2D Digital Art: Pixels and Sprites

Do you enjoy creating 2D art and want to explore how to create cool pixel art and build character sprites? Using various digital art tools, this program will focus on creating art inspired by classic video games, animations and webtoons. Our instructors focus on teaching participants how to design and create 2D pixel objects, character sprites. Participants will build their art on a computer using software designed for 2D art and they will also spend one day working within a multi-user Minecraft world where they will build a colossal team-based pixel art project. Participants should expect to make 2D character sprites inspired by their favorite video game and cartoon characters, create pixels based replicas of life-like backgrounds, items or structures, and to create their own unique character(s). No experience is required, however participants should have an interest in creating 2D pixel art and learning new techniques that will enhance their work.

Topics & Skills Covered:Goals & Objectives
– 2D digital art
– 2D pixel art
– Brainstorming
– Character design
– Collaboration and communication
– Constructive feedback
– Creative expression
– Critical thinking
– Digital art design
– Digital art tools
– Image converting
– Importing/Exporting files
– Iterative design
– Minecraft design
– Portfolio creation
– Problem solving
– Scope and scale
– Style, design and aesthetic principles
– Time management
– Create 2D art based on your favorite video games or cartoons
– Discover your artistic abilities
– Learn about 2D sprite art
– Pixel art and design concepts
– Review of the history of pixel art and how it is still being used today


    Jul 05 - 09 2021


    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Local Time

    • Timezone: America/New_York
    • Date: Jul 05 - 09 2021
    • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Tuition Fees




    Rising Grade Level

    Grades 4-10