The Center for Cartoon Studies 2014 Summer Workshops
White River Junction, VT
CREATE COMICS | July 7-11, 2014
This 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production. Students collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over. Click here to view the schedule!
AN EDUCATOR’S SYMPOSIUM | July 11-12, 2014
From design to empathy to literacy, cartooning can be a profound tool to teach adults and children critical skills. Through lectures, workshops, and panel discussions this symposium will explore the many ways that educators and librarians can use cartooning to enrich any school or organization’s programming and curriculum. Schedule is and
GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
August 4-8, 2013 | August 11-15, 2013
Optional Online Extension | August 18 - October 10, 2014
Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?
Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New Yorker, City of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, How To Read Nancy), and a renown teacher (CCS, RISD, SVA) who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.
During the week-long on-campus workshop, students will participate in lectures, collaborative exercises, book discussion sessions, events, and group critiques, with the goal of producing the first draft of a longer comics project.
During the option 8-week online extension, students will develop and refine their work through online collaboration with faculty and peers, and complete comprehensive final drafts of their projects.
You will leave this class a stronger cartoonist than when you entered.
CARTOONING STUDIO | August 18-22, 2014
Cartooning Studio is a 5-day cartooning intensive, ideal for adults and college students (with a for-credit option). Through lectures and classroom exercises, CCS faculty will cover the basics of visual storytelling. This is a goal-orientated workshop in which students are given the support necessary to create and self-publish their own independent project.
SCREEN PRINTING INTENSIVE | August 22-24, 2014
This weekend screen printing intensive with CCS instructors will walk students through the screen printing process from start to finish.
* FOR-CREDIT OPTION:
Cartooning Studio and the Graphic Novel Workshop can be taken for 2 undergraduate credits. The optional online extension of the Graphic Novel Workshop can be taken for 1 undergraduate credit. Please check with the Program Chair or Registrar at your college or university before registering to see if the credits will be accepted. To enroll for-credit, students must have an official transcript sent to:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
PO Box 125 / 94 S. Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Student housing is available in the hostel section at the nearby Hotel Coolidge.
Special rates are:
$40/night for a single hostel room or shared hotel guest room
$69/night for a single hotel guest room
Staying 10 or more nights? Receive a discount of $5/night off the single hostel room rates or $10/night off the single hotel guestroom rate.
To make a reservation, contact the Hotel Coolidge, (802) 295-3118. Please let them know you plan on attending a summer workshop at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Book now, space is limited. Special rates are all subject to 9% VT tax and availability.
Click here for a listing of additional area hotels with discounts for summer workshop attendees.
Refund policy: Tuition is refundable up until 3 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop, minus a $50 fee and any fees assessed by Eventbrite. Tuition is non-refundable after that date.
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS)
The Center for Cartoon Studies course of study is designed for a small group of dedicated students with a passion and appreciation for graphic novels, storytelling, writing, comics, and design. Faculty includes experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers. Now offering the MFA degree and One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning.