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THE A-to-Z of Homeschooling
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Cartooning For Kids

How to: Comics & Cartooning

Live online animation and drawing courses
An A2Z Sponsor
Chad Stewart, former Disney animator and homeschool Dad, offers 12 week LIVE – online animation and drawing courses for 11-18 year olds. Weekly classes are one hour long and include personal video reviews for individual learning. You can hold your child’s spot for only $50! Check out the website: theanimcourse.com

Drawing of Ann Zeise by Jessica C., age 6, of San Francisco. Created February 2, 2004.

Drawing of Ann Zeise
by Jessica C., age 6
of San Francisco
Created February 2, 2004.

“C’est peut-être un peu pompeux ce que je vais dire, mais je préfère mourir debout que vivre à genoux.” “It may be a bit pompous for me to say this, but I prefer dying on my feet to living on my knees.”— Stephane Charbonnier, aka Charb, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, who was among those killed in the Paris attacks January 7, 2015.


Cartoon Connections
Step-by-step lesson on how to draw a cartoon cat; offered by Duane Barnhart of Cartoon Connections Press.

Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Face Correctly
I guarantee you will be shocked at how easy it is to create a cartoon expression that children (and adults) will adore!

Cartooning Lessons
We hope that you enjoy these lessons and look forward to posting up your finished work! Send us your finished colored drawings.


The Center for Cartoon Studies
A two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Located in White River Junction, Vermont.

DragoArt
How to draw various favorite cartoon characters, and how to draw various emotions.

Drawing Lessons and Writing Lessons
The drawing lessons in Draw Write Now, created by Marie Hablitzel for her 2nd grade students, are demonstrated in this section.

from Home Spun Juggling

Home Spun Juggling
Life is not black and white. I only draw that way. This is the story of our homeschooling life in comic strips and my thoughts, which often wax philosophical. Ideas for cartooning about your homeschool life.

Drawing Political Cartoons
The purpose of using political cartoons is to develop both factual knowledge and interpretive skills.

by Sarah McIntyreI want to make cartoons & comics but i have no idea where to start!
Sarah McIntyre: Let this year be the year more people from around the world take up cartooning/comics to tell their stories. Sarah offers comic starters and comic coloring sheets to help you get started.

Learn to Draw Neopets
Have you ever longed to be able to doodle Poogles and draw Acaras with ease? Now you can with the Neopets How to Draw Pages. You don’t have to be a fantastic artist or to have ever drawn anything in your whole life. We will take each Neopet and explain how to draw it starting with very simple shapes.

Make Beliefs Comix
Select from 10 fun characters with different moods – happy, sad, angry, worried – and write words for blank talk and thought balloons to make your characters talk and think. There also are story ideas and prompts to help you create graphic stories. Recommended by New York State Language RBE-RN at NYU: “As the website says, ‘our best educators and parents understand that playing is learning.’ MakeBeliefsComix.com is an excellent resource that allows English language learners to interact with a new language in a unique and enjoyable way.”

Mark Kistler’s Draw 3D
Hi, gang! Click on the pictures below for cool Drawing in 3-D lessons! Mikey’s Big Book of Drawing Tips Nearly 300 tips on how to draw things – or get away without drawing hard things, such as drawing a dust cloud where feet would be.


Photoshop Tutorials
Hey welcome to my tutorial page! Here are tutorials that my friends and I have written for the computer program Photoshop. Check back regularly as there are new tutorials added often. By Melissa Clifton. For older teens.

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