Family Day at the Norman Rockwell MuseumPosted: 20-01-2008
We had a capacity crowd this Saturday at the Norman Rockwell MuseumÂ for our whirlwind overview of Comics basics.Â Museum visitors enjoyed a tour of the NRM’s LitGraphic exhibit hosted by Melinda Georgeson, then we got right down to business in the downstairs classroom.
Here’s what we accomplished:
- “Character Blobs”:Â A quick way to jumpstart your imagination and surprise yourÂ drawing-brain!Â
- Scene-Action-Result: Three panel action sequences, practicing scene-setting and sequencing.
- Splash Pages: We busted out those paints, colored pencils, markers, and big paper, and designed poster-size pages to introduce the main characters of our Scene-Action-Result pages.
I’m always impressed at Comics’ power to focusÂ the creative energiesÂ of all ages.Â We had a great range of ages in this workshop, including one high school art club from New York state and several local parent-child teams who really seemed to enjoy themselves with their projects.Â
Our projects provided a good preview of February’s week-long school vacation workshop series, when we’ll publish our own mini-comics of our original stories!
Thanks to Melinda and Monika for their assistance! Â This workshop was a nutritious part of the NRM’s ongoing LitGraphic Exhibit.