ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, DRAW!
Time-Challenge Comics & the Art of Setting Creative Goals
Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett’s COMICS WORKSHOP as we explore the exciting world of time-challenge comics! Learn how cartoonists use time (and format) constraints to channel creative energies into dynamic characters, rich settings, and exciting stories told in eye-catching panels and readable pages. Whether you set out to create a 1-minute mini-comic, a page-a-day project, or even a marathon 24-hour comic, you’ll find yourself constantly setting goals and adapting to all the amazing discoveries that happen when you push your art to the limits. Marek shares examples of his own 24-hour comics, and demonstrates how time constraints actually free us from “perfectionism” and help each artist focus on what’s most important to the story at hand.
This interactive workshop builds literacy skills, shares complex project organization and self-publishing techniques, and helps young artists collaborate, appreciate, and support the work of their neighbors. Participants go home with all the skills necessary to continue creating comics all Summer long. No experience required – everyone can draw comics!
MORE INFO: www.MarekBennett.com
(Designed for SUMMER 2016 CSLP READING THEME: “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”)
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1-3 hours
AGE RANGES: Adaptable to program needs; suggested groupings: Elementary (7-10) / Pre-teen (10-13) / Teen+
- Tables & chairs
- digital projector*
- screen / display surface
- copy paper (8.5×11)*
*(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.
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SUGGESTED MATERIALS & SETUP:
- Display paper & easel or other 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.
Each participant creates 1+ pages of original comics artwork.
(Participants leave with the ability to continue working on their comics over the Summer…)
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