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6th-8th Grade Art: Create Your Own Comic, Manga, Graphic Novel

In this multi-day course, students will learn about the basics of creating a comic, starting from writing the script and creating their own characters, to drawing the comic itself.
Katie C
167 total reviews for this teacher
45 reviews for this class
Completed by 272 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue, Sep 27

Sep 27 – Oct 18 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM
1 learner enrolled

Fri, Sep 30

Sep 30 – Oct 21 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM

Sat, Oct 8

Oct 8 – 29 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM

Mon, Oct 24

Oct 24 – Nov 14 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM
3 learners enrolled

Tue, Oct 25

Oct 25 – Nov 15 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM

Fri, Oct 28

Oct 28 – Nov 18 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM

Sat, Nov 5

Nov 5 – 26 (4 weeks)
3:00 – 3:55 PM
1 learner enrolled
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Class Experience

At the end of this course, students will learn:
- Brainstorming and How to Plan Writing and Drawing a Comic
- How to Create Characters
- The Narrative Arc
- How to Draw Thumbnail Sketches
- Comic Page Terminology (such as gutters, panels and spreads)
- Sketching
- Inking Comics
- How to Create an Interesting Cover Page
For as long as I was able to hold onto a pencil, I have been drawing my own comics in one way or another. I drew my own comic book series when I was 12 years old! Additionally, I have taught classes on how to create your own comics while student teaching. I am extremely passionate about comics and how you can tell a story with the combination of words and pictures!
For Day 1, the homework is to create two characters and write a script that will cover at least one page.

For Day 2, the homework is to have at least one comic page penciled in (though the student can always draw more than one page!).

For Day 3, the homework is to have at least one comic page inked (though the student can always ink more than one page!).
For this course, the student will need: - Pencils - Paper - Inking Pen OPTIONAL: - Tablet To create the comic, students can either draw their comic with a paper and pencil or draw their comic digitally on the computer or with a tablet. Both are fine!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Katie C
Lives in the United States
Creating One Day at at Time
167 total reviews
292 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Katie Connelly. 
A little bit about myself: I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Art Education in 2014. Since then, I have been in a part of a school setting in one way or another. I was a pre-K... 
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