Spend a week learning about comics with an award-winning graphic novelist.
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You’ll spend a week learning about comics with award-winning graphic novelist, Liz Prince! Learn the basics of cartooning, sequential storytelling, page design, and basic post-production with an emphasis on personal narrative. This class will include skill shares on drawing techniques, making use of both visual and written language, and even tips on how to print and distribute your own comics! This week-long workshop is open to all skill levels, and will culminate in the production of your very own class anthology booklet.
Image Credits: ©Liz Prince
About the Young Artists Program:
Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students, selected staff, and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office. We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Image Credit: Kara Birnbaum
We recommend students have access to $75 over the week for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 PM and departure is on Saturday morning.
Students may request a transcript be sent to their high school for possible credit.
Tuition Note: includes room and board
Instructor: Liz Prince
Liz Prince is the award-winning creator of the humorous autobio books Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? (Top Shelf 2005), Alone Forever (Top Shelf 2014), Be Your Own Backing Band (Silver Sprocket 2017). Liz has also made comics for many Cartoon Network titles such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, and recently created a comic series for Boom!Box called Coady and the Creepies.