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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.

"Students had different styles of art, some beginners, some more advanced. Everyone was supported and encouraged."

– Parent of student in Comics and Graphic Novels Online, Fall 2020

Meet the instructor Alex Dahm!

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 24 at 1 p.m. CT

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MSP Comics and Graphic Novels
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Class meeting time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Class meeting days Tuesday, Thursday
Building and room Online
Course number 2440
Course instructor Alex Dahm