Animation and graphic novel artist Glen Lovett.

Campbell River graphic novel workshops for children and teens

Participants in the workshops will learn the steps to creating a graphic novel

Acclaimed artist and popular instructor Glen Lovett returns to the Campbell River Art Gallery in April to offer two graphic novel workshops – one for children and one for teens.

Lovett is a renowned animation and graphic novel artist with more than 30 years experience. He has worked for Disney TV, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, Nickelodeon and Vancouver’s Atomic Cartoons. His last workshop at the CR Art Gallery was a huge hit with young people.

Lovett’s workshop for children aged seven to 12 is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The teen workshop, for ages 12 to 17, is set for Thursday, April 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants in the workshops will learn the steps to creating a graphic novel, from script to finished comic book. Lovett will also discuss the process of animation storyboarding for TV and film. Students will delve into writing, designing characters, layout and much more. Participants in both workshops are encouraged to bring their own ideas and art along for direction.

The cost for each workshop is $40 for members of the Campbell River Art Gallery and $50 for non-members. Supplies are included.

Lovett, originally from Australia, has had a long career creating storyboards and designs for animation companies. He’s also a graphic novelist, whose award-winning Jasper series, about the adventures of a girl and her Siberian Husky, are available for purchase in the Campbell River Art Gallery Gift Shop

Stop by the Campbell River Art Gallery Tuesday to Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., call 250-287-2261, email programs@crartgallery.ca or check out www.crartgallery.ca to find out more about these great workshops.