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Arts Workshop

Workshop Details

This introductory Character Design workshop with get you started on your path to creating interesting and thought provoking characters with an emphasis on storytelling and mood. Students will be encouraged to design and render at least 3 characters though the objective of this workshop is to have fun and learn some new skills which can be applied outside of this workshop! Get ready to Level Up!

This workshop is 4 weeks long, meeting twice as week on Friday and Sunday with a one week break between October 8 – 11 because of Canada’s Thanksgiving Holiday.

Homework will be assigned between each sessions though completion of these assignments are not mandatory. Feedback will be provided for those who submit work and are interested in receiving such.

Ages: 14+



This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Hangouts/Meetings. Sessions will be recorded and provided to students.

Please note that materials are not included in the cost of this class. Students are encouraged to work digitally though traditional methods are welcome. All students should have a means of saving and uploading their work so they can receive feedback on their work. For digital artists, this means saving artwork in a .jpg format no larger than 1200×1200 pixels unless the instructor requests otherwise. For traditional artists, this means having a means of photographing images clearly or scanning them and saving them to the same specifications as listed for digital artists when possible. These files can be uploaded to a google drive which will be provided to students.

  • A laptop or computer with webcam, microphone and head/earphones.

  • Digital drawing tools are preferred, including drawing software of choice (ie. Photoshop, Corel Painter) & a drawing tablet

  • Traditional artists may utilize any pencils and papers of their preference. Watercolours or acrylic paints are encouraged for rendering if students choose to pursue this option.

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About the Instructor

CHAMIL PREMATILAKE is a a concept artist, illustrator and art enthusiast. He’s been drawing and painting for most of my life. To this day, he spends a great deal of time in the analysis and admiration of the art we all consume on a daily basis, how it’s created and how he can incorporate it into his own creations. After reaching a strong place in his journey, he strives to spread what knowledge, interpretations and love he has of art to strengthen and liberate fellow artists.

To view more of Chamil’s work, Click Here to visit his Online Portfolio

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