Jon Hastings

SPECTRA Artist
Visual Arts

Available only to Schools

I've been a professional cartoonist for nearly 25 years and have been teaching for 28. I've written and drawn comics and kid's books for SLG Publishing, the Cartoon Art Museum, and Disney, among others. I've taught cartooning at Happy Valley, Gateway, Mar Vista, Rio Del Mar, Santa Cruz Gardens, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Charles M. Schulz Museum, and in many civic arts programs and comic book stores.


website: www.InkEverywhere.com
email: KiwiStudios@Charter.net
phone: 831-761-5494

Basic Cartooning

One to five classes covering front, side, and 3/4 views of the head, bodies, perspective, shading, and character creation. Each lesson is designed in two parts; first, a how-to walk-through where the students and I draw a cartoon together. Then, the students use what they learned to create their own drawings.

Grade: Appropriate for all ages
Requirements: Available for after school sessions
Fees: Hourly Fee: $50 (1 hour class)
Materials Fee: $.25 per student per class for supplies (for five classes, supplies are $1.00 per student)

Advanced-ish Cartooning

One to five classes that expand on the previous classes (but can also stand alone). Topics covered: emotions, texture, fore- mid- and back grounds, and animals and mythical creatures, and creating a comic.

Grade: Appropriate for all ages
Requirements: Available for after school sessions
Fees: Hourly Fee: $50 (1 hour class)
Materials Fee: $.25 per student per class for supplies (for five classes, supplies are $1.00 per student)