CREATIVE CLASSES FOR YOUR KIDS!

I am offering intro courses for kids ages 8+ on Comics Design and Animation, to help families looking for daily engagement and to support my friends at the Million Year Picnic comic book store.

These classes run 5-days a week, 1 hour a day through a Zoom link provided by the teacher. Students can participate through an internet-connected laptop or tablet, and materials are typically paper, pencil, and pen. All work is optional, but kindness is mandatory!

Have questions? Email me at jason@yayaplay.com.

Hope to see you in class!
--Jason

NEWS: OVER 100 FAMILIES HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE COMIX CLASSES SO FAR!
Join us for the next classes:
Comix Part 1 June 15-19, and July 20-24!



  UPCOMING ONLINE CLASSES:
Intro to Comix Creation 1
Five days, 1-hour a day, 10am EST
Next classes: Mon-Fri June 15-19, 2020
July 20-24, and August 10-14 2020

TOPICS: Intro to comics page design, visual storytelling, action, dialogue, inking and coloring.

OUTCOMES: Students have the opportunity to create multiple drawings and stories each class based on various prompts, and optionally continue the lesson after class each day to create full or multi-page comics!

COST: $50 / family donation in support of Million Year Picnic Register Here

Class Samples by Lydia Scharer and Yaela Wiser:


WHAT FAMILIES SAY ABOUT OUR COURSES:

"Thank you so much for offering the course! My child absolutely LOVED it, and working with you, and would definitely be interested in a part 2. In fact she did a comic about Covid-19 and a head nurse at MGH saw it and is including it in a newsletter for doctors and nurses). Thank you thank you thank you!!!"
-- Lulu Davis
 

"My child really enjoyed the class! Before hearing there would be future classes, she has already asked for more. She's hard at work on her final story!"
--Julian Fray
 
Comix Creation 2
Five days, 1-hour a day, TBD EST
Next class: Mon-Fri August 17-21, 2020

TOPICS: Exploring playful comic designs with multimedia, branching narrative, collage, scultpure and photographs!

OUTCOMES:
Building off the intro class, students learn step-by step character and perspective drawing, create art with classmates, and optionally continue the lesson after class each day to create new and strange comics!

COST: $50 / family donation in support of Million Year Picnic.
Register Here

Class Samples by Grace Davis and Cooper Burt:

 Intro to 2D Animation
Five days, 1-hour a day, TBD
Next class: Sometime in June, 2020

TOPICS: Intro to animation and storytelling using a free mobile animation app. Fundamentals of motion, weight, and character expresion.

OUTCOMES:
Students will have the opportunity to create multiple animated clips based on prompts each day, to create looping and story animations!

COST: TBD.






"My child loved the comic class and is ready to sign up for Comix Creation 2!"
--Jessica von Goeler
  HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS
To register, please send the $50 course fee to the Million Year Picnic comic book store:
paypal: blanton7772000@yahoo.com

If you do not see an email from us by noon of the first day of class, it might be in your spam folder. Please check, and please email Jason@YayaPlay.com with questions!

PLEASE PROVIDE:
(1). The Course Name
("Comix 1" or "Comix "2)
(2). Your Child Name and Age
(3). An email address
(to send you the daily Zoom link).


Have questions? Email me at jason@YayaPlay.com.
NOTE: please do not send an email to the paypal address; it is for paypal only.


  ABOUT THE TEACHER
Jason Wiser teaches Media Arts courses at Harvard and Tufts Universities. He taught High School English in Baltimore through Teach For America and holds an MFA in storytelling.

He taught 3D Animation at Pixar, and his art has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the Disney TV show "Greek," on Robots at MIT, in many games, and as comics in the Boston Globe.




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