Silver Drawing Academy Youth Program

Silver Drawing Academy Youth program is dedicated to teaching kids between the ages of 8-17. These classes are an introduction to Cartooning, Character Design and Figure drawing. Drawing requires enthusiasm, patience. practice and persistence and of course Passion.

Throughout this eight week course you will be encouraged and taught new techniques and approaches that will help give you a better understanding into the creative world of art. Wether you are just starting out and creating for a hobby or wanting to make it a career, these classes will help you achieve that. 

For pricing and schedule, Please contact Kyla at 805-527-5508



School Address: 15 McCoy Pl, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Next to Speed Wash and across from Super Target Center.

Cartooning 101

For ages 8-12

Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm

With Instructor Michael Voogd.

PURPOSE: To teach children ages 8-12 the creative arts in a fun, engaging and unique way. 

By completing the  Curriculum, students will become  well­ rounded and will master the 9 Families of Cr eativity: 1) Drawing 2) Painting 3) Sculpting 4) Animation 5) Acting 6) Caricature 7) Comic Strips 8) Writing and 9) Illustration. 

Supplies: Supplies for Character Design:

  •  A Sketchbook to complete assignments
  •  A Composition Book to write down ideas
  •  2 Blue Sketching Pencils and 2 Black Clean Up Pencils
  •  1 Pencil Sharpener
  •  1 White Eraser
  •  1 Thick/Thin Double Sided Sharpie Marker
  •  12 Colored Pencils
  •  Set of Watercolors with Paintbrush


The ArtNinja (aka. Michael Voogd) is a local Ventura County resident with an Associate Degree in Art from Moorpark College. Michael specializes in cartoons, animation, caricatures, illustration and comic strips. He has taught art enrichment programs at RiverOaks Academy, Conejo Valley Homeschoolers, and Golden Valley Charter Schools. Studying at the California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA, Michael brings his fun and educational instruction to Silver Drawing Academy!


Character Design/Gesture Drawing

For ages 13-17

Tuesdays from 4pm-5:30pm

With Instructor Seven

PURPOSE: To teach children ages 13-17 the art of character design and gesture drawing.

By completing the  Curriculum, students will become  well­ rounded in understanding how to develop and design their own characters and learn the importance of drawing and moving the human form.

Supplies: Supplies for Character Design:

1. HB, 2B, 4B pencils. 

2. Kneaded Eraser

3. 11x14 Sketchbook (preferably 400 series 80lb)

4. Tracing paper

Optional: pencil sharpener

Supplies for Life Drawing:
1. Newsprint Pad 18x24
2. Drawing Clip Board 23x26
3. 6b, 4b, 2b, HB charcoal pencils
4. Kneaded eraser
5. Xacto Knife (comes with extra blades)
6. (2) Sand paper pads                                                                               7. prisma color sticks

Seven is a freelance character designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Working freelance has afforded Seven the opportunity to jump onto a diverse range of projects from toy design and luxury pool design to comic book art and character design. He attended the Art Center and The School of Visual Arts. Most recently he has studied character design consistently with Stephen Silver since 2014.e collects Disney Infinity figures and spends most of his time sketching, sipping coffee and chatting about bronze-age comics with his rescue pup Mazzie.