COMIC ART with Fingle Sin

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Self-expression | Visual Arts | Media

Make your own comic and explore storytelling through art! In this 2-4 session program, students are introduced to inspirational comics throughout history and the wonderful world of zines and memes. Explore developing themes, characters and storyboarding, then collaborate or work individually to create an original comic artwork. Drawing techniques are facilitated through engaging exercises, from basic human forms to exaggerated features used in character creation. Artworks can be professionally printed for participants to keep.

Young people can immediately identify with comics. It's a medium open to any art style and striking results can be achieved with any level of artistic experience.

Online memes draw from traditional cartoons and connections can be made with young people about how we use art to communicate in a powerful way. During these workshops students learn that everybody can benefit from practicing art even if they never consider themselves an artist. By breaking the process into straightforward and engaging exercises, students realise their artistic ability is there and ready to use.

This program explores comics through history and uncovers amazing artists, some who use stick figures to deliver their message, and some who spend countless hours rendering a single panel and everything in-between. Fingle Sin uses their own experience as a visual artist to teach young people to create the best they can within their ability and to celebrate the result.

Students are guided to see art as a communication tool and look at instances where people were not being heard and discovered a way to overcome that using visual art.

Drawing lessons vary from class to class, typically covering how to draw the basic human form, human faces and how to identify and exaggerate features to create a character. The highlight of these workshops is discovering how art can facilitate self-expression. The feedback session is funny and engaging and is always the point where we go from an art class to a team.

Comic workshops can help connect disjointed classes such as mixed year classes in smaller schools that have trouble integrating. Workshops can be geared toward a theme or issue as requested. The workshop can meet curriculum requirements with themed comics.

With 20 years of extensive digital editing experience a quality final product is guaranteed, and students will have the opportunity to experience their work in a polished and professional format that they can be proud of.

All materials required to create the artwork is provided, including art materials, light boxes, and a library of comic books, including – for VCE students – access to a licensed Adobe suite if they wish to learn that process.

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Contact education@rav.net.au to find out more about Online options.

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Curriculum links: The Arts - Visual Arts, Media Arts & Visual Communication, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social, English, Humanities – Geography & Civics and Citizenship

Booking info: Space required D:10m W:10m H:3m or suitable classroom size space to suit group size. Chairs and tables required.

Please note: Councils, Venues and Community Presenters are welcome to book through the Arts & Education program. Contact the team education@rav.net.au to confirm the program fee.

Make your own comic and explore storytelling through art!

Book Online

Metro: 1st Jan 2022 to 31st Dec 2022
Regional: 1st Jan 2022 to 31st Dec 2022

Fingle Sin
Duration: 2 half days delivered on different days, comprising of Part one: 2 x 90-minute workshops + Part two: 2 x 90-minute workshops
Artform: Visual Arts
Minimum fee: 1. $1200 + GST for 2 x Half days/4 x 90-minute sessions / 2. $1800 + GST for 2 x Full days/6 x 90-minute sessions
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 30
Booking info: Space required D:10m W:10m H:3m or suitable classroom size space to suit group size. Chairs and tables required.

For more information,
contact Pippin Davies
Senior Manager, Arts & Education
[email protected]