Graphic Narratives with Martha Newbigging Writing with pictures for non-artists – an introduction to making comics.
SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2018 1:00 to 4:00pm
Materials: All materials supplied by the artist.
Audience: Ages 14 and up. No drawing experience necessary. Course is limited to 10 students. Please register early. Questions? Email Elizabeth Etue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing with pictures for non-artists: an introduction to making comics. Learn simple methods for drawing people and the basics of sequential visual storytelling. Explore what you can say with pictures while using words selectively for counterpoint. Notice how your story in pictures alters the experience of both telling it and reading it.
Martha Newbigging is a children’s book illustrator, animator, and educator. She has illustrated children’s books and textbooks for publishers including Annick Press, Owl Books and Kids Can Press. She has taught in a wide range of school and community settings, such as comics workshops in schools across Ontario, animation workshops in Toronto and Prince Edward County, a practicum in rural Nicaragua, and arts programs for an LGBTQ youth support group in Belleville. Martha was the inaugural Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2013. Martha is also an instructor in the Illustration program at the School for Creative Arts & Animation at Seneca College.