August 21-23, 2023
Three-day workshop in August 2023 for girls, trans and non-binary youth, aged 10-14.Participants learned the process of making comics with workshop led by Rascal Smith. Looking at graphic novels, comics, and zines from a wide array of artists and doing fun drawing exercises, campers created their own characters and stories, and learned screen printing with EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. Held at the beautiful Cottonwood Community Center (203 Driggs Ave) in Greenpoint, the workshop ended with a showcase and reading of the work that was open to the public.
Comix Reading and Gallery Exhibition
Friday August 23, 2023
FREE *ALL AGES WELCOME*
Goof, Gather and Grow: Comix Reading
Art and readings by Goof, Gather and Grow campers: girls, trans and nonbinary youth aged 11-14
Where: Cottonwood Community Center, 203 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11222
A small stand-up comedy workshop for girls, trans and nonbinary youth aged 10-14. The workshop was in person, and limited to 12 participants: a gathering of a diverse group of young people with a focus on stand-up comedy, social justice, and connecting with each other. The stand-up workshop was co-facilitated by the amazing comics Fareeha Khan and Nadia Pinder, and the participant's comedy mentor and social justice facilitator was Nadia Pinder. Dance parties were facilitated by the hilarious and fun Cocoon Central Dance Team. The week culminated with a variety showcase and performance put on by the campers for the community, open to the public. The weeklong workshop was held at the beautiful Cottonwood Community Center (203 Driggs Ave) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from August 2-6, 2021.
Video Production by Lois Saint-Jacques