Political Cartooning, adults and 16+


Political Cartooning, adults and 16+

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In this class students will gain an understanding of the elements that make up political cartoons and they wll learn how to create them.

Through discussion and work samples we will take a look at the history of the art form including such artists as Thomas Nast. The class will study visual literacy, cartooning as a language of symbols and as a language of shared knowledge. Students will learn the art of interpreting information and making connections.

We will move on to actual cartoon creation by examining the different elements on the page, how they contribute to the artist's intention and how to design a page layout for maximum effect. The class will have brainstorming sessions working towards conceptualization. As students get inspiration the instructor will guide them through the process of developing ideas into political cartoons.

By the end of the 4 session course each participant will be able to create their own political cartoons.

Presented by Mark Hurwitt


+ $15/materials fee

October 7, 14, 20, 28

12:30 - 2p

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