Junior Creature Design and Sculpting

Creature designers have the exciting job of using their imagination and artistic skills to create original creatures and imaginary animals for games, film, and other media. This workshop teaches students how to design creatures, from the initial concept stage all the way to the modeling of a maquette (a small sculpture). Throughout this process, students will examine how design elements influence the nature of their creature and how to create them to range from cute to monstrous.

Students will learn:

  • The history of creature design, including a survey of famous creatures
  • The overall creature design process
  • Basic anatomy and figure drawing concepts
  • Creature sculpting, drawing, and painting

Note: This is a non-digital workshop.


This course is open to students entering Grades 4 through 7.

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Junior Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 1 hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Junior Workshops

Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
Junior Creature Design and Sculpting n/a n/a

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

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