Ridgefield Continuing Education
Clay, Comics, Mixed Media, Decorative Painting
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Comics, Cartooning

Creating Cartoons and Comic Strips
By exploring a variety of drawing styles and techniques, different styles of humor, and single panel vs. comic strip formats, students will develop their own cartoon creations showcasing their individual ideas and look. This class focuses on the story idea as much as the art. Instructor Michael Canavan is a professional illustrator, graphic designer, and cartoonist. Michael Canavan who will provide all materials needed for which a supply fee of $20 will be collected at the first class. Class size limited.

These lessons cover:

- Words and pictures, and how they work together in a cartoon.
- Characters, which create the action and speak the dialogue.
- Conflict, or “why” your characters are doing what they’re doing.
- Setting, whether it’s complex or just plain white.
- Tone, such as comedy, drama, romance, politics, etc.

6 Sessions
Available fall 2024.
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ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.