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Comics & Illustration

Learn how to self-publish mini-comics!

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  • ARTery - 289 High Street | Holyoke, MA 01040

Service Description

In this 90 minute arts class, students will learn to make a small mini-comic booklet through folding a single sheet of paper and making one small cut. They'll then be able to use this skill to create a small folded booklet onto which they can draw. We'll go step-by-step through the folding process together, where students will engage in learning by listening to and watching me fold a single sheet of paper into an 8-page booklet. After that, we'll brainstorm and discuss ideas for topics and storylines together, experiment with different drawing techniques including penciling and inking, as well as line weight. Learners will get to experiment with some of the tools (pencils, microns, tombow markers, etc.) used in illustration, and each student will have started their very own 8-page minicomic by the end of the class. We'll talk about the different vocabulary of comics -- panels, panel borders, word balloons, etc.--as we draw together. Learners will be encouraged to use their imaginations for the topic or subject of their mini-comic. Templates for comics will be distributed and each learner will receive their own kit of templates and tools for them to keep. Class will run for 90 minutes; advance registration is required. Families are welcome to participate, but the class is primarily designed for ages 7 and above. This class and supply kits are available at no cost to participants thanks to a grant from the Holyoke Local Cultural Council, a program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Cancelation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at 855-507-1066

Contact Details

(855) 507-1066

62 Main Street, Holyoke, MA, USA

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