Summer Youth: Creating Comics (Ages 8-12)

  • Monday, July 25, 2022
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 25, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Writers Studio, Class Code: WR072522BS
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    Registration will close on Wednesday, July 20th at 1:00 pm.


This four-session course will walk students through the process of creating their own comics and graphic novels from idea to finished product. Topics covered included elements of storytelling, creating a narrative, creating characters, drawing, inking, and coloring comics.


  • This class is for youth ages 8-12. 
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, July 20th at 1:00 pm.
  • When you register your youth, please enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email". All reminders and important information will go to the email address you register with.
  • Please complete and return this minor permission form by July 20.
  • Please click here to register youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the week of this class.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here. 
  • If you have any questions, please email BARN Youth Program Director Jess Henderson at

Instructor Bio:

Billy Simms is an award-winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, OH with his wife and four cats.

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