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Educator, award-wining cartoonist and director of SAW (The Sequential Artists Workshop) Tom Hart will come to your organization with a 2-3 hour professional development workshop designed to pull everyone out of their routines and into new creative solutions for your group’s goals and challenges.
Utilizing games, structure, obsessions and a little bit of chaos, Tom will take your group and encourage and enable them to surprise themselves; unlocking ideas, finding combinations, and in the end creating stories and themes that they can take into their future work and explorations.
There will be drawing, but no experience is necessary. Participants won’t need anything but curiosity, seriousness and playfulness in relatively equal measures.
Your organization can choose between a number of set workshops. All workshops include a small projected presentation and then discussion and work time and a constructive debrief.
Using a remake of ROM: Space-Knight by Josh Bayer (original by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema, Marvel Comics), we’ll look at how these simple heroic/loner archetypes can become springboards for personal ideas, organizational myths and lots of fun. Bayer’s ROM is one of a popular trend in updating an older generation of commercial stories, for today’s sensibilities.
image (c) Josh Bayer and probably Marvel Comics
(c) Brian Sendelbach
How To Say Everything Workshop
Working from the ideas on Tom Hart’s HTSE blog, we’ll create a cast of characters and imbue them with life and ideas and begin mixing and matching to tell intertwined stories. Through collaborative efforts and personal ideas, and lots of surprises, we’ll create our own group comic booklet devoted to our organizational mythology.
Abstract Storytelling Workshop
Starting from metaphor and then moving into the completely abstract. We’ll explore and create everything from rough expressionism to gridded visualizations from mathematical data, and then look at the narrative connections inherent in these images.
Kaboom and Hug
Participants will spend time mining a set number of silly images for narrative possibilities, and work to create their own booklet by the end, each by hand, including gluing and binding. The individual results of this workshop are often as unique and interesting as a Meyers-Briggs test, but a lot more fun.
Tom Hart is an award winning cartoonist who has worked in advertising, animation, comic strips, and has had multiple graphic novels published, one of which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. He is a veteran teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is Executive Director and Founder of The Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida, and is currently working with the Department of Defense to create an online comics curriculum for veterans and service members.
Workshops are mostly limited to the North-Central Florida area, including Orlando, Gainesville, Tampa, as well as Jacksonville, etc. Workshop pricing is individual and depending upon numerous factors including materials, travel etc. Please contact Tom Hart at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Our individual faculty members are also available for single workshops in drawing techniques, etc. Please contact email@example.com to inquire about those.
Online classes, lectures and tutorials
We will be working with comics professionals to establish online-learning courses. In addition, SAW will publish/present its own online step-by-step course featuring online mentoring. Click Classes>Online for more info Year-long intensive Our two-semester program is accepting applications for 2013. More info here.