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Sequential Storytelling: A Cartooning Workshop with Ric Haynes

This class explores the various methods that are used by cartoon artists to express and tell their stories. Cartooning is a way to tell the truth through metaphor and satire. Cartooning is a very direct way to pull the reader into a sequential story that many can relate to.

The structure of the class will be to introduce the class to themes and story lines that are a part of cartooning history. Character development, scene and place will be developed, and the actual page construction will be demonstrated.

Scripting the language of characters as well as building place and scenes will be explained and how to deliver the punch line as well as taking a breath or two with a panoramic scene between the action.

Materials:

  • Pencils & plastic erasers
  • Micron ink pens - #5 and #8
  • Rulers
  • Notebooks, sketchbooks
  • Watercolors or colored pencils

Bristol cartooning boards will be provided.

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Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.