Teens & Adults

Every Wednesday
5 – 6:30 PM

Open Contemporary Drawing for Adults

Every Wednesday
5 – 6:30 PM
Benenson Center

This weekly drawing group offers time and space for individuals who wish to continue to hone their drawing skills in an independent environment. Participants work indoors in the light-filled Benenson Visitors Center and gallery or outdoors in the landscape of The Fields sculpture park.

Apr 17 – May 22
4:30 – 6 PM

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Workshop with Barbara Slate

Apr 17 – May 22
4:30 – 6 PM
Benenson Center

Click here to register for this workshop.

Art Omi: Education is pleased to present a workshop series dedicated to the art of the comic book and graphic novel. This series will take place each Wednesday over the course of six weeks from April 17 - May 22, 2019.

During the course, students will learn about:

  • Creating a six-pager
  • Character Bible: age, background, fears, etc.
  • Beginning, middle, end, and twist of a story
  • Plotting
  • Panels and balloons
  • Layouts
  • Drawing techniques
  • The course concludes with the Graphic Novel Show where students share and talk about their work. No drawing ability necessary!

All students will receive a copy of Barbara Slate’s latest book, You Can Do A Graphic Novel: Comic Books, Webcomics, and Strips, 2018.

Barbara Slate’s work was praised as “emphatically of our time” by The New York Times and “titanically talented” by comics legend Stan Lee. She created, wrote and drew for DC Comics and Marvel, wrote over a hundred Betty and Veronica stories, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas, and many Barbie comics. Barbara is a teacher, panelist, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker at Comic Cons and Universities across the country. Visit barbaraslate.com.

Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

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Jun 24 – Aug 2
9 AM – 3 PM

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