Daytime cartooning programs are available during the afternoons throughout the school year. Lessons and demonstrations can be adapted to fit different grade levels (K-8) or group size (ranging from individual classrooms to whole school assemblies). Rates are based on an hourly fee, but hours can be broken down into smaller periods, such as 20-or-30-minute sessions to allow smaller groups to rotate through. A daytime program can usually accommodate an entire school within two or three hours.
In addition to instruction, each student will receive a handout with cartoon samples to take home. The school will need to make copies ahead of time. Cartooning booklets will be available for students to purchase individually for a small fee. The school will also need to provide some basic equipment (see below) and students will need to bring paper and pencils.
HOW TO SET IT UP:
- Reserve a room that has tables and chairs where kids can sit to draw (or they may sit on the floor if they bring a hard surface to draw on, like a clipboard or a book).
- Promote the program ahead of time.
- I will send you two handouts for you to copy for all your students: a sample page of cartoons and a reminder to bring money to purchase a booklet.
- Please distribute the booklet reminder about one week before the program; collect booklet money and keep track of who paid.
- The sample cartoon handout will be handed out during the presentation.
- Notify your staff of the time schedule so the program begins on time.
- Please have the following equipment set up and working:
- – Tables and chairs
- – Projector (overhead or Elmo) with screen*
- – Microphone (for large groups of 40 or more)
- – Flatbed or cart (for me to bring in my supplies)
- Please have the following materials ready:
- – Copies of sample carton handouts
- – Ream of plain copy paper
- Please have each student bring:
- – Pencil
- – Clipboard or drawing surface (if sitting on the floor)
- Some school staff should help supervise during the program.
- Some school staff should help distribute booklets and/or collect additional booklet money.
- Please let me know if you have any further questions.
* A large dry erase board (but not a smart board) can be used instead of the projector.