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LIVE Workshop: Drawing the Inside Out - Making Comics for Yourself

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LIVE Workshop: Drawing the Inside Out - Making Comics for Yourself

$75.00

Drawing the Inside Out is a collection of online comics courses for adults and teens who want to create comics from their life experience lead by comics artist Georgia Webber. The first course is an introduction called Making Comics for Yourself, a primer on making comics for self-expression. This course begins on Monday, July 12th, and takes place from 1-2pm EST daily over the course of five days.

*limit of 2 tickets per customer, online link to be provided by Email after purchase.

Course Description:

When and how we choose to declare ourselves to the world is hard to control in life, but in art, we hold all the power. For those struggling to know themselves, and to feel their own agency and creativity, comics are a powerful tool for reflection, enjoyment, community, and self-discovery. This five day course offers a range of creative experiences, skills for self-discovery, and tools for making comics.

Making Comics for Yourself

Monday, July 12th - Make Yourself a Comics Character! (1-2pm EST)
Materials: Whatever you like to draw with.
Want to make comics from your life? Well, you’ll need a character for that – you! Learn
to make self-portraits that communicate your identity in a dynamic way, perfectly suited to telling your stories.

Tuesday, July 13th - Journal Comics (1-2pm EST)
Materials: Whatever you like to draw with.
Whether you’re on a grand adventure or just noticing things in your day-to-day, journal comics tell stories over time and teach us a lot about ourselves. Join comics artist Georgia Webber to learn how to use comics to record your life.

Wednesday, July 14th - Translating Your Mind into Comics (1-2pm EST)
Materials: Whatever you like to draw with.
Sometimes it’s easier to draw what’s on your mind than to say it out loud. Come
investigate your feelings, thoughts, and physical experience and turn them into images and words on a page.

Thursday, July 15th - Change the Ending: Write Your Own Story (1-2pm EST)
Materials: Whatever you like to draw with.
Even when we can’t control the circumstances of our lives, we can always change how
we tell our story – only we decide how it ends. Learn to turn your life stories into comics, and to reflect on your power to do what’s right for you.

Friday, July 16 th – Review & Celebration! (1-2pm EST)
After a week of seeing each other and making comics every day, it’s time to celebrate!
We’ll share what we learned, what we made, and what we’re excited to do next. Even when we can’t control the circumstances of our lives, we can always change how we tell our story – only we decide how it ends. Learn to turn your life stories into comics, and to reflect on your power to do what’s right for you.

Note: The umbrella term “comics” is used throughout this description, and is the term for the entire medium of comics, so will be used as a singular noun. “Comic arts” is another term for the practice and product of creating comics, whatever the genre, style, or motive, and “comics artist” is my preferred term for my identity within this realm.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility in these classes, please contact Georgia at info@georgiawebber.com.

Testimonials from past participants

“We so enjoyed participating in Georgia Webber’s Drawing the Inside Out workshop. She was a fantastic facilitator and it felt easy to connect. Particularly during these trying times, this was one of our highlights of the week. Having participated allowed for both my partner Sam and I to talk about what it stirred, how we felt, even after the class was over. This tapped into the core of some issues and shed light on our own perceptions and wellbeing. This is something I would highly recommend and we do believe this is an essential tool to help maintain good mental health.”

“Georgia Webber’s Drawing from the Inside Out workshop was a wonderful opportunity for me to be introduced to comics as a way of understanding and expressing my own feelings.”

“Georgia brought a warm attitude, respect for each participant’s comfort level, mastery of her discipline and a great taste in music to bring out our creative energies!

"Georgia was genuinely interested in getting to know us as participants, gave us exciting drawing prompts, encouragement and kind and helpful feedback. This program was artistically and socially beneficial to me. I am continuing to draw comics as an outlet to process my experiences and believe I’ll continue to do so for a long time. I enjoy reflecting on what I learned from Georgia and my fellow participants, and the laughter and empathy that we shared.”

Georgia Webber is a comics artist, writer, and editor. She adores teaching and leads by exemplifying curiosity in the classroom. Her philosophy is that teaching is a relationship first, allowing the learning process to be fun and organic and suited to each learner’s specific access needs. Georgia is best known for her graphic memoir, Dumb: Living without a Voice (Fantagraphics 2018), the chronicle of her severe vocal injury and sustained vocal condition, which makes using her voice painful (though she manages it well these days). This experience led her to explore more deeply the intersections of creativity and health, through working as a Cranial Sacral Therapist, a meditation facilitator, and as an improvising musician, blending elements of healthcare, body awareness, and creative expression within constraints. Her exploration of health and creativity continue in a weekly online practice session called Drawing Health, which is free and open to all. Georgia’s comics have been published in major magazines and studied extensively by the Graphic Medicine community. Her most recent publication was a collaboration with dancer, athlete, and artist Vivian Chong to create Vivian's graphic memoir about losing her sight: Dancing After TEN (Fantagraphics 2020).

Learn more at:

www.georgiawebber.com

instagram.com/gee_webber


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