Workshops for kids and adults of all ages!

I am available to teach workshops on comics, cartooning, or art to kids and adults! I have taught week-long cartooning workshops, as well as single day workshops at art centers, schools, and libraries in VT and beyond.

Some popular workshops include -
One Sheet Comics: Make a small comic book using 1 sheet of paper! Based on the workshop by Beth Hetland.
Comic Jam / Panel Party: All about collaborative comics! Make comics with your friends!
Batman Surprise: An introduction on how the process of most comics are done, including concept, writing, layout, and drawing... but with a twist!
Comics Camp: A week-long workshop that teaches the basics of cartooning, writing for comics, and self-publishing your work. Students leave with an anthology of everyone's finished comics.

I've also taught workshops on self-publishing, bookbinding, printing, character design, and writing and have organized workshops around events like Will Eisner Week, 24 Hour Comic Day, and Free Comic Book Day. 

I am local to Burlington, VT and the surrounding area, but can make arrangements to teach in the Upper Valley and Windsor county on occasion. If interested, please reach out to me over at my contact page!


Upcoming Workshops:

Comics and Graphic Novels - Adult Workshop
Generator Makerspace
February 13, 20, 27
6:00-9:00pm
Members: $225

Interested in making your own comics? Have a great idea for a graphic novel? This workshop will cover all the basics! We'll work through the comic process from start to finish, including:

  • Character Design
  • Scriptwriting
  • Page Layout
  • Pencilling and Inking

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!

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Bookbinding Workshop: Make Your Own Wood Cover Sketchbook
Generator Makerspace
March 20 & 27
6:00-9:00pm
Members: $150

Never buy another journal or sketchbook again.  Learn the craft of bookbinding by making your own sketchbook in just two evenings.  Students in this workshop will:

  • Learn different methods of bookbinding, making sample mini books explore styles and techniques
  • Make an exposed-spine, easy-open sketchbook, bound with Coptic stitch.
  • Create a unique book cover out of wood using the laser cutter.

Your handmade book will lay flat when open, making it perfect for sketching, journaling, or doodling.

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Teen Cartooning Camp
Helen Day Art Center
August 6 - 10
Ages 11-17
9:00am-3:30pm
$325 (member) | $350 (non-member)

*This class is paired with a Street Art workshop for a full day camp.*

Morning: In the morning campers will explore what it takes to become a cartoonist as they strengthen their cartooning skills through drawing games, speed drawing, and storytelling exercises. They will explore how cartooning can be applied to character design, animation, storyboarding, and comics and wrap up the week with a book of their own comics.
Afternoon: In the afternoon, expanding on the concept of cartooning and illustration, campers will create larger than life cartoons.  Using large canvas, paints, and basic cartooning skills, artists will develop one of a kind comics and illustrations that will be exhibited outdoors. Students will discuss how cartooning was originally used as a means to develop larger paintings, and use a similar method to develop larger than life contemporary cartoons. 

Street Art Instructor: John Carvajal
Cartooning Instructor: Stephanie Zuppo

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Cartooning and Comics
River Arts
July 16 - July 20
9:00 - 3:00pm

More details & Signup TBA



Past Workshops:

Teen Cartooning Workshop @ Generator Makerspace

Burlington, VT | Ages 14 - 17
Summer 2017

Teen Cartooning Camp @ Helen Day Art Center

Stowe, VT | Ages 12 - 18
July 31 - Aug 4, 2017

Comics Camp @ Hunt Middle School

Burlington, VT | Grades 6 - 8
Summer 2017

Cartooning Camp @ Burlington City Arts

Burlington, VT | Ages 6 - 8
June 19th - June 23rd, 2017, Noon - 3pm

Comics & Cartooning Workshop @ Addison Central Teens

Middlebury, VT | Ages 13 - 18
November 9th, 2016, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cartooning Camp @ Helen Day Art Center

Stowe, VT | 7th - 12th Grade
August 1th - August 5th, 2016, 9am - Noon

Comic Day at ECHO @ ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Burlington, VT | All Ages
July 30th, 2016
10:15 am & 12:00 pm: One Sheet Comic Workshop
1:00 pm: Character Design (w/ Jesse DuRona)

Comics and Manga @ The Helen Day Art Center

Stowe, VT | 7th - 12th Grade
December 5th, 2015

Summer Cartoon Club @ The Center for Cartoon Studies

White River Junction, VT | Ages 9 - 17
Session I: July 6-10, 2015, 9AM-Noon
Session II: July 13-17, 2015, 9AM-Noon
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Superhero Workshop @ The Windsor Public Library

Windsor, VT | Ages 9 - 13
July 11, 2015, Noon - 1PM

Fall/Spring 2014 / 2015 Cartoon Club @ The Center for Cartoon Studies

White River Junction, VT | Ages 9 - 17
Every 1st Saturday of the Month from October - May

"Batman Surprise" Workshop @ The Windsor Public Library

Windsor, VT | Ages 13+
June 28, 2014

Comics Workshops @ The Windsor Public Library

Windsor, VT | January 11 & 18, 2014
Session 1: Ages 8 - 13
Session 2: Ages 13 - 17