Cartoon Academy with Joe Wos

WQED Southwestern PA
Southwestern PA Virtual Event Online Event Link

About this event

Learn cartooning basics with award winning cartoonist Joe Wos.
Joe will lead student in a hands-on workshop transforming simple line in shapes into cartoon characters.
The class explores the creative process of character development infusing drawings with life through emotion, personality traits, relationships and more.

Pittsburgh cartoonist Joe Wos, whose “How to Toon” YouTube series became a go-to activity for parents seeking fine motor skills practice for their children while home from school during the pandemic, has joined with WQED Education for a series of online videos and a TV special.

WQED’s educational programs for children offer free and effective educational tools that can make dramatic differences in how children perform and achieve. Through television programs, multimedia toolkits, and community collaborations, WQED programs ensure that, “anytime is learning time.” WQED engages in meaningful partnerships with other schools, organizations, and stakeholders nationally as well as across the region that have a vested interest in ensuring that children receive the highest quality education possible. W

Adults who grew up with PBS characters as part of their lives pass that love on to their children. WQED’s free educational programs allow all children to participate, regardless of socio-economic background. And WQED gives parents the security of knowing that their children are viewing something that simultaneously entertains and educates. Parents can trust that their children aren’t being bombarded with commercials designed to encourage consumerism, as WQED is commercial-free. No other media in Pittsburgh provides parents with this level of safety, security and peace of mind.


  • Event Type
  • Date(s)
    1. May 8 11:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)
    2. May 11 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm (EST)
    3. May 15 11:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)
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  • Age Group(s)
    • All ages
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Accessibility Accommodations


Virtual Event

This link will work for all three event dates.

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