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DRAWING COMICS for Ages 12 – 16 (Five Sessions) Materials Included


In this course, we will cover various essential techniques and concepts to help you develop your skills in oil painting.


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DRAWING COMICS for Everyone!  *ALL skill levels, ALL styles and ALL genres welcome! This class will include a series of fun 1-day projects and challenging drawing games to build up and expand student’s storytelling talents. Great for learners who want to draw comics/manga. ALL

MATERIALS INCLUDED for all five classes.

DAY 1: Name tags – Diary comics (3 panel true story) Group prompts to create a collective comic page (fundamentals/basics of page layout) – Critique

DAY 2: “What’s in the box?” (creating 4 panel suspense stories) – Exterior/Interior/close-up (3 panel page) – Backgrounds – Critique

DAY 3: “Dream” story -1 Page Jam comic (improvisational storytelling) – Prompts (specificity/ reference) -Critique

DAY 4: Character design/ turnarounds – Tell each other a story/ Illustrate -Silent story/ mistakes and resolutions (clear visual storytelling) -Critique

DAY 5 : One page story (putting previous lessons to work)

Classes meet for the following five Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd and 10th.

Miss Lasko-Gross is the author and illustrator of Henni (Honored by ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List and YALSA 2016: Great Graphic Novels for Teens,) Fantagraphics Books: A Mess Of Everything (named one of Booklist’s top 10 graphic novels of the year) and the YALSA nominated Escape From “Special.” She is the creator/writer of Z2 comics’ SciFi series THE SWEETNESS. Her Illustration has also been featured in the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts.

Teaching / Art Instruction
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Visiting instructor 2023
School of Visual Arts, Summer Illustration Residency 2021-Present
School of Visual Arts, Storytelling, Junior Thesis, Pre-college 2021-Present Uptown Stories, 2023-Present
Princeton University, The Hun School Raider Reads program 2015 Columbia University, Guest speaker 2014
Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School Enrichment Program 2013
Comic Jam, Moomah 2010
Visiting Artist Shady Hill Elementary 2009
The Static Fish contributor/ Editor in Chief Pratt Institute 1996-1999 Sunday School for Jewish Studies, Lasell College 1993-1996

Graphic novels
Z2 comics’ Henni 2015
Fantagraphics Books: Escape From “Special” 2008 Fantagraphics Books: A Mess Of Everything 2009
Limited series’
Children’s Tumor Foundation: Hard To Say 2023
Children’s Tumor Foundation: What Is A Tumor? 2023
Ella The Engineer STEM Treasure Hunt, The Burping Caper, 2022 Ella The Engineer GoPro Hedgehog, Glitchtown 2021
Henni In The Lowlands 2019
Contributions / Illustration / Shows
Embodied, A Wave Blue World 2021
Drawing Power, Abrams 2019
Linus, Spring 2018-Italy
The Strumpet, origin stories 2017 – U.K/U.S
Graphic Details, 2011-2016 @Negev Museum-Be’er Sheva-Isreal Space Station Sixty Five Exhibitions and Projects -London Cartoon Art Museum – San Francisco
Koffler center – Toronto
Yeshiva University Museum – NYC
Womanthology: Heroic IDW 2012
Maxwell’s, Kirby Enthusiasm 2012 – New Jersey
Smith Magazine: Next Door Neighbor series 2009
Indie Spinner Rack: Awesome 2 Awesomer Top Shelf 2009 House of Twelve #2 – #5 2003-09
Manual Comics, Mauled 2008
Friends of LuLu: Girl’s Guide to Guys Stuff 2007 Comiclysm Sputnik, Brooklyn 2005
Friends of LuLu: Broad Appeal 2003
The Blank Collective 2003
Screw Magazine cover illustration August 13th 2001 CBGB’s 313 Gallery L.A.C. Show 2001

All materials are included with the price of your enrollment.

Our beautiful studio is located within the historic National Arts Club on Gramercy Park South. The 24 doorman will direct you to our space. We limit our class to 11 students. 

We are a screen-free environment!

Students are expected to focus on their work for the duration of the session. We play low classical music during class.

Discussions of student work with the teacher take place during class. 

Gender neutral restrooms are located near our room. 

Our room has a security camera for everyone’s safety. 



Drawing New York


Drawing New York
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003 United States
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January 13
11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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