Here’s how to book my educational programs for schools & libraries & community groups…
CONTACT: EMAIL me to start the process >>
Initial considerations include your location, participants, & possible dates.
Check the COMICS CALENDAR to see if your preferred dates are available. (Programs typically book 6+ months ahead.)
BASIC PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:
(We can tailor these basic blurbs to suit your programming needs…)
Come create comics with award-winning cartoonist & graphic novelist Marek Bennett… No experience needed; EVERYBODY can make comics!
LESS SHORT BLURB:
Come create comics with award-winning cartoonist & graphic novelist Marek Bennett. Using only blank pages, pencils, ink, & four basic “building blocks” of stories, we’ll craft dynamic characters in rich settings, & bring them to life in comics panels, strips, & pages. We’ll also look at how artists use peer feedback to improve their work, and how to share our original mini-comics with the world…
No experience needed; EVERYBODY can make comics! For more info, see: www.MarekBennett.com
BASIC PROGRAM OPTIONS:
1-day Comics Workshop
Classroom author visits, library/museum workshops, &c.
Comics Workshop Residency (3+ Days)
Reach more groups & take your projects further with multiple sessions…
For VIRTUAL programs, see: TECH STUFF >>
WHAT WE DO:
Typical programs involve any combination of the following activities:
Bring these COMICS WORKSHOP programs to your school, library, or community center! / SET UP A PROGRAM >>
“Comics in World History & Cultures” with Marek Bennett
A dynamic discussion & comics history reading program (Available to NH hosts…
“Drawing Community” with Marek Bennett
NEW! Creating Comics from Shared Stories. (Available to NH hosts via NHH-HTG)
“Drawing Freeman Colby” w/ Cartoonist Marek Bennett
Adventures of a Yankee School Teacher in the Civil War
“The Most Costly Journey” Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett
(Available to VT hosts via VT HUMANITIES Speakers Bureau)
Comics materials based on the US Constitution & constitutional law… (In collaboration…
COMICS CAMP ⭐ SUMMER 2023
Grab your favorite blank book & art tools… Let’s WRITE / DRAW…
- Parties (birthday & otherwise)
- Something else to fit your schedule…?
Suggest a program! >>
Typical FEE STRUCTURE is:
[per diem rate] + [RT mileage x $0.50 (if in-person)]
Per diem rates vary according to timing & budget; we’ll discuss that via email.
For day trips, calculate RT mileage from Henniker, NH.
Looking for funding?
I’m rostered with the following grant programs:
- NH SCHOOLS:
NH State Council on the Arts [grant info]
Listed on the Arts in Education & Community Arts Rosters via: CreativeGround.org
- NH+VT SCHOOLS:
Children’s Literacy Foundation Author Visits
- LIBRARIES + COMMUNITY ORGS:
= may be eligible for grant funding of my Special Presentations.
Other regular sources of funding include local school PTOs, historical societies, Rotary clubs, &c.
BEFORE your Comics Workshop >>
Set up your tools, preview some videos, & try some pre-event activities!
POSTERS & GRAPHICS >>
Printables & templates to help you spread the word…
FOR TEACHERS: Arts Integration in the Curriculum
Marek’s demo projects in various subjects — Civics, History, Science, & more.
Comics Project Outlines
Basic approaches for classroom work in any subject…
Multiple Intelligences & Comics Education
An overview & investigation of MI theory & practice in comics education.
I’m scouting about for potential programs to book for Manchester Artists Association meetings–a 45-minute program not a workshop. Passive audience. Is that something you’d be willing to do?
Hi Aline ~
You can send me more information by my CONTACT page: http://www.marekbennett.com/contact
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