Specialities: Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Non-fiction writing, Painting, Zines
Experience working with
- Cycle 2 Elementary
- Cycle 3 Elementary
- Secondary 1 & 2
- Secondary 3 & 4
- Secondary 5
- Senior Citizens
- Adult Learners
I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work
- Health and Wellbeing
- Media Literacy
- Citizenship and Community Life (Identity & Belonging)
Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire
I have experience working with
- Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers in the Communities Program
- Suspicious Fish, Atwater Digital Literacy Program.
I can facilitate virtual creative experiences
- I am available for travel within the same day
- I am available for travel overnight
Kate Lavut is a graphic novelist and playwright. She has been teaching in the school systems and community organizations and her students love her classes. Graphic novel making is a fun way to increase literacy and encourage students to tell their stories. Through low pressure exercises, Lavut entices the students to express themselves and create a beautiful mini comic at the end of the session together.
Creative Approach and Experiences OfferedGraphic Novels: Tell Your Story!
Comics are a wonderful way to inspire literacy and to learn to tell a story.
You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this graphic novel workshop. All you need is a story you want to tell and the courage to put it down on paper. Drawings can be formal and detailed or simple and expressive. Comic making bridges storytelling and picture making and this workshop will explore both. Through dynamic exercises that combine simple drawing experiments and story brainstorming, each participant will develop their own personal style and hone in the story they wish to tell. We start each workshop with a scribble monster exercise that loosens up the participants as they create a drawing and make up a background for them thus creating their first character.
People will share their work and give feedback on each others pieces and will end the workshop with a comic of their own!