SUMMER CAMP: Learn Cartooning! with The Toonseum


WEEK:  Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 16th, 2017

DAILY:   9:00am to 3:30pm

AGES:   10-14

COST:    $320.00

PRESENTED BY:   The ToonSeum is Pittsburgh's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. ToonSeum is one of only three museums dedicated to cartoon art in the United States.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a week long summer camp held at The Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon; each class is a 6.5 hour session from 9am to 3:30pm.  Registering for this camp includes registration for the full week of Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 16th.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Learn the basics of cartooning in this course with professional cartoonist/illustrator George Broderick, Jr. From creating original characters using basic, simple shapes to inking, lettering and coloring your drawings for that “professional” touch, the next GREAT comic character could be just a few pencil lines away.

INSTRUCTOR:  George Broderick began cartooning at age five when he peddled drawings of Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker and Popeye from the back of his little red wagon to the unsuspecting neighborhood moms for a nickel a sketch. He has worked as a professional in comics since 1982. Since then, he has written stories for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and handled both scripting and editing on the LOST IN SPACE and QUANTUM LEAP comic books for Innovation Publishing and editing on LOST IN SPACE: Voyage to the Bottom of the Soul for Bubblehead Publishing.

MATERIALS NEEDED:  All materials are provided by the Artsmiths of Pittsburgh and costs are included in the tuition.

LUNCH:  Students must bring a packed lunch unless other arrangements have been made through The Artsmiths by completing our Lunch Sign Up Form and paying the resulting fees at least one week prior to the start of camp. A limited amount of food and beverage may be available for purchase at our Koolkat Café.