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Intro to POETRY COMICS: word + image
In this online class we’ll study some of the basic ways written poetry translates into the medium of comics, and then we’ll create short comics based on short poetic forms. Part of the assignments will involve adapting classic poems (in the public domain), and part will involve writing original poems that we will then adapt. In all instances, we’ll begin with the written poem first and find interesting ways that visual elements complement and enhance the text. Students will develop a familiarity with a variety of poetic forms, and will, by the final class, have a workbook of eight or more poetry comics in progress. Some prior experience in creating comics is preferred.
Three Sessions 12/4/20, 12/11/20 & 12/18/20 5:30pm - 8pm
Instructor: David Lasky
David Lasky co-authored the graphic novel Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, which won comics’ Eisner Award in 2013. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Kramers Ergot and Best American Comics. He is the colorist of the Newbery Honor Book El Deafo. For the past 15 years, David has been a graphic novel instructor at a wide variety of venues.
drawing paper, a sketchbook, pencils, erasers, pens, a ruler
Internet access. This class will take meet online via Zoom.
A scanner or digital camera for sharing work is suggested.
Cost $60 for all three sessions
A class designed to give people the tools they need to study anatomy for drawing and painting. There's a lot to learn, but in this class we will start by breaking down the skeleton and muscles together. We will then consider what we've learned while drawing the human figure. During class we will use photographic references for our figure drawing, but students will be encouraged to draw from life for their homework.
Classes are Wednesday 6-8pm
Classes are by month, $40 for 4 sessions
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
A sketchbook, a range of drawing pencils, some colored if possible. Eraser, sharpener. (Materials kit is available for purchase $30/each includes 9" x 12" sketchbook and tools above, please allow 10 days for delivery.)
Age: adults, teens can contact email@example.com for parental consent form, this class does use nude references
Technology required: internet access and screen large enough to see reference photos (phones and small tablets are not recommended)
Claire Donaldson is an illustrator living in Seattle. She graduated from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, and studied anatomy, figure drawing, and gesture drawing throughout her time there. Triumphs include fainting in a morgue and being caught by her anatomy professor.
Hand Painted Playing Cards Class
Create your own hand painted deck of cards. Learn about planning a cohesive set of images, how to transfer final art, and a smattering of inking techniques.
Class sessions: November 10/17/24 Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm
Materials needed: 8-10 sheets of 140 lb (or more) watercolor paper, ink, small paintbrush
Materials Kit is available and includes watercolor paper, X-acto precision knife, drawing pencil and eraser. Materials kit must be ordered 1 week before class starts to ensure time for delivery. Kits are mailed via USPS.
Claire Donaldson is an artist who loves to take part in the creation of delightful games. She lives in Seattle, one of the greatest cities for board game lovers. She has worked with Funko Games, Gamewright, Green Couch Games and more.
Technology needs: internet access/Zoom, ability to scan or take digital photos of your work may be helpful to complete your project
Paperback Revamp Class
Learn to take a sad broken paper back book (perhaps one with a dissatistfacory cover) and make it a hardcover book with whatever awesome flourishes you think will suit it best. Students will rebind paperbacks, and then paint, decorate, or illustrate the covers as they see fit.
Class sessions: November 5/12/19 6pm - 7pm
2x 8.5x11 size paper, medium weight paper (around 60lb), drawing paper or craft paper suggested
1x 11x17 sheet of watercolor paper would be perfect
6x6 in square of fabric or square of book cloth (fabric should be non-stretch/knit natural fiber)
chipboard (thin cardboard, not corrugated)
water colours or paint of choice, school glue, paperback book in need a better cover
Materials kits are available and include: drawing paper, watercolor paper, 2x fabric square, and chipboard - Materials Kit must be ordered at least one week in advance to allow time for shipping. Kits are shipped via USPS.
Claire Donaldson is an illustrator living in Seattle, WA. Her work ranges from board games to comics to figure drawing.
Sunday Autobio Comics
Spend your Sunday mornings working on comics about your life. You'll work on instructor led exercises to help you break through barriers in your writing and drawing. Exercises will vary every week and will focus on prompts that you will be able to expand into longer stories or that can stand on their own. Each class will consist of 2-3 exercises that you are encouraged to share.
Class Sessions: Sundays 11am - 12pm (see below!)
October - 4 meetings - registration closed, join us in November!
November - 5 meetings by special request, 2pm - 3pm!
December - 4 meetings
Each class and session is unique and students are encouraged to sign up for multiple sessions.
Sketchbook/paper and pencil/pen or drawing tablet
Technology: access to internet/Zoom
Maxx Follis-Goodkind has been making autobio comics since before she knew that's what they were. She has been teaching comics for 4 years and enjoys teaching autobio comics as a way to help people communicate their life experiences.
Paint Night - Cat
Paint a cat with cat painting expert Maxx Follis-Goodkind. We'll use acrylic paints on canvas to paint a cat from a reference photo. Maxx will take you step-by-step to create your own realistic cat art.
You will need:
Flat canvas, recommended size 8" x 10" - panel or wrapped
2-3 brushes appropriate to acrylic painting, recommend 0 & 3 round
Acrylic paints! We'll learn to work with what you've got - you will need white, black, at least one brown, red, yellow and anything else you have access to
You will get a drawing of the cat we'll be working and instructions on how to transfer this to your canvas. You can also choose to draw from the reference. We'll start class with the drawing part done and you'll have teacher contact info if you have trouble.
Class sessions are 7pm - 9pm.
Maxx Follis-Goodkind spent nearly two years teaching cat painting at a cat cafe in Seattle every week. She knows a lot about cats, has the two best ones in the world, and is excited to see what awesome cat paintings you create.
Color Pencil Portrait Workshop
This workshop is all about color! Grab a piece of toned (colored) paper and your colored pencils. You'll learn how to draw a portrait full of vibrancy and emotion - with a lot less work than using white paper!
a piece of toned paper, not black
a graphite sketching pencil, 2H, H or HB recommended
a variety of colored pencils - you will need white & black, 2-3 colors similar to your paper and 2-3 colors contrasting with your paper
We will work from a photo reference to create a quick sketch of a portrait and then a finished piece with colored pencil. We will use a similar photo to the sample posted with shoulders and full head. Students should have some comfort with drawing people, suggested for ages 14+.
Class is held on November 8th 4pm - 6pm online via Zoom
Instructor: Maxx Follis-Goodkind
Maxx loves drawing people, they are her favorite subject. Watching a subject come to life on a piece of paper or canvas never gets old. She can't wait to share this with you.
Scholarships are available! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with what class(es) you are interested in and if you are looking for a full or partial scholarship. Please allow at least one week before class for us to process your request.