We talked recently about the Center for Cartoon Studies and their summer programs. For the sixth year, the school is donating a full scholarship to the Vermont Department of Libraries for a Vermont teenager to use to attend the Create Comics summer workshop. Applications for interested parties are due May 2.
Create Comics is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, drawing, environmental drawing, and production. Students collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over.
Any Vermont student age 16 or older is eligible. This year the workshop will take place in White River Junction, Vermont, July 7-11, 2014. This full scholarship, includes the workshop, supplies, light breakfast, full lunch and evening student activities. Vermonters interested in the scholarship should apply through the local school or public library.
For the application form, please visit the Vermont Department of Libraries site.
The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is looking for young women interested in Information Technology and Digital Media to join them in the Summer 2014 from June 21st through the 29th at Champlain College.
This Summer, the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is seeking passionate young women interested in Information Technology and Digital Media! The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont creates prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly motivated Vermont teenagers. Online applications and more information can be found on their website. The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is accessible and affordable for all students, with need-blind admissions and sliding-scale tuition to ensure all Vermont teens can attend. Most importantly, GIV is offering reduced tuition and scholarships to all young women who apply to STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Institutes!
For more information about the program (which is really a worthy one – I attended a number of years ago, and still remember a bunch of what I learned about snow), visit their website.
We’re running a little late, watching the STS-135 mission, but here’s what’s going on in Vermont today:
- Benefit Book Sale. After 3 p.m., fill a bag for $5. Proceeds support the purchase of a bookmobile for the Milton Public Library. 9AM–5PM, 117 East Rd., Milton. Free. (Books)
- Book Sale, 9:30AM–5:30PM, Stowe Free Library, Stowe. Free. (Books)
- Name That Movie!, 5–6PM, The CineClub, Savoy Theater, Montpelier. $2.50. (Movies)
- Suspension 101, 6–7:30PM, Onion River Sports, Montpelier. Free. (Bikes)
- ‘Frankenstein and Friends’, 6:30PM, Staige Hill Farm, Charlotte. Free. (Kids)
- High School Book Group, 4:30–5:15PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
- ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, 8PM, Montpelier City Hall Auditorium, Montpelier. $10-30. (Theater)
- FNM – Friday Night Magic – Type 2 / Standard – $8 Entry Fee, 6pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games, Burlington. (Gaming)
- Fossils, 3:00 p.m., Monshire Museum of Science, Norwich. (Kids)
- Connecticon, Jul 8 – 10, 2011, Hartford, CT (Conventions)
- Planetarium presentation, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Fairbanks Museum, St. Johnsbury. $5/person (Astronomy)
- Friday Night Magic — Constructed, 6pm – 10pm, The Gamer’s Grotto, Bennington. (Gaming)