The Wheaton and White Oak libraries of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will offer several free animation, graphic novel and mini comic book programs for ages 10 to 50-and-over in July and August.
The animation workshops explore the history, science and creative possibilities of animation. Participants will create three optical toys: a thaumatrope, a zoetrope strip and a flip-book.
The graphic novel classes teach participants to create a graphic novel page using all the conventions of graphic novel storytelling: narration, dialogue, character design, dynamic page layouts and cinematic techniques.
The mini comic book workshops teach participants to write and illustrate a brief fictional, factual or a combination of both that will become six-to-eight-page narratives using one folded sheet of paper.
Registration for all programs is limited and required. Arts supplies to be used during the programs will be provided.
The programs will be facilitated by cartoonist, illustrator and animator Leila Cabib.
Programs at the Wheaton Library are:
- Animation (10-15 years old). Tuesday, July 25. 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Register at https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/8672777
- Animation (50-and-over). Thursday, July 25, 1-2 p.m. Register at https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/8672779
- Create a Graphic Novel (10-15 years old). July 31-Aug. 4 (five sessions). 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register at https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/8672780
- Make a Mini Comic Book (10-15 years old). Tuesday, Aug. 15. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register at https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/8672824
- Make a Mini Comic Book (50-and-over). Tuesday, Aug.15. 1-2 p.m. Register at https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/8672800
The program at White Oak Library is:
- Create a Graphic Novel (10-15 years old). Bilingüal (English/Spanish). Aug. 7-11 (five sessions); 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register at https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/8656622
The programs at the Wheaton Library are funded in part by a Wheaton Cultural Project Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The program at the White Oak Library is funded in part by an Arts in Education Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
For more information about the programs, contact Clotilde Puértolas at Clotilde.email@example.com.