Starting with the first cartooning class at the Northwest Center in Bellevue, Wash. in 1991, Cartooniversity has grown into a dynamic series of hands-on classes, workshops, artist-in-residencies and week-long day camps. With Redmond, Wash.-based cartoonist Jeff Johnson at the helm, the program has become a rousing success enjoyed by thousands of young artists throughout the Pacific Northwest. Areas of study include: character development, expressions, action/movement, layout, perspective, backgrounds, lettering, and much more. Kid-toonists expand their portfolios with engaging projects such as character profiles, Surreal Cereals and flipbook animation, to name a few.
about JEFF JOHNSON
With the experience gained during his 25-year, award-winning editorial cartooning career, Jeff provides a unique opportunity for artists of all abilities to learn valuable drawing skills and cartooning techniques from a seasoned professional. Jeff strives to create a positive classroom environment and encourages kids to express themselves through their own individual cartooning style.
The objective of Jeff Johnson's Cartooniversity is to encourage aspiring cartoonists to develop their skills, exercise their creativity, use their imaginations and
above all — HAVE FUN!