from our Parsons Academy program, which runs for 11 Saturdays in the Fall and Spring semesters, and for 2 weeks in the Summer semester. For more information on schedule, registration, and refund policies, review each linked program page.


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Section Title
Cartooning Elementary, Grades 3-5
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 11:50AM
Jul 31, 2023 to Aug 11, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $720.00 Click here to get more information
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $720.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 03, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 31, 2023
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