313-Digital Storytelling

In this four week hands-on program, we'll learn all about the structure and principles of great storytelling for any form of story, whatever the artistic medium might be. Through weekly in-class exercises, collaborations, lectures and personalized instructor feedback, students will be able to craft a storyboard sequence or comic pages of their own original story in any style they'd like, whether it's anime, manga, webtoons or live action content. The class is taught by storyboard artist Gene Kim who has storyboarded on shows for Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and others and was also a former Pixar and Disney CG artist before switching to storyboards.

    Special Notes

    All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


    • Notebook

    • Sketchbook

    • Pencils

    • Colored Markers

    • iPad or Tablet with an illustration app and drawing stylus

    • Highly recommended reading: The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler

    About the Instructor

    Gene Kim

    Gene Kim is a storyboard artist and animator who has storyboarded on Netflix, Amazon Studios and other major streaming platform shows in addition to his own work. Before switching to storyboards, Gene was a CG artist at Disney's Blue Sky Studios and an undergrad animation generalist program intern at Pixar Animation Studios. His own original animated work One Last Monster has been profiled by ForbesThe Korea TimesToon Boom Animation and other major news outlets (for more info visit onelastmonster.com/awards.) Additionally, his previous films have won dozens of international awards and in 2012 he was shortlisted for an Academy Award in the Student Undergraduate Animation category. For more info, please visit genekk.com or @one.last.monster on Instagram.


    Class Details

    July 10 - July 31, 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Days: Wednesday

    Tuition: $155

    Member Tuition: $130

    Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

    Semester: Summer 2024

    Level: Adult

    Instructor: Gene Kim