Posts Tagged ‘Cartooning for Kids’

San Francisco’s Cartoon Museum Presents Cartoon Workshops!

June 3, 2011

2011 Cartoon Boot Camp

It’s time for the sixth annual Summer Cartooning Classes! Learn how to story board, how animation and stop motion is created and create your own cartoon characters, super heroes and more!

Taught by cartoonist Brian Kolm.

Ages: Intermediate level artists from 10-14 years old.

Time: All sessions run Monday through Friday from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM

Manga Mania – Cartooning class Saturday, June 11th and Friday, July 15th, 2011 Cartooning classes with Karen Luk.

 Karen Luk, professional illustrator and comic artist, will reveal the secrets behind manga faces, body language and basic character design. Basic drawing skills are helpful, but not required.

Come & level up your manga drawing skills! 8-12 year olds 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM For beginners & curious 

King of RPGs Launch Party! Saturday, June 4, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm

Free and open to the public


Announcing Volume 2 of the New York Times Bestselling Graphic Novel Series from Del Rey

 Join the author and artist of King of RPGs, the bestselling Del Rey graphic novel series, at the Cartoon Art Museum 

 Green Lantern Exhibition Preview: The Green Tie Event

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm Green Tie Tickets

Just in time for Green Lantern’s theatrical debut, the Cartoon Art Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition celebrating 70 years of DC Comics’ emerald knight! Over 60 pieces of original artwork will be on display, including works by Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Joe Staton, Mike Mignola . . .

For more information on these events, visit


Art Contest for Kids – – Honor Your Dad for Father’s Day!

If you are ages 4 – 15, draw and color a portrait of your dad and submit it for possible publication at the Contra Costa Times.  Include your full name and age, your father’s full name and your city of residence.  Also complete the following sentence:  “My dad is . . . “(Please write no more than one sentence.)

Email submissions as JPEG files (at least 400 KB in size) to

They will publish a few of their favorite portraits in TimeOut before Father’s Day and include those and others in an online slide-show on their websites.

Cartooning Classes for Kids

March 17, 2011

June Cartooning Classes: Monday through Friday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost:  $100 per week for Cartoon Art Museum members, $135 for non-members


It’s time for our sixth annual Summer Cartooning Classes! Cartoonist Brian Kolm will teach students how to storyboard, the basics of traditional animation and stop motion, and how to create their own cartoon characters, super heroes and more!

Ages: Intermediate level artists from 10-14 years old.
Time: All sessions run Monday through Friday from 2:00PM to 4:00 PM at the Cartoon Art Museum
 (For past students: please note the time of these classes is different.)
Number of students: The class size is limited to no more than 14 students. The class is filled on a first come, first served basis.
Cost*: $100 per week for CAM members, $135 non-members – per student for each session.  Fees must be paid in full to secure a seat in the class.
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Supplies: Basic Drawing Materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring in their personal sketchbooks and materials.
 To enroll: click on the links below for each class you are signing up for.  Online reservations are sponsored by Guestlist.

June 13-17:  Introduction to Stop Motion

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14

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Stop motion is one of the earliest animation techniques, but it remains one of the most vibrant and challenging forms of animation.  Films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Wallace and Gromit, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Chicken Run and James and the Giant Peach have led to a resurgence in this amazing genre.  This class will explore the basics of stop motion films, and teams of students will create their own short animation as a final project.
Skills featured: Teamwork, Frame by Frame Animation, Digital Video Editing, Storytelling
Samples created by previous classes can be seen here:


June 20 to June 24:  Dynamic Character Design

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14

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Great stories begin with great characters!  Through storytelling and design techniques, students will create their own original characters, developing the character’s personality and appearance, resulting in a final piece of presentation-ready artwork.
Skills featured: Drawing, Basic Anatomy, 3d Visualization, Storytelling, Penciling, Inking

Cartoon Art Museum • 655 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94105 • 415-CAR-TOON •
Hours:  Tues. – Sun. 11:00 – 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission: $7.00 • Student/Senior: $5.00 • Children 6-12: $3.00 • Members & Children under 6: Free

The Cartoon Art Museum is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the collection,
preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms.

Please also fill out and submit the waiver and emergency contact form. Mail or hand-deliver the completed waiver and emergency form to: Cartoon Art Museum; 655 Mission Street; San Francisco, CA 94105 attn: Cartoon Boot Camp, email to: or fax to: 415-243-8666. For any questions, please call: 415-227-8666 x300.

*Cancellation: All participants must be pre-paid prior to the first day of the session. Full refunds given with 2 weeks cancellation notice prior to the first day of the session. 50% refund given within 7 to 13 days of the first day of the session. No refunds given within 6 days prior to the first day of the session.

June 6-10 Story Board to Animatic

Time: 2pm – 4pm
Ages: Intermediate Artists ages 10-14

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Storyboards have been used since the early days of animation, evolving into a way to pre-visualize a film before time and money was spent on a project. Animatics combine storyboards with sound to create a “real time” film.
This class will teach the art of pre-visualizing a film project through the storyboard stage.  Teams of students will visualize a short scene with pre-recorded audio.
Samples created by last year’s class can be seen here: <>
Skills featured: Teamwork, Storytelling, Digital Video Editing

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Cartoon BOOT Camp – Summer 2011