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New York City Comics

  • 5 Days
  • 8 meals
  • Industry
  • Visual Arts
  • UNITED STATES
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Program Overview

From Gotham City, New York City Comics 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.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to New York City

The City of Dreams

Travel from home to New York City. 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.

Activities
  • Travel to New York City
  • Guided sightseeing tour of the city
  • Overlook from the top of the Empire State Building
  • Check in to local accommodations
  • Dinner

Day 2

New York City

Comic Book Class

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 project ideas in groups or individually.

Activities
  • Morning class: Intermediate Drawing
  • Afternoon class: Intermediate Narrative Art
  • Free time to work on comic book projects
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

New York City

Comic Book Class

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.

Activities
  • Morning class: Digital Production
  • Afternoon class: Story Adaptation
  • Free time to work on comic book projects
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

New York City

Illustrating Gotham

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.

Activities
  • Workshop at the Museum of Illustration
  • Guided tour of the Museum of Illustration with free time to explore
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

New York City to Home

Exclusives

After checking out of the hotel, spend some free time at Midtown Comics. Afterwards, return to the airport for the journey home.

Activities
  • Free time at Midtown Comics
  • Depart New York City for home
  • Breakfast

Learning Outcomes

The five-day New York City Comics 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.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Overnight Security

A night chaperon is on site to ensure security.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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