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.

Course Notes: For the online sections of this course, all field trips and guest speaker presentations occur as virtual events and experiences.

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

Parsons Academy offers students in grades 9-12 a broad selection of on-campus and synchronous online courses. Students in grades 3-8 may select from a variety of synchronous online courses. All of our synchronous online courses feature hands-on live studio sessions. We will provide additional information on COVID-related guidance for on-campus students upon enrollment. For more information on schedule, requirements, registration, and refund policies, see program details.

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Section Title
Cartooning Elementary, Grades 3-5
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 11:50AM
Aug 01, 2022 to Aug 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $656.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $656.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 08, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 25, 2022
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