The Art of Storytelling: Comic Books (in person) | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

The Art of Storytelling: Comic Books (in person)

Cats in capes, space girls and pandas with powers; comics allow a kid's imagination to come to life in images and words. Learn how to turn ideas into characters, design worlds and how body language and expressions are used to tell a story. Ages 6–9

Students use a variety of artist tools and materials to create personal comics while exploring drawing and painting techniques. Take a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art for inspiration as well as learning about influential comic artists such as George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Fujiko (Doraemon), Luke Pearson (Hilda). At the end of the week, families and friends are invited to view the students’ cool and creative comics in a group exhibition.

Open to students ages 6-9. MCAD strictly adheres to these age guidelines and is unable to allow exceptions. Please review our complete Summer Youth Camps Policies as well as our General Policies before completing your registration. Information about extended care options through Children's Theatre Company are included in the Summer Youth Camps Policies page.

Required materials

What to wear
Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch each day. No nuts.


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  • Date:
  • Time:
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST
  • Day(s) of the week:
  • Ages:
    Open to students ages 6-9.
  • Term:
    Summer 2024
  • Instructor: Neville McKinnie
  • Location:
    In Person
  • SKU:
    CSK 0214 03 SU24