ONSITE: Digital Worldbuilding + Character Design (Ages 15-18)

What makes a character or fictional world feel real and keep us captivated? Explore what goes into designing fully fleshed-out fictional ideas while diving into digital drawing using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom drawing tablet. We’ll explore brainstorming strategies as well as drawing exercises and tutorials to create original characters and environments that are crammed with imaginative detail. This class is great for both the first time digital artists or those who want to expand their skill set!

Special Notes

  • This class does not meet on 1/16.

    This class counts as a core class in our Art League Certificate Program.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit 

About the Instructor

Melissa Duffy

Duffy (she/they) is a mestiza Filipino-American cartoonist, illustrator and printmaker based in Richmond, Virginia. They graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Arts in 2012. Duffy has worked with BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, Richmond Magazine, AMC, and Dark Horse. Currently, she is illustrating We Walked in Clouds, a full-length graphic novel published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She is also a practicing secular wedding celebrant through the Humanist Society. An avid rollerskater and nature enthusiast, Duffy’s work frequently touches on love, flora and fauna, magickal associations, and more than a few cats.

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ONSITE: Digital Worldbuilding + Character Design (Ages 15-18)

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Class Details
January 9 - February 206:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $175.00
Member Tuition: $157.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Melissa Duffy