3D model of a character wearing glasses and a bucket hat

Intro to Blender: Character Creation

May 24 - June 7, 2022


In this 3-part online workshop, we will run through the process of creating a stylized 3D character using Blender. Blender is a free and open-source 3D software with a large and supportive community of digital artists that work in a variety of fields. The first session will be familiarizing ourselves with the user interface, hotkeys and necessary prep work when approaching character design. The second and third sessions will be taking our characters through the 3D production pipeline of modelling, texturing, rigging and animation.

Course Outline

Session 1: Tuesday, May 24, 6pm-8pm

Session 2: Tuesday, May 31, 6pm-8pm

Session 3: Tuesday, June 7, 6pm-8pm


  • Mac or PC with headphones or speakers
  • Zoom account (Register here)
  • Blender (Download here)
  • A drawing pad/tablet (recommended but not necessary)
  • In-class materials (will be sent in advance via email)
About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.


DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.