The Comic Studio are art classes with a comic book twist. The classes taught will take an innovative approach to creative design that combines fine art, writing and graphic design skills and team them with goal setting techniques that will empower students to see projects through to completion. Courses will cover everything from photoshop techniques, to illustration techniques, to writing all from the perspective of comic book, manga and graphic design creation.
Here is a rough outline of the first 5 weeks of class
⇢ Week of (8/19): CHARACTER CREATION
⇢ Week of (8/26): COMIC BOOK AND MANGA INKING
⇢ Week of (9/2): WRITING FOR COMIC BOOKS
⇢ Week of (9/16): DIGITAL COLORING FOR COMICS AND MANGA
⇢ Week of (9/23): DESIGNING FOR COMICS AND MANGA
Topics covered in this class:
Comic Book Illustration
Students will learn the basic tools for illustration concentrating on still life drawing, gesture drawing and shapes and forms. Students will use a variety of media including pencils, pens, marker, chalk, and conte’
Students will learn about color theory and explore the ways color effects perception by using paints, markers, crayon, pastels, and photoshop (computer usage will be for students ages 14 and up)
Comic Book storytelling
Students will explore the art of writing through storytelling. Students will be given set storytelling guidelines, from which, they will formulate their own beginning, middle, and end.
From logo design, to billboard design. Students will be faced with the interesting task of how to guide a reader from panel-to-panel and page-to-page of a graphic story. Font choices and color all effect the design of sequential art and students will learn the fundamentals needed for a complete visual piece.