Fall Classes at OCAC

OCAC just posted their Fall 2012 Community Studios and Pre-College Teen Classes. This time around, I’ve got three classes I’ll be rocking. If you register early, you can save yourself $30!

[The links in the titles will take you to the OCAC page where you can register for the class.]

Crafting Comics: Narrative and Technique
This introductory course will cover the basic fundamentals of visual storytelling for the comics medium. Students will learn how to use a variety of tools to combine concept, drawing, design, and basic storytelling. Emphasis will be placed on developing clarity, readability, and cohesiveness; all of which are critical strategies for making comics. As part of the course, students will be required to keep a sketchbook to record the creative process. Prerequisites: None, though basic drawing skills are beneficial.

[I would like to point out that it is now possible to take this class for credit! Whoo-hoo!]

Start Date: 09/19/2012
End Date: 11/28/2012
Days: Wednesday
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Creating Comics (Pre-College)
This introductory course will cover the basic fundamentals of visual storytelling for the comics medium. Students will learn how to use a variety of tools to combine concept, drawing, design, and basic storytelling to tackle the various problem solving required when making comics. Focus will be on clarity, readability, and cohesiveness of design. Lectures will contain examples from comics that span throughout the history of the medium and all across the globe, such as manga, superhero comics, zines, graphic novels, etc. Prerequisite: None, though basic drawing experience is a plus.

Start Date: 10/08/2012
End Date: 11/26/2012
Days: Monday
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Character Design and Development (Pre-College)
Do all you characters tend to look the same? Do they stand out amongst a crowd? Whether doing comics, animation, or game design, this course will help students learn to develop and visually strengthen the characters that inhabit their stories. The course will focus on observational skills and attention to detail that help define and individualize characters and worlds. No prerequisites. Location: Community Studio

Start Date: 09/22/2012
End Date: 10/06/2012
Days: Saturday
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Hope to see you in class! Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions – jonathan@oneofthejohns.com

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