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  • Time:Tues 4:30-5:30pm
  • Duration :Fall II: 7 weeks
  • Price $ 175 Member - $210 Non-member

Cartooning and Animation with Leonor Dao: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30

Leonor Dao Elementary Fall/Winter 2023


Fall II: 7 weeks-  Oct. 31, Nov 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19

Cost: $175 members / $210 non-members

Please click here to sign up for Cartooning and Animation, Fall II 2023.

Ages 8 and up.


In this class, we will work with the basics of cartooning and Animation to create characters, make them interact and place them in a setting. Creative freedom and imagination will be encouraged, so that each child can express their own ideas. Learning the technique will allow for a successful final project. Starting with learning the fundamentals of drawing the human and animal figures, we will learn to develop characters, by exaggerating features and distorting proportions. We will discuss giving a character a personality, humor and intention. Once we have created a character, we will discuss a short story line, and create dialogue for interaction between the characters. We will apply the basic concepts of classic Animation, such as walk and run sequences, exaggerated reactions and facial expressions. We will learn the basics of spacial drawing, learning one and two point perspective, different planes and depth. We will create a setting for our characters to live in. We will design a storyboard based on the short storyline that we created, and a comic strip that will feature each child’s creation. 

Leonor Dao Leonor is an artist based in Westport, CT. Born in Venezuela, she studied art from the age of four. She studied at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Caracas, where she was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Art. She taught art and Art History in Elementary and Middle Schools for four years. She came to New York in 1996 to study Fine Arts. She obtained a Degree in Fine Arts at Parson’s School of Design and a BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, where she won the contest for the design of the Animation Dreams Exhibition, a yearly event held in SVA to showcase student work. During this time, she did an Internship at MTV Animation Studios. She has worked in illustration both for children’s books and other publications. She is a member of the Artists Collective of Westport, and exhibits her work locally. Also she leads a program of Art classes for adults with disabilities. Her work is the product of both imagination and observation. Leonor projects the world around her, but her interior landscape always come across in her work, introspective and whimsical.


Instagram: @leonordao (203) 561-0165. (Text)