Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Comics in the Classroom

Beginning June 9, Lauren Weinstein and Tom Hart are teaching a five-week workshop in cartooning to children in the Cypress Hills area of Brooklyn. Through their new StoryArk comics and cartoon workshops, Weinstein and Hart are working to bring comics into the classroom, highlight comics as a way to meet the needs of the multiple intelligences and learning styles of students, and -- to be totally honest -- make a better living through comic art. It looks like a promising project! The materials they offer for download include several minicomics aimed at readers between the ages of 5-10, as well as teenagers. A simple minicomic how to is also available. Good luck, you two! If any Media Dieticians have other examples of educational projects involving comics, please let me know.

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