Digital Drawing and 2D Animation Online - starts Thursday April 30

Digital Drawing and 2D Animation Online - starts Thursday April 30

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  • Date: April 30 – May 14
  • Thursday afternoons (for 3 sessions)
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Location: online classes via Discord

This is a Beginner-Level Workshop for kids and teens. No experience with computers or tablets is necessary. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

IMPORTANT – if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Otto directly at (619)354-3656  or email:

Class Description

Learn to draw and animate online! This 3-session series is a beginner friendly class where students use Krita, focusing on incorporating digital tools with traditional drawing principles. Students do not need any computer experience, but should have an interest in drawing and designing characters.

Minimal setup and requirements

FX Dojo online requires less than 5 minutes of preparation. After registration, students will receive clear email instructions on how to proceed using Discord, the popular chatroom app used by gamers worldwide. To participate, students will need:

  • Computer, PC or Mac (unfortunately iPads and other tablets won't work for this class)
  • Mouse will work, but Drawing Tablet is highly recommended
  • Reliable Internet connection
  • Krita 4.2.6 (free download)
  • Discord (free download)
  • A Discord account (free)

Pen Pressure makes a difference! 

After introducing the program and landscape of where to work, students should get a feel for the pen and pressure. Warms them up and gets them started.

Drawing Heads and Faces

It is important to draw from reference as well as from memory. Students will do both while practicing perspective and proportion. 

Static vs Active Posing

Posing is a crucial part of convey emotion. Learn how to best communicate your story through body positioning and camera angles. 

Identify anatomy


Stick figures are an excellent way to introduce joints because of the simple lines. Learning about human anatomy can also lead to discussions about animal anatomy and possibly hybrids.

Convey emotion with eyes

Variation in eyes helps give personality and a sense of life. Highlights, lashes, and other details will be covered to best represent your original character!

Remote Classrooms and Social Distancing are the new norm

Most students are already familiar with online etiquette and "Shelter in place" culture is simply more training in teleconferencing applications. FX Dojo is committed to adapting and evolving Digital Art Education with state-of-the-art technology. Please join us for these innovative online workshops!

IMPORTANT – if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Otto directly at (619)354-3656  or email: