Sunday afternoons beginning May 5th, 2019

(5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23)

2-4 p.m.

Instructor: Bob Pendarvis

Sequential Art Professor Bob Pendarvis will be teaching a workshop for students and practicing artists looking to improve their visual storytelling skills for illustrating comic books and children's picture books. Each session will consist of lectures, exercises, slide show presentations and critiques. Despite a few hours of homework being suggested every week, all sessions will be designed to be informative and fun whether homework is completed or not. Writers who'd like to better understand the artist's role will be just as welcome. Students will be expected to bring their own art supplies, although substitute materials can be provided if necessary.

Bob's former students have gone on to work as visual storytellers at companies like Dreamworks, EA Games, Marvel Comics, Nickelodeon, Adult Swim, Disney, Hasbro, DC Comics, Tokyopop and IDW. Those students fondly remember how much fun his classes were, but also remember how Bob's insightful critiques helped them develop their visual storytelling skills. 

The 8-week workshop will be held during eight Sunday afternoon sessions (2-4pm) starting on May 5th and lasting until June 23rd.  Based on their preferences, students will also be given an extra month to submit a final portfolio in order to receive a written analysis highlighting strengths and weaknesses in their work. 

Price for the eight week workshop is $400 for members and $450 for non-members. A $200 deposit is due at the time of registration with the balance due on the first day of class or you can pay in full at the time of registration.

Paint Pouring Fun with Casey Corbin

May 18th, 2019

July 20th, 2019

October 19th, 2019

10a.m. - 12 p.m.  A.M. Session

1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Afternoon Session

No Experience Necessary!

Click here to learn more about fluid art and Casey Corbin.

Only $49 for the morning class! You can take by itself and it will save you 4-6 months of trial and error of attempting to learn this on your own. Saving $100s on art supplies! However, we suggest that you plan to stay for the afternoon class for more fun with the three new exciting larger projects which are Christmas Ornaments & Gifts, Angel Wings, and Paint Bomb! Enroll today as classes fill quickly!

Just Intro: $49 Members, $69 Non Members
AM & PM Class: $148 Members, $168 Non Members
Returning Students: $99 (PM only) Members, $119 Non Members

Price Includes all Supplies!!!!

All Lunch & Learn sessions are usually the 2nd Monday (dates sometimes change to accommodate instructors) of the month and start at 12:00 noon.

Bring your lunch and join us for these interesting presentations!

March 11  -  Creative Expression as Spiritual Practice

April 8  -  How to Deal with Difficult People

May 13  - TBA

Jun 10  - TBA

2019 Lunch & Learn Series
Comic Book/Childrens Picture Book Workshop

How to Deal with Difficult People

April 8th, 2019

12 Noon

Presenter: Les Klinefelter

 Many of the problems we face can be attributed to ineffective communication skills.  We do not respect each other and fail to listen to what people are saying.The more we learn about ourselves, the more able we become to assume control over what happens to us in our work as well as personal life.

At the conclusion of the session, "How to Deal with Difficult People", participants will be able to:
Identify different types of difficult people.
Use various strategies to deal with difficult people.
Identify and use effective communication skills in relating with other people.
Participants will receive a signed copy of  Les' book, "Why Me? Effective Communication and Self Awareness".  

Les Klinefelter’s writing and teaching background has helped many people in their efforts to understand human behavior.  After spending over 30 years as a federal employee in a number of senior management positions, Les retired to a cabin on a lake in Vermont.
The quiet, solitude of rural Vermont allowed Les to reflect on his many years of experience working and relating with people from various backgrounds and cultures. His extensive background in various government and private organizations helped him realize how greater self awareness and the use of effective communication skills can positively impact the life of individuals.Using his vast experience and basing his writings on graduate studies at the University of Vermont and McGill University in the area of counseling psychology, Les decided to write this book.  It describes how effective communication skills and self understanding can enhance the effectiveness and personal well being of all of us.  

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