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Comics and Graphic Novels Camp—On-Campus (Ages 10-13)

In this camp, students take their illustrations to the next level by creating their own unique comics and graphic novels. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, introducing students to character development, plot structure, scripting, and storyboarding. Skills in penciling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective are introduced through the use of a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional media, such as colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, digitally edited drawings, and handmade zines. Artist presentations, trips to the Art Institute of Chicago, and visits to downtown Chicago's vast array of public art provide inspiration and drawing practice as an entry into the basics of comic narrative and stylization.

"Great teacher –– kind, supportive, explains concepts well, good control of [the] class. Great concepts taught –– especially 'movement/figure drawing', [a] good introduction to different styles of art."
– Parent of student in Comics and Graphic Novels 

"Students had different styles of art, some beginners, some more advanced. Everyone was supported and encouraged."
– Parent of student in Comics and Graphic Novels 

Don't forget! We offer optional aftercare for campers for an additional hour at the end of the day full of art making, games and outdoor time, as well as some much needed end-of-day relaxation. To purchase aftercare for this course, add this aftercare course to your cart before checking out!

Registration for this course is closed.

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sharp Building Room 213
Course number 1095
Course instructor To Be Announced