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The Graphic Novel

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The Graphic Novel Course by Barbara Slate

Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered

Session Dates: February 04, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Cost: $465.00

This class is no longer available during the Spring 2018 period

Get the stories out of your head and onto paper! The veteran graphic novelist and teacher, Barbara Slate, will guide students through the same process she learned creating characters for Marvel and DC Comics. Using her critically acclaimed textbook You Can Do a Graphic Novel, Slate teaches students how to find their own drawing style (even if you think you can't draw!), plot by color code, develop dialogue, and create eye-popping layouts.

Meets Weekly: Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is February 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Please read: Please bring paper, pencils, an eraser of your choice, and a copy of "You Can Do a Graphic Novel." Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, the final day to register without paying a $15 late fee for all classes in the Summer 2017 semester is May 22nd.

Course Code: 117590

Instructor(s): Barbara Slate

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