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Currier Art Center: "Stick Figure World" + "Manga Comics Power!"

We have two new weekly classes with the start of the Winter Term at the Currier Art Center (Manchester, NH):

  • Stick Figure World (Ages 7-10) = A rollicking attempt at comics world-building and storytelling, using only stick-figures!
  • Manga Comics Power! (Ages 11-18) = A teen group dedicated to exploring the secrets and wonders of the world of manga (Japanese comics)!  Read the rest of this entry »

Currier Art Center: Family Comics

Here are some photos from Saturday’s Family Comics Workshop at the Currier Art Center!

Currier Museum: "The Fine Art of Comics" (Teacher Workshop)

We had an inspired group of educators for Tuesday’s professional development day at the Currier Museum of Art. Twenty teachers and guidance counselors from NH and Massachusetts gathered to study comics and connect their cartooning skills with the museum’s rich collections of American and European artwork.

THE VISIT OF THE GYPSIES, Unknown Franco-Flemish (c. 1510, wool & silk, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH)

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Currier Museum Family Day: More Photos

Tammy Smith (of Elite Photography) sent in a few more photos she took during the Currier Center’s Family Day on April 6:

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Thanks, Tammy!

Currier Museum Family Day: "Shark Patrol"

The Currier Museum‘s Family Day featured a hands-on wall-mounted all-ages Comics Jam this Sunday!  The atmosphere was rockin’, with the Toe-Jam Puppet Band pounding out rock classics in the gallery overhead and throngs of kids and parents milling about making artwork and munching on fruit and chocolate-dipped marshmallows…


Using standard Comics Workshop tools, participants took turns Read the rest of this entry »

Comics Workshop: Family Comics

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This next Family Comics Workshop followed up on our February session at the  Currier Art Center.  A new group of families created their own original comics stories, blending autobiography, imagination, exaggeration, and outright fun into four complete new mini-comics. Read the rest of this entry »

"At the Currier, comics aren't just for kids" (Manchester Daily Express)

DSCN2040.JPGThursday’s Manchester Daily Express ran a profile of the Currier Art Center’s Family Comics Workshops.  (See page 4 of the February 28 weekly issue!)

[Read the original February 16 Family Comics Workshop post]