Words & Images

Acting and Character Creation

Acting and Character Creation

Winter 2019 Mini Courses

Register for Words & Images Mini Courses this winter!

Acting and Character Creation

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • Thursdays: 6 pm - 7:30 pm, January 24 - February 28
    • Fee: $75 NU / $85 Public

This course is an introduction to acting to experience how performance, movement, body, voice, etc. can be used to generate character performance ideas. The course will be used to help students create and build well-rounded characters for original stories they will produce in class. Characterization, delivery, timing, expression, motivation, body language, and posture will be studied through improvisation exercises, storytelling activities, observation studies, and by examining the work of master actors.

Introduction to Cartoon Storytelling

Instructor: Steven Fischer

  • Tuesdays: 6 pm - 7:30 pm, January 22 - February 26
    • Fee: $75 NU / $85 Public

This course is for anyone who has an interest in expressing themselves through cartoons and those interested in cartoons as an art form. This class is about realizing the potential of becoming a cartoonist no matter your skill level. This course is intended to introduce students to the possibilities cartooning offers as a vehicle to express and communicate effectively. Students should realize that while commercial cartooning may require certain skills and abilities, the only limitation in the art of cartoon storytelling are those self-imposed. Anyone willing to express him or herself honestly can create a legitimate comic. Our objective is to create and complete an original story with original characters.