After School Drawing, Painting, and Anime

Class Outline

Through out the week and on Saturdays Desert Art Academy offers classes in drawing and painting for both kids and teens.

Cartooning and Anime

Our Cartooning and anime class is a special curriculum for students who wish to specifically focus on cartooning, anime, and manga. Lessons take place during the continuing classes that meets weekly.

For kids ages (8-12) classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

The Wednesday class session goes from 3:00 to 6:00 but is more flexible allowing students to either attend from 3:00 to 5:00, 4:00 to 6:00 or the full 3 hours depending on their schedule.

For teens (13-18) classes will meet Monday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Students may join at any time as everyone receives individual instruction and courses continue all year round.


Students will begin by learning the fundamentals of drawing and familiarize themselves with materials such as pencil, ink, watercolor and acrylic paint.

From fundamentals students will move to the basics of composition, story boarding and character design.

From their students will explore the nuances of comic, illustration, cartooning, anime, and finally will produce their own comic book.