Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Primal Scream! Commercial Art Class & Ka-Pow Comic

Lighten a Heavy Mood... Primal Scream!

Hi Everyone,

It's been a fabulous summer filled with art, horse training and camping. The series that I did for the library connecting art and literature was really well received - and there were plenty of great supplies left over that I hope they will use in the future. One thing that was great about it was the investment the Friends of the Library made in getting quality supplies - crow quill pens, colored inks and real manga paper. Here's a link to one of the presentations I did about heroes - thought it might suit you at this time of year as you are gearing up for school. If you were at the library - thanks! And please let them know if you would like to have more classes like it.

History of Illustration, Heroes & Techniques

Primal Scream
And... If you are bumming that summer is almost over... there is a solution: Primal Scream! Here's an inspirational video of little to no instructional value: Animals Screaming! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LTxZ2aNytc

My apologies - some of the people from my summer class didn't receive the student comic "Ka-Pow" - seems like I had a hard time entering in the email addresses - and if it's not perfect, it doesn't work. Please feel free to pass it along to your classmates or friends, or have them email me at me.lissa@MelissaKlein.com and I will send it to them again. I don't want anyone to be left out. Thank you so much for choosing to take this the class - and next year, I am planning on calling it something much cooler than "Artist Entrepreneur Boot Camp" -(yeeech!) I'm open to any and all suggestions - please. Who says that high school students can't achieve? You accomplished the B.H.A.G. of a 117 page comic book with professional quality in 3 weeks and....had fun in the process. Scroll to the bottom for download links.

Cooking up mural plans with Jackson Smart
I ran into Jackson Smart, who is on my board for Commercial Art - he's a professional sign and mural painter who gives me advice about what to do with the program. He's agreed to have the class tour his studio - and we are cooking up plans for mural painting as well as for student shows. Last year, all of my students sold work at their first show - and a couple of them also were commissioned to create additional paintings by the public.

Here's an article about Jackson:  http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010310189992

I'm looking forward to this next year of teaching Commercial Art! So while the end of summer is bittersweet - I'm happy to be embracing fall.

Best Wishes,

Melissa Klein
me.lissa@melissaklein.com    360.809.0083    PO Box 2272 Sequim WA 98382

PS - and if you are still down about the end of summer - and if the Primal Scream doesn't work, then try twerking! I'm talking especially to Team Bootylucious! 

PS - Click below for your pdf of Ka-Pow! It's a huge file - so if possible, use high-speed internet and you will need around 450MB of space. To make downloading easier - you have 2 options: the "big one" - with all of the pages or to download pages 1-58 and then another section of pages 59-118 in order to keep the file sizes smaller.

Ka-Pow Pages 1-58


Ka-Pow Pages 59-118

Ka-Pow Pages 1-118