Bob Kato

Illustration / Integrated Studies


Founder and Director of The Drawing Club, Bob Kato is an Associate Professor of Foundation Studies and Illustration at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California where he has taught since 1988. He has also held workshops at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Walt Disney Toons Studios, Walt Disney Online and Universal Studios Creative. As an illustrator he has done illustrations for publications such as National Lampoon and Spy Magazine as well as illustrations for permanent exhibits in The Smithsonian Institutes National Zoo and The Florida Aquarium. His work has been included in award annuals such as Communication Arts and The Society of Illustrators. Bob has published 3 instructional DVDs about drawing and painting through The Gnomon Workshop and Design Studio Press. In 2014, The Drawing Club: Mastering the Art of Drawing Characters from Life, was published through Quarry Books.


  • IS: Ptg Figures & Compositing
  • IS: Storytelling Illustration
  • VC5: Figure Rendering
  • Figure Painting
  • Sketching for Illustration