Our Children’s Programming is organized by art teacher Corinne Simmers and will will be comprised of panels and workshops where parents and kids can work on creative projects together.
Art Supplies, Games, and other materials will be available during the panels, no need to bring your own (unless you’d like to).
Descriptions for Events:
( 5pm -7 pm) Art Media exploration – We will start out our panels by exploring the different media that art has to offer such as ink, pencil, marker, etc. we will discuss what the different type of media can be used for and then get down and dirty playing with it.
Building a Comic Book Day:
(10 am – 12 pm) How to draw a comic book character – Children will explore the different techniques in creating a comic book character and some may even attempt drawing different facial expressions and features, and even a sidekick or two.
(1 pm- 3 pm) Story, Story, Story – A great storyline is very important in a successful comic book, like a punch line is to a good comic strip. So it is important that we better understand the parts that make up a story, such as a rise to action, plot, fall to action, and conclusion, not to mention who our Antagonist and Protagonist are in the story, this panel will allow children to develop a better sense of how to create their story line and get help in character creation with words.
(4pm – 6 pm) Creating backgrounds – As we know good filler is almost as important as the character that stands in front of it, we will discuss the importance of creating a background and scene setting in comic books and then play with different media to get that scene just right. This panel will help us tie everything together and our end product will be the comic book we have created throughout the day.
(10 am – 12 pm covers both parts) Part 1: Animation – We will discuss the various techniques used in animating cartoons and movies that we watch today. This will include drawing animation, computer generated animation, and stop motion animation. We will explore some of these techniques by creating our own thaumatropes, flick books, and clay models.
Part 2: Model Building – Here children will learn or play with the concepts of building models out of clay, they can build their own comic hero that they have been working on or even props that they think their story may need. We will also go over why some individuals like to use model building in their work, Such as Tim Burton, and the possibilities that come with sculpting.