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Apr 25 Jun 27 '22
Mondays

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Ages 10-14
Love reading comics and drawing? This graphic novel class allows students to explore the art of storytelling through illustration.

Students will develop their unique skills in sketching, storyboarding, creating characters and the worlds they live in, and put their ideas on paper. Students will produce their own graphic novel or zine for personal or portfolio use.

To help ensure the comfort and safety of all students and instructors, masks or face coverings are mandatory while in classrooms, and proof of vaccination is required for students ages 12+.  You can read more about our safety measures here.

Instructor

Nicole Shimonek

Nicole Shimonek is an interdisciplinary artist with an MFA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (UK) and a BFA Honours from the University of Manitoba (CA). Her work has exhibited both nationally and internationally. This includes the Syracuse Museum of Art, Plug in ICA, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gallery 1C03,  and with the Brompton Design District (UK). Her videos have screened at the Detroit Museum of New Art, Camden Roundhouse (UK), at Prairie Scene (National Art Centre, Ottawa), Images Festival (Toronto), MAI (Montreal), Supermarket Art Fair (Sweden) and WNDX (Winnipeg). She has participated in numerous residencies and recently was an artist in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Since 2004 she’s worked youth, artists, organizations and educational institutions as an instructor, mentor, designer and editor. Nicole’s interdisciplinary practice investigates survival experiences through materials – drawing, sculpture, painting, media and design. She is based in Winnipeg, Canada

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