Education

2017 TOONSEUM
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

The ToonSeum is the place to be for inspiring classes that will fuel your child’s creativity and let their imagination soar! Choose from three exciting cartooning classes taught by professional cartoonists. Our classes are geared for boys and girls from 8 to 16. All our classes are half-day sessions. We are offering both weekday classes and weekend workshops. Our class fees include all the necessary materials so all your child needs to bring is their spirit of adventure!

August Comics Club – Children ages 7-14

Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 am

The ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222

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A 4 week introduction to comics for kids. Exciting drawing and sequencing activities will lead kids to create original characters and stories, while increasing their drawing, and visual literacy skills. Students will be able to take home a completed comics project each class, or work on a longer story over the course of 4 weeks. – Taught by Sally Ingraham

Dates

August 5th 2017

August 12th

August 19th

August 26th

$150 for the 4 week session

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About the instructor: Sally Ingraham is a cartoonist, educator, and journalist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She draws comics about Pittsburgh and bird watching, and makes a daily comic strip called “Suzy and Cecil” (with Gabriella Tito). She facilitates the Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency, and is the managing editor of the Comics Workbook Daily News website. She teaches comics classes at schools, libraries, and community centers around Pittsburgh, and maintains a private comics teaching practice as well. She is focused on documenting the current and historic place of women in the comics industry, and developing new talent and interest in the medium.

 

Fall Session for Teens aged 13-17

Six weeks of comics making! Each class will involve an exploration of comics as a medium and as a tool. They will involve comics activities aimed at helping teens develop drawing, writing, and storytelling skills, while increasing their visual literacy. Students will have the opportunity to create work to take home in each class, in addition to pieces that will be included in a class anthology collection. – Taught by Juan Fernandez

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Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 am

The ToonSeum, 945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222

Dates

September 9, 2017

Sept. 16

Sept. 23

Sept 30

Oct. 7

Oct 14

10 teens MAX

$200 for the 6 week session

About the instructor: Juan José Fernández is a Pittsburgh comics community organizer, cartoonist and comics maker. He co-organizes the annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair, co-facilitates the Pittsburgh Comics Salon, and provides educational outreach for the Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency and the ToonSeum.

He studied Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon Unversity and holds and MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies and currently works at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.

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