Comics, Cartooning and Caricature - Ages 10-18
Comics, Cartooning and Caricature
Instructor: Ian Mitchell Wallace
Saturdays: July 6,20,Aug.3,17,24,31 10:00am– 12:00pm
Fee: Res.$140.00 Ages: 10-18
Cartooning can be a lot more than just having fun drawing and creating jokes; it can also be a means for creative self-discovery, the exploration of ideas, and social and political commentary. The emphasis in this class will be on cartoon humor, but you will also explore the many other dimensions of cartooning. Participants will learn to develop material for cartoons by keeping a sketchbook that will serve as a journal for notes, observations, experiences, memories, and anecdotes. You will then translate this material into various cartoon narratives, ranging from the simple construction of one-panel "gag" cartoons to full-fledged multiple-panel stories. The class will explore the various rhythms of storytelling inherent in the cartoon language with a focus on honing down the material in the sketchbooks into finished pieces through critiques and class discussions. The goal will be to move from rough ideas to initial sketches and then to use the workshop to refine those sketches into finished pieces. By the end of the class, participants will put together a small portfolio of cartoons that can be submitted to magazines and newspapers. The class will focus as much on storytelling, using the iconic language of cartoons, as on developing ability in drawing. Some painting experience required.
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