Summer is a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. Summer workshops are led by award-winning artists. This year we’re excited to welcome new instructors and workshops, in addition to our established summer favorites: Create Comics, Cartooning Studio, and Graphic Novel Workshop. Click here for details and to register!
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Summer 2020 Workshop Line Up
Spotlight Summer Workshop: YA Graphic Novel
Every summer, The Center for Cartoon Studies holds a series of week-long workshops. This summer, they have added some new workshops, including the Young Adult Graphic Novel with Jo Knowles and alumn Tillie Walden, July 31-August 4. The week will focus on the specific idiosyncrasies inherent in young adult fiction through lectures and exercises. You will have access to not only the knowledge of these two quality creators but also the printing lab and the Schulz Library.
Animation for Cartoonists Workshop
Animation for Cartoonists
Animation is a natural outgrowth of cartooning, but the skill set, tools and tricks of the trade are very different. A faculty of experienced and award-winning animators and animation producers will guide students through the fundamentals of 2D animation: designing characters that can move and act, creating compelling sound design, pacing the action, and structuring stories & gags. Students will work hands-on in every facet of the process, and each student will complete his or her own short animated scene. We’ll explore the history of animation from its humble beginnings to the current state of the animation industry today. Students will emerge with a rich understanding of how to make an animated film, and the skills to get started. The workshop is led by faculty Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion, and Jennifer Shiman (30-Second Bunnies Theatre). For more info and to register…
This workshop is sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Technology Initiative. Supporting the advancement of education, technology, and innovation for cartoonists.
Self-Publishing Workshop at the Paint & Pixel Festival
Join us at the Paint & Pixel Festival in Northampton Massachusetts on April 16th for a self-publishing workshop. Cartoonists Betsey Swardlick, Caitlin McGurk, Nomi Kane, and Pat Barrett will lead a discussion and workshop that will introduce The Center for Cartoon Studies, and discuss some of the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!