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Comics and Graphic Novels Online (Ages 10-13)

Take your imagination to the next level by creating your own comics and graphic novels. Learn how to tell engaging stories and investigate character development, plot structure, scripting, and storyboarding. Explore penciling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective through the use of a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional media, which may include colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and handmade zines. Virtual visits to the Art Institute of Chicago and other online resources complement this studio course. Open to beginning students and those who want to continue developing their skills, previous drawing experience is helpful but not required. Projects will vary from session to session.

Meet the course instructor Alex Dahm today! 

"Alex is very outgoing and has a popping personality. These are great traits to have for a teacher. She is open to a variety of artwork and gives praise with constructive criticism."
-Comics and Graphic Novels Online student, Fall 2020

"It is great to be able to have access to SAIC through the online courses. It would be impossible to attend it in person. I hope SAIC maintains the online format with some course options in the future."
-Parent of Comics and Graphic Novels Online student, Fall 2020

"Students had different styles of art, some beginners, some more advanced. Everyone was supported and encouraged. Appreciate that SAIC offers online courses. Also convenient for students who might need to work from different cities and not want to miss a class."
-Parent of Comics and Graphic Novels Online student, Fall 2020

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Class meeting time 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 2483
Course instructor Alex Dahm