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Character Design Workshop

Date: 2 Tuesdays; May 9, 16
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Registration Deadline: May 6

This class will teach basic concepts of Character Design, Character Development, and Character Drawing for Animation and Illustration. Through studying classical and modern drawing techniques, students will explore ways to make characters appealing, dynamic, interesting, and animated, emphasizing solid construction. In addition, students will learn how to approach character design and how to progress from concept to finished designs. No experience is required.

Students should bring a drawing pad (min. size: 8 “x10”), charcoal, graphite (3B or 4B or Wax, Pencils, Prismacolor “Non-photo” blue colored pencils, black felt tip pens/markers, and any color highlighter marker.

Jim FeeleyJim Feeley is the Lead Character Designer on Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and TBS’s “American Dad!” Former projects include: “Futurama,” “Drawn Together,” Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet, Tim Burton’s “9”, and Disney’s “Valiant.” Jim has blue eyes and once saved a woman from choking.

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


May 9
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Jim Feeley
Beginner / Intermediate
In Person


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Character Design Workshop (member)
All memberships expire after December 31st each year.
$ 40.00
15 available
Character Design Workshop (non-member)
$ 50.00
15 available

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