Cartoon and Comic Club for Middle Schoolers
3 sessions, 5 weeks each session
The Cartoon and Comic Club creates an opportunity for young artists to explore new ideas and skills, experience the creative process of professional cartoonists, and contribute to a visual narrative designed to uplift, educate, and inspire readers, in our community and beyond.
The Cartoon and Comic Club will introduce how to create imaginative concepts, characters and stories through the form of comics at an introductory level.
The Cartoon and Comic Club consist of 3 five-week-long sessions that run for 75 minutes each class. Each session is $150 per student.
Each class consists of the following elements:
Overview - a discussion of objectives for each class.
Breaking Down Comics: - an exploration and study of professional comic art.
Brainstorm Sketching - a 6-minute sketching activity based on prompts generated by the club.
Tutorial - a skill building routine based on key terms and session-by-session objectives.
Open Studio - a dedicated time for members to prioritize tasks and work autonomously towards common goals.
Share - an opportunity for critique and self reflection.
Club members have the freedom to choose a range of content to create based around a central storyline developed by the club. All content creation involves drawing designs and providing written descriptions and lore.
Path 1: character design
Members can choose to create a cast of characters. Each character must have a biography, serve a role or function within the community identified within the central storyline, and be loosely inspired by a real person or profession.
Path 2: world building
Members can choose to create a wide range of items, objects, vehicles, cities, and or worlds for characters to engage with. Each developed idea must have a written explanation of how it functions and relates to the central story.
Path 3: storytelling
Members can choose to focus on drawing comics strips dedicated to their original characters, or other content created within the club