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!


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
All Ages


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
Teens and Adults


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+

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.