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Creating Cartoon Characters for 7 to 10 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

In this course you will master the basics of creating your own comic character.

You will learn more about characters in comics, graphic novels and manga to start developing your own characters using various drawing techniques. You will practice drawing facial expressions and poses to add dynamism to your characters, as well as colour, detail and designing an environment for your characters to have adventures in!

By the end of the you will create your very own character sheet, summarising all the aspects you have learnt, which you can continue to expand in your own time.

Who should attend

Anyone aged 7 to 10 who is interested in art and design. If you have an interest in reading or drawing comics, graphic novels and/or manga, and enjoy creating your own stories, this course is for you! All artistic abilities are welcome.

Course outcomes

  • You will create your own comic character.
  • Develop your own personal style and techniques for future work

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons
  • Clear, explanations and easy to understand lessons
  • Live demonstrations, you can see exactly how things should be done
  • Live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor, using your microphone and camera, or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Receive feedback on your work

How to book:

  • Click add to basket
  • If you are an adult booking a place for a child or teenager, you will need two email addresses one for your booking confirmation email and one for the student *
  • Select the option to book for someone else
  • Add the bookers details under Your details
  • And the students details under Delegate 1

* In the case that your child does not have an email address, please create their account with an alternative email address.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates


Topics covered

  • The basics of comic design
  • The development of narrative
  • The use of colour and detail


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:


  • Plain paper - ordinary printer paper is fine
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Black fineliner pen
  • Colouring pencils/markers

Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -
Meet the Tutor:

Would you like to draw your own comics? In this online class for 7 to 10 year olds, students will master the basics of designing their own comic characters and how to place them in a setting.

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