With Largo Recreation’s Comics Classes and Workshops
If you have a child who loves to draw or is interested in comic books or Manga, Largo Recreation has a great lineup of classes and workshops to sign up for to nurture creativity and curiosity. Check out these funny classes sure to make you laugh and have some fun!
Create Your Own Comic
Thursday, October 6, 5-8pm Ages 11 and up, Highland Recreation Complex
Cost: $25 per person
Materials needed: sketchbook, drawing pencils (black and color), eraser, and worksheet (from website)
Do you have a story that you would like to see come to life on paper? In this three-hour workshop, students will create a five-panel comic or graphic novel. They will learn each step of the process, from creating a character, planning a story, and working with panels. The instructor helps each student along the way with additional information and resources, and best of all, being a master artist is not required.
This class will focus on the basics of how to draw cartoons. Youth will be introduced to different drawing techniques, storytelling, and preparing their artistic understanding of their work with a new drawing project monthly. They will also learn how drawing can be a means of communication, allowing a safe environment to draw their feelings and attitudes in ways that words cannot express.
Students will improve their Manga drawing skills in their style, trying new techniques and concepts that help them build self-confidence while learning about different manga artists and genres. Because each student works at their level, there is no need to “keep up” with other students.
For more information on our Manga and Comic Book Instructor, Michael K Lyman, visit magnumarts.net. For more information on arts and crafts programs, visit PlayLargo.com/ArtsandCrafts or call 727-518-3016. Highland Recreation Complex is located at 400 Highland Ave N in Largo.
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