The Art of Making Comics
Term: Summer 2021
Target Grade Levels:
Schedule: 5x / week, 120 min.
Section 1, June 7–June 11 (5 sessions): M/T/W/Th/F 3:00 p.m. ET with Charlie Forrester
Are you interested in Comics and how to make them? Then this is the club for you! This club is intended for artists who want to learn the art of telling a story through Sequential Art (or the arrangement of illustrations in a sequence in order to communicate an idea or message).
This club will help students understand how to tell any story they can think of through visual art.
This club will be helpful to artists of various skill levels, and will focus on:
- How to choose the best images or illustrations to include in a sequence and what to leave out. *How to best frame illustrations inside of panels and how to arrange them together on a page to guide the eye of the viewer.
- Choosing words and images that communicate together.
- Choosing the tools that are right for the story.
Whether students are interested in graphic novels, Manga, Super Heroes, Storyboards, or Comic Strips this club will help students develop the tools they will need to tell any of these types of stories.
Supply List for Summer Art Club
- Strathmore 24 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad11”x 17”, Blue Lined
- Sakura Pigma 30067 Micron Blister Card Ink Pen Set, Black, 8/Set
- Sharpie Twin Tip Permanent Markers, Fine & Ultra Fine Points, Black, 4 Pack
- Pentel GraphGear 500 Automatic Drafting Pencil Black
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Block Eraser, Large, White
- Tombow Mono Zero Eraser and Refill Value Pack
- Poster Palooza Smooth Black 16” X 20” Backing Board- Uncut Photo Mat Board
- Oxford Blank Index Cards, 3”x 5”, White, 300 pack
- Fiskars Softgrip Scissors Straight Stainless Steel, 8”
- Westcott 18” 8ths Beveled Ruler
- Mr. Pen Geometry Set with 6” Swing Arm Protractor, Divider, Set Squares, Ruler, Compasses and Protractor, 15 Piece Set
- Beacon Zip Dry Paper Glue
* Materials not included with course club purchase
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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