Cartooning Residency

Mike Worley

Mike demonstrates how drawing is based on four basic shapes (cube, sphere, cylinder, and cone), and shows how these shapes are present in the construction of familiar comic characters.  Students draw along with Mike, creating original characters and learn how to construct various parts of a cartoon character's anatomy by using examples of objects already known to students.  Mike also shows how slight changes to a drawn line or shape can change a character's mood and expression. 


In the 2-3 day residency students are provided with the basics as well as extra development of complex drawings.


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at




Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 single, $95 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Program Length: 45 minutes for 2-3 days

Teacher Guide: Cartooning_TPG

Requirements: Chalkboard; chalk; a basketball or globe; drawing paper; No. 2 pencils; black felt-tip pens

Curriculm Connections: