The workshop was fantastic. After suffereing from a period of artistic stagnation recently due to working in-studio, I feel as if I've gotten a huge mental breakthrough with these techniques taught today. I feel like I can break my own art down in a way that will improve it immensely from this point. Thanks very very much for teaching. - George Crosbie

ONLINE CHARACTER DESIGN WORKSHOP JUNE 11th, 2022 

9 am - 4pm PST

 

 

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Workshop Benefits

$99

One Day Virtual Event - June 11th - 9am - 4pm PST

  • Preparing a positive mindset to follow through on ideas

  • Breaking down effective Character Design

  • Partake in creative drawing exercises

  • Discover the importance of Caricature

  • Acquire knowledge of taking ideas to the next level

  • Identify new ways to break you out of creative ruts

  • Defining your ideas and implementing them on a daily basis

  • Presenting your work effectively

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WORKSHOP GOAL 

The classes will be taking place on Zoom

My goal is to help artists improve their skills and learn valuable time-saving techniques. I want attendees to complete the workshop feeling energized, prepared, and have the tools and mindset needed to move forward with their creative journey.

Course Content
Stephen’s workshop covers the importance of practice, persistence, and passion. Attendees are presented with a great opportunity to watch and learn from Stephen’s industry experience, which spans over three decades. Artists are guided through specially designed creative drawing exercises and are able to ask questions. Stephen breaks down the essential ingredients necessary to improve the attendees’ skills, no matter which facet of the industry they are working in.

The techniques presented are crafted to stimulate creativity, encourage imaginative problem solving, and help artists become better decision makers. Everything attendees learn will inform their pathway to success in the field. Whether an artist is pursuing a career in design, illustration, comics, animation, storyboarding, or another sector; they will have clear direction and the tools to succeed coming out of Stephen’s workshop.

Schedule:

9am - 12pm

Journey into animation

10 steps to a successful career

7 steps of development

Developing show styles

Studio production process

Design Fundamentals

12 -1pm Lunch

1pm - 4pm

Drawing Heads

Caricature

Drawing bodies

Q & A

Participant profile
The course is designed for students or professionals and all levels. Attendees should be prepared to take lots of notes, draw, and – most importantly – have fun!

Workshop is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If the course is sold out and you wish to be put on a waiting list, please email [email protected]

Materials or software needed
Basic materials: paper, pencils, any computer software program of your choosing.
Software: Good WiFi connection, the classes will be taking place on Zoom.

 

About Stephen 


Born in London, England and now residing in Los Angeles; Stephen Silver has been a character designer and teacher in the animation industry for over 30 years. He developed intellectual properties for some of the largest companies in the world; such as Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Sony, MAD Magazine, Reel FX, Bento Box, Hasbro, Universal, DreamWorks, and many more. Stephen is responsible for the visual character development and design of some of animation’s most iconic shows; including Disney’s Kim Possible, Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom, and Disney’s Clerks: The Animated Series, to name a few.

Having designed characters for multiple major studios; Stephen founded Silvertoons, Inc. and subsequently opened The Silver Drawing Academy. Stephen conducts workshops and seminars worldwide for corporations, schools, and studios teaching character design and guiding participants towards achieving the creative mindset. He is the author of 12 published books that explore character design, sketching, conquering artistic struggles, caricature, and life drawing.

CHARACTER DESIGN CREDITS 

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