Creative Rhythms + Drawing Comics

7/2-7/6 (no class 7/4)
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Ages 6 – 11
Gage Capitol Hill
Benjamin Wills is an artist and educator who earned his Bachelors of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and recently returned from a residency at the Arteles Creative center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. He works to cultivate benevolent creative spaces and believes that creative problem solving and critical discussion are key to better understanding our shared human experience, that learning how to actively see the world is akin to actively listening.
Students will create their own rhythms in an intuitive, spontaneous way. Learn to play traditional and contemporary Brazilian grooves like Samba, Baião and Samba-Reggae.

Engage in all aspects of comic making, including narrative, sequence, layout, composition, and the dynamics of style. We will work on developing characters, creating a narrative, and making comic strips and short stories.