Summer Workshop with James Beihl: Fundamentals of Graphic Novel Creation - Pro Tips


The workshop is a 3 day comprehensive look at the multidisciplinary approach that is integral to making sequential art, and entertainment design. 


     Day 1: Students will draw from a live, clothed model and receive a breif, informative study of anatomy and perspective.  


Day 2: The instructor will do a demonstration of a character sheet, going through the process of using references and personal preference to create a consistent look for a character.

This day will be of lecture format but students are encouraged to work on their own characters using the aides the instructor has provided. 


Day 3: The instructor will show the character they created in a comic book panel and then go over how to break a script, by using a short poem. Students will be encouraged to follow along and attempt to break the script in whatever way they see fit up to 9 panels. The instructor will then critique their thumbnails and give each student individualized feedback. 


Throughout the workshop the instructor will provide a list of resources students can take advantage of if they are interested in pursuing sequential art and will also answer any industry specific questions.




Instructor: James Beihl 

Time:  2:00pm-5:00pm

Start Date: Thursday, July 20th

Class Length: 3 Days

Price: $165

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Class size: 4-12

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.