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Poetry Comics: Haiku Summer (with David Lasky)
Spend your summer making haiku comics with David Lasky in 12 thirty minute online sessions.
Just for summer, a light, breezy poetry comics class, focusing on haiku comics of 3 or 4 panels. Every Sunday, for 12 sessions, we'll meet online and look at a classic haiku poem, learn a comics-making technique, and they be given a prompt to help you write and draw a short haiku comic. Students will be able to share their work privately online to receive instructor and classmate feedback. By the end of summer, you will have at least 12 new comic strips, enough to make a haiku comics zine/chapbook. All skill levels welcome.
Technology required: Device with Zoom
Physical materials: Pencil and paper, eraser, plus inking or coloring materials of your choice
30 minutes, 1pm to 1:30 (Seattle time)
Class starts June 20th
Every Sunday, 6/20 through 9/19. There will be no classes on 7/04 and 9/05.
Adults and mature teenagers welcome.
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.
Weekly Drop-in Comics Classes Starting April 2021
Sunday Morning Comics
Spend your Sunday mornings working on comics. 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
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 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.
Procreate Classes returning July 2021
Starts March 30th 6pm - 7:30pm
Starts April 27th 6pm - 7:30pm
Procreate Brush Workshop
Learn to create custom brushes in Procreate with Maxx. April 16th 7pm - 9pm Seattle local time (Pacific)
You'll work along in Procreate as Maxx teaches you to:
*Adjust and duplicate existing brushes to fine tune them
*Create your own custom painting or inking brush set (left of sample photo)
*Create a repeating pattern brush (center of sample photo)
AND create your own stamp (right of sample photo)
Maxx will also review all of the settings in the custom brush section so you can confidently make changes to brushes to improve your art and create work digital art that is just your style.
To participate, you'll need access to Zoom on a device other than your iPad, an iPad with Procreate, and an Apple Pencil.
Maxx Follis-Goodkind is Push/Pull's Director and resident Procreate teacher/expert. Over the last two years she's learned to embrace digital art and to use this new medium to expand the amount of work she creates. Maxx loves teaching people all of the ways that Procreate can help their creative processes.
Scholarships are available! Please email email@example.com 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.