Thursday’s Manchester Daily Express ran a profile of the Currier Art Center’s Family Comics Workshops.Â (See page 4 of the February 28 weekly issue!)
[Read the original February 16 Family Comics Workshop post]
Deerfield Academy hosted today’s Comics Workshop in beautiful “Historic Deerfield”!
On this final day of the week-long series, we looked at some examples of expression, exaggeration, and caricature in our cartooning work. Read the rest of this entry »
THEME: Facing Your Problems
The fourth day in this weeklong series brought our characters to life in issues-based comics!
On day three of this workshop series, we looked at the importance of sequence in comics.
- We read through some of Marek’s comics, including an excerpt from “Today’s the Day”…
- Then we created quick sets of characters, and performed a brief musical interlude to help fix our characters in our imaginations. Read the rest of this entry »
THEME: The Importance of Place
The second day of this week-long series at the Norman Rockwell Museum focused on three things: Location, Location, and Location!
For the first day of this week-long workshop series at the Norman Rockwell Museum, we focused on characters.Â
- Each artist generated a series of blob characters, learning to portray vital character traits with pencil and ink.Â Read the rest of this entry »
On this bright and chilly Saturday afternoon, Manchester area families gathered at the Currier Art Center to plan, draw, and publish their own original comic books.
- Learn how your favorite professional artists draw
- Create your own character from found body parts (cartoons, of course!)
Why should we bring comics into our classrooms?
How can teachers and students best harness the prodigious powers of this exciting medium?
Not so long ago, these questions would have sounded ludicrous, laughable, and nonsensical. “Comics? Education?” we might have snickered, “Isn’t that an oxymoron?”
Those days are long gone, folks. Read the rest of this entry »