Exploring the interplay between text and image, participants will create comics stemming from stream of consciousness writings and en plein air sketches. Guided by prompts and restraints and inspired by the lush and coastal Red Clay site, participants will learn to work through the steps of creating comics in a variety of media. Roher will instruct in the use of line, value and space to lead the eye and capture expression. No experience in drawing or comic arts necessary, only a willingness to explore new pathways and put marks on a page.
Duration: 3 days
Meals (locally sourced, fresh organic) and camping or loft accommodations included:
Maximum (minimum) number of participants: 10 (5).
About the Artist Facilitator
Rebecca Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. Her work has been published on the Nib, Bitch Media, New York Times Now, GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine, Seven Days Alt-Weelky, Symbolia, the Media Co-op and Briarpatch. Her minicomic version of Bird in a Cage was the winner of Best English Comic and Mom Body was nominated for an Ignatz Award.
“Airily paced, Roher’s storytelling captures the meandering rhythm of memory and her nimble, hazy pencil art kindly exaggerates her loved ones’ quirks.” – The Globe and Mail
Rebecca completed an MFA at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont in 2015.
Workshops include meals prepared with fresh organic produce. Camping facilities are provided for all workshop participants, or you can request one of the tiny cabins or loft spaces in the greenhouse (available of a first come first serve basis). Workshops focus on skill development and practice but also include evening discussions around an open fire, occasional trips to the beach, solar shower and a wood fired sauna. Cost for each workshop (incl meals and accom) is $140.00.
How to register:
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your registered, we’ll give you all the details.