Kids Comic Workshop


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Attention children of earth! Your mission is to help mankind by drawing comics! Yes, society needs you! Do you have what it takes? Do you like to draw? Do your parents need a break every week? If so, then this Kids Comic Workshop is for you!

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JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP
AGES 6-7, ANY SKILL LEVEL
Three Week Course ($30 per child) – One hour each week
Also Available: As an AFTER SCHOOL / HOMESCHOOL class.

This Junior workshop introduces kids to the basics of comic creation. Simple facial expressions, speech bubbles, understanding characters, storytelling, drawing one panel comics and finally their own mini comic book creation! There is also fun activities as well!

BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP
AGES 8-11, ANY SKILL LEVEL
Six Week Course ($60 per child) – One hour each week
Also Available: As a three week AFTER SCHOOL / HOMESCHOOL class ($30 per child) and an one hour intro class for GROUP EVENTS. ($10 per child)

This Beginner workshop teaches kids the comic process in more depth. They’ll learn detailed facial expressions, more kinds of speech bubbles, character design, motion lines, sound effects, panel layout, writing stories, and finally drawing a single, three panel, and six panel comic of their very own. There will also be fun activities like Crazy Characters and Comic Jam too!

ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP
PREREQ: BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP 6 WEEK
                 -or- be 12+ years old.

Six Week Course ($80 per child) – One Hour Each Week

This Advanced workshop is aimed for older kids and goes even deeper in the comic making process. They will learn even more in depth character design, script writing, drawing techniques, shading, professional level speech bubbles, shot composition, panel layout and flow, thumbnailing, and a 4-6 page comic book as a final project.

CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE

BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP

Sun August 6 3:00 PM - Sun September 10 4:00 PM
7905 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves MO 63119 (314-738-9384)

AGES: 8-11 – SIX WEEK CLASS, ONE HOUR EACH WEEK
$60 PER CHILD - ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

Registration Closes 8/1
SEATS AVAILABLE: 16 / 16


ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP

Sat September 2 1:00 PM - Sat October 7 2:00 PM
7905 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves MO 63119 (314-738-9384)

AGES: 12+ -or- have taken Beginner KCW 6 week class
SIX WEEK CLASS, ONE HOUR EACH WEEK
$80 PER CHILD - ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

SEATS AVAILABLE: 16 / 16
REGISTRATION OPENS: JULY 2, 2017

JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP

Sun October 8 3:00 PM - Sun October 22 4:00 PM
7905 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves MO 63119 (314-738-9384)

AGES: 6-7 – THREE WEEK CLASS, ONE HOUR EACH WEEK
$30 PER CHILD - ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED!

SEATS AVAILABLE: 16 / 16
REGISTRATION OPENS: AUGUST 8, 2017


QUESTIONS ABOUT THE KIDS COMIC WORKSHOPS

Can we just come for any class or do we have to do the entire six weeks?

The Comic Workshops are designed as full six week courses because things taught are built upon each other from one week to the next, so walk ins for any individual week are not permitted.

I have a child younger than 8 who wants to participate in KCW, can they take it?

I have a three week JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP that is specific to 6-7 year olds, so they will need to take that before attempting the BEGINNER workshop. Now if they did take the Junior class and are 7 years old, I will definitely consider letting them into the Beginners class next, but 6 year olds wouldn’t be able to take it just yet as a lot of what I teach in the Beginners class will go over their head.

Can a child older than 11 participate in the Beginner workshop?

Sure but I wouldn’t go older than 13 as some of what I teach in the Beginner class may be beneath their skill level. Having 11 years old as the cut off is really arbitrary and is based on the range I think would get the most out of this course. If you feel your kid will benefit from learning the basics then by all means sign up, but I also have an ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP that is for 12+ that may be more their speed.

GENERAL CLASS QUESTIONS

Do I have to sign up online or can I just walk in and do it the day of?

Space is often limited so I prefer you sign up online to reserve your slot. There may not be any seats left if you walk in the day of. If you still want to do this, please make sure to check the class information on this site as I will say if walk ins are allowed or not for a particular class.

What happens if you are fully booked for a class?

Sign up anyway and I will add you to the wait list in case someone drops out. If enough people sign the wait list then I will get another class going ASAP!

What are your payment options?

I use SQUARE for all credit card transactions. It’s just like Paypal (but better) and is perfectly secure! I will also accept cash only on the first day of the course. (exact change please.) No checks please! The course must be paid in full before it begins or right at the start of the first class. No late payments will be accepted!

Do I have to stay with my child during class or can I leave?

You do not have to stay. When you register there will be space for an emergency contact number in case I need to get a hold of you. Just keep your phone handy and make sure to get back when the class ends!

Do you allow special needs kids to participate?

Yes but it depends on the need. My son has high functioning autism, so I am more versed in the autistic world than anything else. If the child has more severe needs, then the parent or guardian must be present with the child to help them through class because I won’t be able to devote a lot of time to individual children. You can leave me a note during registration about the needs of your child.

What if we have to miss a week, do we get a refund for that week?

No refunds will be given for weeks missed, sorry.

But what if YOU miss a week?

In the event that I am sick or some other situation comes up and I cannot conduct class that day, I will first try to reschedule the class, if that does not succeed then you WILL get reimbursed for the class missed.

Will you send out an email reminding me of class every week?

No I won’t, but from time to time I will send out an email to everyone because of various things that may come up within the class.

What experience do you have running these classes?

I’ve been an artist almost my entire life, but since 2010 I’ve focused my artistic skills on creating comic books. I am the creator of three kid friendly comics, FRIK (10+), HOLES IN IT (ALL AGES), and THE NORMLINGS (ALL AGES), and for a couple of years I’ve sold these comics ONLINE and at comic conventions around the Midwest.

This teaching path I am currently on started in April 2015 when I was asked to teach a basic primitive version of my BEGINNER KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP to four 3rd grade classes at my son’s elementary school during art class. Since that time I’ve expanded and refined the course and have been teaching it on my own ever since!

Will my child bring things home every week to show me?

That depends on the class. For anything shorter than six weeks your child will bring things home every week. With the six week courses, often times I will keep most of each week’s work, but give it back at the end of the course in a presentation binder along with an award certificate so your child has a keepsake from the class.

Will there be homework?

For the KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP, it happens just once. Sometime between week four and five they have to work on a story script for their final six panel comic at the end of the course. For all other classes I teach, there is no homework.

Do you plan to hold classes in other parts of town?

I would love to! If you know of a teaching space that’s cheap (or free) in the St. Louis area, please CONTACT me and let me know! Unfortunately public libraries don’t like that I’m getting paid for classes, so they won’t allow me to teach there. (at least in terms of renting a room out. I can still walk in and find a side table and teach and they wouldn’t know any better.)

Does my child have to bring art supplies?

NO! All supplies are covered in the cost of class!

What if there’s a different person picking them up?

Please let me know at drop off or email the night before and I will write their contact info down. Thanks!

Can you teach group events?

Absolutely! I can teach a one hour intro class for my KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP as well as any of my ONE HOUR CLASSES! Please CONTACT ME and we’ll work something out!


 
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