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). Private one on one is available for the three week condensed class ($60).

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 (with approval)
                 -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.

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ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP

Wed, Oct.02 - Wed, Nov.06

6-7pm ea wk

At Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves MO

AGES: 12+* – $80 PER CHILD
SIX WEEK COURSE
(*= or has taken the Beginner KCW six week course. Need approval before signing up.)
REGISTRATION CLOSES 9/30
SEATS AVAILABLE: 15 / 16

JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP

Sun, Oct.13 - Sun, Oct.27

1-2pm

At Novel Neighbor, Webster Groves MO

AGES: 6-7 – $30 PER CHILD
THREE WEEK COURSE
REGISTRATION CLOSES 10/11
SEATS AVAILABLE: 12 / 16


QUESTIONS ABOUT THE KIDS COMIC WORKSHOPS

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

The Comic Workshops are designed so that things taught are built upon each other from one week to the next, so walk ins for any individual week are not permitted after the first week.

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

I have a three week JUNIOR KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP that is specific to 6-7 year olds, so they should take that before attempting the BEGINNER workshop. Now having said that, if they did take the Junior class and are 7 years old, I will definitely consider letting them into the Beginners class, but I wouldn’t go below that age as a lot of what I teach in this class will go over the 6 year olds heads.

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

Sure, but I wouldn’t go older than that age as some of what I teach in the Beginner class will 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.

Can my 8-11 year old take the Advanced KCW?

The prerequisite to take my ADVANCED KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP is to either be 12+ years old OR have taken the 8-11 year old six week BEGINNERS comic workshop, HOWEVER, being accepted into this course is on a case by case basis as some younger kids may not be ready for the Advanced class.

Do you teach comic workshops that are not multi week?

I also teach an one hour introductory class for 6-11 or 12+ that lightly goes over topics covered in the full courses. If you are interested, please CONTACT me! This is great for group events!

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 seat. There may not be any 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?

For the majority of my classes I do not have a wait list, however, keep an eye out on my UPCOMING CLASSES page and for the class, if I say “walk ins are accepted”, show up the day of class and pay by cash (exact change.) There will always be one or two who sign up who don’t show up, so you will be safe!

What are your payment options?

I use SQUARE for all credit card transactions through the secure store on my site. 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, and for a couple of years I’ve sold these comics on MY SITE and at comic conventions around the Midwest.

This teaching path I’m 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 that course and have added numerous other classes ever since. This is now my career!

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

For any class shorter than six weeks your child will bring things home. With the six week courses, often times I will keep your child’s artwork or scripts or what have you because I want to make sure they arrive back the following week where we need to use them. At the end of the course, however, you will get everything back.

Will there be homework?

For my HOW TO DRAW classes, no homework at all. For my KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP, there is homework but it’s only once and not very much.

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

I would love to! Please CONTACT me and we’ll work something out! Unfortunately, I can’t conduct group classes at public libraries because they don’t like me getting paid for classes, but I still can teach one on one classes there and find a side table. They wouldn’t know any better then.

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! What I can teach is my one hour intro class for my KIDS COMIC WORKSHOP series, ages 6-11 or 12+, as well as any of my HOW TO DRAW CLASSES! Please CONTACT ME and we’ll work something out!


 
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