Comics for Young Beginners!
In this 8-week online course, students will learn the building blocks of good comics and use them to make a comic story of their very own.
Lainey Williams B.A.
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learners per class
$16 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
55 minutes per class
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This class will go in-depth on the different elements of comics and how they work together to tell a story. Every class will be divided into an initial warm-up sketching period, a discussion of that week's topic, followed by an activity that explores the topic we just discussed and allows students to practice their own unique take on that skill's role in making a good comic. For example, during the lettering class, we will not only practice different styles of drawing speech bubbles and...
Students will learn the basics of paneling, page organization and pacing, lettering, how to use their art style to tell a story, the differences and uses of black and white and color comics, interesting character design, and finally how to put all those elements together to create a comic. Through this work, they will also learn the importance of planning, patience and attention to detail, as well as editing--the more editing an artist does in the planning of their comic, the easier the process will be and the better the finished product will be.
Every week, students will be expected to practice the skills we discussed and to be planning the story that we will finish our class by making. Specific homework assignments should not take more than half an hour, but the more practice learners put in, the more skill and intention they will be able to put into their work.
Learners will need access to a sketchbook, pencils, erasers, and anything else they might need to make art they like. This may include brush pens, micron pens, colored pencils, markers, or even paint. This will vary from learner to learner--you know your child best!
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Optional books that students can access for more information include Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. We will also be using various webcomics to illustrate certain points the class makes, including Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and Paranatural by Zack Morrison.
Lainey Williams B.A.Comic Artist, Illustrator, and Writer
117 total reviews
191 completed classes
Hello! I'm Lainey, a professional art teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Writing Emphasis from the University of Nevada, Reno. While I studied there, I worked for over a year as a peer tutor at the UNR Writing and Speaking Center,...