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About this Academy
Anime is a wide genre based on a Japanese way of storytelling. Similar to
America’s cartoons, classic Disney films, and any other animated content, anime
is bright, colorful, full of movement, and rich in story. But one of the defining
features of anime is the gorgeous art, whether it’s Pokémon or Attack on Titan.
In this class, we will be looking at the art of anime from a critical view. Where did
the anime style start? What makes Ghibli films so engaging? What makes My
Hero Academia’s style so unique? And most importantly, How can I learn from the
great anime masters and apply that to my own art?
Students can expect an in-depth look at some key anime styles, as well as the
critical drawing skills needed to create original characters, world-building, and
visual storytelling. Anime used to be created by hand, using pen and ink, markers,
watercolor backgrounds, and other traditional mediums. Although hand-drawn
characters and pen and ink line work is still very common, most anime is now
Students that have access to an iPad with Procreate, Clip Studio, or Photoshop are
welcome to bring their digital medium of choice, but traditional art supplies such
as paper, pencil, and pen will be needed to participate.
Personal Art Supplies
Students are expected to bring personal art supplies to class.
Our Academy Program at a Glance
Do I sign a contract if accepted in to the program?
Nope. You can start and stop at any time. Our classes are ongoing year-round.
Is there an enrollment fee?
Yes. There is an enrollment fee of $40 per student that will be automatically charged (1) at the time a new student enrolls and (2) every September thereafter.
The enrollment fee covers the costs of receiving a brand new studio t-shirt each September. It also covers the costs of classroom expenses and special studio events like open houses, art shows and contests.
How is tuition paid?
Tuition is paid through an automatic withdrawal on the 25th of every month. This automatic process is set up at the time of enrollment.
You can access the Student Portal via the Quick Links in the footer below to personally update credit card or other information as needed.
If you decide to drop a class, you must let us know before the 20th so that you are not charged for the following month. You can find a breakdown of the classes each tuition payment covers here.
What happens if I miss a class?
We do our best to help students understand what they missed so they can continue where they left off. Because our teachers are here ready to teach every class time, tuition is not reimbursed for missed classes.