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Teen Studio: Illustration and Character Design with Erin Cunliffe

October 26, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

Workshop Information

Dates: Tuesdays, from October 19 – November 16

Time: 3:30 – 5:30

Location: Five Points Arts Center Drawing Lab

Ages: 13-17

Cost: $125

Class Cap: 12


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Class Description

Have you dreamed of writing and illustrating your own children’s book? Learn how to create your own character and scenes for books, comics, and more in this five-week class. Work with materials of your choice, from colored pencils, to acrylics, and even digital drawing. Put your ideas on paper in this creative class that combines story making and art!


Minimum required materials

  • Sketchbook
  • Pencil and eraser
Suggested Materials

Some materials will be provided. Please bring your preferred drawing or painting materials. You do not need to bring everything on the list—just the materials you would like to work with. If you would like to work digitally, please bring your tablet and charger with you.

  • Watercolor paints, brushes, and paper
  • Acrylic paint, brushes, and canvas or canvas paper
  • Colored pencils, Bristol board or multimedia paper
  • Markers, multi-media paper or marker paper


Instructor Bio

Growing up in a small town in New England, illustrator and printmaker Erin Cunliffe found a love for making art very early in life. Cunliffe grew up reading picture books and watching cartoons with her older brother. The images she saw in her picture books left her mesmerized and sparked her creative career. Cunliffe has spent her time exploring mediums of all kinds ranging from traditional painting techniques and different forms of printmaking. She has also begun to illustrate digitally. Cunliffe has recently earned her MFA in illustration through Hartford Art School’s Low Residency MFA in Illustration program. Cunliffe draws inspiration from many places. Her influences include pop culture, politics, art history, traveling, and the stories she would make up as a child. Her style inspirations range from the animated films and shows she watched growing up in the 90s to Japanese woodblock prints and ink paintings.

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October 26, 2021
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Five Points Art Center
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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