Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) workshops are intense, geared towards supporting skill development, and advancing your work.
“I had been teaching myself animation for about a year, then I learned twice as much as I had taught myself in this five-day class. I was kicking myself for not taking this class sooner!”– Hand Drawn Animation workshop student
I can’t believe how much i learned in one week: how to use clip studio for the first time, introductory color theory, principles of lighting (highlights, shading etc), palette making, color holds, even color gamuts. all this was accessible to me as someone who hasn’t taken an art class since graduating high school in 2004. an awesome instructor (Ngozi Ukazu), an awesome topic, taught accessibly. Thanks so much.– Digital Coloring Workshop student
“I can’t believe how much Alec fit into one week! One day we are learning to bounce a simple ball on the screen — a few days later we have characters walking! I really enjoyed every lesson, lecture and exercise. It was all organized so well, with lots of handouts to refer back to!!”– Sandy (Concord, NH)
“I’m walking away from this workshop feeling artistically reinvigorated and refreshed. In this chaotic time, putting pencil to paper has helped me feel centered and reminded me of the joy that comes in making things. Highly recommend!”– Carolyn (Chicago, IL)
“The Graphic Memoir workshop with Melanie Gillman was a wonderful opportunity to grow my skills as a cartoonist and connect with my peers! I was able to get valuable feedback from my instructors and classmates, and the lectures and activities helped guide me to create the longest comic I’ve made so far. I’ve also been able to make connections that I hope will extend beyond the workshop! I would love to take another workshop with CCS.”— Natsuko (Madison, WI)