Comics & Storytelling Workshop for Teens with Gabriel Castillo (Recirculation)

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 8:30pm
RECIRCULATION A project of Word Up
876 Riverside Drive (near 160th St.)
New York, NY 10032



Teen workshop to learn cartooning and storytelling with world-championship manga artist Gabriel Castillo. The classes are focused on developing your creativity and drawing skills and learning the tools to design unique characters and visualize imaginary worlds.
Date: Wednesdays, September 27 until October 18 
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Recirculation, a project of Word Up 876 Riverside Drive @ 160th St. New York, NY 10032
Age: 10-17
Content: basic storytelling structure, geometric drawing process, paneling design, and storyboard knowledge
Gabriel Castillo is a Dominican artist based in New York, working as an illustrator, painter, and creative director, specializing in the development of comics and graphic novels, animation, and concept art for cinema. Gabriel is the founder and creative director of LITEVISUAL, a studio of illustrators and designers specializing in the production of literature and graphics novels, and is the writer and illustrator of PALMA SOLA Liborio Mateo, El Origen, published by DWA Press.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Word Up Community Bookshop’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


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PALMA SOLA Liborio Mateo, El Origen By Gerardo Castillo, Gabriel Castillo (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781735230863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dwa Press - October 22nd, 2021