Digital Art-Character Design (8-12 yrs old)

Course Description:

Ever wonder what goes on behind creating your favourite animation and gaming characters? The heroes, the monsters, the villains, and the adorable creatures we all love and recognize? In this 1-hour online workshop, you will learn about what a character design artist does, what tools they use, and what skills they need to succeed. Your professional artist-instructor will demonstrate live how to create your own characters by creating a sample "expression sheet" while sharing useful tips and techniques on how to navigate a digital art app or software to further your practice!

Instructor: Lia Vazir

She is a multidisciplinary illustrator, graphic designer, and arts educator based in Mississauga. She was trained in classical portraiture and drawing techniques in her undergraduate program while also exploring illustration and graphic art. She currently works with authors, animation studios and creative businesses to bring their artistic visions to life- from character design and storybook drawings, to business branding and creative direction. Lia has a BFA in Visual Arts and Art History from York University and an MA in Museum Studies from Leicester University.