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UW-Green BaySummer Camps

Cartooning and Comic Book Illustration

Instructor Tom Wallestad has a passion for cartooning. If you do too, this class is for you! You will learn basic cartooning drawing skills, the foundations of penciling, inking, coloring, and transferring techniques. Explore the unique story-telling language of comics and graphic novels and apply what you learn to your development as a cartoonist. This class fills early! Register now!

June 30-July 3, 2014 (Day Camp Only)
For campers entering grades 6-9

(If you are entering grades 8 or 9 in the Fall, you may register for the High School Summer Art Studio Camp if you wish to stay in the campus dorms as a resident camper).


Instructor: Tom Wallestad

Professor Tom Wallestad earned his BA from UW-Green Bay and his MFA in Computer Graphics from Syracuse University.  He has taught and created cartoon illustrations and animations in multiple media for many years.  His artwork explores interactive interpretations of the visual traits and narrative structures particular to the comic book medium.  He investigates perceptions of suggested space and reality forming his own unique narratives.

Daily Class Hours:

  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Wednesday
  • 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on Thursday (The Final Exhibition Show will be from 3:00-4:00pm. Campers will be dismissed when the show has concluded).

Commuter Camp Fee:

  • $279 (includes instruction, lunch, and a camp t-shirt)
  • Lab Fee: $10

Click Here To Download 2014 Class Supply List

A NOTE ABOUT SUPPLY LISTS: The supply list linked to each class are suggestions. You are not required to purchase everything on the list. These supplies can be purchased at an art supply store OR at craft stores, e.g. Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Ben Franklin, Walmart. Tradewinds, of Green Bay, will pre-package your supply orders and will deliver them the first morning of camp. More information about this service will be described in your supply list letter. Minimal supplies are actually needed for most classes and others are suggested to enhance the 'experimental' aspect of the class. Please call or e-mail us if you have questions.


Campers must select TWO classes -
Other Classes Available Include:

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