octopus doodle

Join the Library in welcoming Cara Bean to the Library for an Ocean of Possibility doodling workshop.

Workshop Description:

Join cartoonist Cara Bean in this hands-on, visual thinking, mindfulness workshop. Cara walks participants through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence, and grow creativity.Together, you’ll go over the basics of communicative drawing (stick figures allowed!) and develop the skills needed to doodle as a form of play and problem-solving. All ages are welcome, and no prior art experience is required

Workshop Instructor:

Cartoonist and art educator Cara Bean is the author of Draw 500 Funny Faces and Features and Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide to Mental Health. Cara is passionate about drawing and believes that the simple act of doodling on paper can lead to the investigation of complex ideas. An art teacher for thirteen years at Lexington High School, Cara holds an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Washington in Seattle and received a certificate in cartooning from the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida. She is currently working on a long-form graphic work which speaks directly to kids about mental health.

Target Age Group:This workshop is best suited to children 8 to 14 because some reading is required.

What’s Included:

Getting In the Drawing Zone

Collaborative Doodles

Character and Setting Design

Story Development

Workshop Benefits:

Tap into your artistic self - accept that doodling is always available for everyone- embrace the unique way that we draw

Activate your innate brain power- stimulate free-thinking - foster creativity

Experience mindfulness- reduce stress- improve concentration

Build community - give and receive peer encouragement - make personal connections

This program will be offered hybrid style, with those choosing to come in person and virtual.

Once you sign up please e-mail us to let us know if you would prefer in person or virtual, so we can anticipate the number of in-person participants and send out the Zoom links with enough time.

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Molly Hobbs Room
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