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Comics Open Studio 1S23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults
Jerel Dye Comics Class

Need help producing that comics memoir or want to create your first mini-comic from scratch? Bring your ongoing comics projects to this open form studio class.

Refine your storytelling chops, improve your drawing, learn technical skills, get your comics ready for print, and get feedback on what you are making. We will also study the masters of the medium and learn about their process.

Make that comics project a reality!

*Attend as many class sessions as you like; tuition charged based on number of sessions.

*Discount applied to registration for multiple sessions.

Registration required, but attendance not required for all sessions.


I took this class because I wanted to work on a project with the guidance of a professional comics artist.  I especially enjoyed the supportive atmosphere from the instructor, the feedback from fellow students as we all worked on our projects, and the images and books Jerel would bring in to inspire us.  I thought the class was great, and wish it was available year-round!


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Jerel Dye

Jerel Dye has illustrated two graphic novels; Pigs Might Fly in 2017, and Einstein in 2022, listed as one of the top 10 graphic novels of the year by ALA Booklist. He has been creating art and comics since 2005, producing dozens of self-published mini comics and creating comics stories for anthologies such as Inbound, Minimum Paige, Hellbound, and the award winning Little Nemo/Winsor McCay tribute Dream Another Dream. In 2012, he received the MICE comics grant for his mini-comic From the Clouds.

Much of his art stems from a deep interest in science and technology, though it frequently contains a healthy dose of wonder. Jerel Dye received his BFA from UMass Dartmouth in Painting, and his MFA at MassArt in the Studio for Interrelated Media. Jerel has been teaching courses in comics, drawing, and cartooning for over 12 years.

Drawing, Comics, Cartoon, Graphic Narrative
Materials to bring to class:

Materials for this class are dependent on how YOU want to produce your comics. You can work traditionally with pen and ink, or you can work with crayon, colored pencil, cut paper collage or right on your laptop, the list goes on.


Sketchbook 8” x 10” or larger




Bristol Pad 11” x 17”