Telling good stories involves creating memorable characters. How is this accomplished? What is the role of costume? How can the artist develop vivid personalities to inhabit the author’s stories? How does knowing the audience help define the character? The answers to these questions are the basis for this advanced course in character design. Students develop a series of characters traditionally on paper (character sketches, turnarounds, sheets and finished drawings) and with Sculpey or other clay 3D materials. At the conclusion of this class, the student will have a better understanding of how to create a more fully developed drawn character.