THE MUSIC CENTER OFFSTAGE
The Music Center Offstage is a virtual destination that takes you beyond the curtain and brings the beauty, magic and creativity of the arts into your home.
Character Design Turnaround with Lynn Okimura
Explore and create your own animation character with Music Center Teaching Artist Lynn Okimura and learn ways to draw your character just as professional animators do in a "Character Design Turnaround." See how Lynn uses her cat, Cosmo, to inspire her drawings and how she portrays him in multiple views (front, side, back) to bring her drawings to life.
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About Our Teaching Artist
Lynn Okimura is dedicated to sharing the artistic and creative process with students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. As a teaching artist, she creates animation and visual arts workshops that make connections to social - emotional learning and to subjects across the curriculum, from language arts and social studies to K-12 STEAM curriculum.
Her career includes: Adjunct Professor and Instructor at the UCLA School of Film, Television and Digital Media, CalArts, and Woodbury University - where graduates are positioned to work at leading animation, visual effects and game studios. Her work includes animation, visual effects, design, puppetry, and mixed media projects for Disney, HBO, Motion Fiction, Secret Plan Studios, National Geographic, Sesame Street, and The Cooking and The Science channels.