We’re offering a virtual PA Day camp on Friday, June 4th, for campers ages 8-12. Campers will dive into the history of animation, learn fundamentals in drawing cartoons and the different styles of animations and comic books. Facilitated by illustrator and 3D artist BritneyCoates, campers will feel excited and confident to explore the style they like best while continuing to develop their overall drawing ability!
Animation part 1: History & Technique
Morning 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
In this workshop, students will be introduced to a brief history of animation in North America; a demonstration of basic drawing techniques; and an exploration of different cartoon styles.
Animation part 2: Anime/Mange Style
Afternoon 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
In part two, students will start with an overview of animation in Japan (known as anime), as well as its comic-book counterpart: manga. Afterwards there will be a drawing demo of the anime/manga style, with a talk on how it differs from North American styles. By the end of the day, students will feel excited and confident to explore the style they like best, while continuing to develop their overall drawing ability.
Required Materials List (for participants to prepare in advance of the workshops):
Blank white paper (printer paper is great, so is a sketchbook. Avoid construction paper – the texture is too rough for drawing)
Pencils (preferably HB, mechanical pencils are also good, but a regular graphite-surrounded-by-wood pencil is best)
Pencil crayons (whichever colours you like)
Pens (ballpoint pens and felt-tip pens are great, otherwise a fine-line marker)
Britney has been an artist since she was a toddler drawing on the walls (much to her mother’s dismay). She grew up playing video games, watching Disney movies and anime, and eventually graduated from two animation schools before beginning her career as a freelance artist, and then as an artist for video games. Britney works as a 3D Generalist at a children’s media production company in Toronto, a wonderful city where she indulges her other great love: food. Brit and her partner run a small design company, Kitchensink Creative, and live together with their little rescue dog, Whisky.