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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Community Presents: Graphic Novel Masterclass


Drawing Storytelling Visual arts Writing & literature
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Brampton, ON

Directions: This workshop will be held online through Zoom.



Offered in English.

Offers closed captioning or subtitles.


The Community Presents series is a new initiative from the Brampton Arts Organization (BAO) that facilitates learning and knowledge-sharing within the Brampton creative community while developing individual community members' facilitation skills. To that end, we've empowered Brampton artists and creatives to craft programming and initiatives specifically for their community.

This workshop will help you plan out your comic or graphic novel from idea to final artwork. We’ll look at different ways of fleshing out ideas, writing a script, creating designs, and finally, panelling out a full page of comic art to enhance the story.

We will also discuss, from an author/writer perspective, how to find and approach an artist/illustrator to work with on your independent comic/graphic novel.

What You'll Learn:

How to flesh out your ideas into a well-rounded story

How to build your world

How to develop character references for yourself or for an artist/illustrator

How to create panels that enhance the story's impact

What to expect if you’re reaching out to an artist/illustrator for hire to work on your graphic novel

Whether you're a writer or visual artist, or both, this is great opportunity for the curious to learn the ins and outs of comic art.

Accessibility: If you require assistance or support to participate, please get in touch with us at [email protected] as soon as possible (minimum of three days in advance) so that we can make the necessary accommodations.


Brampton Arts Organization

The Brampton Arts Organization (BAO), previously the Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA), is a unique organization incubating within the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connecting the creative sector by offering a range of programs, services and resources. We are a key partner in delivering the City’s ambitious vision for the arts, culture and creative industries as articulated in the City’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.

Vision: A thriving, confident, and valued creative scene and cultural ecology is the heart of our prosperous mosaic city.

Mission: To incubate, advance, connect and advocate for Brampton’s arts, culture and creative industries.

Values: Passion and Ambition, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Service, Community and Collaboration, Excellence and Innovation, Optimism.

We are focused on providing programs and services in collaboration with inter and cross-sectoral partners in the areas of:

Funding, finance and investment.

Leadership, advocacy and innovation.

Sector development and growth.

BAO is a member of the Alliance of Arts Councils of Ontario (AACO).

This event is part of a hub:

Art Lives Here! Brampton Culture Hub

City of Brampton Cultural Services City of Brampton, ON

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