From Gotham City, Experience Comics Vol. 2 introduces students to the ongoing adventure of comic book illustration and storytelling. Go beyond basic drawing skills and get into the techniques of illustrating for this thrilling form of creativity. Discover more secrets of narrative art, expanding on personal styles and setting stories into comic panels. Learn digital production tools and programs used by top artists to make their comic books a reality. Reveal untold tales of stories that are already known and loved in a story adaptation class. Dive into the genres of storytelling, exploring mystery, horror, sci-fi and more. During free time between classes, students are encouraged to develop their own story ideas and find their niche in this fantastic creative industry.
See why New York City inspired so many comic artists and visionaries through sightseeing, local tours and a museum workshop. On a guided sightseeing tour, consider why this city received the nickname of Gotham City. Climb to the top of the Empire State Building to view the dazzling lights of the city that never sleeps. Get a behind-the-scenes look into the prestigious collection of illustrations and comic art on a guided tour of the Museum of Illustration. While at the museum, apply the previous days of comic book lessons to a workshop taught by professional artists who are part of the Society of Illustrators. Before the adventure comes to an end, spend time at Midtown Comics to see comic book dreams that have become a reality.
Travel from home to New York City by plane. Once here, take a guided sightseeing tour by motorcoach, followed by dinner. Go to the top of the world-famous Empire State Building for cityscape views this evening and check in to local accommodations.
Spend the day in class, beginning with intermediate drawing techniques. In the afternoon, learn how to develop a story through narrative art. During free time in the evening, expand on comic book projects ideas in groups or individually.
Discover the tools and programs that artists use to make their comic books a reality in a digital production class this morning. Adapt a story into comic book form in the afternoon class, practicing scripting and concepts of storytelling. Explore creative concepts for comic book projects in free time in the evening.
Learn drawing techniques from professional illustrators and comic artists in a workshop with the Society of Illustrators at the Museum of Illustration. While here, go on a guided tour of the exhibits on illustration, comic and cartoon art. Explore this inspiring museum during some free time.
After checking out of the hotel, spend some free time at Midtown Comics. Afterwards, return to the airport for the journey home.
Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability.
The five-day Experience Comics Vol. 2 program engages students in an intermediate-level education on comic book creation. In-depth comic book classes cover intermediate drawing, narrative art, digital production and story adaptation. Applying what they learned in the classes, students participate in a workshop with professional illustrators and comic book artists at the Museum of Illustration. On a guided tour of the museum, celebrate the artworks of creative visionaries. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.
At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.
* For CTE and CCMR directors interested in co-op promotion please contact Naomi Woods at the ESC Region 20 Service Center.
Naomi N. Woods
Coordinator of College, Career, and Military Readiness
STEM, Early Childhood, CTE, Counseling, & Digital Age Learning
Education Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78208
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.