August 2018 Classes & Reviews

Did you miss our annual GZAEXPO and wish there were more? Well now is your chance to attend workshops year round with industry professionals! We will be presenting lectures, demos and workshops with amazing freelance artists and pros who work in animation, illustration, comics, stop motion, fabrication and more!

Our first workshop day will take place on August 18th, 2018, at our GZAEXPO home, the Boys & Girls Club of Stanton.

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Character design and character personality are intertwined. When starting work on an original idea you hope to be the next hit cartoon show, there are many things to consider before jumping into a finished clean line drawing of your main character. Who is the audience? What is the character’s backstory? What sort of world does this character live in? There is a lot to develop before settling on a fully fleshed out character design. In my two hour lecture/workshop, I will go through some of the basic concepts for developing strong characters, followed by a feedback session where I will encourage all students to participate in some in-class sketching. All students should bring their favorite sketching pen/pencil and preferred sketchbook of choice.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

CAROLINE FOLEY

CAROLINE FOLEY: @tuff_waffles

Caroline Foley is a creator with a love for storytelling and experimenting with animation techniques. After graduating from the experimental animation program at CalArts, she got her first studio job working in the art department for Robot Chicken. Caroline worked on a variety of stop-motion projects before transitioning into the 2-d side of the industry, including being a story artist for Bojack Horseman and an animator for all three seasons of Rick and Morty. In 2016 she achieved her dream of combining her knowledge of 2-d animation with miniature sets as backgrounds for Toasty Tales, an original pilot she co-created for Amazon. Today, Caroline is a writer at Cartoon Network and enjoys spending time with her girlfriend and four cats.


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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Want to turn your random sketches, paintings and masterpieces into actual revenue? Have you been considering Patreon? Eva Lacy, founder of GZAEXPO and fan*alley, will be sharing how she has been successful on Patreon for the last 2 years, tips & tricks to keep your Patrons happy, and how to set the correct goals and rewards all artists can maintain.

This is for those seeking knowledge on how to begin Patreon or to make it more successful! Attendees will be emailed a list of what to bring to make the most of it. The 1.5-2 hr lecture/workshop will be held on August 18th, 4:15pm, at the Boys & Girls Club of Stanton, CA.

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EVA LACY: @critterosity

Growing up in a small town didn’t stop Eva from her dreams of being a cartoonist! Currently Eva is a full-time freelance artist under the name Critterosity, she hosts the annual GZAEXPO, and is a professional face painter. Her love for the arts and all things cartoon keep her busy by creating art, networking, teaching artists the ins and outs of promoting their work, and sharing undiscovered talent with the world!

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ART BY: MORGHAN GILL

MORGHAN GILL: @teatigercafe

Morghan Gills is a graduate of the Laguna College of Art and Design’s animation department and she has been working in animation and video games for the past 8 years. Morghan is currently a Senior Artist working at 21st Century FoxNext. She is also an instructor at LCAD and has taught Professional Studies classes and courses.


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No Hiatus is now accepting appointments for Portfolio & Resume Reviews with Tiara Little for August 18th, between 2pm-6pm. Please click on the link above to be redirected to their website.

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