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Saturday Morning Cartoons with Mike!

Date: Mar. 13, 2021 – Apr. 10, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Location: Online

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Saturday morning cartoons look a little different here at Sheridan! Grab a bowl of cereal, stay in your PJ’s, and learn how to draw cartoons! Join Cartoonist and Sheridan grad, Mike Cope for three fun, interactive, and hands-on Saturday morning workshops. Check out the full details below.

Intro to Cartooning (Ages 7 and up)

Saturday, March 13, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Join Sheridan alumnus and cartoonist Mike Cope for a fun, hands-on introduction to Cartoon Drawing! Learn how you can turn shapes and lines into your own fantastic characters. Mike will share tips on drawing faces & expressions as well as posing your character designs.

Materials required: Blank paper, pencil and your imagination.

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Creating Comics (Ages 9 and up)

Saturday, March 20, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Do you enjoy drawing? Do you like telling stories? Join Sheridan alumnus and cartoonist Mike Cope for a fun, hands-on introduction to Creating Comics! Develop your visual storytelling skills as we learn about and explore the different elements of a comic (from panels and lettering to sound effects and camera shot types). Mike will share tips and process ideas that you can use to create your own comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels!

Materials required: Blank paper, pencils, and your imagination.
Optional materials: Thin felt-tip marker(s) and ruler.

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Roll & Flip Animations (Ages 7 and up)

Saturday, March 27, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Bring your drawings to life with Sheridan alumnus and cartoonist Mike Cope as he shows you how to create Roll & Flip Animations! They’re fun and easy to make and are a great way to practice the basics of animation. See how you can use Roll & Flip animations to create your own interactive and animated artworks, then entertain others with your magic!

Materials required: Blank paper, pencils, clear tape, scissors (age-appropriate) and your imagination.

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Intro to Cartooning Part 2 (Ages 7 and up)

Saturday, April 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Back by popular demand! We had so much fun drawing cartoon faces and expressions in our first workshop. In this session, we'll continue learning the basics of cartooning, focussing on designing and posing characters from head to toe. Mike will also share tips on drawing hands and action poses!

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Mike Cope

Mike Cope
Mike attended Sheridan for animation, and his cartoons and illustrations have been published locally, nationally, and internationally in books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Mike has a passion for teaching and has facilitated hundreds of cartooning & animation workshops to thousands of students ranging from preschoolers and their parents to professional educators.

Click here to learn more about Mike.

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