Character Design is an important skill when it comes to storytelling. This workshop is designed to help improve your technical and analytical abilities when it comes to characters and how they function in their worlds, You will learn how to study the characters and build them a solid structure that will enable you to draw the characters in a variety of poses and expressions. We take you step by step for 6 weeks on an exciting journey that will enrich both your creative mindset and portfolio.

Character Design Workshop

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Language: English & Arabic


Art community

Length: 6 week

Available on Phone

Level: Beginner

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It is essential for you to find great benefits in this experience and to learn more about the craft of character design. Most importantly to learn how to illustrate characters with your own style. 

  • Understanding of character design in storytelling.

  • Basic structure and techniques of character design.

  • Color studies and presentation of characters for client or portfolio purposes.

  • A load of resources and information to help in future work.


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Is this class for me?

This class is for motivated artists who are eager to learn the foundation of character design, and to get a solid start on building their portfolio in creating characters for storytellers.

Tell me more about meetings and communication?

For this class we meet once a week on zoom. And we communicate daily using SLACK. We have a great response turnaround time with a dedicated team to help support you.

If I couldn’t make it to the live session does that mean I miss class?

Nope! You will always find the class recording in a secure link on the RAD website. The links for all the lectures will be available for you for 8 weeks total.

Where do I submit weekly assignments?

On Slack. Our team will provide you with lots of support and direction.

What other benefits would this class provide me?

  • A diverse creative community and support.

  • An organized and highly efficient learning system.

  • Loads of handouts to keep.

  • RAD portfolio pieces to show off to clients. 

  • A better understanding of Character Design.

What tools do I need to have to complete my projects?

We are open and flexible with the choice of software and tools you can use to produce your art. As long as you submit and fulfill the requirements.

Mandatory tools?

Mark making tools for example pencils and pens. 

Paper and sketchbooks are really important to archive most of your progress in this workshop and painting tools as for color. It really depends on what you like.


RAD Team

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Layal Idriss

Teacher Assistant

Ge Park

Arabic Assistant

Ilham Alamoudi

Studio Assistant

Diana Yousef



"I can't thank all of you enough for all your encouragement, support, and critique. Thank you for creating such a great learning experiences."

-Taymiya Zaman

"It's been really amazing to see how me designs progressed and how much even my story, which was a faint idea when I begin the course, became something tangible over the past couple months."

-Moriah McDill

"This experience was all new for me from the way of drawing to the coloring, and I've really enjoyed the classes and being in this community."

-Joury Musalli

Join us & let your artistic journey begin!

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