Graphic novels and comics are a great way to build literacy and drawing skills. In my workshop students are
given low pressure writing and drawing exercises that engage creativity and help them seek out a story they
wish to tell. The approach is encouraging and fun and there is no wrong answer! At the end of the workshop
the students will go home with their own mini comic which is suitable for photocopying and distributing to their
Themes: This workshop provides an opportunity for discussion about belonging in Quebec
Materials: printer paper, pencils, colored markers. Access to a photocopier is a bonus, but not necessary.
Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 2, 3, Secondary Grades 7-11
Artist Profile: Kate Lavut