Comics Workshop for Any Drawing Level

Comics and graphic novels are finally being taken seriously as an artform and it's about time! The narrative magic created when words combine with pictures can be an incredible reading experience.

We invite you to try your hand at this artform whether you are a regular doodler or haven't tried drawing since you were a kid - you will get a lot of guidance and support from instructor and professional artist Kathleen Gros!

This is a four-part workshop and participation at all four sessions is strongly requested. See below for workshop details!


Session One: Sunday, March 7 | 2pm-3:30pm

  • Theme: Generating Ideas/Storytelling
    • Talk through ideas of storytelling & how to build a short comic from an initial idea.

Session Two: Sunday, March 14 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Composition
    • Talk through strategies for panel layouts, and how the eye is directed around the page.
    • As well as how different choices can elicit different reactions from the reader.

Session Three: Sunday, March 21 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Theme: Inking & Colouring
    • Talk through concepts of colour theory & different methods of bringing a comic to a “finished” state.

Session Four: Sunday, March 28 | 2pm-3:30pm 

  • Share your comic with other attendees! 
  • Open Q&A geared towards the specific attendees' interests.


Suggested Supplies:

The following items will help you make the most of this workshop. Please contact the below number or email info@nvdpl.ca if you have questions or concerns about supplies.

  • Some loose paper—printer paper is fine. You could also get a 9x12 pad of bristol if you wanted to try out a more “professional” type of paper. However printer paper is absolutely fine!
  • Pencils (any type between HB & 3H)
  • 2 fine liner pens (0.7 + 0.3 size) and a brush pen
  • Something to colour with—coloured pencils/pencil crayons recommended
  • A ruler
  • An eraser

Instructor information: Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. She is the creator behind JO: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of). She sits on the board of the charitable organization, the Cloudscape Comics Society. Find more of her work at kagcomix.com

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. 


Zoom 3


Repeats every week every Sunday 4 times.
Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 2:00pm


  • Teens
  • Adults