Learn how to draw cartoon characters that you create or that you love from books and movies. Campers will look at a variety of illustrators and cartooning styles for inspiration and will discover how to develop a character and give them the expressions to make them come alive.
*Pair this with Break It, Build It or Pottery Wheel for a full-day experience.
STREET ART AND CARTOONING
July 31-Aug 4
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)
Morning: What is street art and how does one take their own idea and place it alongside other images in a public space? We'll work with stenciling, screen print and painting to create individual art pieces and then collage them collaboratively to a blank wall. With an eye towards bold imagery, we'll use formal design elements, such as repetition, color, shape, and texture. Looking at examples of decorated public spaces for inspiration, we will create our own changing 2-D landscape and document the changes along the way. All materials will be non-toxic.
Afternoon: Do you have what it takes to become a cartoonist? In the afternoon, students will strengthen their cartooning skills through drawing games, speed drawing, and storytelling exercises. Learn how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics. At the end of the week, students will have a book of comics that they made to take home with them!
Street Art Instructor: Leif Goldberg
Cartooning Instructor: Stephanie Zuppo
Join us from 10am-4pm on Sunday, April 23 at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury for our first Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest!
From science to politics, history to health care, cartooning has exploded as a legitimate medium for exploring non-fiction topics and the textures of lived experience.
The Vermont Folklilfe Center's Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest is a day-long event presenting a diverse assortment of Vermont and regional cartoonists engaged in non-fiction work - including discussion panels at 11am (Cartoonists' Perspectives on El viaje mas caro/The Most Costly Journey Project), 1pm (Cartooning and Place: On Being a Vermont Cartoonist) and 3pm (Diary Comics: A Conversation with James Kochalka and Isaac Cates).
So stop in and meet some local cartoonists, check out their work, and learn about how comics are used to describe the world around us and tell stories of everyday life.
Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest is presented in conjunction with our exhibit, FAMILY TRAITS: Art Humor, and Everyday Life that features a selection of cartoons by the late Stanley Lyndes. FAMILY TRAITS will be on display through May 15, 2017.
More details are available here: Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest
FAMILY TRAITS is generously underwritten by the Rotary Club of Middlebury, VT, Cabot Creamery, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council, and our membership at large. The Gallery is ADA accessible on the first floor of the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main Street in Middlebury.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Helen Day Art Center
Saturday, March 18
$40 (member) | $ 50 (non-member)
Interested in making your own comics? Have a great idea for a graphic novel? This workshop will cover all of the basics! We'll make a comic from start to finish - including character design, scriptwriting, laying out a page, drawing... and a twist! Learn about cartooning techniques and materials. All experience levels welcome. If you've already started on your own comic project, feel free to bring your work to discuss!
Sign up here.
Ladybroad Ledger Issue #1, Release Party & Comic Jam!
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 7 PM - 10 PM
40 Sears Lane, Burlington, Vermont 05401
Join us to celebrate the release of FIRST ISSUE of The Ladybroad Ledger at Generator’s new makerspace! This event is free and open to the public - Anyone interested in the femme comics scene in Vermont is welcome! Learn about The Ladybroad Ledger and hang out with other artists and like-minded folks. We’ll have plenty of issues for you to take home!