This summer 2011, Tom will be teaching two Continuing Education courses at the School of Visual Arts.His long running Cartooning Basics course runs Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., June 9 to August 11, and he's debuting a new course, Figure Drawing for Graphic Novelists Wednesdays from 6:00 to 9:30, June 8 through August 10..
Tom's also teaching a number of private lessons. Email him for prices and times.
If you are interested in having Tom teach at your school or community center, just ask.
Mr. Motley makes cartooning fun and easy for people of all ages and skill levels.
Here are links to some of Motley's instructional handouts:
"As a parent and school-librarian, I can attest to the masterful teaching of cartoon art by Tom Motley. He cultivates the students' interest with a gracious and understated approach. Mr. Motley creates a safe, welcoming classroom that inspires the students to tap into their imaginations and produce art like they never have before. His knowledge and appreciation of comic art history sets him apart as a guest-speaker and suits small or large group presentations. He elevates the status of comic art to the level it deserves. Apart from his unique gifts as an artist, I found Mr. Motley kind and flexible regarding scheduling matters."
Anna Maria Menza, Teacher-Librarian
Cherry Creek High School
Greenwood Village, CO
"Thanks for being such an extraordinary teacher. your lessons were clear and informative and your critiquing skills so encouraging that i always felt better afterwards, while still having received valuable constructive criticism."
Nicole Pajor, SVA student
"...if you're in New York and are interested in taking this class, I really can't recommend it enough. It's Cartooning Basics at the School of Visual Arts, and the instructor is Tom Motley, a really talented cartoonist and teacher. The class is great for people of all skill levels, so don't feel like you need to know too much going in. If you're interested in making comics on any level, it's the perfect place to start."
Jeff Kocan, Cigarettes and Coffee blog
"I have never seen our students so attentive during a class lecture or activity. Their enthusiasm and excitement reflects what a great teacher you are."
Marcy, Recreation Coordinator, Savio House
Cartoon by Scott Johnson.
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