Monster Manga classes…

I will be having Manga drawing classes at the Warwick Center for the Arts this October. Classes will be Saturday’s from 10-12:30, and will run for 4 weeks.
Students will learn to create Halloween themed Manga art! And will end with a final piece, done using professional materials!
The class is for intermediate students 11-17
Register by calling the art center directly at (401)737-0010
or visit their website:

Monster Manga Classes

Going to be holding teen Manga classes this October! The classes will be all about drawing Monster/Halloween themed Manga!! Students will learn the techniques, and finish with a completed piece, of their own design, using professional tools.
Ages 12-17. Saturdays in October, from 10-12:30.
Contact the Warwick Center for the Arts – 401-737-0010.
See you there!

Summer Classes – winding down….

Final lessons from my structured summer classes. The students have been very engaged this year, compared to previous years. Love it! They were so compelled to listen, learn, and put in the work to finish their lessons – and have an art piece they could be proud of!!! And that makes me proud of them!

Disturbing to me though – how many of the older students looked at me, wide-eyed, when I mentioned basic one and two point perspective. They’re in the higher grades and have never heard of perspective?! I’m seeing a trend towards marginalizing art in school, and thinking of it as an “art’s and craft’s” kind of thing. Nothing wrong with art’s and craft’s, but these students should be learning at least basic foundational drawing skills!!!

Anyway, there’s my rant. Now, an example of the lesson from this final summer class…..the inks and color version. I had fun doing this one

summer classes…

I’ve been teaching a lot of Manga and superhero/comics drawing this summer. Thought I’d share images of some of the drawings I did as lessons. These are 20 minute, in class demonstrations for the most part. Enjoy!

Shoujo teen – blue line
shoujo teen – ink

shounen perspective

Spidey – marker coloring

panel layouts
fantasy drawing