This week, an 8-year-old boy took his first-ever art class with me. For his class, we began by learning to draw basic cartoon heads and by placing guidelines to help accurately place the features.

Whether you want to draw cartoon faces, fashion models, or more realistic portraits, the first step is that of learning how to place guidelines and then by drawing the facial features according to those lines,and cartooning is a great way to learn how to draw any kind of face.

Jacki Kellum Pencil Drawing of a Dog

Even when I drew the dog’s head, I began by drawing simple shapes and by adding guidelines to help place the features.



Week 1:  Draw Cartoons Facing Front

On the first day of class, my new student drew 2 of the cartoons from the following sheet, and he drew an alien and shaded it with colored pencils :

During Lesson 2, the Students will learn how to draw Angry Bird and to color-shade him with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils.

During the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Classes, the Students Will Learn How to Draw and Color-Shade Cartoon Halloween Figures.

The students will be drawing with pencil and paper some figures that Jacki designed and created with Photoshop. The will be taught to color-shade the figures with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils.

In order to draw the witch, the students will learn to draw patterns and will learn to draw with radiating lines.

In November, the Students Will Learn to Draw A Simple Turkey and an Owl with Radiating Lines.

They Will Also Begin Drawing and Shading Turning Heads and Bodies.

The students will draw and color-shade Sponge Bob and Angry Bird in 3-d, using Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils.

Next, the Students Will Learn How to Add Emotions to Their Faces.

By December or January, the Students Will Begin Drawing in 3-D, Shading, and Color-Shading with Colored Pencils More Complex Forms From Mark Kistler’s Book Imagination Station.

By spring, the class will be ready to learn to draw houses in 3-d, and I want them to learn how to architecturally draw some simple, little bird houses and to actually build them and paint them in class.

Jacki Kellum Cartooning Class Wednesdays at 3:30

We have set Wednesdays at 3:30 as the class time for this beginning cartooning and drawing class, and I can accept 3 or 4 more students in that class.  If 4 children are in the class, the cost of the class is $20 per hour, and if 2 or 3 children are in the class, the cost of the class is $25 per hour. If a two siblings take group classes, the cost of the second sibling’s class is reduced 20%.  If any 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader wants to join the Wednesday at 3:30 class, beginning this Wednesday, October 4, 2017, they need to meet with me this weekend and to catch up with the student who has already begun.If you want to arrange your own group of 4 call Jacki to set up a time.

609-204-9528 Call or text Jacki Kellum now to get into a fall art class and to learn how to Draw Simple Cartoons. Email:

Prices for Art Classes with Jacki Kellum:

  • The cost of a private class is $30 per hour

  • The cost of a semi-private class is $25 per hour

  • The cost of a class with 4 – 6 students is $20 per hour. Classes Are Limited to  6 Students

  • If siblings take group classes, the second sibling’s tuition is reduced 20%

Jacki Kellum has 3 Masters Degrees and while she was teaching art in schools, she was named National Teacher of the Year.

©Jacki Kellum September 29, 2017