Comics share the same fundamental storytelling concepts, whether they are Japanese manga, western superhero comics, traditional graphic novels, or web comics. In the Creating Comics and Manga workshop, students learn everything required to complete their own short comic book. Topics covered include storytelling strategies, character design and development, page and panel layout, and effective use of text and dialogue. Students will learn basic character illustration techniques based on the anatomy of Japanese manga, though these skills directly translate to any other art styles as well.
This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.
Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.*
*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 2 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After-workshop activities will be from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Art and Animation
June 20–July 1
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Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.