6.16.2021

Between the Panels: Summer Shorts Comics Workshop - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws


Between the Panels: Summer Shorts Workshop | Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws | Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | FREE!

7000 BC's Between the Panels comics workshops for teens and adults continue with Summer Shorts!  Summer Shorts is an abbreviated 8-week workshop series to keep you learning and creating throughout the summer.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper, pull on your bermudas, and prepare to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, June 19 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)
How many ways can you trim your thumbnails and still have them be your thumbnails?

Upcoming:
Saturday, June 26 - Mini Comics!  What's the Big idea?  (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)
Saturday, July 3 - *NEW WORKSHOP w guest instructor Bram Meehan*  Picturing Words in Drawings (Text and Image Interacting)

Summer Shorts requires registration.  Please note, workshop registration is through Eventbrite.
Pay-What-You-Can or make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.
Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Any amount $1 or more is fine.

Between the Panels: Summer Shorts 2021
Saturdays, June 5 - July 24, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual
Teens and Adults
Pay-What-You-Can

Stay safe and enjoy the summer by making comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

6.05.2021

Comics Workshop in Los Alamos - What Are Comics?


What Are Comics? | Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM MST | Ages 10+ | Mesa Public Library | Los Alamos, NM | FREE!

Summer Reading: Reading Colors Your World
This summer, 7000 BC is bringing 4 comics workshops for tweens and teens to Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.  Join us for these fast-paced, one hour workshops and explore a storytelling medium like no other!  

Workshop #1 - What Are Comics
An introduction to what makes a comic a comic.  A hat a hat.  And a gutter a truly fascinating place to be.
June 12, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ages 10+
Free
Registration is required.  Click HERE to register.

Upcoming:
Saturday, June 26 - The Down Elevator to Back Story
Who is this character?  How will your reader know?  Write swiftly and carry a big sketchbook!

Saturday, July 10 - You Call That A Comic?
The object that is your book.  How can it contain your story?

Saturday, July 24 - Color The World with Comics
Creating a comic that is told in hue and tone.


Between the Panels: Summer Shorts Comics Workshop - The Down Elevator to Back Story


Between the Panels: Summer Shorts Workshop | The Down Elevator to Back Story | Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | FREE!

7000 BC's Between the Panels comics workshops for teens and adults continue with Summer Shorts!  Summer Shorts is an abbreviated 8-week workshop series to keep you learning and creating throughout the summer.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper, pull on your bermudas, and prepare to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, June 12 - The Down Elevator to Back Story (Design Sheets and Fictional Pasts)
Speak swiftly and carry a big sketchbook.  What floor, please?

Upcoming:
Saturday, June 19 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)
Saturday, June 26 - Mini Comics!  What's the Big idea?  (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)

Summer Shorts requires registration.  Please note, workshop registration is through Eventbrite.
Pay-What-You-Can or make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.
Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Any amount $1 or more is fine.

Between the Panels: Summer Shorts 2021
Saturdays, June 5 - July 24, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual
Teens and Adults
Pay-What-You-Can

Stay safe and enjoy the summer by making comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

5.31.2021

Between the Panels: Summer Shorts Comics Workshop - The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic


Between the Panels: Summer Shorts Workshop | The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic | Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | FREE!

7000 BC's Between the Panels comics workshops for teens and adults continue with Summer Shorts!  Summer Shorts is an abbreviated 8-week workshop series to keep you learning and creating throughout the summer.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper, pull on your bermudas, and prepare to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, June 5 - The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic (Stories are Everywhere)
An introduction to creating comics as we unscramble the spaghetti of our brains.

Upcoming:
Saturday, June 12 - The Down Elevator to Back Story (Design Sheets and Fictional Pasts)
Saturday, June 19 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)

Summer Shorts requires registration.  Please note, workshop registration is through Eventbrite.
Pay-What-You-Can or make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.
Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Any amount $1 or more is fine.

Between the Panels: Summer Shorts 2021
Saturdays, June 5 - July 24, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual
Teens and Adults
Pay-What-You-Can

Stay safe and enjoy the summer by making comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

5.13.2021

Summer 2021 at 7000 BC


Summer 2021 Workshops and Presentation |  June - July 2021 | Online and In-Person | FREE and Pay-What-You-Can

This summer we'll have plenty to choose from - virtual workshops for teens and adults, in-person workshops for tweens and up,  and the first of a series of collaborative events with AIGA!

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The Virtual Authors Festival: Visual Storytelling is this year's celebration of story that is presented annually by the Octavia Fellin Public Library.  The festival typically brings in 1500 participants for presentations and workshops from artists, filmmakers, poets, and authors to get your summer rolling with storytelling and creativity during the entire month of May.  All events are free and virtual, including a Between the Panels workshop.

We're excited to partner with AIGA-NM (American Institute of Graphic Arts) for the first of a series of events exploring where comics and design overlap and diverge.  This series will be presented through a variety of venues as it develops.

Thursday, May 27, 5:00 PM
The object that is your book.  How can it contain your ideas?  We explore the difference between plot and theme as we create book-like objects appropriate to your story.

Saturday, May 29, 3:00 PM
Translating a written story into a visual language can be done in many different ways. In this panel discussion graphic designers, illustrators, and comics creators elaborate on different methods to translate stories.

2021 Authors Festival: Visual Storytelling
May 1 -29, 2021
Virtual
All Ages
Free

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7000 BC's Between the Panels comics workshops for teens and adults continue with Summer Shorts!  Summer Shorts is an abbreviated 8-week workshop series to keep you learning and creating throughout the summer.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Registration is required.  Please note, workshop registration is through Eventbrite.
Pay-What-You-Can or make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.
Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Any amount $1 or more is fine.

Drop-in students are welcome!  Summer Shorts includes some workshops that are not available during the full Fall and Spring 16-week sessions.  If you register for all  8 Summer Shorts workshops, you will be invited to a free special event on Sunday, July 25 which will include a brief workshop and a critique session.

Between the Panels: Summer Shorts 2021
Saturdays, June 5 - July 24, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual
Teens and Adults
Pay-What-You-Can

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Summer Reading: Reading Colors Your World
7000 BC will bring 4 comics workshops for tweens and teens to Mesa Public Library in Los Alamos.  Join us for these fast-paced, one hour workshops and explore a storytelling medium like no other!

Reading Colors Your World Comics Workshops
June 12 - July 24, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Ages 10+
Free

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

4.24.2021

Between the Panels Comics Workshop - The Gestalt of It All

Between The Panels Workshop | The Gestalt of It All | Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Drop-in students are welcome!

Registration is required.  Please note, workshop registration is now through Eventbrite.  
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these Covid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Any amount $1 or more is fine.  Need-based scholarships are available.

Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, May 1 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Please note:  May 1 will be the final workshop in this series.  We'll return June 5 for an eight-week series, and the full sixteen-week series on August 28.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

4.17.2021

Between the Panels Comics Workshop - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria

Between The Panels Workshop | Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria | Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Drop-in students are welcome!

Registration is required.  Please note, workshop registration is now through Eventbrite.  
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these Covid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Any amount $1 or more is fine.  Need-based scholarships are available.

Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, April 24 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Upcoming:
Saturday, May 1 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)

Please note:  May 1 will be the final workshop in this series.  We'll return this summer for a short series, and the full series again in the fall.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.