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Nov 08

Holiday Cartoon Boot-Camp 2008 at the Cartoon Art Museum (updated)

I will be teaching a NEW holiday cartoon boot camp at the Cartoon Art Museum on Dec 26,27,28,29,and 30. Yep that will be Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon and Tue! It will be for intermediate artist ages 10-14 and feature a fantasy theme. The class will included both basic skills (constructing and posing the figure, rendering and shading, drawing fabric and costumes) as well as more specific lessons (drawing Dragons, Knights in Armor). It should be a lot of fun.

Cartoon Art Museum Classes:
Winter Cartoon BOOT Camp 2008

Cartoon Art Museum Class:  Daily from Friday, December 26 – Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Cost:  $100 for Cartoon Art Museum members, $125 for non-members
It’s time for the Cartoon Art Museum’s Winter Boot Camp Session for intermediate level art students ages 9-14. Young artists will enjoy 5 class sessions during a week-long camp that will help them improve their cartooning skills. The class is taught by Cartoonist Brian Kolm (Beyond the Great Chimney,

Ages: Intermediate level artists from 9-14 years old.
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm each day the class is in session
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 for CAM members, $125 non-members – per student.  Fees must be paid in full to secure a seat in the class.
Supplies: Basic Drawing Materials will be provided. Students are welcome to bring in their personal sketchbooks and materials.

For Registration and Information, Contact: (415) CAR-TOON (227-8666) ext. 303 or

*Cancellation:  Full refund for cancellation one week before the class start date.

Artist Quest:  Fantasy Characters and Beyond

Session 1:  Friday, December 26:  “3D Shapes, Figures, and Faces”  Using basic shapes, we will learn how to construct cartoon and fantasy characters. We will also study cartoon facial features and expressions.

Session 2:  Saturday, December 27:  “Knights in Shining Armor”  Learn how to create armor for your characters.  Explore warriors, weapons, and the art of drawing armor.

Session 3:  Sunday, December 28:  “Mythological Beasts: The Art of Drawing Dragons”  Every good fantasy story must have a dragon.  Learn how to draw the dragon of your dreams.

Session 4:  Monday, December 29:  “Clothed Figures and Costumes”  You can learn a lot about a character’s personality through his clothing and costume.  In this lesson, you will learn to draw cloaks, capes and other fantasy-specific costume elements.

Session 5:  Tuesday, December 30:  “Light, Shade, and Color”  Add light, shadow, dimension, color, and the finishing touches to your fantasy world!

The application is available at the Cartoon Art Museum’s website.  Please mail or hand deliver the application to:

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
or Fax the application to: 415-243-8666
Questions? Call: 415-227-8666, ext. 303 or

Cartoon Art Museum • 655 Mission Street • San Francisco, CA 94105 • 415-CAR-TOON •
Hours:  Tues. – Sun. 11:00 – 5:00, Closed Monday
General Admission: $6.00 • Student/Senior: $4.00 • Children 6-12: $2.00 • 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.

Here are the graphics I created to promote the class.

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