(ages 14+) Saturday: Advanced Cartooning


MAR 24-MAY 19 (8 wks) 1:00-3:00 PM

ages 14 & older with Jim Giar

This course is designed for students who have a strong foundation of drawing and cartooning concepts. The sole purpose of cartooning or illustration is to tell a story. In this class, we explore not only telling a story, but expressing individuality through the use of illustration techniques which can be applied in any medium. Students will participate in class critiques as they work together, discuss each other's work and support one another’s growth. Limit 10 students.




jim giar

Jim Giar

When he's not busy thwarting alien invasions, local artist Jim "Rev" Giar is huddled over his drawing table pursuing his passion: drawing comics. Referring to himself as a pop culture brat, Jim was raised on healthy doses of westerns, film noir, grindhouse cinema, horror films and comics. These influences are sprinkled and peppered into his single illustration work. Jim attended CCAD, studying illustration and photography. There is where adopted advice from his illustration instructor as a lifelong mantra: “every illustration should tell a story.” Recently he has contributed to several anthologies, including the Harvey Award nominated Once Upon A Time Machine published by Locust Moon & Dark Horse Comics, as well as the New York Times best seller FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead. He shares his love of comics with kids, looking to motivate the young storytellers of the future to continue telling stories through the use of sequential images… A talent, Jim feels, exists in all children. You can find him on chelzostudios.com.


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