A sampling of online comic book creation classes and camps for ages 9+ !
1-Hour Class Descriptions
Cost: $20 per class
Please note: If these class times do not suit you, feel free to get a group together, or book a private online session, on the date of your choosing here.
Participants will need blank paper or a sketch pad, pencil, and eraser. Fine and ultra-fine Sharpies (or equivalent), a ruler, and colouring implements are nice to have, but not necessary.
Classes held over Zoom.
Friday, March 12 @ 10am(MST)
Comic Book Basics I: Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words
How do you tell a story, visually? This is the question we will explore with students to better understand how sequential art works; its strengths and the unique storytelling opportunities it offers. A perfect introduction course for literature classes learning about comics and for art classes exploring visual narratives.
Tuesday, April 6 @ 10am(MDT)
How do we create interesting and iconic characters? We will explore with students the basics of character design and how this can help us in our art and visual design. Using shapes, silhouettes, and key features we will help students open up their creative side and be confident in drawing new and interesting characters.
Wednesday, April 21 or Saturday, April 24 @ 10am(MDT)
Crafting a Story
What makes a story? This class teaches students a simple but highly effective formula for creating compelling stories. Students will break down the formula together as a class to see how this formula is used in our favorite stories to hook the reader.
Friday, May 14 or Saturday, May 15 @ 10am(MDT)
Setting the Scene
Our stories exist in worlds real and make believe. It’s up to us as writers and artists to make them feel lived in. In this class students will learn all about creating believable worlds, scenes and backgrounds for our stories. With exercises that will help both writers and artists alike