Cartooning Residency

Mike Worley [ view artist bio ]

Cartooning 2-3 Day Residency


Mike demonstrates how drawing is based on four basic shapes (cube, sphere, cylinder, and cone), and shows how these shapes are present in the construction of familiar comic characters.  Students draw along with Mike, creating original characters and learn how to construct various parts of a cartoon character's anatomy by using examples of objects already known to students.  Mike also shows how slight changes to a drawn line or shape can change a character's mood and expression. 


In the 2-3 day residency students are provided with the basics as well as extra development of complex drawings.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes for 2-3 days

Location: -

Teachers' Guide: Cartooning_TPG

Requirements: Chalkboard; chalk; a basketball or globe; drawing paper; No. 2 pencils; black felt-tip pens

Standards: 6.5 6.5 Student will identify elements of fiction such as character, setting, plot, resolution and theme.6.6 6.6 Student will determine how characters' interactions affect plot development.6.13 6.13 Knows different features that affect a viewer's perceptions of characters in visual media.11.1 11.1 Knows how visual, aural, oral and kinetic elements are used in the various art forms.15.4 15.4 Understands how one's own artworks, as well as artworks from various eras and cultures, may elicit a variety of responses.15.6 15.6 Knows how different media, techniques, and processes are used to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.15.7 15.7 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts.

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