ONSITE: Digital Character Design

Learn the basics of character design using Adobe Photoshop with a specific focus on fantasy, sci-fi, and video game genres. Topics will include shape and color, language, the use of visual signifiers, ideation/concept art, and some figure-drawing fundamentals.

Special Notes

  • Some drawing experience strongly recommended; digital art experience also recommended but not required. Students should either bring a thumb drive or have access to a Google Drive account for the purposes of saving and transferring their work. In between classes, students should expect to do brainstorming and some sketchbook homework.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit 

    This class counts as a core class in our Art League Certificate Program.
About the Instructor

Jessica Soffian

Jess Soffian is a Richmond-based comic artist and illustrator with a passion for storytelling. Originally from Cary, NC, Jess came to Richmond to attend VCU as a BFA Communication Arts major and was delighted to discover RVA's thriving art community.


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ONSITE: Digital Character Design

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Class Details
January 27 - March 21 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Day: Sat
Tuition: $155.00
Member Tuition: $139.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Jessica Soffian