Wednesday, July 4, 2012



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Instructor - Tascha Parkinson graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1997. Since then she has worked as an independent artist selling her artwork through such websites as ebay and etsy.
Tascha has also worked in the commercial art industry teaming up with large companies such as DEMDACO in developing artistic giftware. Tascha also has a line of greeting cards that are distributed in gift shops throughout the USA and Canada.

Welcome to the e-course you have been asking for!

Bringing characters to life is my passion. There are basic drawing skills that are needed in order to create the character that you can see in your mind's eye. This e-course is a class that teaches step by step instruction in drawing to create cute characters from your imagination, and bring them to life! I will teach you the concepts I use in illustration as it relates to movement and emotion in the character. Once you learn these drawing skills you can use them to draft out your paintings, make illustrations or design children's books! This is a solid foundation for your future illustration projects.

VIDEO 1: Here we go! I will give an intro to supplies. Then we dive right into learning to draw the face, and drawing the face from different angles. Also facial expressions and mood.

VIDEO 2: Now that we have drawing the face, we learn drawing the body from the front. Then drawing the body from the side. Also drawing different clothing.

VIDEO 3: Now we bring the characters to life! Learning drawing the body in motion. Action poses, body posture, and body language.

VIDEO 4: Our little characters will have friends! Learning to draw two figures interacting together and how it tells a story.

VIDEO 5: Finally for fun we learn how to make a few alterations and change our character into an animal! You will see that once you learn the basics, you can draw a wide range of characters.

Learning with Tascha

Learning with Tascha is a social network. It's a website that I have set up that will be a place for me to teach a virtual class room of students. The class starts on July 14 and will have weekly videos for 5 weeks. I will be keeping the class open until Sept. 1st. During this time you can play the videos as often as you like. The website has a forum where students can discuss projects and ask questions. I encourage students to share their artwork in photos on the website. It's a friendly place where we will all cheer each other on in our artistic development. I will be available if anyone has any questions throughout the semester.


The FIRST video will be released on July 14th, but the sign up starts now! The class is $60.00 USD. 5 Videos will be rolled out weekly and will remain on the website for the full time of the course (until September 1st).


To sign up, pay via the paypal button at the bottom of this page. In the box type the email address you would like the invitation sent to. Then, when I receive your paypal payment, I will send you an invitation to the email address you requested it sent to (It may take up to 14 hours for your invitation to show up in the email. Be sure to check your spam folder as well). Open the invitation and it will request your email to sign in, plus you will create your own password to use for your own page in the class room. Then you are free to make you page look however you like and to join in on forums and watch the videos! Once you do enter the class the fee is non-refundable. See you there!

PAYPAL $60.00
This class is currently full. Stay tuned for new classes.


PJ Hornberger said...

Just found you blog. And your classes! Love your art, so your classes would be fun. Gotta see more!

Janet said...

I just learned about your class and am very interested. Is the class held on Facebook? I don't/won't belong to FB so if the class is held there I won't be able to take it. Please let me know. Thanks!!

tascha said...

The class is on the "ning network" so it is private just for us :)

lizziebusy said...

Joined your class, can't wait to start drawing!