13.10.16 | 1 Day Character Design Masterclass with Stephen Silver (Credits: Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, Clerks)

Course Content:

Stephen Silver’s workshops are designed to help artists at all levels to develop their drawing skills, self confidence, and give artists the ability to develop their own style. He will help increase the artists ability to create new ideas and communicate with clients. The in-depth lectures are designed to help artists become more professional and successful in their careers. The workshop shows artist how to build a positive attitude, increase enthusiasm, reduce anxiety and to achieve a greater enjoyment out of life as a creative person.

Each Workshop covers the importance of practice, persistence, patience, passion, concentration, and much more. This is a great opportunity and a chance to watch and learn from Stephen’s experiences and techniques to creating appealing, energetic character designs. Participants will learn useful techniques, how to stimulate creativity, solve problems, and become better decision makers, which will guide them through their artistic journey.

Thousands of individuals worldwide have attended Silver’s lectures, seminars and workshops. He has been hired by many companies and organizations in order to help develop the artist within. Silver’s methods of teaching and experience throughout the years have awarded many artists careers in their fields, from publishing, creating their own companies and landing studio jobs.

Topics covered in the workshop:
Basics on how to improve all around
Understanding observation
Breaking down proportions
Creative drawing exercises
Building a strong portfolio
Q and A

IMPORTANT: Please bring copy size or larger paper or sketchbook for drawing and note taking. Pencils of your choice, Stephen uses col-erase pencils.

Tutor Info:

Stephen has worked as a character designer in the animation industry for the almost 20 years designing shows such as Disney’s Kim Possible, Nickelodeon’s Danny Phantom, and many more. Stephen has 7 published books on character design, sketching and life drawing. He has been training artists online from around the world, as well as lecturing and providing professional workshops for studios such as Dreamworks Feature Animation, Hasbro Toys, Nickelodeon, Insomniac Games, Powerhouse Animation, as well as many art schools and colleges around the world.

Date & Times:

Thursday 13th October from 10am-5pm.


Conference Room 3, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).


Members: 100 Euro, Non Members: 125 Euro

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Wednesday, 5th October.

Course Information


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