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Montessori School of Northampton

Intro to Graphic Novels & Comic Book Art

with Rob Kimmel


Ages: Entering grades 2, 3 and 4

Time: 1:00-4:00

If you like comics, you can make comics! Graphic novels and comic book storytelling are great vehicles for young people to discover the writer within themselves. In one week, you’ll learn techniques to create characters and experiment with ways to tell stories through the combination of words and images. Turn a doodle into a character. Add a second doodle and they can have a conversation. Put them in a panel and you have a scene. Draw a second panel and you have started a comic. Instructors introduce the idea of storytelling through images (both as readers and as creators), sequential art, and the concept of character as the defining force in stories. 


  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch & Outdoor recess for students registered for POKEMON ENGINEERING and Intro to Graphic Novel & Comic Book Art afternoon class
  • 1:00 Afternoon students arrive. Class begins.
  • 4:00 Dismissal    

Rob Kimmel is an illustrator, graphic designer, and educator. He has an MFA in writing for children from Simmons University, and taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He is rarely seen without a pencil in hand! Born and raised in Chicago, Rob worked in the theater for several years and has traveled extensively from North Africa to South Asia. These varied experiences flavor his approach to art and writing. He has taught at the MSN Summer Program for the last six years.

This summer we will be taking very specific safety precautions to ensure the health of students and staff: requiring all students and staff to wear masks, socially distance and routinely wash hands, keeping each classroom size lower than usual, daily health screenings, and emphasizing outdoor class as much as possible. Outdoor class time will occur under a large tent or on our expansive playground.

Payment plan available: $76 deposit plus 2 payments of $77.00, paid every four weeks.
  • Jul 26 - 30th, 2021
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Montessori School of Northampton

(413) 586-4538

51 Bates Street
Northampton, MA 01060 Get directions

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