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Advanced Manga/Comic Art Camp (Ages 10-16 yrs)


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1603 Irving St
Btwn 17th & 18th Avenues
San Francisco, California 94122
Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 10 - 16 years old
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this kids drawing class:

Do you often find yourself doodling characters in different positions, but always alone on a page, willing to move further? Are you a fan or comic art and animation, and would like to try your hand on it? Or, maybe, you draw comic books, and would like professional advice? We have a camp for you! It's dedicated to visual storytelling. To join it, you need to be able to draw your characters in various poses, while keeping them recognizable.

Artworks can be made using both digital and traditional media.

Detailed schedule:

  • Day 1: 
    • Advanced anatomy overview. Lecture on the fluidity of character movement. Sketching character gestures,  different character angles. Study of the main character of your future book.
  • Day 2: 
    • 1-, 2-, 3-Point Perspective.  Shortcuts pros use when doing backgrounds. Lecture on cool background effects, and how the atmosphere changes due to these effects. Assignment of drawing a background using one of the perspective points (can add characters or ink).
  • Days 3 and 4: 
    • Drafting the story. Working on the thumbnails of the story pages. Sketching out, refining, word balloon placing. Lecture on most common types of composition.
  • Day 5:
    • Inking/ painting pages. Final touches. Lecture on color pallets.

The in-studio camps have been changed in compliance with the latest Health Orders of the City of San Francisco and Santa Clara County.

  • Sitting in the studio is rearranged to assure 3 feet distance between the students.
  • Studio is cleaned throughout regularly, with daily disinfection of active use areas (tables, doorknobs, sinks, etc) and shared art materials (if possible). Some art materials are provided for individual use (pencil/eraser/clipboards).
  • Air purifier with filters is used in the studio during the camp.
  • No students with cold-like symptoms are allowed to participate. Please stay home if feeling sick.
  • Students will not be allowed to go out of the studio to buy lunch. Please bring a snack and lunch with you.
  • Parents drop off and pick up students outside of the studio.

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Refund Policy
Monthly payments are not refundable. No fee adjustments due to missed classes - please schedule make up for a class you missed. In case of serious illness or other issues that don’t allow a student to participate in class for a long period of time, the payment may be transferred to another month.

Summer camp payment can be refunded in full if you inform us a month prior to start date of the camp.


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Art School of SF Bay teachers are skilled artists with Fine Arts degrees, working in realistic tradition. We teach representational drawing from nature to kids and adults in a creative and approachable way.

We do believe that even sophisticated concepts of fine art can be taught to anybody, no matter...

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