for Libraries & Camps
(Aligns w/ SUMMER 2018 CSLP READING THEME)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

“COMICS ROCK! Finding Your Magic Rock, & Drawing What Happens Next…

Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett’s COMICS WORKSHOP on a magical quest that ONLY YOU can draw…  Using blank paper, pencils, ink, and four basic “storytelling elements”, we’ll draw what happens when lines, dots, and blobs turn into mysterious characters and settings with surprising powers and secrets.  We’ll also look at how artists and authors use peer feedback to improve their work and get it out to new readers.

Marek’s popular interactive COMICS WORKSHOPS build literacy skills, hone powers of imagination, model complex project organization and self-publishing techniques, and help artists of all ages collaborate, appreciate, and support the work of their peers.  Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics, and go home with the skills necessary to continue creating comics all Summer long.  No experience required – everyone can draw comics!  MORE INFO: www.MarekBennett.com

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1-3 hours
AGE RANGES: Adaptable to program needs; suggested groupings = [Elementary/age 7-10] [Pre-teen/10-13] [Teen+]

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • Tables & chairs
  • pencils*
  • copy paper (8.5×11)*
  • easel (or wall or other display surface)

(If host cannot provide these items, please notify Marek ahead of time & he can bring them.)

Marek will bring pens, markers, art tools, & art samples.
To order your own, see TOOLS & MATERIALS >> 

SUGGESTED MATERIALS & SETUP:

  • digital projector*
  • screen / display surface
  • Work tables arranged in a big U or some other shape so we can all see each other & show & discuss art samples, OR…
  • A circle area where we can leave our work space & gather to discuss art samples (on paper or projected)
  • Clip boards (in case of over-attendance)

Contact Marek with any questions about materials & equipment.

MATERIALS PRODUCED:
Each participant creates 1+ pages of original comics artwork.
(Participants leave with the ability to continue working on their comics over the Summer…)

PROMO POSTERS:

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Host can add DATE + LOCATION + REGISTRATION info in blank space.

(Let me know if you’d like to have a poster generated for your event!)


EXTENSION OPTION:

Participants can self-publish their stories as mini-comics; here’s how:

Read along in “Build Your Own 8-Page Mini” >>