Professional Workshops

 Photo by Susanne Reece.

Photo by Susanne Reece.

Comics in Education 90 Minute Workshop at the Comics and Medicine Conference at the Center of Cartoon Studies, August 2018. 

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 Visual notes from Sandra Bartholomew at the Center of Cartoon Studies.

Visual notes from Sandra Bartholomew at the Center of Cartoon Studies.

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Stanford University Residence Staff Workshop, April 2018

Cara Bean leads a workshop encourages participants to apply drawing techniques to their specific expertise. No art experience is necessary.  We learn accessible sketching techniques that stimulate free thinking and spark inspiration. Through slideshows and comics readings, participants will be exposed to the work of artists who use simple drawing to interpret complex information. This workshop is an opportunity to explore how to interpret visual information in textbooks, journal articles, slide presentations, websites, and classroom whiteboards, but also to create drawings. Drawing is a powerful tool for thinking and communicating, regardless of the discipline. Experience how drawing can be a processing skill and a gateway to creating insightful graphic metaphors.

 Therapy dog, Zoe joins the workshop!

Therapy dog, Zoe joins the workshop!

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Comics in the Classroom Workshop, Massachusetts Teachers Association, July 2018

Cartooning for Educators Workshop, Massachusetts Teachers Association, August 2017

This workshop was designed to encourage Massachusetts educators to become creative with cartooning as a teaching skill.  We explore option for incorporating comics and drawing into pedagogy.