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Comics and Graphic Novels Online (Ages 14-18)

Investigate visual storytelling and drawing strategies through the contemporary art forms of comics and graphic novels. Explore a variety of illustrative approaches, such as writing, storyboarding, penciling, and inking/coloring. Building on this foundation, students learn research methods to develop ideas and produce projects that examine narrative structures, material choices, and the integration of text and image. Regular critiques, virtual visits to the Art Institute of Chicago, and exposure to contemporary artists, illustrators, and designers supplement the studio experience. Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required. Projects will vary from session to session.

This course is currently full. We are offering it again from March 13-April 17. There are only a few spaces left in this later spring course so we do suggest registering asap.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 2468
Course instructor Jessica Campbell