Free

PD Workshop: Super Powered Stories: Character and Story Creation For Studen...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Renaissance Theatre

138 Park Avenue West

Mansfield, Ohio 44902

View Map

Event description

Description

Today's classrooms include an ever-growing number of students with disabilities. The popular art form of cartooning provides an exciting tool to reach all students and to build their expressive and cognitive capacities while unlocking their story-making potential. By combining simple lines, shapes, and patterns, participants learn how to teach students to draw their own super heroes and super villains, and to add story elements to help them create their own Super Powered Stories. This hands-on workshop explores multiple options and entry points for students with learning, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. No previous drawing experience required!

This workshop is most valuable for teachers of grades 3-6.

This workshop is presented by Richard Jenkins, a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, published cartoonist, writer, and illustrator. He creates stories with unique engaging characters, vivid settings, and strong emotional resonance. His work spans a broad range of genres, including fiction, non-fiction,action, humor, biographical, and horror. In 1996, he began his cartooning career as the co-creator and illustrator of the nationally published “SKY APE” series, creating four graphic novels. Since 1997, Richard has also worked extensively as a teaching artist, engaging students in drawing, cartooning, story making, and painting. He works with gifted & talented, youth-at-risk, ESL, and special needs populations. His student-centered teaching focuses on building up students’ creative and cognitive capacities. He has served on the Teaching Artist Rosters of the Arkansas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Utah Arts Councils. In 2009, for his exemplary work with special needs students, Richard was awarded the Teaching Artist Fellowship from VSA arts International. In 2010, he was a guest teacher at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2000, Richard began working throughout the United States as an arts and education consultant, providing professional development training for teachers in arts integration strategies and arts inclusion strategies for students with disabilities. 2008 marked the release of Richard's first teacher’s arts integration manual, “Comics in Your Curriculum.”

Attending this workshop provides 3 contact hours towards CEU credit, and dinner is included. For more information, call 419-522-2726 ext. 251 or email maddie@mansfieldtickets.com.

This event is free with registration below thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, Charles P. Hahn, CFP and the Ohio Arts Council.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Renaissance Theatre

138 Park Avenue West

Mansfield, Ohio 44902

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved