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Initial considerations include your location, participants, & possible dates. Programs typically book 6+ months ahead.
To see if your preferred dates are available, check the COMICS CALENDAR >>
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:
ALL current programs are VIRTUAL by default.
IN-PERSON & HYBRID formats = available by arrangement.
SEE: TECH STUFF (Virtual Format Details) >>
Single-day author visits, library/museum workshops, &c.
Reach more groups & take your projects further with multiple sessions, all in the same week or spread out over time…
COMICS WORKSHOP PROGRAMS:
A whirlwind tour of comics around the world and throughout human history, with award-winning cartoonist & educator Marek Bennett (M.Ed.)!
A closer look at the VT READS 2022 graphic novel, plus a hands-on demo to create original comics of migration & arrival.
Workshops, templates, & resources for cartoon-based civics ed.
Grab your favorite blank book & art tools… Let’s WRITE / DRAW / DOODLE / DREAM / DRAFT / COLOR / CREATE all vacation long, & beyond!
Typical FEE STRUCTURE is:
[per diem rate] + [RT mileage x $0.50 (if in-person)]
For day trips, mileage is calculated from Henniker, NH.
Rates vary according to timing & budget; we’ll discuss that via email.
Looking for funding?
I’m rostered with the following organizations, who provide grant funding for COMICS WORKSHOP programs:
- For NH SCHOOLS:
NH State Council on the Arts [grant info]
Listed on the Arts in Education & Community Arts Rosters via: CreativeGround.org
- For NH+VT SCHOOLS:
Children’s Literacy Foundation Author Visits
- NHH Grants for LIBRARIES, COMMUNITY ORGS:
“Comics in World History & Cultures” [About “Humanities To Go” grants]
- … Other regular sources of funding include local schools, PTAs, and community organizations like historical societies, Rotary clubs, &c.
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FOR TEACHERS: Arts Integration in the Curriculum
Basic approaches for classroom work in any subject…
An overview & investigation of MI theory & practice in comics education…