Cartooning & Illustration (Beginner)

at 92nd Street Y - Online

Course Details
$190 2 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Aug 01, 11:00am - Aug 22, 1:30pm Eastern Time (4 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Josh Bayer

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this cartoon class:

This remote course is designed to instill a working understanding of cartoon design and graphic novel art.

Discover basics like anatomy, foreshortening, shading, environment, and composition. Learn how to handle tools and apply ink, first in a series of short value studies, then moving onto applying inks to concept work. Students will tackle several different short story projects and stand-alone pieces and build their vocabulary as a cartoonist.

Supply list:

There will be a demo of all materials and an expanded list available in the first day of class. 

For the first class please have the following: 

  • HB Pencil 
  • Drawing paper (Any plain or lightly colored paper, no newsprint) 
  • Felt Tip Pen, (Recommended: Tombow, Kuretake or Micron Ink pen)

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 1:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer 4 $190
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Aug 08 11:00am - 1:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer
Sun, Aug 15 11:00am - 1:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer
Sun, Aug 22 11:00am - 1:30pm Eastern Time Josh Bayer

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Questions & Answers (6)

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Question from joanna m.
Hello, I would like to learn to illustrate children's books. Would this class benefit me?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Joanna! Yes, this would be a great class for learning cartooning and illustration.
Question from Toros A.
Can I make up the sessions I will miss?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, 92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes.
Question from Yvonne D.
I have a book I've written and have worked on the cartoons but I am a novice art-wise. Is this class still right for me?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Yvonne! Yes, I would recommend this class to anyone with some or no prior experience with art or cartooning.
Question from susan z.
Do I pay for the class now?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Yes, full payment must be made at checkout. Thanks.
Question from anonymous
Is this course suitable for absolute beginners?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, it is suited for absolute beginners. Thanks!
Question from Barnhouse
Is this class really focused on comics and graphic novels only or also illustration in general?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello there! This course would cover both comics/graphic novels and general illustration. Hope this answers your question!
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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (872)

(872 Reviews)
Cartooning & Illustration (Beginner)
Reviewed by Mabel A. on 8/31/2020
I had a great experience. I thought that Josh did a wonderful job with a limited amount of time. I learned so much in just a few weeks. He inspired me to continue engaging in illustration.
Cartooning & Illustration (Beginner)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/18/2020
Josh's class contains a good mix of lecture and hands-on time (even over Zoom) and is welcoming to people of different artistic skill levels. I'm a complete beginner--I learned a lot in this class and am encouraged to keep going.
Cartooning & Illustration (Beginner)
Reviewed by Monica S. on 6/19/2020
This is a great! I learned a lot in three classes. The teacher is knowledgeable and really helpful. I am a beginner and have never tried cartooning or making a comic. It didn't matter. There were all levels of students in the class. It is really easy to learn online. I highly recommend. Thanks!
Cartooning & Illustration (Beginner)
Reviewed by Justin M. on 6/4/2020
Josh’s class is the truth.
Cartooning & Illustration (Beginner)
Reviewed by Kathryn G. on 5/30/2020
The teacher was knowledgeable and talented. I went from barely able to draw faces to being able to make scenes with complete figures and interesting backgrounds. The use of technology makes it even easier to look at what you’re drawing and what’s being shown by the teacher (on Zoom) at the same time. The prompts for the assignments were REALLy good, and I enjoyed all of the things I made in this class. Definitely highly recommend.
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