Learn the art of cartooning through two individual workshops or buy both workshops as a package. Learn about this art form when cartoonist Steven Fischer offers free demonstrations at Maryland Hall’s free annual open house, Artfest, on Sunday March 26th from 1-4 pm.
Love Your Characters to Life: Lecture and Q & A
Wednesday, March 29 | 7-8 pm
$35 | Ages 15 and up | Room 205
Steven Fischer, a two-time Emmy® nominated filmmaker and cartoonist, takes us through his personal journey in cartoons that led to an award-winning career in the arts working on projects with such creative luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Brian Cox, Mariska Hargitay, and animation legend Bill Melendez. Fischer explores the philosophy and psychology of character creation, inspiration, creativity, and storytelling in ways that help aspiring storytellers effectively bring their characters and stories to life. Students may register for the Lecture/Q & A and Workshop separately or for both with the Cartooning Series Package.
A 2D Guide to Creating 3D Characters: Workshop
Saturday, April 1 | 9:30 am-12:30 pm
$75 | Ages 15 and up | Room 205
Bring your story ideas to life in cartoons. We’ll explore the creative process, cartoon drawing fundamentals, character development, and more! In-class writing and drawing exercises help you discover new possibilities in developing and expressing yourself. These exercises help you generate the ideas for your own original, personal story. No experience necessary. If you can make a stick figure, you can get started! Participants will receive a copy of Steven’s book The Wonderful, Happy, Cartoony World of Steve & Bluey. Materials included in workshop fee. Students may register for the Lecture/Q & A and Workshop separately or for both with the Cartooning Series Package.