We are happy to come to your office or school to offer workshops. We have the following packages available:
Comic/Graphic Novel Writing Workshop (3 Sessions)
Comic writing personalizes and engages your students in learning. Our three session workshop is geared towards middle school and high school students and provides a new and creative format for teaching curriculum material that will have your students drawing comics of important historical figures and events, science facts and more.
Why is comic/graphic novel writing a good project for the classroom?
- Many students already enjoy reading comics so this is a way to engage that interest.
- Writing comics gives students the opportunity to explore a new method of story telling and practice writing a script and developing dialogue.
- The more a student works with a topic the more they’ll remember so the process of writing a comic helps those facts stick.
- Students learn and new and creative way to express themselves.
- Once completed, students can learn about various topics by reading each other’s comics.
- Teachers can keep copies for future classes!
How it works:
Topic Planning Meeting – At this initial meeting with the teacher a topic area will be chosen, a schedule will be determined and it will be decided whether this will be an independent or group project.
Session 1: This first one hour workshop explains how to plan a comic/graphic novel and includes some basic character design tips. —After this session, students will take two to three weeks researching their topic and writing the script for their comic.
Session 2: Once the students have written their scripts this second one hour workshop will cover character design and layout. Handouts provided. —After this session, the students will take another two to three weeks finalizing their characters and drafting a rough copy of their comic.
Session 3: This final workshop will cover editing, lettering and inking the final copies. This session will ensure the students have the tools they need to complete their comic page(s). —When all comic pages are completed, the artwork will be scanned by the Playful Pencil Art Studio and compiled into a single PDF document. This can then be shared by email or on the web.
Cost: $15/student (digital copy of compilation only) or $22/student for digital and print copy of compilation (minimum 30 copies). Materials included: Ink pens, printed panel sheets
Contact Jodi for more information.
1.5 Hour Zen Doodle Workshop (Adults)
Is everyone looking stressed? Want to bring some peace and tranquility to your office environment? This workshop will help your employees and co-workers reconnect with themselves and each other through a non-intimidating, relaxing art experience.
$20/participant. Contact Jodi for more information.
45 Minute Mandala Workshop (Kids 7-16yrs)
This workshop is a great chance for all kids to enjoy making some art. We teach some basic patterns which grow into amazing mandalas that intertwine interesting shapes and colours that create rewarding images while also teaching the benefits of focused, meditative art making.
$10/participant. Contact Jodi for more information.
And we’re open to your ideas! Contact Jodi for more information.