Cartoon Anatomy is the basic 4 week course that will teach working lines and simple shapes, creating the foundation of character design, form, gesture, expression and a couple sneaky "tricks" we've learned along the way. Courses include our "Free Lunch" named after our comic company and newly opened studio. That will be pizza (purchased from our neighbors at New England Pizza (which is awesome)) and soft drinks, served before this class.
Taught by Matt Ryan 4 week class - 2 hour sessions starting at 12:30pm Limited to 8 students per class, classes are $120
Writing for graphic novels will include instruction on script formats, the elements of graphic novel “language”, and things to include and avoid while constructing a graphic novel. Other topics covered will include working with artists, working with editors, plotting, characterization, and thematic story constructions. There will be two writing exercises with peer review covering the creation of believable characters with powerful dialog, and creating a classical plot structure. Facilitated by Steve Kanaras – Writer of Only in Whispers, Pork n' Beans & Beyond the Kuiper Belt and Publisher of Free Lunch Comics.
4 Hour Workshop – 11am – 3:30 pm with a half hour lunchbreak - Free Lunch provided! Workshop is $55
The perfect follow up to Cartoon Anatomy, Creating A Cartoon World focuses on creating mood, environment, and detail to the storytelling process. The goal of this 4 week series is to take the ability of making characters, and place them into dramatic settings, convincing surroundings and exciting stories. Course will include the ever popular, "Free Lunch" from our neighbors over at New England Pizza. Taught by Matt C Ryan
4 week class - 2 hour sessions Limited to 8 students per class, classes are $120
Create a finished comic strip or page in Comic Book Storytelling. This 4 week course is for the student who has finished Cartoon Anatomy. Work from a script or create your own story to work from in this exciting class. Dealing with slice of life, slapstick humor, elements of horror or the most intense action, make all of your pages works of art. Free Lunch and drink served before or after this 2 hour class. Taught by Matt C Ryan Limited to 8 students per class, classes are $120
Take Matt Ryan's popular Friday Drawing and Painting For Teens sessions at its new location at Free Lunch Studios! Come and develop skills in a relaxed atmosphere while working on individual projects. Components of drawing and painting will explore pencil, charcoal, watercolors and acrylic paint, working from photo reference and the imagination. Emphasis will be on creativity and individual expression. Experiment with a new medium, try something new! Rolling enrollment, start anytime 10 week course, 2 hour sessions, Fridays from 4 - 6pm. Class is $200, ages 13 and up
Free Lunch Studios Monday Night Jam Session from 6pm – 8:30pm EVERY WEEK. Drop in and work with comics creators from throughout CT and MA! Work on your projects! Get feedback from like-minded creators! Portfolio reviews from professionals! Movie and Popcorn! Find new collaborators for your projects! Artistic exercises! Pencilling! Scripting! Inking! Coloring! Painting! Sketching! Lettering! A place to work. A place to play. See old friends, make new ones. ONLY $5