Starting with the first cartooning class at the Northwest Center in Bellevue WA in 1991, Cartooniversity has grown into a dynamic series of hands-on classes, workshops, artist-in-residencies and week-long day camps. The program has become a rousing success enjoyed by thousands of young artists throughout the 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.
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!
Self portrait by Jeff Johnson.