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Drawing from the Past: A Nonfiction Comics Workshop

  • Saint Albans Museum 9 Church Street Saint Albans, VT United States (map)

Join cartoonist Marek Bennett of Marek Bennett's COMICS WORKSHOP for this hands-on non-fiction comics lab featuring materials from the Vermont Folklife Center and Saint Albans Museum or materials you bring along.

We'll look at basic techniques of cartooning and comics creation, then try our hands at drawing original comics based on primary source texts - including letters, diaries, oral history transcripts and recordings, photographs and other materials.  Our discussions will address elements of readability, historical accuracy, point of view, research, and the responsibilities of the artist as an interpreter of historical narratives. 

Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics drawn from primary source texts, and go home with the skills necessary to continue their work independently. 

No experience required – everyone can draw comics!

Drawing from the Past is offered in partnership with the Saint Albans Museum. Basic Tuition is $95, Saint Albans Museum Members and Students are $55. You may also register by calling the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964.

If you cancel up to seven days before the event, we will issue a refund minus a $10 fee.

This workshop is a part of the Vermont Folklife Center’s Cultural Sustainability Institute series. Cultural Sustainability provides a framework for examining human experience in the present with an awareness of the past and a view toward the future.

In partnership with the Saint Albans Museum

In partnership with the Saint Albans Museum