2D Character Design
Ages 14 – 19


Tell more compelling stories by designing characters from the inside out.

4 Sundays, 10:30-12:30pm
April 19, 26, May 3, 10
Regular Price: nm: $150 • m: $142.50
at Pershing Studios, 45 Pershing Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY • Instructor: Ed Murr
Registration Closes April 5



Compelling characters are the foundation of any good story. In this class you will explore how to create memorable characters with interesting personalities, pushing shapes to develop characters with believable, yet unconventional proportions. Learn how professional concept artists present their designs for television, movies, animation, and more. Whether you’re an aspiring illustrator, comic artists, or painter interested in narrative this class is a great fit for you.

Ed Murr is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s MFA in Illustration Program. Currently he continues his career as a Freelance Illustrator while teaching Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Montclair State University and Pratt Institute. He has been working as an illustrator for over twenty years, most notable with Marvel Comics.

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For deposit or balance payments, please call The Art Effect at 845.471.7477.

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