The CBU Art Gallery is officially open again after the Holidays! We hope everyone enjoyed a great vacation and is looking forward to all the great things happening in the gallery during 2016. We have two workshops left before Old Trout Funnies leaves us and ProletariART 2016 gets underway. Be sure to come on out!
Zine Talk and Workshop
Thursday January 14, 2016
Zine Talk | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Workshop (Age 14+) | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Complementing our feature exhibition Old Trout Funnies Guest Speaker, Paula Cameron’s talk entitled Marginal Media – Grassroots Print Publications as Cultural Community Development will explore historical uses of grassroots publications toward political ends, providing several examples of newsletters, zines and comics. In particular she will focus on the unique way rural communities engage with alternative print media, an exciting and underdeveloped area of research.
Dr. Cameron’s workshop will provide a brief overview of zines as grassroots print media. Several examples of zines will be shared with participants, who will then be invited to create their own “mini-zine” on a local community issue of their choice. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of the process and sharing our zines with the group.
The workshop is free but space is limited. To reserve a spot for the workshop please call 902-563-1342 or email email@example.com with your name and contact information.
Dr. Paula Cameron is a zine maker, researcher, educator, and community development worker. She has facilitated zine workshops with over 100 youth and adults. She has facilitated zine workshops with over 150 rural community members, including people living with mental illness, youth leaders, art for health practitioners, university students, and more. She is a faculty member in the Masters of Adult Education and Community Development program at St. Francis Xavier University.
Comic Book Creation – From Beginning to End
Saturday January 23, 2016 | Workshop (Age 14+): 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Learn how to create your very own comic book / graphic novel. This workshop will show participants the “how-to”s, comic terminology, creating storyboards and sequential art, plus other aspects of how graphic artists produce their work. Instructor Rob Parsons, owner of Artisync Technologies, will discuss script writing, character development and how to create sequential art focusing on chronology and storyboards. The workshop won’t focus on drawing but learning the dynamic anatomy of a comic book/graphic novel.
The workshop is free but space is limited. To reserve a spot for the workshop please call 902-563-1342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information.