In this class we’ll delve into various ways of creating single panel, sequential and abstract comics and cartoons by drawing, collaging, stenciling and more. Weekly slide shows pertaining to that day’s assignment, along with lessons on visual art techniques such as shading, perspective and using fonts to boost your story are included. In order to get deep – to “go in for the snakes,” as cartoonist Tom Hart says – we often loosen up with free-writing sessions. Discussion, show-and-tell and class critiques are also a part of the curriculum. Whether you have an idea for a character or a story, or have never even made a drawing, this class will support you to the next step of your cartooning journey. This has always been a fun class because somehow humor (not that comics have to be funny!) fosters a sense of community.

No class on Monday, May 29th.

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Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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