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FAVA will be requiring masks for all visitors regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation.

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FAVA
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Phone: (440) 774-7158
Fax: (440) 775-1107

Intro to Cartooning

AGES 10-16

We have all seen animated cartoons on TV and in movies. Usually cartoons are funny and exaggerated, but sometimes they are very serious and lifelike. Other times, they fall somewhere between these two extremes. Before the invention of animation, however, cartoons appeared as comic strips, which means the characters were drawn in various panels, or squares, in order, which told a story of some kind. Sometimes the story was just a short joke (you can still find these types of comics in the newspaper or online as webcomics), and other times the story was complicated and was told throughout many issues of a comic book. Superhero and detective stories became popular this way. Today, graphic novels are very popular, which are really just a longer form of comic books collected into one large book. Whatever the style, comic art has become an important part of pop culture and is important because of its powers of visual storytelling. Comic artists must know how to tell a story with pictures. A comic’s quality can be measured by how effectively the artist uses pictures to tell what’s going on. In other words, if you were to take the words out of a comic, the pictures should still give you a good idea of what’s happening. In this class we will explore various types of cartoon art, and learn how it’s done!

Students should bring:

Sketch/Drawing paper pad, 9" x 12",

Bristol paper pad, 9" x 12" (smooth) or comparable

Ink pen set (recommended: Micron pens or Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens, preferably with multiple sizes)

Colored pencils (optional)

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When
Saturdays
10:00am - 12:00pm
Apr 02, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022

Where
2nd Floor Classroom
39 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074

Tuition $70
Member Price $64
Fees N/A

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When & Where Tuition Member Price Supply Fee  
Saturdays
10:00am - 12:00pm
Apr 02, 2022 - Apr 16, 2022
2nd Floor Classroom
39 S Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074
$70 $64 N/A Register

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instructors

Louis Cunningham

Louis Cunningham is a full-time elementary art teacher with Lorain City Schools, and this is his fifth year working with FAVA! Before moving to Oberlin, Louis lived and taught in New Jersey, where he grew up. He attended Montclair State University in NJ, where he received both a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and a Master's Degree in Art Education. Louis is especially adept at illustration and cartooning, and his favorite medium is pen and ink, though watercolor paints are a close second favorite!

scholarships & aid

FAVA reviews and considers all application for scholarship assistance. While we may not be able to provide a complete scholarship to all those who request it, we are committed to making our classes available to as many people as possible – regardless of individual financial circumstances. For this reason, it is important that all scholarship requests are received well in advance of the class starting date, so we may allocate our available funds accordingly. We may consider any of the following factors when determining eligibility for scholarships:

  • Annual family income
  • Individual or special circumstances
  • Whether the applicant qualifies for the National Free/Reduced Price School Lunch program
    (for students age 18 & younger)


**FAVA also encourages applicants to consider partial scholarship assistance, in which case the student only pays some portion of the class tuition.

All information will be kept confidential and will be used solely to determine the amount of scholarship assistance to be provided.

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