Drawn To Write 2017

Looking for something nerdy to keep kids (9+ years & up) busy for the holiday break? Happy Harbor is once again offering the chance to learn from some of Edmonton’s top comic creators!

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Each of these one-day camps is divided into a writing and drawing component, featuring interactive exercises designed to develop skills in the written and illustrated components of comics creations. Each camp will get progressively more detailed and delve into deeper subjects in the creation process. Campers should be prepared to draw all day, and as well as enjoy entertaining comic-related activities that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the comics medium and the creative community behind it. These curriculums have been prepared with care by instructors with years of experience in education, fine arts, and comic book creation.

In the Beginning:
Campers will be taken step by step through the process of creating a comic, from drawing skills to layout, as well as enjoying fun comic-related activities that will enhance the participants’ understanding and appreciation of the comics medium. 

To Be Continued:
Campers will be taken through more advanced techniques in graphic storytelling and world building, and learn more about the business side of comic book creation. 

And In Conclusion:
Campers will be taken through an advanced and detailed look at comic book layouts, and learn more about the business side of comic book creation. Participants should have a story idea to work on before coming to camp.

Each participant will receive a basic comic art kit as part of their camp experience, which is included in the camp fee. The kit will include the following supplies†, provided by Delta Art and Drafting Supply:

  • Sketchbook
  • White Vinyl Eraser
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Fine-Line Marker, Black
  • Ultra-Fine Tip Marker, Black
  • Tote Bag (courtesy of YouthWrite)

† Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they have materials they would prefer to use and/or would like to augment their work with materials not included in the kit provided.


Participants are expected to bring their own lunches to each day of the camp. A group snack will be provided each day for all participants, and is included in the camp fee. There will be a vegetarian option. Please notify us of any food allergies or sensitivities.

the Instructors

Our fully insured instructors and supervisors are knowledgeable comics creators, curators, and enthusiasts. Each is a devoted member of Happy Harbor’s artist community, including past participants of Happy Harbor’s Artist-in-Residence Program.

Jeff Martin Sabrina O’Donnell Daniel Schneider
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Collectively, the Happy Harbor Comics team is committed to developing a strong local community that enriches and engages youth with the comics medium and industry, promoting continued learning through multi-disciplinary approaches.

Drawn to Write is supported by:
The YouthWrite Society, www.youthwrite.com
Delta Art and Drafting Supply, www.deltaart.ca

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