Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Louisiana Comic Classes

All classes taught through the St Charles Parish Library are free to the public!


Writing Comics

Tuesday, June 25th

Do you have a story to tell?  This class will help you develop your concept into a comic script, ready to illustrate!  If you're working on a project, feel free to bring it!

4:00PM
St Rose Branch of St Charles Parish Library
All ages welcome, children under 13 with parental supervision


From Stick to Figure- Drawing People

Wednesday, June 26th

Can you draw a stick figure?  Are you ready to take your figure drawing to the next level?  This fun, interactive art class will help you take the skills you already have (drawing awesome stick figures) and level up into drawing people for comics and illustrations!

2:30PM
Norco Branch of the St Charles Parish Library
All ages welcome, children under 13 with parental supervision


Manga Madness- How to Draw Anime Inspired Characters  

Thursday, June 27th

Develop your own manga inspired style in this fun workshop!  We're going to talk about the elements of style, what makes manga unique, and talk about the vast array of artstyles that fall under the manga umbrella.  Make sure you bring your sketchbook and examples of your art, and be prepared to talk about your favorite manga artists!

6:00PM
East Regional Library
All ages welcome, children under 13 with parental supervision


Inking Comics 

Saturday, June 29th

Learn how to use technical pens, brush pens, brushes, and dip pens in this fun hands on class!  Ink your own art, or practice with the provided exercises.  Note: This class can get messy, so wear your play clothes and prepare to get inky!

11:00AM
West Regional Library
All ages welcome, children under 13 with parental supervision


DIY Zines and Minicomics 

Tuesday, July 2nd

Learn the basics of assembling your own mini comic or zine, just in time for Destrehan Comic Con!  You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this class- zines can include everything from collage to found objects!

3:00PM
Paradis Branch of the St Charles Parish Library
All ages welcome, children under 13 with parental supervision


Make a MiniComic

Saturday, July 6th

In this Destrehan Comic Con workshop, you're going to learn a magic trick- how to turn a single sheet of plain paper into an eight page mini comic that you can copy and trade!

10:00AM
At the Destrehan Comic Con
East Regional Library
All ages welcome!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

1 Million Views Giveaway Winner

Our Winner is: Donna VanGlad (ArtDamnit)

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We want to thank everyone who's entered our giveaway!  So many of you REALLY wanted to win- I know because I received so many DM's and emails asking me to select themselves as the winner.  But this contest was as fair as possible, so King Sumo randomly selected our winner.  I'll make it more clear in the future that sharing the giveaway with others will increase your chance to win more than emailing me personally.  The massive response to this giveaway serves as inspiration for future giveaways, so if you didn't win this time, keep an eye out for more giveaway opportunities. And we sent some goodies to those who didn't win as well.

We did want to give a special shout out to Gwen Mahachi for referring a whopping 54 additional entrants to the giveaway!  That's amazing!

Monday, June 03, 2019

Nashville Class: Coloring Flowers with Copic



Sunday, June 9th: Coloring Flowers with Copic

Learn how to use alcohol markers for beautiful botanicals!  Alcohol markers pack a color punch—the vivid, brilliant colors are perfect for rendering flowers and foliage.  In this afternoon class, we're going to talk about techniques for creating depth of color, rendering dewdrops, and illustrating lush florals.

June 9th, 1-4PM
$25, all supplies provided.
Ages 13 and up

In this class, we're going to cover the basics of sketching and inking flowers, working from reference and color selection, and watercolor applied over alcohol markers.


Come color along!  Materials, including reference, are provided, but you are invited to bring your own preferred alcohol markers, watercolors, or photo reference!



To register, you can call the Nashville PlaZa at 615-254-3368 and select extension 4, or you can email nashvilleclasses@plazaart.com