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This 8-week online course focuses on the drawing fundamentals required for Storyboarding for Animation. The class will go through weekly topics such as simple forms, perspective, composition, thumbnailing, gesture drawing, and basic design principles.

Each lecture will have a weekly assignment to drill you on the specific topics. The first half of the class will focus on drilling drawing fundamentals and the second half will be applying the those skills into making story beat boards.

The goal of the class is for students to finish 8 beat boards by the end of the class.

Classes will be streamed weekly through Crowdcast and there will be a class Discord for students to engage in.


  • Live lectures with Q&A meets every weekly THURSDAY from 6PM-7:20PM (PST)
  • Lecture Portion (1 Hour) + Q&A Portion (20 Minutes)
  • Class begins JUNE 20, 2024 and ends AUGUST 8, 2024
  • Weekly Office Hour for Feedback Tier Students meet every THURSDAY 7:30-8:30PM PST


  • Week 1: Communicating with Simple Forms and Lines
  • Week 2: Perspective / Camera Fundamentals
  • Week 3: Composition / Graphic Storytelling / Thumbnailing
  • Week 4: Drawing Backgrounds / Props (Part 1/2)
  • Week 5: Drawing Backgrounds / Props (Part 2/2)
  • Week 6: Drawing Characters (Part 1/2)
  • Week 7: Drawing Characters (Part 2/2)
  • Week 8: Class Summary / Guest Speaker


  • Lectures will be recorded weekly for you to watch in case you cannot make the live lectured Q&A.
  • Feedback will be pre-recorded for you to watch.
  • Weekly recordings and downloadable assets will be taken down a month after the class ends
  • NO MAKE-UP HOMEWORK FEEDBACK IF YOU MISS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE (There will be a strict homework submission policy)
  • NO REFUND (please double check your schedule and make your you can commit to the class)
  • Suggested Materials: Photoshop (any version) and/or Toon Boom Storyboard Pro (any version), pens, pencils, loose paper. No need to purchase Storyboard Pro prior to class

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Andy Cung is currently a Director, Writer, and Storyboard Artist based in LA. He has worked at studios such as: Netflix, Titmouse, Glen Keane Productions, Cartoon Network, Disney, NBCUniversal, and Comedy Central. He has experience in a range of projects from board driven to script driven as well as live action & animation. Past credits: Powerpuff Girls, CODE 8, Trash Truck, Arlo: The Alligator Boy, I <3 Arlo Series, CODE 8: PART II, Sisters, AZNBBGRL, Nora from Queens

Please be respectful of the instructor and artists work and do not re-post or re-share content without permission. Illegal streaming or recordings will affect independent livelihood of artists and instructors. Thank you!

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