Graphic Narrative: Telling Stories Through Comics

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Hone your drawing skills and advance your personal style. With tools and tricks used by cartoonists and illustrators, create memorable characters: humorous, heroic and anything in between. Set a scene, create drama and deliver a punch line in a single image or sequentially. Get the most out of your pencil sketches, then finish them off with ink and markers. All levels welcome. Open to teens and adults. Limit 8 students

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range


Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to first class:

  • a sketchbook (any kind)
  • A pad of Bristol board, at least 20 sheets, 11”x 14” or larger
  • scrap paper for testing pens, etc.
  • pencils (any kind)
  • eraser
  • glass jar for water
  • paper towels or rags

Additional supplies to be discussed in class; you may purchase in advance or wait until class discussion:

  • Acrylic ink, one jar black, one jar white (any brand)
  • Artist's drawing pens: Prismacolor or Micron brand recommended
  • Sable brushes, at least one small round and one fill brush
  • We will also discuss additional optional materials for ‘inking.’

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

Summer 2017

Section 1: 6 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm
1M: June 5–July 10, 2017
Instructor: Jerel Dye


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