VanCAF’s free comics workshops are hitting the road!

 

Adam De Souza, April dela Noche Milne, Dawn Lo, Renee Nault, and Ian Boothby are headed all around BC to lead some really awesome workshops in smaller communities. Thank you to the BC Arts Council for making this possible!

 

 

  • The Kootenays

Telling A Story in 4 Panels

A kids comics workshop (ages 7 – 12)

with Adam De Souza

Nelson Public Library

Cranbrook Public Library

Creston Public Library

This hands-on workshop will use the classic comic strip format as the basis for telling any kind of story! Whether you love manga, superheroes, or Garfield, this workshop will be a helpful reminder of the basics of writing your own comic! Bring your favourite drawing utensils.

Nelson Public Library

September 20th – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

 

Cranbrook Public Library

September 21st – 4pm – 5pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

Creston Public Library

September 22nd – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

 

Beginning with an Ending: Understanding Your Own Comic

A teens & adults comics workshop (ages 13+)

with Adam De Souza

Nelson Public Library

Cranbrook Public Library

Creston Public Library

Oftentimes, we cartoonists get so excited by our cool characters, ideas, conflicts, and moments that we forget to think of where a story is headed. However, having an ending in mind when starting your story will help guide you and what creative decisions you’ll make. What does that story look like when it’s told in 1 page? How about 300 pages? How about 30,000? This workshop will be a series of comic book storytelling exercises in order to better help you understand what’s important about your own story or ideas! Don’t worry – if you don’t have your own story idea you can still participate in these exercises. Bring your favourite drawing utensils and sketchbook!

Nelson Public Library

September 20th – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

 

Cranbrook Public Library

September 21st – 6pm – 7pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

Creston Public Library

September 22nd – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

 

 

 

 

  • The Okanagan

Travel Zines Workshop

Kids, teens & adults comics workshops

with Dawn Lo

Merritt Library

North Kamloops Library

Salmon Arm Library

Be a tourist in your own city! Join Dawn Lo, illustrator from Vancouver, and learn how to make a 8 page travel zine.

Merritt Public Library

September 21st – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

This workshop is for kids aged 7 – 12! Please register using the link (LINK).

 

North Kamloops Library

September 22nd – 4pm – 5pm

This workshop is for kids aged 7 – 12! Please register using the link (LINK).

Salmon Arm Library

September 23rd – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

This workshop is for teens & adults (ages 13+)! Please register using the link (LINK).

 

Diary Comics Workshop

Kids, teens & adults comics workshops

with April dela Noche Milne

Merritt Library

North Kamloops Library

Salmon Arm Library

Join illustrator April dela Noche Milne as she helps you make a comic strip about things that happen in the everyday.

Merritt Public Library

September 21st – 6pm – 7pm

This workshop is for teens & adults (ages 13+)! Please register using the link (LINK).

 

North Kamloops Library

September 22nd – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

This workshop is for teens & adults (ages 13+)! Please register using the link (LINK).

Salmon Arm Library

September 23rd – 4pm – 5pm

This workshop is for kids aged 7 – 12! Please register using the link (LINK).

 

 

 

  • Vancouver Island

Put yourself in a comic!

A kids comics workshop (ages 7 – 12)

with Renee Nault

Campbell River Library

Courtenay Library

Parksville Library

Learn how to draw a comic book and make yourself the main character! Learn about panels, word balloons, effects, and get started on making comics. With just a pencil and paper you can create any story you can imagine!

Campbell River Library

September 24th – 1pm – 2pm

This workshop is drop-in! More Information at the link (LINK).

 

Courtenay Library

September 25th – 1pm – 2pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

Parksville Library

September 26th – 3:30pm – 4:30pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

 

Starting A Comics Journal!

A teens & adults comics workshop (ages 13+)

with Renee Nault

Campbell River Library

Courtenay Library

Parksville Library

Recording your day in words and pictures is fun and therapeutic. Whether it’s for an audience, or just for yourself, comics are a wonderful way to remember and communicate our experiences. Learn how to start a comics journal and begin telling your story!

Campbell River Library

September 24th – 3pm – 4pm

Please register using the link (LINK).

 

Courtenay Library

September 25th – 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Please register using the link (LINK).

Parksville Library

September 26th – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

This workshop is drop-in! More information at the link (LINK).

 

 

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