Workshops

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Queer Comics

With Tillie Walden
June 20-24, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus

Week At-A-Glance Schedule Required Supplies Provided on-campus, but feel free to bring any supplies you like using as well. ON-CAMPUS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS In response to the pandemic, CCS has implemented safety policies and teaching protocols that meet a …

Upcoming Workshops

Great for beginners

Create Comics

Daryl Seitchik and Filipa Estrela
July 11-15, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus
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Creating YA and Middle Grade Comics

Jo Knowles and Glynnis Fawkes
July 11-15, 2022
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Great for beginners

Introduction to Hand-Drawn Animation

Alec Longstreth
July 18–22, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus

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Summer Cartoon Club and Cartoon Collective

Daryl Seitchik

Cartoon Club - July 18-22 (FILLING UP!!!)

Cartoon Collective - August 1-5

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Cartooning Studio

Jon Chad and Kane Lynch
July 25–29, 2022
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Summer Cartoon Club

Daryl Seitchik
July 25-29
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Graphic Novel Workshop, August 1-5

Paul Karasik
August 1-5, 2022
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Graphic Novel Workshop, August 8-12

Paul Karasik
Aug 8-12, 2022
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Great for beginners

One-Week Cartooning Workout

Alec Longstreth and James Sturm
Ongoing

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Queer Comics

Tillie Walden
June 20-24, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus

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Color for Comics Summer

Kori Michele Handwerker
June 20-24, 2022
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Great for beginners

Writing and Drawing Single Panel Comics

Hilary Price
June 13–17, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus

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Graphic Memoir Workshop

Melanie Gillman
June 27-July 1, 2022
In-Person/On-Campus

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Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) workshops are intense, geared towards supporting skill development, and advancing your work.

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Workshop Testimonials

“I had been teaching myself animation for about a year, then I learned twice as much as I had taught myself in this five-day class. I was kicking myself for not taking this class sooner!”

– Hand Drawn Animation workshop student
Woman eating pizza
Animation by Coco Fox
Man with drawing supplies
Animation by Jarad Greene

I can’t believe how much i learned in one week: how to use clip studio for the first time, introductory color theory, principles of lighting (highlights, shading etc), palette making, color holds, even color gamuts. all this was accessible to me as someone who hasn’t taken an art class since graduating high school in 2004. an awesome instructor (Ngozi Ukazu), an awesome topic, taught accessibly. Thanks so much.

– Digital Coloring Workshop student

“I can’t believe how much Alec fit into one week! One day we are learning to bounce a simple ball on the screen — a few days later we have characters walking! I really enjoyed every lesson, lecture and exercise. It was all organized so well, with lots of handouts to refer back to!!”

– Sandy (Concord, NH)

“I’m walking away from this workshop feeling artistically reinvigorated and refreshed. In this chaotic time, putting pencil to paper has helped me feel centered and reminded me of the joy that comes in making things. Highly recommend!”

– Carolyn (Chicago, IL)

“The Graphic Memoir workshop with Melanie Gillman was a wonderful opportunity to grow my skills as a cartoonist and connect with my peers! I was able to get valuable feedback from my instructors and classmates, and the lectures and activities helped guide me to create the longest comic I’ve made so far. I’ve also been able to make connections that I hope will extend beyond the workshop! I would love to take another workshop with CCS.”

— Natsuko (Madison, WI)
Animation by Sandy Bartholomew