Comic & Graphic Novels (Grades 4-5)

Have fun while creating characters that come to life through pictures. Learn to create a real or imagined place through drawing and composition techniques. Create comics frame by frame. Explore storytelling through a sequence of illustrations that move characters through time and space. Take your stories from pencil to ink, black and white to color inspired by the award winning graphic novels “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznic and “Hey Kiddo” by Jarrett Krosoczka and others.

Students gain writing skills as well as the use of picture composition and page layout to communicate their story. The inspiration of authors works from around the world will allow students to find their own voice in telling stories with pictures.

This class builds confidence in critical thinking skills, creative expression, problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration

Day/Time: Mondays, 3:20pm-4:20pm

Class Dates: Sept 16 – Nov 18

No Class:  Nov 11, Nov 25

Number of Classes: 10

Location: TBD

Class Size: 7-20 students

Class Fee: $250

Instructor: Pacific Art League Tel: 650-321-3891 Email:

Please contact Pacific Art League with questions & absences

Las Lomitas League Contact: Jenn Hipple at

The Pacific Art League is dedicated to sustaining the great tradition of promoting art, training emerging artists and enriching lives in the San Francisco Peninsula since 1921, the Pacific Art League currently enrolls over 2,500 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels in classes taught by a faculty of 40+ experienced artists at its downtown Palo Alto location. The gallery showcases monthly juried exhibits as well as other selected work by local artists.