In an age of superheroes, kids love iconic characters pulled from the pages of comic books. This summer, Varsity Tutors is hosting a free series of lessons in which kids can learn how to draw those characters for themselves!

Varsity Tutors is teaming up with DC Comics to host a series of lessons hosted by comic book artist Francis Manapul. The artist will teach kids how to draw The Flash, villains, superpowers, and other aspects of comic book storytelling. The lessons are designed for kids ages 8 and up

“These classes not only share the fantastical world of DC Super Heroes, but the real-life, inspirational values that these characters embody,” Manapul says. “There’s more to these characters than meets the eye and I hope to bring this to light for kids while we have fun drawing this summer’s most notable Super Hero, The Flash.”

The series will teach kids how to draw The Flash in motion! | Source: Varsity Tutors

The live series starts on Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. ET, with “DC Presents: Learn to Draw The Flash.” Kids can watch and follow along as Manapul shows how it’s done while giving tips on how to draw comic book characters. On July 12 at 6 p.m. ET, Manapul will host “DC Presents: Learn to Draw Action Scenes Featuring The Flash,” which will help kids put the drawings they made of The Flash in the previous event into an action-packed backdrop that helps show off the character’s powers.

Kids can create their own super villains on July 27 at 6 p.m. ET,during the “DC Presents: Create a Comic Book Villain Inspired by The Flash Universe” event. Finally, the series comes to a close on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. ET, when Manapul will host “DC Presents: Develop Storytelling Powers Inspired by The Flash.” In this event, Manapul will take everything kids have learned over the summer and tie the lessons together to show kids how to create a fun story using comic books.

Adults can sign kids up for the series at Whether kids are naturally artistically inclined or not, the DC drawing series from Varsity Tutors is a fun way for comic book fans to keep busy this summer!

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Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.