Loft/MCBA Combo Camp: Write Like an Animal

thursdays: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2021; 9am–12pm
Ages 9–11
virtual

Through a collaboration with the Loft Literary Center, this youth camp combines writing and visual art for a satisfying creative experience!

In this class, write like an animal! Develop and inhabit an animal character (real and researched, wild and imagined, or something in between). How does your body feel, how do you move, and how does your mind work? What do you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel? What happens to you? Write your story and make a handmade book to show it off.
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Loft/MCBA Combo Camp: Fairy Tales, Myth, Magic, and Bookmaking

July 19–July 23, 2021; 1–4pm
Ages 9–11
virtual

Through a collaboration with the Loft Literary Center, this youth camp combines writing and visual art for a satisfying creative experience!

First, explore the timeless territory of magic as you write your own myth-inspired fairy tale! Students will record the hair-raising adventures of a main character, who sets out on a magical journey to save a troubled world, and along the way, encounters menacing villains and mystical beings. Students invent their own settings, characters, and plot, then bring the magical world to life in a pop-up book.
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Documentary Comics

with Camilo Aguirre
Saturdays: May 15, 22, 29; 10am-12pm CT

In this three-week workshop, Camilo Aguirre will share his artistic process and the developmental strategies he uses to create his comics. Beginning with an introduction to various formats used in documentary comics, the workshop covers the importance of point of view in the comic—who we are and what our position is in the world—as well as identifying blind spots and how to address them. Continue reading “Documentary Comics”