"Mr Joe's "Character Design & Visual Storytelling"
Do you have a story you're trying to tell? A character you're trying to create?
A world (or worlds) you're hoping to build?
Character Design & Visual Storytelling is aimed at building foundational skills towards being able to draw or paint your original ideas for presentation as illustrations, book ideas, graphic novel concepts, gaming or any other personal or professional goal involving Characters, Storytelling, Mythology-building. This includes Concept Art creation towards gaming, animation, comic books or fantasy / sci-fi book illustration, as well as fine art, graphic journal-writing, etc.
Students will be given a foundation of geometry, perspective, figure construction & anatomy, "cartoon physics", and using references for fantastic landscape creation and mythology or world-building. We will begin in pencil and charcoal, with options to explore any media of the student's choosing.
"Mr. Joe" Fortunato is a local graphic novel illustrator and art educator who has been building and teaching his unique curricula for over the past 3 years. Combining his own classically-based training as an apprentice to award winning painting instructor, Myron Barnstone (at the Barnstone Studios in Coplay, PA) with his own personalized approach Culling from Art History, Fine Art and Pop Culture/ Animation history alike, Mr. Joe's goal is to cultivate a student's versatility in the language of representational and illustrative/graphic arts, towards "telling their story".
This class is for all ability and skill levels, beginners thru advanced.
• *Extended Art options: This includes Vibe staff picking up students from Atkinson Elementary at 3 p.m. where students will walk over the studio, have time for a snack before class. From 4:30-5 p.m. students can sketch, work on their songs, or do homework until parents/guardians pick them up at 5 p.m. 3-3:30 extended art + pick up from Atkinson = $4/class. Extended art until 5 p.m. = $8/class. • * If you are wanting your child to be picked up from Atkinson, please choose the Atkinson PickUp option rather than the Early Drop off option. • *48-hour notice is required when signing up for a Drop In class when you are also requesting pick up from Atkinson. If you register for a class within that 48-hour window, please also email email@example.com to ensure confirmation of the class and Atkinson pick up option. • • Late policy: For every 15 minutes that a child is waiting after the end of class/extended art, there will be a $5 late charge. Thank you for respecting the time of our teaching artists. • • When packing snacks for your child after school, please note that the Vibe Studio is a NUT FREE space for the safety of some of our artists who have severe allergies. Thank you for understanding.