Workshops during school vacation holidays are available. Workshops for home-school groups, and other groups during weekends and holidays may be requested by emailing the Program Director, Angela Tripi-Weiss at artsinactionvap@aol.com

Beyond our After-School & Saturday Classes, we also offer adult classes in a variety of skill levels. On-site programming & workshops can also be created to meet your school’s individual needs: our instructors will be trained to meet your specific curriculum objectives.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are open to all skill levels.

Tuesday November 21st & Wednesday November 22nd

Full Day Workshops

Registration Open NOW!

2 Day COMIC CHARACTER, and STORY BOARD WORKSHOP

Ages 7 to 14

INSTRUCTOR: our very own team teacher, Hanna Gibbs

Dates: Tuesday 11/21/2017 - Wednesday 11/22/2017

Time: From 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Ages: From 7 to 17

FEE: $400 for all four days which includes registration, all materials, and snack fees.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This fun filled workshop will teach your child to create and develope their very own character, and develop their own story on a five panel comic story board to tell the visaul narrative of their chosen character. 

Day 1: Will introduced the concept of a story board comic strip. Older students will learn simple shape identification with wooden artist models, plaster casts, and photos.

For younger students, a simpler gesture drawing lesson called “oval people” will be taught.  After they finish creating their character using these methods, they will proceed to draw a second view of the same character (typically a side view) which will be used on different panels to enhance story's objectives where necessary.

They will start planning out the character's story to be used in the 5 panels.

Then start the process of creating their character's environment. A possible introduction to horizon line perspective will be taught where applicable. Their character can live any place including fantasy places like another planet, or inside a peanut if that is the creator's vision. Day one ends with their finished characters, and some or all of their very small thumbnail version of their story boards. Some students might be move on to draw their larger size panel.

Day 2: Students will start drawing their comic strip panels on a 12”X18” oak tag paper by transferring their thumbnail sketches into the larger panels using the simple shape drawing methods they learned during day one. The concepts of scale, drawing, and transfer will be taught. They will be introduced to the inking process upon finishing the transferring process of their small thumbnail drawings. Use of color, and color blending using markers and/or colored pencils, will be introduced after they finish the inking process.

WORKSHOP QUESTIONS CONTACT hanna.artsinaction@gmail.com 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS CONTACT, tanya.artsinaction@gmail.com, or 347-471-0841

QUESTIONS about AIAVAP programming, contact Program Director, Angela Tripi-Weiss, artsinactionvap@aol.com or 917-741-2297


 

PLEASE NOTE:

These workshops are open to non AIAVAP families so act fast to save your child a spot. For full day workshops please pack a cold, nut free & sugar free lunch.

ALL ABOVE WORKSHOP FEES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS & SNACK