BOOKING AVAILABILITY: MAY - JULY 2018
Jamar Nicholas is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator. He has dedicated his career to educating young people, helping them realize the power of visual narrative.
He has taught and lectured on the topic of comics creation at numerous institutions, dedicating his career to empowering young people to create their own cartoons and comics.
Jamar aims to bring awareness to anti-bullying, healing, positive images of people of color, the idea that everyone can be a hero, channeled through images and art of the every-person archetype.
Join the award-winning educator as he shares his experiences as a professional cartoonist and illustrator via some of his group workshops, which can be catered to your specific audience’s dynamic:
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (45 mins - 2 hours)
Jamar will present an interactive digital slideshow on his career as a cartoonist, or focus on specific projects or themes.
CHALK TALK (45 mins - 1 hour)
Through a “chalk talk” (Talking while drawing) presentation, Jamar will discuss important issues from bullying awareness, healing (learning from past mistakes, and experiences; ex: Baltimore riots), being a hero (in your community, for your family and friends, and to yourself), positive images of people of color and the every-person archetype (representing the common man and woman). Must provide surface for drawing, such as a stable whiteboard, or easel with pad / removable sheets of paper.
KIDS INTERACTIVE WARM-UP AND WORKSHOP (45 mins - 1 hr)
Imagination Aquarium with Jamar Nicholas
Ever find yourself stuck for cartoon ideas? Put on your wetsuit and dive into the IMAGINATION AQUARIUM, where cartoonist Jamar Nicholas will help you catch ideas in your net and create awesome cartoons!
Beginning with art ‘warm-up’ drawing exercises, Jamar instructs kids on overcoming creative ‘artist block’ by creating fun and funny idea mashups! Interactive instruction and drawing fun for the whole family. Must provide drawing materials for session: pencils and paper.
RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS (One day to one week, continual)
These long-form programs will instruct a group on the basics of comic-making, ending with the students creating their own worlds, characters and short-form stories. Week-long residencies can result in the class publishing their work via photo-copied ‘mini-comics’.
PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT ALL RATES.
Interested in having me visit your location? Feel free to email me at Jamar@jamarnicholas.com, my assistant, Sandra, at Sandra@jamarnicholas.com, or my publicist, Kristen, at Kristen@jamarnicholas.com.
Want the Jamar's full presenter's kit? You can download it here!