WORKSHOP – Cuphead Character Design

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A Cuphead Character Design Workshop with Tina Nawrocki


Thanks to all who signed up!

Saturday, November 25th – 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Sunday, November 26th – 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, November 28th – 6:30pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 2nd – 4:00pm to 7:00pm

TAIS Studios – 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit B
$25 Non-members / $20 TAIS and HES Members – REGISTRATION/WAIT LIST CLOSED

Limited space available.
Suitable for beginners through to experienced animators

Cuphead is the gloriously fiendish indie run-and-gunner video game created using traditional hand drawn traditional animation inspired by classic Rubber hose cartoons of the 1930s.

TAIS and Hand Eye Society (HES) are thrilled to present a workshop with Tina Nawrocki, 2d Animator & Concept Artist for Baroness Von Bon Bon and a multitude of Cuphead’s other bad-ass enemies. Tina will share behind the scenes details and shed light on the basic design features of a “Rubber hose” style character, and then guide participants in creating their very own Cuphead-esc boss. During this 3 hr creative skills development workshop, participants will design a new Cuphead-themed boss, and learn about the 1930s-era context of the Cuphead-world.



Tina Nawrocki is a 2d Animator and Illustrator with over 10 years of experience working in the gaming industry. Tina joined Studio MDHR in 2015 to work on Cuphead as a Concept Artist and 2d Animator. She designed and animated the bosses for Sugarland Shimmy and various platforming stages. More on Tina available at

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ABOUT The Hand Eye Society


The Hand Eye Society is a Toronto not-for-profit dedicated to supporting and showcasing videogames made primarily as a form of creative expression. We  aim to provide exhibition opportunities, education, creative support, mentorship, knowledge sharing and inspiration to artists, enthusiasts, and the game-curious in Toronto. Founded in 2009, it is one of the first videogame arts organizations of its kind in the world.


TAIS programming is presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts

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