A world-class creature design curriculum

Learn from Research

Our three-part curriculum equips you with the skills required for developing your own creature designs. Start with research and design, and progress through the drawing and coloring steps to finish with a full color concept illustration.

Develop Your Expertise

Create the fantastic inhabitants of Amalthea from the inside out. Learn bone and muscle frameworks and combine them to create your own creatures.

Master Your Skills

Our one-of-a-kind curriculum is geared toward providing outstanding creature design education for concept artists, creature illustrators, and aspiring artists like you.



Core Pack One




Step-by-step instruction for using Terryl’s core methodology for creating professional creature designs.


Core Pack Two




In-depth lessons for drawing real and imaginary creatures following anatomically accurate zoological references.


Core Pack Three




Coloring and illustration techniques and tips for rendering concepts with Copic markers.


Teaching Manuals


Journey into Learning

Journey into Learning is an instructor's manual that takes the Creatures of Amalthea online curriculum and expands upon the concepts therein. While the online program focuses on art and drawing skills, Journey Into Learning introduces a variety of activities and lesson ideas that encompass multiple subject areas. This manual may be used in conjunction with the online Creatures of Amalthea program, or as a stand alone teaching tool (122 pages).


16 MB


Week of Creatures

Imagination International, Inc. knows the value of education and wants to be a part of the continued learning of the nation’s youth. This program takes our high school and college level creature design curriculum and adapts it for an upper elementary and middle school level workshop. The curriculum includes approximately 15 hours of student learning, condensed into a one-week art camp format.

A Week of Creatures includes step-by-step lesson plans, age appropriate objectives matching the National Education Standards for Major Subject Areas, and many of the required resources necessary to implement this curriculum. Please feel free to make copies of the worksheets in the student resource section for use in your art camp or workshop program (47 pages).


16 MB


The Creator


Terryl Whitlatch

Terryl Whitlatch is a scientific and academically trained creature designer and concept artist. Combining in-depth knowledge of zoology and animal anatomy with incredible illustration skills, Terryl is celebrated as one of the top creature designers in the world. Terryl has worked with many studios, including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, and Walt Disney Feature Animation, on such films as Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Brother Bear, Jumanji 1 & 2, Men in Black and The Polar Express.


Meet the Creatures


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