Recently I taught a special 2-session comics lesson at Baruch college! Part of a literature class called "The Outsiders/A Hood Project," students read literature set in 21st century America where issues of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and mental health shape and are shaped by our understanding of adolescence. One such reading was the graphic novel "American Born Chinese." I was called in to teach some cartooning basics, because students could choose to draw their final project in comic form. Since these were college students and not kids, I took the lesson to the next level, focusing on storyboarding. It was great to see how the students caught on and they did great work!
I teach every so often when requested. I was privately tutoring a very talented 6-year-old for a few months this past fall. He had all these fun characters and I showed him how to make his own 10 page comic, and we printed some copies and assembled them together. Fun times!
I'm teaching a class next Sunday at C2E2 - "Sketching From Life With Mindy Indy!" It's much like the class I taught at NYCC with some changes. If you're in Chicago and are checking out the convention, stop on by the Family HQ room (N427bc) from 11:30A-12:30P. Fun for all ages!
If you'd like me to teach a group or privately tutor in comics or drawing, please let me know!