The Cartoonist's Sketchbook

Here's a quick heads-up for those of you in the Pittsburgh are. Cartoonist Don Simpson is offering a cartooning workshop at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland. He used to offer the same class at CCAC and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, but there's been a quantum leap in quality since he started offering it at the Carnegie last year. And, for those of you are interested, a handful of us usually wind up heading out for lunch on Craig Street after the class ends.

Here's the write-up from the Carnegie's catalog...

The Cartoonist's Sketchbook

108 Sat, June 25-August 6 (No class July 2, 6 sessions)
9:30 a.m.-12.30 p.m., Studio 4, Simpson
$66 members/$80 nonmembers

The sketchbook is a cartoonist's greatest resource for raw ideas, personal studies, and unedited explorations of the imagination. If you're an aspiring graphic novelist or just a compulsive doodler, you'll develop your skills with the guidance of a professional cartoonist. Various methods, such as pen and ink, will be discussed and demonstrated; students will be encouraged to select their best sketchbook ideas to develop a finished cartoon, illustration, or comic strip. Bring a sketchbook of your choice and a mechanical pencil to the first class — a list of other optional materials will be provided.

For more information on how to register, visit the Adult Studio Classes page on the Carnegie's web site.

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