Freedom Public Library Event Calendar
|Time:||1:30 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Title:||Comics Workshop for Grades 3 - Adult|
|Contact:||Elizabeth Rhymer, 603-539-5176|
|Location:||Freedom Public Library|
|Description:||The Freedom Public Library is offering a comics workshop led by teacher artist Marek Bennett at the Library on Friday, March 23 from 1:30 - 4:00. This intergenerational workshop is for grades 3 - adult. There is no charge, but registration is required. Please come by the library or call 539-5176 to sign up.
In this workshop, you'll learn how cartoonists build entire worlds and universes out of the simplest possible materials! Using only blank pages, pencils, ink, and four basic “building blocks” of stories, we’ll craft dynamic characters and rich settings, and bring them to life in comics panels, strips, and pages. We’ll also look at how artists and authors use peer feedback to improve their work, and supplement our new worlds with helpful maps, splash pages, and more.
This interactive workshop builds literacy skills, hones powers of imagination, shares complex project organization and self-publishing techniques, and helps young artists collaborate constructively on original artwork. Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics, and go home with the skills necessary to continue creating comics independently. No experience required – everyone can draw comics! You can find out more about Marek at his website www.MarekBennett.com.