Friday, February 26, 2010

pterodactyl classes

hey there!

this april i begin teaching classes at the creative art space pterodactyl in north philly! the class description is as follows

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm Teacher: Pat Aulisio
In this course students will learn how to write, draw, and self publish their own mini comic. Students will create their own characters and story to illustrate in different dynamic comic book techniques . At the end of the course all comics will be collected into a class anthology. Aside from the basics writing and drawing skills for comics there will be daily drawings games to pique the interests of the students like comic jams, drawing from a written description, and parody comics. Guest comic creators will make appearances talking about individual techniques and comic skills. Students will also learn various comic book formats that will fit to each students personal choice, as well as different folding and bookmaking techniques for their final product.

4 Weeks Apr 14 - May 5 Tuition: $90 + $10 materials fee

In the first 4 weeks of the class, students will learn the basics of writing and character design, and begin the page and panel layouts that will become their final drawings.

Students will need to bring bristol paper pencils, erasers, pens, brushes, ink and rulers.

4 Weeks May 12 - Jun 2 Tuition: $90 + $20 materials fee

The second half of the class will guide students in the drawing process. In the second 4 weeks, students will lay out their book structure and learn examples of dynamic poses and panels. There will be demos inscanning and formatting in Photoshop, in laying out pages for print and Xerox machine use as well as different book making and folding techniques.

Students will need to bring bristol paper pencils, erasers, pens, brushes, ink and rulers. It is preferred that students have access to Photoshop outside of the class.

Students are welcome to join in on the second 4 weeks without enrolling in Part I if they already have a story written out.

Pat Aulisio has been reading comics since he learned how to read and has continually been making mini comics since age 14. He has a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts. His comics have been in various anthologies by Young American Comics, Fanatic Press, and Always Comix publishers among others. He is a member of the Philly Comix Jam ( and The Autumn Society ( and his comics and arthave been featured in shows at the Saint March Gallery and Brave New Worlds Comic Store. Pat is currently organizing the first ever Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con (PACC).

*****Sign up for both four week classes together and pay the 8 week price of $160


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